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Old 04-26-2014, 12:27 AM   #1
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Marlborough Adventure Rides

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Old 04-26-2014, 12:35 AM   #2
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Yep, there's enough of us now to justify it I reckon.

It was a cracking good ride today, no problems, excellent weather, great company, a good pace with plenty of breaks...... couldn't be better really
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:23 AM   #3
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At 9.30am Padmei came to my house to drop off pannier racks that I'd almost forgotten that I had bought them. He had picked them up for me in Nelson. Together we went on to Spring Creek to meet with Te Hopo and Bucky, both were already waiting.

The original plan was immediately abandoned in favour of a ride up Mt Patriarch. We filled up at Renwick and off we went. It turned out to be the right choice.

I mean, look at the weather.



Beats getting the bike stuck on the beach.

It didn't take long to get there, soon we were making our way up the hill.





With the occasional stop to admire the scenery.







We continued on to the end of the road.



There were some short scree sections cross, but nothing too challenging in the end. Which was all right, because the boxers don't like to be dropped onto sharp rocks.



The views were outstanding.





After a musli bar and a bit of water, we were ready to head down and up again. I had been a bit worried about the return, but it was no drama in the end.





Te Hopo took us up to the enchanted look out. It was a very nice spot and we were all enchanted.





The we scooted back down again, almost as much fun as going up and went back to where we had come from.

Padmei had to head off back over the hills somewhere. That was pretty much it, plus I've run out of photos.

I really enjoyed the company and hopefully we'll keep doing this sort of thing for while.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:25 AM   #4
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Looks like you all had a great time - lovely day and awesome scenery - obviously making the most of life in your new province Koko - onya!
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:27 AM   #5
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:04 PM   #6
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It was a great days riding. Not much more to add but some pics. I thought I'd better bail early to get home to the family. It was nice to meet the Beavertown crew.

After all the crap weather we've had for the last few weeks it was reassuring to see the sun. The Marlborough area looked incredible in the sunshine.

The mighty Wairau



Yours truly - this is the age of the selfie isn't it?



Ben - mainland Vet mx champ. His bike had a funny big lever that came out & you kick it to start the engine - never seen one of those before- weird!




A rest stop



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Old 04-26-2014, 02:08 PM   #7
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The mighty XR



The rock garden. it was a bit sketchy but no dramas



Koko & Basil - looking sharp



Te Hopo & the magnificient XT250 - complete with selfoiling chain



Ben- just landed a 30ft jump

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Old 04-26-2014, 02:12 PM   #8
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Te hopo summiting



How cool is this view



Koko at the top



Camera shy




And back out & down




Mt Pat is a fantastic ride - esp on a beautiful sunny day.
Thanks to the B-crew for the invite. I can see some excellent future excursions into the Port Underwood area coming up.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:21 PM   #9
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Very nice guys, on my list of places I want / need to go
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:23 PM   #10
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Not camera shy, just admiring Schmitty's worn front tyre.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:42 PM   #11
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Your right Padmei, that shot coming up to the summit was a good one, got my self a new background for the laptop now
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Old 04-26-2014, 04:45 PM   #12
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looks like a nice day on the hill.... not been up there for a while now..
think the last time was with padder s/chris the jafa /underground.. well over a year back now..
Next yer have to head for armaloch ?!!!.. "something like that"
On a very windless day...





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Old 04-26-2014, 05:42 PM   #13
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We did talk about your over the edge plunge with the sidechair pete. I swear the ride up there gets better every time. it would severely give me the shits if I had to drive up there in a 4wd - the drop offs along the road are almost Himalayan.
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Nice, I'll try to join you next time.
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We did talk about your over the edge plunge with the sidechair pete. I swear the ride up there gets better every time. it would severely give me the shits if I had to drive up there in a 4wd - the drop offs along the road are almost Himalayan.

That was hard work pulling it apart/carrying back up in bits ,then reassembleing it...

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