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Old 10-27-2013, 10:42 PM   #331
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Well done everybody. I got to sit here and do marking right through the weekend. I guess I was an optimist to even think about going on this ride. Still, good to see you guys had fun.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:05 AM   #332
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A little quiz.
What was my biggest surprise of the trip.
A. Getting to TeAroha just after 4.30 when, at one stage the GPS showed our arrival time as 5.20
B. Arriving at the Cape and finding Aslan And Padmei weren't there when we thought they had bailed onto the main road and would be there.
C. Being tail end Charlie and coming around a corner not long after our lunch stop to find Colin's bike on the center stand with everyone checking out its rear end.
D. Riding back to Opotiki and watching the sun go down over the sea on the East coast
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #333
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Thumb Huge appreciation!

Thanks Phil & Colin - superb big bike friendly ride - you must have put a lot of research in to discover all of those gravel roads

Great countryside on both the West and East sides of the island

Soaking in the hot pools at Awakeri after a long Saturday riding was great as too was the Hospitality at the Te Awaroa Fishing and Hunting Club after Sundays riding

Thanks to all for your company and encouragement along the way

Till next time - cheers Aslan
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #334
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Back in Wgtn about 7.30pm. Just a few kms from Hicks Bay to Wgtn in one go.

My Trailtech odo only reads to 1999.99. Been waiting for it to roll over to 2000 for about 2-300kms now. .

Huge fun Colin & Phil. Thanks for organising this.


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Someone elses turn with the photos now! . I took bugger all
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:35 AM   #335
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E. All of the above

Yes sadly the Beemer is haveing a little holiday on the east coast. Shortly after lunch some nasty noise's came out her bum.
Final drive failure was the diagnosis. Being in the middle of nowhere (or Hokoroa Road as its known to the locals) and as the seal hadn't let go like it does when the bearings really faffed, I rode quietly (although my definition of quietly was questioned) to the nearest farmhouse.
A more obliging person you could not hope to ask for help When I explained the dillema and what it was going to take to get the bike to Tauranga for repairs the farmer offered to deliver it for me Apparently he is travelling there in his truck in a few weeks and if I dont mind the wait he can drop the bike at Mount Motorcycles for me. Its people like this that make me proud to live in this country.
I determined not to let the mechanical issue ruin the trip for myself and others and took up my new found position of "team Bitch" with a smile. Although being called a slut for changing pillion seats so often was a bit rough
Huge thanks firstly to Mo who came with me to dispose of the Beemer and then pillioned me from there to the East Cape Then back to our digs at Opotiki. To all the guys who helped carry the luggage, to Youngy for the ride most of the way home, and delivering myself and my luggage to my doorstep and to Phil (who had by far the best seat).
I can say with all honesty this was an awesome ride. Not just because I helped organise it (although that helped ) but because of the people I shared it with.
Briefly my highlights
Padmies face at the end of the Motu, that smile was priceless mate
Aslans (always the gentleman) comparision to the DB1K and his level of enjoyment
Jose (our Interntional entrant) at the end of Opotiki Road
Far too many moments to list them all but the best was................
Standing at East Cape lighthouse with as finer group of people you could ever hope to ride with.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:27 AM   #336
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can you ride right up to the east cape lighthouse or is it a bit of a walk up to it.Can yo u camp virtually at the east cape or is Te araroa the closest
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:06 AM   #337
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can you ride right up to the east cape lighthouse or is it a bit of a walk up to it.Can yo u camp virtually at the east cape or is Te araroa the closest

Yes
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #338
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can you ride right up to the east cape lighthouse or is it a bit of a walk up to it.Can yo u camp virtually at the east cape or is Te araroa the closest
We took the bikes through a gate and parked near where the walk to the light house starts. Approx 1000 steps to the top, good work out in bike gear :-)

Not sure about camping.

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Old 10-28-2013, 01:48 PM   #339
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I have just uploaded a few of the photos from the ride.
Unfortunately my camera lens has some issues so most of my photos were ruined (exactly why I ordered a new lens which should have been here before the trip)

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Old 10-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #340
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A couple of photos before I go wash the bike
7.15 am at Cape Egmont


Our International entrants. Jose and Pila

Pila took this one of "The Boys" ready to go

And one with Pila in the photo
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:51 PM   #341
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Dear Phil & Colin

You are both complete & utter barstards.

That is all

kind regards
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:00 PM   #342
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Dear Phil & Colin

You are both complete & utter barstards.

That is all

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of course we are. Now go have a coffee
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:03 PM   #343
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of course we are. Now go have a coffee
My wife has been wondering why I pour 3 coffees at one go then try to drink them all in 5 mins with my helmet on. I told her i'm in training for the next Naki ride.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:50 PM   #344
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My wife has been wondering why I pour 3 coffees at one go then try to drink them all in 5 mins with my helmet on. I told her i'm in training for the next Naki ride.

Please say that you had a crap time.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:00 PM   #345
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A little quiz.
What was my biggest surprise of the trip.
A. Getting to TeAroha just after 4.30 when, at one stage the GPS showed our arrival time as 5.20
B. Arriving at the Cape and finding Aslan And Padmei weren't there when we thought they had bailed onto the main road and would be there.
C. Being tail end Charlie and coming around a corner not long after our lunch stop to find Colin's bike on the center stand with everyone checking out its rear end.
D. Riding back to Opotiki and watching the sun go down over the sea on the East coast
what were u doing in TeAroha. that is 350kms from East Cape
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