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Old 16-04-2019, 03:11 PM   #31
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Banditrider doesn't stay stopped for long, so I was lucky to snap this pic. Those boys now how to hustle on the gravel roads!!
Pretty sure I never broke the speed limit...that would be naughty...

Great meeting you chaps and showing ya some of the backyard. We even stopped somewhere I never have before...(top of the Makuri).



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Old 16-04-2019, 03:41 PM   #32
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We split from Bandit rider and his mate on the GS 800 and headed for Greytown. Gerard stayed with us until we hit town and were in our accom.

Gerard's trusty BMW 1150



Quaint little Church on the way.



The obligatory soda stop on the way into town. The Gladstone Inn on the banks of the Ruamahunga river.



It was a nice spot, and I was developing quite a taste for the wide range of Soda's in NZ



I didn't get any Pic's around Greytown, it was a nice spot and the Sunday was 25 deg and sunny. Here's a pic of someones dinner, just so you know how hard life on the road can be sometimes.

I mean look, a Quinoa salad or something... eww!

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Old 16-04-2019, 04:05 PM   #33
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We set off on the Monday morning, heading for Taihape. And as luck would have it, about 12k out of Pahiatua Ant had a flat.



The roadside was scoured for props, and the wheel was off and we were on our way to Pahiatua Honda. Who dropped everything to do a race repair to get us on our way. $68 later, a new tube and we were back to install within about 90 mins.



A quick lunch stop in Ashurst.



We could feel the weather changing as we headed up the Island.



Here's the Rangitikei river taken from the old Mangaweka bridge.





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Old 16-04-2019, 04:31 PM   #34
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Not long after settling into our Motel in Taihape, down come the rain.



We only had about 160 m to get to dinner, but famous Rog and I were wet as by the time we got there.



Oh looky here, deep fried Kumara (sweet potato) with ice cream..nom nom!

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Old 17-04-2019, 06:28 AM   #35
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It was nice to be here!

A bit more global warming and the beach and the road will become one!

Oh man, most of the roads you were on look like "Gravel Paradise"
Keep the ball rolling.
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