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Post  temporary kiwi on Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:16 am

to start off, im riding from christchurch to waimate to see freinds, change tyres to knobblies for a 3day adventure tour from fairlie to invercargil, then riding up to visit the milford sound, then back to invercargil for the 4day burt monroe festival[ m/c races] then touring my way back thru the south isld visiting some of the choice spots, back across the cooks strait dec7th , then a backroad ride to my home town, otorohanga, will post pics on return
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Post  SkidMark on Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:57 pm

have a fantastic time and ride safe!!!

waiting for picy's with bated breath....

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Post  bigkuri on Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:28 pm

Nice trip matey Smile

I've done that before, a lifetime ago. TBH I would use Mefo Super Explorer on the back, MT21 on the front, meaning you don't have to once think about changing tyres Smile

Make sure you allow enough time to go "off-piste" in Owaka forest - some great trails in there, as long as the greenies have not closed them all by now...

Post pics Smile
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Post  bigkuri on Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:30 pm

And please do me a favour... Smile

Stop at Hampden, ride onto beach, and down to the Moeraki Boulders. Take piccie of your bike next to a boulder Smile It was part of my daily commute to school by dirtbike Smile

PS - "bigkuri" is the name of the local creek that flows out at Hampden Smile
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Post  temporary kiwi on Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:32 am

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this was the skippers canyon road, its an old settlement from bygone era


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Post  temporary kiwi on Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:18 am

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Post  temporary kiwi on Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:23 am

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Post  temporary kiwi on Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:25 am

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the above three pics were of the ben nevis range ride, i took a irish fella over on the way home from the burt
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Post  bigkuri on Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:41 am

Great shots!! Smile

Crikey that is a lot of luggage on that one bike! Wink
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Post  temporary kiwi on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:05 pm

bigkuri wrote:Great shots!! Smile

Crikey that is a lot of luggage on that one bike! Wink
yes it weighed about 25kg, the givi panniers were full off heavier items, gearsack had camp stove,bike lock etc, had the tent &bedrolls as a back rest, that togeather with my modded seat & sheepskin s/cover gave me a fairly relaxed ride,took around 2-3hrs to get sick of sitting down, unfortunetly i didnt get your email regards the boulders till i got back, i did ride past them on my way to dunedin from waimate
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Post  temporary kiwi on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:40 pm

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came out of the foggy hill to see titirangi bay, the road out thru the kenepuru sound has 1300+ corners in the first 45km's, it is switchback heaven, the day i went was rather overcast but it didnt affect how beautiful it is...
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Post  temporary kiwi on Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:30 am

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on the way back to invercargil for the but festival i stated at mavora lakes ov/nite
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