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Andrew Thomson
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Man Grips
So Saturday's ride was a bit chilly at times and my poor old hot grips were given the workout of their (long) life.  I've talked before of my undying love of heated grips and that they're cheaper than a pair of gloves etc, etc.  They are the bees knees. And...
Man Grips
Man Grips
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Chilly Mountain ride
Saturday was a fantastic day in Palmy and with Sunday supposed to be bringing a change in the weather then I needed to use Saturday for my important battery charging - the poor old Connie hadn't even been fired up in ages... But, naturally, she fired up str...
Chilly Mountain ride
Chilly Mountain ride
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Surveying...
Once again there has been a bit of rain falling around the place and though we weren't hit as bad as the East Coast and some other places we did have a few local roads closed and the rivers came up a lot requiring flood gates to be opened and that sort of t...
Surveying...
Surveying...
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No, I hadn't forgotten...
...that this was in my shed... It's a long weekend here and yesterday was supposed to be the best day of the weekend weather-wise (forecast is holding true so far) so I took the opportunity to give the poor old Connie a quick run. I decided that perhaps lun...
No, I hadn't forgotten...
No, I hadn't forgotten...
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LNI Winter Adv Ride
Perhaps putting "Winter" in the title of this ride wasn't the best idea - it perhaps encouraged Mother Nature to get involved and supply some dampness... But that's getting ahead of things.  After a great ride in the 'naki checking out some tunnels courtesy...
LNI Winter Adv Ride
LNI Winter Adv Ride
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Cardboard boxes...
...are great things.  They occasionally magically appear on the doorstep and contain farkles... Maybe it's bikkies? To kill the suspense that must be bugging you by now - it's a new tank bag.  Before the TT2000 I attempted to buy the one I wanted in NZ but ...
Cardboard boxes...
Cardboard boxes...
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Buns of steel
The other night I ended my post with the below picture: The bloke in the picture is Chris and Chris has an Iron Butt - he even has the paperwork to prove it... Prior to Anzac Day Chris had two Saddle Sore 1600km rides under his belt (that's 1,600km in 24 ho...
Buns of steel
Buns of steel
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Anzac Day
Yesterday was Anzac Day, the day Kiwis and Ozzies remember our veterans and war casualties.  It is a public holiday but a greater and greater number of people are attending services all over the country to commemorate the terrible sacrifice that has been ma...
Anzac Day
Anzac Day
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Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 2
So where was I?  Oh, that's right, we'd just popped out of tunnel 2 or 4 and it was time to head for Whangamomona for a late lunch.  But first there was a little more gravel on Junction Road to get us back onto the Forgotten Highway. Our last little bit of ...
Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 2
Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 2
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Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 1
Over the past month or so I'd been closely watching a thread on Adv Rider where a dodgy sounding bloke called Phreaky Phil was planning a ride taking in the Taranaki Tunnels with a bunch of his mates.  Funnily enough this appealed somewhat to this particula...
Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 1
Taranaki Tunnel Tour - Part 1
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