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Old 01-12-2018, 02:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: Nev & Jo NZ2018 South Island

Day 1 Christchurch to Geraldine

Monday morning we arrive at the bike hire joint to collect our bikes.

Jo has a G650GS for the next 17 days and I will be on a DR650. The GS is a few years old but the DR is quite new and only 12000km on the clock and runs like a dream (just don’t ask how long it took for me to remember that some bikes still have a choke!... i’ve been riding EFI bikes for too long)

We head over the hills straight to the Banks Peninsular, getting used to our new steeds on the narrow winding country roads with spectacular views in one direction over Akaroa Harbour in one direction and the snowcapped peaks towards Kaikoura in the other direction.

After lunch at the historic Duvauchelle Hotel we head back to the Canterbury Plains and our first nights accommodation in Geraldine.

The Cheese Shop in Geraldine actually makes their cheese on the premises

I found a tie for Pegaso Garry

Jo was really channelling Tassie Dave Kennedy

The toy shop in town certainly had a rural feel

The Vintage Car museum in town is closed by the time we walk around to it, but we can get a good peek through the windows into one display in the front workshop

'13 TR650 Terra
'14 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré
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