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Old 13-07-2012, 08:36 AM   #41
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Default 2004...6 Peaks #3

Edit: Hey Tim, found the pics, yay!


Late March....and it was a big group of 15.

9 days

TimTim and Tassie-Dave had come up from Hobart....Tim (Gixx) brought his mate Clayton along.
"Straightline-Chris" on the ZX6 was there,
John Birrel on the R6 or 1?,
Sasha on the CBR6 at that time, dropping it in Bright at the bottleshop,
Stef, now on the Peg with my Flamethrower-pipe.
Twin-Esky Nigel from Ballarat and
Alex+Gail from Newcastle for a short stint.


After all those big rides, Suzie decked the Kwak just out of Bruthen after the first night...and never came back to bikes, AFAIK.





Nigel's Eskies now matching the cop car





Tearing the house down in Jindabyne...








For the RR and pics, check this:
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=784
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Old 13-07-2012, 08:36 AM   #42
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Default 2004...Jamieson

Early May...Mothers Day Weekend


A weekend ride that nobody wanted to come along for...too cold, too wet.
Bugger it, we'll go.


Aberfeldy Bridge, just north of Walhalla







Sliding down the wet and deep clay-hill into Woods Point became unforgettable...
hang on and pray stuff.


The Miner's Cottages in Jamieson proved to be freezers despite the open fires.












Somewhere on the Skyline Rd.




Lake Mountain



Bloody cracker of a weekend


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Old 13-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #43
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Default Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade

wasn't 6 peaks #3 in 2004? That was the 1st ride I did with you guys.. After that we did Tassie and NZ in the first half of 2005
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Old 13-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #44
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Default 2005 Fire'n Ice....NZ

Feb + March 2005...5 weeks!!!

Building on the previous, local rides, this one took things to a whole different level ...and "went international".

A REAL BIGGIE, being away for 5 weeks with a solid 31 days on the road.

Shipped the bikes to Christchurch, looped the South Island... then another, smaller loop of the North as far up as Rotorua.

Jimbo, then still living on Hawaii, came across for that one "but I can only make it for a fortnight, definitely no longer, and that's bloody stretching it".

It all started with the most hilarious roadworthy inspection ever experienced....yes, EXPERIENCED!.... (or WoF-check, as known locally)...






Station House Cafe at Lake Brunner

L-R:
Yours truly.... Sasha (now on the red Guzzi Breva).... the empty chair was a placeholder for Moira, Nigel's Better Half and their son Billy-The-Kid, coming along for the first 2 weeks in a hire-cage....Nigel, of twin-esky V-Strom fame on the BananaRama....Jimbo (forum-nick "Dusty") on a hired Wee-Strom...Tim ("Tim") on the KiloGixx...John Birrel, the other iron-butt on a sporty and his trusty R1....and Goodie took the shot.







This trip was also the start of a more concious effort by all to get some better quality shots....and it shows.

From "shooting stars" at a pebbly beach near Greymouth...




....to the old coalmine in Denniston...



...the spectacular coast and hinterland of Karamea...




....glacier-hiking at Franz Josef's...



...which brought up serious thoughts of investing in a local piece of "winter-clothing"...



....unbelievable scenery day-in, day-out....



...an early morning run into Milford...




...the backroads of the South, the Southern Scenic Route, the Mandeville De Havilland Aircraft Works....and man, Pounawea stole EVERYONE's heart!!




Nobody will ever forget the run up Lake Pukaki towards the Ice-Giants of Mt. Cook




...or the longest place-name in NZ, a tiny place in the backblocks of Hastings...(shoulda seen the postcode !!!!!!)






....and unreal roads and landscapes around the Eastern Cape.





Some Blackwater Rafting in the caves of Waitmono was yet another kick in a loooong line of highlights...




Across the Lewis Pass, chasing down a cop for some fun!!! (unknowingly)





Finishing it all on the Banks Peninsula.







For all the yarns and pics of a truly stunning 5 weeks...start here!
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=802

It's a 6-part story, links to the next/ previous chapters are in the posts.

BLOODY AWESOME TRIP THAT WAS!!!


Oh....and Jimbo??
He finished up extending his time twice, re-booking and re-scheduling return flights and bike-hire etc....until the Bike-Hire absolutely NEEDED that Strom again and said : "NO" to yet another extension.
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Old 13-07-2012, 09:57 AM   #45
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Default Re: Over The Shoulder....Rides Of A Decade

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wasn't 6 peaks #3 in 2004? That was the 1st ride I did with you guys.. After that we did Tassie and NZ in the first half of 2005
Dead-right, mate...it's 6peaks#3 I can't find.

But checking for that one, brought up the pics for the Beef'n Reef2 (2008), yeeha!!

And the first Tassie-Gems was in Nov'05....11.11., which most probably made it the Cup-week again.
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