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#300769 - 02/28/10 7:32 pm Re: Ron Lad... More far side pictures [Re: Keith of Columbus]  
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OK just quick one, its morning here in Nelson, the Sun's in the sky and we're off for mussels grin

BOTH bikes made it to Farewel Spit, a total ride of over two HUNDRED miles shocked But that means we've done the whole South island, we're making our way back to Christchurch, to fly out on the 4th March. So a night in Kiakora then 2 nights in Chch.

BLIMEY, what an adventure! And I now know how to be a millionare, just need to get a second hand tea bag wink

Worry NOTY Lad's and Lasses, y'all will get the whole nine yards once we've got to a computer that don't ask for money every 30 seconds, and I'm guessing you'll be fed up with all our tales. We've got enough of them to last a life time, BUT a warning...

IF, and that's a big if, y'all are thinking of coming over, y'all need some firming up pills, that Speights Ale clears you out something rotten.

NEW ZEALAND, the place motorcycle tyres were made for bigt

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#300770 - 02/28/10 7:33 pm Re: Ron Lad... More far side pictures [Re: Keith of Columbus]  
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#300787 - 02/28/10 10:03 pm Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: Kevin (NZ).]  
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Just in, this last few mins from our gallant adventurer (that'l be a beer he owes me)

Eating a mussel pie, while waiting for the mussel shop to open... This is the life, I've died and gone to heaven.



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#300794 - 02/28/10 10:43 pm Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: Kev.]  
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As I was writing a text to Shaun saying I wish I was still there, he sent me a text saying I am missing out on those very same mussels. frown


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#300798 - 02/28/10 10:51 pm Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: wadeschields]  
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Come on Wade, you have been home hours, where's all the pictures and story laughing


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#300855 - 03/01/10 6:27 am Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: Kev.]  
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Where are you tonight Shaun ?

Kaikoura.. or back in Christchurch ?


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#300912 - 03/01/10 6:42 pm Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: Kevin (NZ).]  
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The last text i got he was on his way to Kaikoura and will be on his way back to the UK on the 4th blimey it went fast them weeks.

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#300949 - 03/02/10 12:17 am Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: old PJ]  
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Here we are in Christchurch again, left Kaikoura this morning after a night there. Saw about a million seals, then about 2 million dolphins! BLIMEY it's like Disney World here only its for REAL wink

That Kaikoura place was quite good and at long last we found a pub that stays open longer than 21.00, seems New Zealand closes after 9.00pm at night? A nice seaside town with some good bars and music. Only down side was the backpackers place we kipped in, a garden shed with beds, NONE of us slept well, the toilets were filthy, and so to were the showers. Still not bad for over a month on the road, was it? Having only ONE place to moan about.

Well the bikes did great, over 2000 miles and only silly problems to deal with, NEVER let it be said that you can't tour on old British motorcycles. If you think you can't you, my friend, is an idiot smirk

THe bike will go in the container on the morrow, tonight we're off to that pub that Kev told us about, the Twisted Hop. Thanks for that Kev it BRILLIANT, thanks to to NZKev for putting us right bigt

Y'all will find the whole nine yards on here as soon as I get over the jet lag, and I'm not putting $2 in a box every two minutes wink

Right that's me, I'll see y'all on here soon. Just got to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the BSAOC NZ lot, they are the best.

Finally, Grandpa is now on grade 2 of his English course, so well done lad. I hope you remember that you HAVE a Pony, and NOT take a Pony grin


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#300958 - 03/02/10 2:09 am Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: Kent Shaun]  
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"we found a pub that stays open longer than 21.00, seems New Zealand closes after 9.00pm at night? "

???????????????

OK. You boys must really be winding us Kiwis up !!!

Really glad you had a great time here but "New Zealand closes after 9.00pm at night" ?????.

I think you have mostly been touring the small towns on the back roads of the South Island. This is sort of like the West Coast of Scotland on a Sunday (or Lancaster after 10 pm on the way home from the Isle of Mann.)

I havn't been south for a while but I can definitely assure you you can find a pub/bar open in Wellington at 4:30 am if you really want one.

Hope you had a really great time here :-)

regards

John

#300960 - 03/02/10 2:36 am Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: johnm]  
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Don't worry about them John.... they are trying to travel on tuppence a day.
Economical bikes... too miserable to use a car.
Cheap backpackers.... read CHEAP.
Or 3 or 4 to a room in a cabin at a camping ground.
Drinking cheap beer.. read SPEIGHTS, and then complaining.
The only thing they speak highly of are the mussels, which they pay about 20pence each for... and the weather. Sunshine here is free.

Oh yes.. the 9pm thing

either they need an excuse to get out of the bar to save some dosh, OR, the bar manager has their number..

We both know you can walk out of many bars here at dawn.

I am a starter for tonight Shaun, so is Tappet.
Ring him on his mobile 0211515011 or my place 960 0809.
Tappet said something about paying for the drinks one night during the rally, I think he wants the ledger balanced.
(Don't remind him but it was THAT night ! )

Can you manage to see Dave, I think Wade mentioned that. I live nearby.



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#300961 - 03/02/10 2:48 am Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: Kevin (NZ).]  
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G'day Shaun,

Glad you had a good last few days. I am around at Kevin's now. Like he said,- I am definitely on for a final tilt at it.
It will be a year or so otherwise.


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#301019 - 03/02/10 7:07 pm Re: Tales from the far side ...pictures [Re: Tappet the Kiwi]  
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Tappet lad, glad to see you're not dead shocked BLIMEY you can REALLY put that Whisky away, never seen owt like it. Hope you make it around the World lad, and it was a pleasure to help you out. Bit of a liberty jumping in on our helicopter ride mad So that's a pint you owe me.

As for places closing at 9.00pm, this is NOT a wind up, everywhere and I MEAN Everywhere we've been, the4 pubs are empty by 9 ? At 8.30 they're heaving, but as soon as 9 comes along, they get empty?? BLIMEY this is HILL BILLY country, even seen some Banjo players shocked Best we leave, me Bum has been suffering enough with that Speights, don't want anymore trouble down there! I KNOW what Split Ring's been going through laughing


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#301024 - 03/02/10 7:57 pm Tales from the far side ...more pictures [Re: Kent Shaun]  
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Sorry been a bit lax with the pictures, my new bike has been keeping me otherwise occupied! bigt

Them mussels...



At the bar..





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#301035 - 03/02/10 10:12 pm Re: Tales from the far side ...more pictures [Re: Kev.]  
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"BLIMEY this is HILL BILLY country, even seen some Banjo players"

Yup. Sounds like the West Coast to me!

Im not a beer drinker but have made enquires about Speights.

This is a southern South Island cheap and cheerful student beer. My son, currently studing at Otago Uni (Dunedin), knows all about it.

Hope Kevin found you a pub in Christchurch that stayed open after 10 :-)

Have a safe trip home.

Regards

John

#301087 - 03/03/10 8:49 am Re: Tales from the far side ...more pictures [Re: johnm]  
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That twisted hop was GOOD beer. Ive started editing photos tonight. This is going to take forever!!!!!


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#301118 - 03/03/10 4:55 pm Re: Tales from the far side ...more pictures [Re: wadeschields]  
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#301123 - 03/03/10 5:24 pm Re: Tales from the far side ...more pictures [Re: JT441]  
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I'm glad to see hw has woken up!


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#301124 - 03/03/10 5:30 pm The Fat Lady [Re: Kev.]  
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They say it aint over until the fat lady sings, well she's a singing now boy's...

Last one before the long haul home...



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#301171 - 03/03/10 8:38 pm Re: The Fat Lady [Re: Kev.]  
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Should we continue on this thread. I think so.....

My bike for the Rally (first 8 days of the trip) A B31 with a B33 motor and other upgrades. I want one really badly now!! It was such a fun bike.


Dinner dance (fancy dress) Austin Powers tie ; )



Another fantastic ride with Shaun , Mark and Robin. Robins not in this photo but the four of us road together for the whole tour. Just follow the trail of oil and chain links to find our path


Beers at Frans Josef Glacier



On the tour after the rally we stayed at many holiday parks where there was good cooking facilities . Here Shaun gets a lesson from an australian


I got to ride this Empire Star during one of the travel days on the South Island. Fantastic machine that just wanted to go go go!



A peaceful stop along the way. Which lead to an amazing swinging bridge. Video images of that will follow at a later date.


Shaun buys a round !! with that funny money.



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#301172 - 03/03/10 8:42 pm Re: The Fat Lady [Re: wadeschields]  
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Shaun misses his wife too much!! Sweet, right shocked


A fantstic ride on a 1912 Steam Boat in Queenstown

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Another Feast of New Zealand Mussels


World Famous Sausages. Me standing with my tour bike . A 1967 Thunderbolt loaned to me by Dave Macdonald of Christchurch.


Two flat tires in two days for this guy. Both times the seam on two new tubes gave way.


Shaun mounts the Moeraki Boulders after my failed attempts before a fantastic lunch at Fleur's Place down the road - http://www.fleursplace.com/


Lunch at Fleur's Place - THIS IS THE LIFE!!!! bigt


Our last camp site . Each holiday park gave us this sort of accommodation. usually 4 persons per cabin. Fairly comfortable. But a tent would have been great too.


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#301175 - 03/03/10 8:45 pm Re: The Fat Lady [Re: wadeschields]  
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Thats one big Fish....



More Mussels in Christchurch with Marty Sabba and his wife Annie. Dave Macdonald (with the white goatee) was our gracious host between events.
Note - My rally beard is in full swing. Things grow fast in that hot sun!


OK Shaun- Its your round while I edit more photos and video. bigt


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#301176 - 03/03/10 8:47 pm Re: The Fat Lady [Re: wadeschields]  
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#301180 - 03/03/10 9:01 pm Re: More far side pictures [Re: Kent Shaun]  
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OK we're in a place called Merchinson, well I THINK that's how you spell it? grin


hi Shaun, lad-
at least it's an HONEST spelling/pronunciation equation...
UNLIKE your English town of LEE-CHESTER bro...
jus sayin dude wink


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By the way. I did not bury the "bad christmas ties" in the glacier as planned. We decided that the ties were so terrible and got such a reaction at the dinner dance that I will wear them at every rally now bigt


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