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    Christchurch to Auckland Tour (19/12/14)

    Hi all, I'll be traveling up to Auckland and back from Christchurch, starting tomorrow. Returning back to Christchurch on the Christmas day. Will post my ride updates and photos on this thread.

    If you see a black S1000RR with saddle bags, giz a wave! If you see it stranded, help a brother out!


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    Will you be waving?
    For a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. Keep an open mind, just dont let your brains fall out.

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    Someone you know from your early days of motorcycling is staying here at the moment EJ. He leaves on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unstuck View Post
    Will you be waving?
    For us BMW riders removing a hand from the bars is considered "bad form"

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    Someone you know from your early days of motorcycling is staying here at the moment EJ. He leaves on Monday.
    Who could that be? Don't tell me it's Laava!


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    Quote Originally Posted by unstuck View Post
    Will you be waving?
    He will be too busy praying that his rear tyre will last the distance and adhering to the 1kph tolerance to notice anything else.
    These aren't the bikes we're looking for....

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    For us BMW riders removing a hand from the bars is considered "bad form"



    Who could that be? Don't tell me it's Laava!
    No not Al, though he has been here. I spoke to the chap this morning and he is keen to see you, you could learn a lot from this guy...and possibly have

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    Hi all, I'll be traveling up to Auckland and back from Christchurch, starting tomorrow. Returning back to Christchurch on the Christmas day. Will post my ride updates and photos on this thread.

    If you see a black S1000RR with saddle bags, giz a wave! If you see it stranded, help a brother out!
    If I see an S1000rr with saddlebags im going to cringe, then push it over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodrog View Post
    If I see an S1000rr with saddlebags im going to cringe, then push it over.
    Just for you
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    Dear lord baby jesus!

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    Day 1

    Beautiful day to start. Departed Christchurch around 7:00am, then went through Kaikoura stopping by briefly to take some photos.

    East coast was getting HOT! Other then that the ride was fantastic.

    Departing 5:00am tomorrow in the morning to avoid holiday rush Hope the weather holds in Auckland!

    1. Tourist.
    2. From Kaikoura lookout
    3. On the boat.
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    Lovely bike that EJ, great day here for catching up with the odd (and some not so odd) KBer's. Marty/Steve (not so crazy) Al/Mark Waters and of course EJ, finished off with a feed of Pizza for tea, looks like another one turning up tomorrow, Jen from the top of the south island is popping in for the night, have not seen her in a few years.

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    Deane mentioned you were through but just saw this. How many sandwiches can you fit in those paniers man! Look like a squeeze!

    What time you in Picton on Christmas day bud? I've got a friend crashing Christmas eve then riding down on Christmas day to Chch if you want some company and things line up time wise. I'll be working

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    Hope you are having a safe ride back today to the sunny South. Merry Xmas!
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    Day 2 and so forth

    Time for an update. Sorry for the late update, I didn't have an access to a computer during the trip.

    I left Porirua at 5:00am in the morning to avoid the major holiday traffic out of Wellington, then arrived in Auckland at around 2pm-ish. Forecast was not so great all over the north island and was expecting downpour. Luckily, the weather started to open up just when I was passing through Bombay Hill, just south of Auckland. I then went straight to Mom/ Maha's accomodation in Takapuna to wrap up the day. That evening a few KBers came by (Laava and MarkW. Aparently I'd just missed Crazy Steve and Jafar too).




    Day 3
    On the next morning I caught up with some friends in Auck town. While I was catching up with some of my friends, someone had stolen my jacket and backpack! Thankfully the theif left my helmet behind (thanks bastard! ) I guess that's Queen street. Shouldn't have left anything unattended. Luckily I still had my bike key, phone and wallet with me. Also the jacket was over 6 years old, I had 5 crashes on it, and bought it from MotoMail for $110 so it wasn't a big loss for me. Thank God I didn't wear my Dainese jacket for this trip.

    That afternoon I was catching up with Gremlin, TOTO and Musicman in east Auckland. So without a choice I rode from central to all the way to the east Auck wearing only t-shirt, gloves and a helmet (ATGATT anyone?). While I was passing some bikers I was thinking to myself "Ah, please don't look at me as if I'm a squid!".


    Day 4
    Luckily Cycletreads was just down the road from where I was staying. So in the morning I dropped by and got myself a replacement jacket and a tail bag for the S1000RR. Now this "Race Replica" supersport bike was fully geared up for touring (nodrog ).

    Then I met up with the legendary GIJOE1313 and TOTO to go for a bit of a pootle though the Scenic Drive.



    That evening I met up with the one and only Kiwifruit and jrandom for go-kart riding and a meal.





    At night (my last night in Auckland) I rode all around the Auckland via nicely built motorway from central to westgate, then to Albany, back down to central then up again to Takapuna. Had awesome fun riding through the empty motorway at night. Back at the accomodation we (Maha, Mom, MarkW and I) caught up with MyGSXF and had a drink in warm-and-humid Auckland evening.
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    Nice, sounds like a great trip. Apart from getting ripped off of course.
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