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    Day 12

    So departed Mossburn for Manapouri for breakfast then down SH99 through Tuatapere and
    Riverton to Invercargill, a great ride. Went to Motorcycle Muesum with my new pommie mate
    explaining that he would have seen bigger and better, to watch him pick his jaw up off the floor.
    Best of all, he found a bike his father had talked about and come to the conclusion that
    his father must of been mistaken ( a Vincent Black Shadow?)
    Had a good lunch in their cafe then onto The Catlins and round to Balclutha for the night.
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    Oh jeez. Read the rest and I'm wanderlust again. Going down November with a crew but can only do 5 nights. Super envious
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
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    Day 13

    Left Balclutha and trundled through to Outram then had an awsesome ride up through Middlemarch
    and on to Ranfurly for lunch.
    Then on through the Kawarau Gorge and over the Crown Range to Wanaka
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    Day 14

    Left Wanaka today for the trip north, Tom heading the inland road to Christchuch and me
    heading up the west coast.
    Left Wanaka a bit late at noon so really just stopped for food and fuel.
    Arrived at The Blackball Hilton about 5.30 so had a pretty clear run.
    Had a good meal and enjoyed the company of the locals, probably one
    of the things I enjoy travelling by myself as you tend to mix rather than
    just chatting to your mates.
    482km
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    Day 15

    Blackball to Picton via Nelson
    Another awsesome ride , first time I have been up the Blackball side of the Gorge.
    Stayed at The Tombstone Backpackers, very good, the owner is a biker and you
    park undercover next to the front door.
    400km
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    Day 16

    Picton to Taihape
    Got off the ferry and struck crawling traffic all the to just about Bulls, saw more cops than the whole of the South Island.
    Had enough by Taihape so stayed the night there, then up the western bypass and accross to Tamaurnui, then home
    616km

    trip total 6056km
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Great report .You were lucky with a mild Autumn . Some great roads in the SI
    Did you enjoy Queen Charlotte Drive . Its always a good road to remove any chicken strips.
    Early March was my pick, not to hot, a fairly good chance of settled weather, and just off peak tourist season.
    And a fair bit of luck.
    Queen Charlotte was great, good surface and dry, must remember to fuel in Wellington before ferry ride to
    get jump on traffic off the ferry.
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    Talked to the cook at the blackball. Cool guy and his apprentice. Then proceeded to make a nuisance of myself.m
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    great report gonna save some of those names,have done a few trips down south but had not heard of all those places

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    So uh... you like the Crown Range? I have indeed done it a few times over, but not that many!
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    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    So uh... you like the Crown Range? I have indeed done it a few times over, but not that many!
    It just seemed to be on the way to somewhere else
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    great report gonna save some of those names,have done a few trips down south but had not heard of all those places
    My pleasure, would be interested to hear of some good rides from your neck of the woods as I really havent ventured much into the SE corner
    of the North Island
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    Great thread, nice photos with lots of blue sky. Think "I must do this again" and then it sounds like hail on the roof! My last trip around the mainland took seven days and it rained six of them. I guess August is not March. Not sure if I can wait until summer though...

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    [QUOTE=buggerit;1131132800]Day 8

    SH85 to Palmerston,( the pig route?)
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    The "pig root."
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    I'm sure they do. But in the privacy of their own field two consenting pigs. . . .
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
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