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Leaving the pub next morning with a bunch of adventure bikes.

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More great roads south of Awakino.

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Italian sports tourer meet American cruiser west of New Plymouth

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Highway 45 to the west of Mt Taranaki is called the "Surf Highway", but is mostly a couple of kilometres back from the coast. Very pleasant, rather than exciting, riding.

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Rural Taranaki scene - sadly the mountain was shrouded in cloud.

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Then back to Highway 1 and a boring ride (well, the very strong side winds added some excitement) via Bulls to home.