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  • Offline Simon950   nz

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    Another new member from New Zealand
    on: January 29, 2021, 04:20:14 am
    January 29, 2021, 04:20:14 am
    Hi all,
    Great to be here in the forum. Six days ago I picked up my 'newish' Multistrada 950 in Auckland New Zealand, riding it home to Christchurch in the South Island, some 1500km's zig zagging on mountain passes and crossing the two islands coast to coast. A warm ride in 30+ C temps. Look forward to learning heaps from the community here. Cheers!

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    Re: Another new member from New Zealand
    Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 10:45:56 am
    January 29, 2021, 10:45:56 am
    Hi Simon950  :400: to the forum  :305:

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    Re: Another new member from New Zealand
    Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 02:49:24 pm
    January 29, 2021, 02:49:24 pm
    That sounds like an epic ride. Would love to ride mine around New Zealand. You got so many track roads as well to enjoy. I drove from KeriKeri down to Queenstown and i kd you not, i was not let down by the roads once. One day, i think i may have to go back and do it on bike. But i may end up staying there!  :008:

    Welcome to the group!
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Another new member from New Zealand
    Reply #3 on: January 29, 2021, 06:40:22 pm
    January 29, 2021, 06:40:22 pm
    Thanks for the welcome. Anyone thinking about a ride through New Zealand, hit me up for route and destination details (especially the South Island).

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    Re: Another new member from New Zealand
    Reply #4 on: January 31, 2021, 01:08:55 am
    January 31, 2021, 01:08:55 am
    You are not exactly making friends here!  :230:

    I honeymooned in New Zealand in a Camper Van (we all have to make compromises) so I know some of the roads you drove and the scenery you saw and the opportunities you have in front of you, so you will have to forgive me if my welcome is tinged with more than a little bit of jealousy. If you do happen to take route 70 from Kaikoura to Hamner Springs or the summit road to Akaroa winery, please do not feel that you have to share the experience (with photos). And there is probably no need to mention the 94. Or the Te Araroa trail to Glenorchay. Or Route 6. In fact, has anybody ever told you you talk too much!

    Even thinking about those roads is giving me feelings that are probably quite inappropriate under my current cold, wet and really quite miserable, Irish lock down, so perhaps it would be OK if you shared one or two adventures?


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    Re: Another new member from New Zealand
    Reply #5 on: January 31, 2021, 03:03:17 am
    January 31, 2021, 03:03:17 am
    Haha :008:, love the dry Irish humour! In fairness, my heart does go out to all riders around the world dealing with lockdowns or worse. I hope the pending northern hemisphere summer brings some better days ahead for riding. All those routes mentioned are excellent. If you can stand it, there's a fresh video on Youtube from a couple that just toured NZ on a GS1250 ...