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Far South Tour 2014 – Day 11

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 11 Well we knew it was coming……the bad weather hit us leaving Greymouth. Strong gusts of wind with the odd downpour thrown in for good measure. My day started well, a few of do the lads were a little slow coming down with their luggage, so I had to […]

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Far South Tour – Day 10

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 10 Sorry for the slow post for day 10. After a day of awesome riding we got to Revingtons Hotel in Greymouth to find they had no WIFI working. We covered 460km from our lovely accommodation at Lake Hawea Hotel up through the Haast Pass, Fox and Franz Joseph […]

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Far South Tour – Day 9

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 9 What a beautiful day we have had. The weather was perfect and the roads were amazing! We were on the road by 8.30 after Kieren got the Monkey once again because, this time he rode in the van instead of taking his bike to Milford. It was an […]

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Far South Tour 2014 – Day 8

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 8 We cruised into today with us all getting up and heading out at different times. A few stayed behind due to the rain starting during breakfast, but the rest of us headed to Milford by 10am. Kieren came with me in the van, so as it got colder, […]

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Far South Tour 2014 – Day 7

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 7 I’ll start by saying that we saw some familiar faces yesterday at the Bluff ferry terminal. A groups of riders returning from Stewart Island and heading for the Eagle Hotel in Bluff. A great bunch of riders who we enjoyed on our ride last year. Really great to […]

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Far South Tour 2014 – Day 6

Far South Tour 2014 -Day 6 Started in Dunedin getting tyres fitted to a KTM1190 and fixing a battery problem on a Ducatai ST4. We left Dunner’s about 10am and headed for Balclutha. Four of us were staying on the mainland with the rest of us heading for Stewart Island, but I think we all […]

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Far South Tour 2014 – Day 5

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 5 We woke to mist covered mountains this morning. According to some of the early risers, it was clear before we all got up, but who knows if he was pulling our leg or not. We had a group breakfast in the backpackers kitchen and we were on the […]

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Far South Tour 2014 – Day 4

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 4 After a rowdy night of listening to some women at the local wine bar wailing like a cat until midnight and then some other women yelling to be let into Stumpers and the chiller switching on and off, we were all up at 7am and had riders briefing […]

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Far South Tour -Day 3

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 3 Hokitka Food Festival wasn’t the only thing we did today. Some of us recovered from last nights over indulgence , some of us went for a late breakfast at Katatahi Hotel and Cafe. We met the owner who fed us well and made no comment on us wanting […]

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Far South Tour 2014 – Day 2

Far South Tour 2014 – Day 2 we rocked into Kaikoura at midnight, after our delayed ferry crossing and after a quick catch up we all headed to bed pretty quick. We woke to this, this morning and after a quick riders briefing, we were on the road. (Yes that is snow on the Kaikoura […]

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