We started off from the shop around 8am all excited for the trip ahead.
Just out of Whakamaru our luck turned a little as my dash started flashing “low rear tyre pressure” I managed to nurse it to Moto SR in Taupo where Scotty & Joe repaired my tyre & gave one of the lads some suspension advice. Huge up’s to them for dropping everything and helping getting me back on the road. We headed off after around an hour back on our way to Wellington. Being so far behind everyone we decided to just scoot up SH1 to catch the crew. Unfortunately we were a little too far behind, so didn’t see anyone, but did manage a quick stop at the Paekakareki look put. Nice!
We arrived at our motel around 6pm. After we unpacked the van, got changed out of our riding gears, it was time for a few bevvies. Over the course of a few social ones at Foreshore Motel in Petone, the balance of the team arrived, and we headed off to dinner. We called it a night around 10:30 as we have an early starting Wednesday.