Monthly Archives: December 2015

Epic Roads (Part 1)

“Do you know about the Nevis?” “Have you done the Nevis? ” “Are you heading for the Nevis?” The Nevis road is billed as New Zealand’s highest maintained mountain pass road.  (But two weeks later, we travel another road, similarly described. … Continue reading

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Off and on the tourist trail

After our adventures on the Borland Road, we headed to Gore to visit our friend Adam, who is working for a year at the hospital there. Gore is most definitely not on the tourist trail. We were met with either … Continue reading

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Exploring the Southlands

Leaving Invercargill, we started out by heading up Oreti Beach.  It’s great for riding on, but we decided at the first river crossing that perhaps we should be nicer to our bikes than that, so we turned around and headed … Continue reading

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The other side of Invercargill

We thoroughly enjoyed Invercargill outside of all the motorhead events there.  We had a few lovely walks in Queens Park, enjoying the beautiful spring flowers and meeting very friendly locals.    

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Total Motorhead Overload

So we timed our trip to New Zealand to include at the beginning the 10th Burt Munro Challenge, four days of hill climb, super-x, beach races, track races, speedway, and street races based in Invercargill.  Besides being tons of fun, … Continue reading

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Getting in to the rhythm

I’m starting to remember the rhythm of blogging. The blog tends to be about a week (at least!) behind our real life. This is for two main reasons. First, in order for me to use Tom’s photos, he needs time to … Continue reading

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