The meeting place was Ashhurst and from there we rode across to Cheltenham before taking in the great Rangiwahia Road to Pemberton. We had a blast through here as the road was in good nick with not too much hot, slippery tar. At the Pemberton corner we had a short break before carrying on to Mangaweka. This bit of the road required a bit more caution with metal on the road and some slippery tar - there were a few stories of slides when we stopped again in Ohingati
In Ohingati we had a much needed cold drink and sat around talking bikes (some of the group mistaking a Buell for an R1!) before trying out a bit of the new road being put in there (fenced off at one end though - damn). After this brief detour we played with the traffic on Vinegar Hill before a last stop at Cheltenham to discuss 'the Hill' and then heading home.
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