To make a change I took the V-Strom (actually I'm trying to save the Connie's tyres for the TT2000) and set off at about 9am. It was a pretty nice day and sunglasses were the order of the day as pretty much main-roaded it until just South of Hawera where I took in a couple of back roads that take you East of Hawera through Tahwhiti before popping back out at Normanby.
|Birch Park (North of Wanganui)|
Billy has grown up a bit from when this photo was taken:
Anyway, nice to meet the newest niece and see everyone else but I eventually had turn the bike around and head home. Another quiet pootle home boringly following exactly the same route and that was my day!