But, I'm a bit more with it tonight so perhaps a few more words...
Arriving at our kick-off point just before 9 am I was amazed at the number of bikes parked up with their dead keen riders all busily getting to know each other. There was even a couple of other DL1000's - yeah baby!
|Muchus Adv bikus!|
|Clean & shiny!|
As mentioned in last night's quick post, Colin had organised the ride and had got us access to a private road up to the Tararua Windfarm. This was an outstanding ride and it was great to pop out on North Range Road and be riding amongst the turbines.
Somewhere along the top of the ranges North Range Road becomes Hall Block Road which eventually drops you down onto the Tararua side of the ranges. So we got to enjoy some fantastic views of both sides of the ranges on this ride.
Spat out onto the tar again we made our way up SH2 to Danniverke were the bikes with smaller fuel tanks were able to have a quick top off before we continued.
From Danniverke we headed out towards the coast on Weber Road but quickly peeled off to take a variety of back roads, some gravel and some tar. One of these roads, Maunga Road opened out onto some really quick gravel which was a real blast.
At the intersection of Maunga and Ormonville-Te Uri Roads we stopped for a re-group and a bit of a breather with approximately 100% of riders showing signs of enjoying Maunga Road just as much as me.