As per our last ride we met out in Ashhurst and this month we had a decent sized group with I think thirteen of us in the end. There were a few new riders to the group and also a few new bikes being ridden by some of the regulars.
|Yes, that is Terry's new V-Strom|
|Colin is keen on the new 1290 Adventure|
|Paul and the Shadow joining us for the first time|
|Bits of the Saddle Road stuck to the GoPro...|
After lunch we made our way out of Waipuk and onto Route 52. The ride through to the turn-off at Porangahau was particularly nice with only a few small sections of new seal to slow us down a whisker - otherwise it was just one nice smooth flowing corner after another.
We had a brief stop at Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapiki- maungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu just in case any of the guys hadn't got a picture of their bikes in front of the sign and then carried on South to Wimbledon in search of wombles.
|Brian's new to him KTM parked up front|
The next leg of the ride took us further South through Alfredton and onto Eketahuna where we stopped to fuel up and farewell some of the Wellington contingent. This only left a fairly spirited ride through Mangamire and over the track to finish the day off nicely.
The video below is just a few snippets of Route 52 - doesn't it look fun?
One great ride - where to next month?
More pictures here.