Wednesday, March 26, 2008

We're Back...

Yep, got home yesterday afternoon after a long hot ride down from Whangamata. Without going into too much detail (as I plan a major write-up for my website), we finished off the Mini's Return and got our badges etc and then made our way home via some small diversions.

Somewhere along the way my rear tyre started to slowly deflate (built-in tyre pressure sensors are great) and so after riding from garage to garage around the Coromandel we stopped in at Bay City Motorcycles in Tauranga where the guys soon had the puncture sorted and us out the door and on the road again.

While in Tauranga we heard that the Napier-Wairoa road was closed due to some kind of major accident so this put paid to our plans on doing the Waioeka Gorge and coming home via Gisborne & Napier. This meant that we just had a small ride down through Rotorua, Taupo (nice lunch) and home. Not quite as planned and it dropped our total distance down to just under 5,700km.

Still, we had a great time, really enjoyed the Mini's Return and the bikes went well as expected. I will post again when the website has been updated but in the meantime here's a slide show of our photos.

1 comment:

  1. Andrew, what great scenery and pics. The ride looked really good. Can't wait to get across the Tasman one day to do it myself.
    Twowheels forum member :)