Anyway, today I decided that they were looking just a little bit clean (although I did of course, notice some bits I missed) and they both got to have a little exercise.
First up, there was a tag to get and I decided that the Connie was the weapon to get it. About ten minutes after I left home the tag was in the bag.
And then it was off to find something suitable for the new tag. An idea came to me and after a short ride I took the pic below at secret location X.
A short while later I was back home uploading the pics and then getting the S10 ready for her little outing.
After gassing up I pointed the bike towards Ashhurst and then on to Pohangina very keen to see how the new E-07's would hold up. Pohangina Road was in superb condition and I daren't mention how well the tyres worked on the really hard packed gravel - we'll just say "well" for now...
Pohangina Road eventually dumped me out onto Makoura Road where I turned left to make for Apiti. Once again the gravel was nice and hard packed and the Tenere got a chance to use top gear quite a few times...
In Apiti the local MX-5 club had taken over the pub so rather than stop there for lunch with a bunch of hair-dressers (eh Geoff?) I decided to make for Feilding and a late lunch. I good squirt on tarmac from Apiti to Kimbolton was fun even on wet and gritted roads was followed by a slow cruise into Feilding and a hot lunch. Then it was home after a couple of nice little rides - just over 200km all up.