Our ride over to Bulls was uneventful except for being passed by some scumbags with patches on their backs and absolutely no respect for any other road users. What made it worse was that their support vehicle also drove similarly and was practically running oncoming traffic of the road. Over coffee in Bulls, Colin and I both came up with some imaginative ways of sorting out this sort of problem...
While we were getting the caffeine levels up to an acceptable level we got a couple of progress reports from Chris and kept an eye on his Spotwalla page. Eventually the team turned up for their quick fuel stop.
|Colin & Stella supervising|
|Luke filling the mighty 14|
After a quiet pootle across to Ashhurst it was time for a trip across the Saddle into the Hawkes Bay.
Next up was the cruise up SH2 to Waipawa which was about smack on the half way mark (800km) for the guys and they needed some pics :)
|Colin really needs a Kawasaki...|
Important documenting complete we hit the road again - next stop Bay View.
Here's a little video from the trip up.
Bay View was where Colin and I chickened out and said our goodbyes as the team got ready to hit the wonderful Napier-Wairoa Road.
|Still keen as mustard!|
|Yes, that ZX-14 sounds nice...|
A quick fuel stop in Dannevirke and then I took over the lead to take Colin through some more fun back roads to Pahiatua and then a blast over the track to finish.
|Superb winter's day|
|Sun getting lower on the shortest day|
But, the great news is that the team all got home safe and sound (Luke even picked up the milk he had promised his partner...And they managed to raise over $1800 for their favourite charity - top work guys!