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    Mr.Mota
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Good day fellow NZ riders.

    Couple people I’ve met along the way suggested me posting here and I think someone mentioned my travels on this forum a few weeks ago.

    Anyway, riding around the world since 2014 on a ’91 Honda Transalp and now taking on your beautiful islands for half a year. Rode down from Auckland to South Island and am currently in Central Otago. Such amazing hospitable and generous people I’ve met along the way. Never expected that in a country with so many tourists. No need to flatter you spoiled souls regarding nature and roads here.

    So a few weeks back one beautiful morning riding gravel in Abel Tasman, coming from Awaroa, near Takaka I decided on the spot to start a vlog. Something that had been on my mind for a long time. There was little to no preparation so audio and video is trial and error from the start.

    I’ll post a few episodes here and if people like it I can post more. If someone does something similar or would like to go for a ride sometime hit me up. See you around, cheers.

    Vlog #1 – Totaranui

    Vlog #2 – Takaka Hill

    Vlog #3 – Murchison

    Vlog #4 – Karamea Bluff

    #13293

    Andrew Thomson
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    • Location: Palmy
    • Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Make sure you hit me up when you come North again!

    #13295

    Mr.Mota
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    <cite>@Bandit Rider said:</cite>
    Make sure you hit me up when you come North again!

    All good mate. I’ll come see the Bandit.

    #13296

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    We can usually offer accomodation in Hamilton also.

    #13322

    Mr.Mota
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    P1310034

    <cite>@eddieb said:</cite>
    We can usually offer accomodation in Hamilton also.

    Such is New Zealand! Thank you for the offer mate and got it noted for if I go back to North Island.

    Continuing riding down South Island. The weather has been absolutely perfect for a solid week now, cannot complain. Rain is coming again though this Wednesday, so be it. I’ll take a cold day over a rainy day any day. Few more vlogs from on the road. Mixing it up here and personally I think #7 and #8 are really worth checking out.

    Vlog #5 – Punakaiki

    Vlog #6 – Lewis Pass

    Vlog #7 – Arthurs Pass

    Vlog #8 – Lake Brunner offroad

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    Mr.Mota
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    P1340697

    After that little swimming lesson with Alp it was time to head further down south. Good weather but after Franz Josef some bad rain was coming which would last a few days. Still managed to go over Haast Pass on a dry day and on the other side amazing weather followed for over a week. The Central Otago mountains and lakes are the beautiful New Zealand that I imagined before coming here. Along with Ruapehu and Wahariki Beach one of my favorite areas of NZ.

    A lot more compilations, putting more time into them than anticipated. Vlog #10 gives you a good insight into a riding day and planning ahead. Having a good time but not seeing other riders on the road anymore.

    Vlog #9 – To Harihari
    Vlog #10 – Franz Josef glacier
    Vlog #11 – Haast Pass

    #13425

    Joao
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Pedro? Ainda estas pela Nova Zelândia?

    Pedro? Are you still around New Zealand?

    #15710

    Mr.Mota
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Sim/yes. Check your PM.

    #15721

    Mr.Mota
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    P1390534

    Last post in July, how time flies but nothing new there. Basically just working and earning my next long stint. Still managed to make a few vlogs. Managed to skie for few weeks too which was great. First time, Remarkables and Coronet just around the corner. Central Otago winter, bloody amazing. So far I prefer it over spring.

    Vlog #12 – Great lakes!
    Vlog #13 – Take me down to paradise!
    Vlog #14 – Fall on my ass in icy Paradise
    Vlog #15 – To Milford Sound!

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