July 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm #13290
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.July 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm #13293Andrew ThomsonParticipant
Rank: 1000cc Rider
- Bike: Super Tenere, Concours 14, WR250R, RMX450Z
Make sure you hit me up when you come North again!July 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm #13295
<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.July 7, 2016 at 1:18 pm #13296EddiebKeymaster
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
We can usually offer accomodation in Hamilton also.July 11, 2016 at 11:09 pm #13322
<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.July 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm #13338
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.August 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm #13425JoaoKeymaster
Rank: 800cc Rider
- Bike: R1200GS
Pedro? Ainda estas pela Nova Zelândia?
Pedro? Are you still around New Zealand?November 14, 2016 at 8:16 pm #15710
Sim/yes. Check your PM.November 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm #15721
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.
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