Arthur’s Pass and the not so WEsT Coast


Leaving Christchurch we made for the #73 and stopped in Sheffield for their “world famous” hot pies.  5 star pie for sure. Today we must have seem several hundred bikes coming towards us over the pass and we found out why late.… Read the rest

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South Island-Molesworth and Christchurch


Today we are heading to the ferry across the Cook (as in captain) straight to the South island, but the sailing is not until 1330.

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We headed out just after 7 and made for Mike’s favorite coffee and scone spot for breakfast.… Read the rest

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Today it is cloudy and cooler as we head towards Wellington and the ferry to the south island.

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We had planned to ride out to the Gannet colony at Cape kidnapper, but after getting most of the way out there we found the access is blocked by private land and you have to go on a tour.… Read the rest

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“Where did you ride to today?” “A lake starts with a W, but can’t pronounce it.”

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Today the forecast is supposed to be good and we planned the cross road route back north west to Rotorua past Lake Waikaremoana on as the sign warns  “ Caution 105 km of curvy un-surfaced road”. You never know though as the weather changes here every few hours and the forecast is very unreliable.… Read the rest

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Coromandel Peninsula and the East Cape!

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Today we want to get out onto the Coromandel Peninsula and are hoping for clear skies to get some Milky Way shots, but it is pretty cloudy.

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Leaving Mangawhai heads we gassed up with 91 and then we took the back roads, but had to get on the Highway 1 after 30 km just before Wellsford.… Read the rest

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North to Cape Reinga and South to Mangawhai Heads

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Our plan over the next few days is to make it to the north tip of the island at Cape Reinga. Today we set off on our own and rode south west to Dargaville.

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This is Sunday and there are almost no cars on the road.… Read the rest

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Shipping to Auckland!

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Today we need to get the bikes sorted to fly and we got a Grab cab for the 21 km drive back to Motowerks. Here the service was done (or so we thought), except the oil filter issue. The shop guys had all the plastics off for a super clean.… Read the rest

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Kuala Lumpur and a Side Trip to Boracay

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May 1- Dec 29 2017!!

Today the weather looks pretty good and we walked down to “Chinatown” KL and then up to the main Merdeka Square. On the way to the square we came across a Hindu and Buddhist temple and a church before we came to the Merdeka Mosque.… Read the rest

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Faizal’s 4 day tour of Malaysia


The plan today is breakfast at the Hotel with Trevor, who will stay here another night and then the  rest of us will head to the border. It is 60 km down the 4 south to the border zone and we left at 930 (1030 in Malaysia).… Read the rest

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Thailand-Finally headed south


We had planned 228 km south to the east coat beach town of Hua Hin despite the poor forecast.

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The first 100 km to get past and away from Bangkok took over 2 hours and we stopped for a break from the 32 degree heat and the steady stream of traffic.… Read the rest

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