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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Global Reports => Topic started by: glitch_oz on September 15, 2006, 01:59:22 pm

Title: New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
Post by: glitch_oz on September 15, 2006, 01:59:22 pm
Previous part 3:
http://wilddogtours.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2741


The next day was "Queenstown" day with everyone out to go for some of the attractions on offer: jet-boating/ bungy-jumping etc. etc.
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Spending $1000/ day per head is no problem whatsoever around here.
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Escaping the hype of the place, Goodie and I worked up a mega-sweat hiking out of town and up to the Gondola top-station, sure enough, nobody to be seen?.and again, the views !!
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Into a clearing sky, the afternoon ride led along the lake to Glenorchy, another superb road with a cluster of glacier-clad mountains in the background.
(http://www.austouring.net/glitch/NZ_05/2/114.jpg)

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Twisties, sweepers...a run that shouldn't be missed by anyone!!!

Another quick-run was out the other side of Queenstown up to the Coronet Peak Ski area, great twisties with superb views.
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...and past the Shotover River on the way home.
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The stories flew thick and fast that night, everyone "bringing home" something different :)

Low clouds tainted the next morning's ride to Glenorchy,
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as did the splitting-off of Nigel, Moira and Billy who had to make their ways back to Christchurch/ Melbourne.
A short 200km ride,
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broken by some huge bowlacinos and venison-pies as a much needed warm-up got us to Te Anau, the starting point for the Milford Sound Road.

Believe it or not...the River Cruise in Pearl Harbour...NZ

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Te Anau cabins  ;D ;D
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WONG Way ?  It bloody was, too...  :)
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Dinner was WONG as well  ;D ;D
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Next: Dreams on Milford Sound, the rugged South and riding the winds
http://wilddogtours.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?p=34995#34995
Title: New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
Post by: glitch_oz on September 15, 2006, 02:08:05 pm
Sorry everyone, the coffee's cold, the eyes bloodshot...time to hit the sack.   :shock:   :shock:
See you all tomorrow.
 :wink:
Title: New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
Post by: Kev on September 15, 2006, 03:40:21 pm
Superb! :thumbup: Looking forward to the next bit.
Title: New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
Post by: GIDEON on September 15, 2006, 09:51:22 pm
I like goonas  :D
Greate cant wait for the rest
Title: New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
Post by: droffarc on September 18, 2006, 01:08:33 pm
Thanks sport, some really beaut pics. Makes a man want to ride. :wink: