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New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
« on: September 15, 2006, 01:59:22 pm »
Previous part 3:

The next day was "Queenstown" day with everyone out to go for some of the attractions on offer: jet-boating/ bungy-jumping etc. etc.

Spending $1000/ day per head is no problem whatsoever around here.

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 !!

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.

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.

...and past the Shotover River on the way home.

The stories flew thick and fast that night, everyone "bringing home" something different :)

Low clouds tainted the next morning's ride to Glenorchy,

as did the splitting-off of Nigel, Moira and Billy who had to make their ways back to Christchurch/ Melbourne.
A short 200km ride,

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

Te Anau cabins  ;D ;D

WONG Way ?  It bloody was, too...  :)

Dinner was WONG as well  ;D ;D

Next: Dreams on Milford Sound, the rugged South and riding the winds


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New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
« Reply #1 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.


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New Zealand...Fire 'n Ice'05 part4
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2006, 03:40:21 pm »
Superb! :thumbup: Looking forward to the next bit.

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2006, 09:51:22 pm »
I like goonas  :D
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006, 01:08:33 pm »
Thanks sport, some really beaut pics. Makes a man want to ride. :wink:
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