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Offline edog200

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Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« on: April 16, 2011, 09:31:27 am »


A little more mountainous than our country; for me New Zealand is the dirt bike mecca.

 

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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 09:53:32 am »
ah, thats awesome, just too short. I have already start planning on the south island trip, have made some bookings already for next year, cant wait!

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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 10:18:20 am »
awesome stuff! when will the longer video be out?
 

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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 02:15:25 pm »
South Island is one of the most picturesque places on earth..Queenstown and surrounds is the area to be in for absolute beaty in autumn. I am envious of this ride.
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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 09:28:05 pm »
That looks great. I enjoy the wobbly the one bloke had too. ;D How far did you guys ride that day?

Oh, and welcome to the WD forum, hope to read more from the land of the long white cloud (my second fav. country) here.
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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 10:06:00 am »
G'Day you blokes,

We spent 4 weeks traveling the New Zealand South Island at Christmas.

Photo gallery here: http://gallery.me.com/mike_sal

ADVrider unfinished report here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646889

Some other info Here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655856

I have a Garmin Mapsource file of our routes if it would help.

Now planning for somewhere in your part of the world at Christmas
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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 01:53:01 pm »
G'Day you blokes,

We spent 4 weeks traveling the New Zealand South Island at Christmas.

Photo gallery here: http://gallery.me.com/mike_sal

ADVrider unfinished report here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646889

Some other info Here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655856

I have a Garmin Mapsource file of our routes if it would help.

Now planning for somewhere in your part of the world at Christmas

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It is about time you posted your RR here(allbeit it only a link).
Still think some of you pics are competition winners :thumleft:
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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 01:04:21 pm »
awesome stuff! when will the longer video be out?

It will be a couple of months, because I am heading off to Europe to ride.  I am hoping to sell an hour long DVD to an Australian dirt bike magazine.   I'm not sure how I will get it to you yet.
 

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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 01:16:06 pm »
The famly toured South Island in their summer by combi.  Saw some bikes but not many.  Saw more bicycle on the road than motorbike.  It is extremely beautiful there and I agree Queenstown was a highlight of the tour.

Be prepared for cold weather and rain is guaranteed in most parts.  

To give you an idea of the scenery.  

« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 01:24:48 pm by GS-Dawid »
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Re: Australian riding New Zealand South Island
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 06:24:50 am »
I land in NZ on the 14th of December, been a feew times (family in Christchurch) great place to ride and visit.