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Impromptu West Coast Ride

With all the work required for the RemoteMoto website makeover, flat-out busy would be an understatement. Because of the long list of items to address I hadn�t planned any trips in October/November however a couple of opportunities popped up mid-week that changed that.

One was with Paul from Motomox to have a look up the top end of a West Coast track. This track was on the hit list as a possible destination for the riding and fly fishing RemoteMoto guided trips. The second was an email from John, a good sort from up the top of the South Island who had a ride planned close by on the West Coast. In spite of the workload I loaded up the bike and hit the road. It was a cracking weekend and I�m so glad I was on the bike seat and not the computer chair.

Day one

Day one saw me hook up with Paul and 6 other riders. A good bunch of fellas that made for a humours and thoroughly enjoyable day of riding. I was unmistakably the odd one out on a heavy adventure kitted DRZ400 amongst a fleet of 2 stroke enduro bikes. I did however manage to hold my own in the technical terrain, albeit 10 litres of sweat later!

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A sea of KTM, GasGas and Beta bikes
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To mix things up Paul and Lindsay took us through an old mining cave
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The exclusive open face helmet club!
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And we're into it...
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In spite of the all sweating it was a great ride in topped off by a magic spot for a lunch stop
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Elaborate hand gestures to assist the exaggerated stories :)
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Cooling off... classic!
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It was hot riding, all of us drank a lot of water, including three bikes!
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Day two

Day one was thoroughly enjoyable and while those lads were off to ride the Maruia trail ride on the Sunday, I was off to meet up with John and his crew. There were four new faces to meet and again, all top blokes that made for a great day.

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Reference Link : Maruia Saddle Road
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Reference Link : Maruia Saddle Road
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Reference Link : Mangles Valley Road
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Reference Link : Braeburn Track
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Reference Link : Braeburn Track
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Reference Link : Porika Road
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Reference Link : Porika Road
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Reference Link : Porika Road
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Reference Link : Maud Creek Track
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Reference Link : Maud Creek Track
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Reference Link : Maud Creek Track
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Reference Link : Maud Creek Track
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Reference Link : Maud Creek Hut
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Reference Link : Tutaki Road North
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Reference Link : Tutaki Road North
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Reference Link : Maruia Falls
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The headwaters of the Maruia River
Reference Link : SH7 - Lewis Pass
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Heading back home to sit at a computer for another week :( but only 4 more weeks to go :)
Reference Link : SH7 - Lewis Pass
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