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New Zealand Trip Feb 2010

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New Zealand Trip Feb 2010

Post by Kiwiboy on Tue 13 Apr 2010, 21:10

Hi all

Here is a few photos of my recent trip back home to New Zealand in Feb.
I had to go as my father was ill with terminal cancer and luckily I was able to get back a week before he passed away.

Anyway I then hired a bike for a few days a rode from Christchurch over to Hokitika on the West Coast and then down over the Haast Pass to Wanaka and then back to Christchurch (well almost)
All hese photos were more or less taken from the road side.

Porters Pass on the way to the West coast

Arthurs Pass National Park

Lunch at Arthurs Pass

Lake on the West Coast

River at Franz Joseph

Over the top of the Haast Pass towards Lake Wanaka/Hawera

The Lindis Pass Central Otago (Great bit of road) Twisted Evil

View over Lake Pukaki to Mt Cook

About 40 minutes from Christchurch I came off and managed to take out a road sign in the process I was flown to Hospital where I was told that I had broken 9 ribs, 1 collar bone, a Cheek bone and also fractured my back as well as puncturing both lungs.

Fairly glad I was wearing a Jacket with a back protector as I don't think i'd still be walking if I hadn't.

It was a shame as I think up the point of crashing it was most probally three of the best days riding i've had.

Cheers all

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Re: New Zealand Trip Feb 2010

Post by Kaiser on Thu 15 Apr 2010, 10:29

Stunning secnery & pics mate - looks an awesome place, a place that I would very much like to see. Lovely biking roads by teh look of it too cheers
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Re: New Zealand Trip Feb 2010

Post by hioctaine on Fri 16 Apr 2010, 18:11

some lovely pic's reminds me of when i was backpacking out there in the late 90's. it is a great country
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Re: New Zealand Trip Feb 2010

Post by ROCKET on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 12:44

Yep Gods own county sunny until you come across a copper when you're cruising @ 110 kph evil
I'd need lazer jammers as well as radar detectors if I went back to live . I was back in 2006 and got stung in Otorohanga for doing 80kph in a 50 zone IN A MAZDA 1 pullhaur2
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Re: New Zealand Trip Feb 2010

Post by Guest on Mon 26 Apr 2010, 15:08

Great pix mate!

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