Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Wee Pootle to Hunterville

From Return to Hunterville

From Return to Hunterville

From Return to Hunterville

From Return to Hunterville



At the beginning of the month a small group of us decided that the weather was to good to stay at home so why not go for a ride! Upon arrival at Manawatu Motorcycles our destination was quickly agreed upon and so we set off for Hunterville. It was good to have Paul Clemoes along for a ride on one of Johns bikes, the mighty GT500. We hear Paul has some interesting bikes nearing completion in his garage? John arrived on his Waterbus with Alan on the A7, Kim on the frugal RZ250, Paul on the dayglo orange H1b and myself holding the four stroke fort with the XJ750. We took our usual route out through Colyton and the back of Feilding with our first stop at the top of the Cheltenham hill. It was then on to Stormy point to enjoy the view across the Rangitikei country side to Mount Ruapehu and through the windy bits to Vinegar hill. The Hunterville cafe provided us with the usual cholesterol enhancing food at the right price along with the waitress's jovial banter. The caption competition was judged and Kawasaki tanks topped up we headed out of town in an easterly direction. For us State Highway one is to be avoided as much as possible with the back roads providing interesting scenery and road conditions. This little route takes one out towards the Rangitikei River and around to Rata with a short run down SH1 and back along another back road and coming out a few Kms short of the Kakariki turnoff. Feilding was or final stop before heading home. It was a great morning out in some very lovely autumn weather in the company of some great old bikes and most importantly in the company of others with a similar passion.

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