We were soon on our way with Gary A volunteering an interesting route through the Hopelands area and on to one of our favourite cafe's, The Windmill cafe in Woodville. We were soon on our way over the busy Pahiatua Track and Gary had us snaking our way through a myriad of back country roads once we left Pahiatua's town boundary. we eventually popped out just south of Woodville and were soon sitting outside the Windmill Cafe shooting the breeze mostly on matters to do with motorcycles.
Glen shared his youthful fascination with motorcycles and the awe he had for the six cylinder CBX 1000 when it came out in the late seventies. He never got around to owning one. Until now that is. He is 'scratching that itch' and now has a big tick next to CBX 1000 on his bucket list.
Following along behind Glen it was wonderful to see and hear the CBX on song. Are they the ultimate street bike of the seventies? For many yes. With its sophisticated mixture of in your face mechanical engineering mixed with candy paint and chrome it certainly stands out. Even today. These bikes are becoming increasingly valuable so it is great to see one out and about being used. I do believe that amongst our group there is another one hiding away in a garage. Now wouldn't it be wonderful to hear two of them wandering around the countryside together? Eh PC?
Ray - Triumph 900 Tiger
John - BMW 600
Glen - Honda CBX 1000
Rich - Suzuki 650 Vstrom
Gary A - BMW GS650
Gary W - Suzuki GSR 750