Sunday, January 25, 2015

Wellington Anniversary Day

Wellington Anniversary Day 2015

As per previous years we organised a ride to celebrate Wellington Anniversary day. Only 6 starters as it turned out, but a good crew.
We decided to head over to Pongaroa for lunch and travel there via Mangamaire and Eketahuna, then Route 52. We were 4 chromies and 2 plastics; Kim on his H2A, Rich on the T500, Steve on a very original looking Yamaha TX650 twin, myself on the 350 Avenger.  Bruce A was riding the Great White VFR750F, and Bruce S on his hot RZ350.

We enjoyed a good ride over the track and through Mangamarie, then R52 to Pongaroa. We battled the coastal breeze in parts and gave the bike’s suspensions a thorough workout. Did envy those 80’s bikes a few times with their better suspension. A lot has been done post-earthquake to fix up the roads, but there is still a quite a bit to go!

We arrived at the pub just before 12 (and before the cook) and enjoyed a cold beer or two, and eventually a generous lunch.

After lunch we plotted a course for Pahiatua returning over the Puketoi Range. There was a stop at the BP in Pahiatua for the few with thirsty bikes, then over the track and home. 

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