Sunday, March 26, 2017

EOM Ride March 2017 (plus another ride)

A grey start to our 'End of month' ride but five still keen to hit the Manawatu roads. Was meant to be six, but Kim slept in :-)

Me on my trusty VX800, so enjoyable to ride, Dion on his Honda smoking advertisement with new pipes for that extra bit of bling, John on his Honda CB500 and Warren on his GT380 providing some 70s sound, and 'blow me down' what turns up is Bruce on a first generation lovely GSX-R1000 that several of us had been watching on TradeMe :-)

Just a short ride in order over the Track and to Balance Bridge Cafe for a coffee and scone or so. And right on time Dave turns up on his CB750 to boost our numbers and with no wet stuff we were able to sit outside.

Deciding on a trip over the Saddle and down to Ashhurst, we set off with a few enjoying the loose gravel. Dave got a text from the Manawatu Classic Motorcycle Club guys who had been away for the weekend that they were going to stop for lunch at Apiti. So Dave and I said goodbye to the rest who were heading home, filled our bikes in Ashhurst and headed back out for some more great corners to Apiti.

Perfect timing had us arrive at Apiti with the MCMCC guys just climbing off their bikes so in we all went for a beer and some lunch. Below are their bikes. 

We returned home the way we had come in via Pohangina for many more corners of fun rather than face the straight roads after Kimbolton.  

Another great day on our bikes with good company. What a way to end the weekend :-)

1 comment:

  1. Nice write up and photos Ian. You certainly got plenty of saddle time today.