Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Gathering Of The Kiwis No 2

Day 2

From the desert Hilton it was a reasonable ride down the 40 with some ripio (gravel) and tar of various conditions with lots of road works.

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A nice part of the 40

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The three of us at a river stop

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The river flowing within an old volcanic crevice

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For you lads back home ... the ADV salute to prove we were thinking of you

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At Chos Malal we tanked up after overshooting the petrol station lineup down the street and having to ride around the block to find more cars were already queuing.

We had all but decided to leave and were putting on our gear when a guy on a 1200 GSA pulled up, we exchanged notes and he told us that the route we were looking at was ok as he had just come that way, jobs on so we hit it.

Rosie stealing the limelight

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The road was neat, great views, sunny and neat ride, we stopped at a small town and got supplies for dinner before looking for a place to camp for the night, this time proving a little more difficult with everything being fenced off.

Stunning views

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Clint the camera man shooting the race

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Rosie found some soft stuff while taking a pic

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Searching for a place to bunk down we finally found a small sand pit after Loncopue with an alcove off it so we were out of sight and out of mind, also aptly positioned away from the wind, good score.

Sitting down over a wine or two we chewed the fat and finally brewed up some dinner appreciating a good feed and nice wine.

Camp by night

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The weather was on our side which was cool and the wind dropped letting us settle in for a good nights sleep.

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