Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Gathering Of The Kiwis

Clint and Rosie Kiwi Bikers from New Zealand (well .. the North Island ) finally made it into San Rafael at 8.00pm after a day of setup and organising.

Rosie was pooped so we kicked her off her bike , sat her down with an Argie Malbec wine, some salami and cheese so she could level out, Clint and I taking care of the bikes and putting them out the back with Maya.

Great catch up over wines and fud, great to talk Kiwi again and catch up on the local homeward happenings.

Day 1

The day was a leisurely start with breaky and coffee, a quick organize, get some cash exchanged and away we go, Clint and Rosie playing follow the leader for the first part through the canyon, Ellen and I had already been prior so we knew the way and the cool parts to see.

First stop at the reservoir and damn

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Up to the lookout

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4 x selfie at the lookout

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Donkeys .... always like a pat!!

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The two aliens

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Rose racing her own Dakar on the NX 400 Falcon

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Cool rock formations

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Out of the canyon was a tar blast down the famous 40, into Malargue then south to our camping place at Manque Malal where there are fossils … well…when we turned up anyway.

The 40 with new tar

Large expanses of not a lot

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A walked around the river and the supposed waterfall we were supposed to pay $50 EACH for we all felt it was a complete letdown and glad we didn’t anything, we got told off for not taking a guide

Some minor adjustments to Clints bike trying to tighten the gear lever by slotting the slot bigger.

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That night was cooking, drinking and good times kicked off by good nights.

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