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Cold Kiwi – 2007 Pt IV


Another instalment of photos and vid from the weekend in the middle of the wops…some more of the Burn Out Competition, and the Helmet Run, and the night’s festivities…

Left; The Salute to fallen riders, quite a din, especially amongst the two-strokes. Photo M. Tierney
Right; seemed appropriate at the time, I pull out my Bee Gees moves. Photo M. Tierney
Below left and right; the sausage competition – riders on the back of a bike must take as big a bite from a frankfurter hanging from a hook…sauce is sometimes added to make it more difficult…what is hard to watch is a guy on the back…hmmm, maybe in the wrong place, buddy.
Above; the infamous Helmet Run – the least clothing the better, and it is not so disappointing to see the ladies not get right into it, but damaging to the eyes that skinny white boys do!!

 Below left; where there’s smoke…someone’s bike (not the ZX from previous post) catches fire!
 Below right; the start of the dismantling – the main tent where the bands played on the Sunday morning – view from the food hall.


Below; discussions take place over a coffee, or a beer, something along the lines of “You know what, I think we should just cruise back at about 80km/h, and not worry if Harleys overtake us, and make sure we stop for any Police officer who requests as such”. Or something like that…
Below; the sight that greeted us every morning…Mt Ruapehu in all its splendour.

Cold Kiwi – 2007 Pt III

>Some more piccies in the Cold Kiwi saga…showing some of the second day highlights – the Hill Climb and Burn Out competitions.

 Left; Cold Kiwi site.
Right; yet another failure on the hill climb. The local boys are very good at this and usually get up their no sweat on their dirt bikes, and now and again they try out on modified pieces of crap, like Honda CBs, Suzuki GSXRs and the like. After a few drinks you can always be guaranteed some twat will try it on his road bike. One year someone tried on an old Triumph, the year before this it was (successfully!!!) a GS1200.
Below left; the failure in previous photo comes back down the hill. Steep as this one is, there is a track to the right which is even steeper, and not many have a crack at that one.


Above right; the eventual winner of the Burn Out, on a Harley.
Above left; Chris enjoys the clean mountain air.
Above right; pre-Burn Out warm ups.
Above; V-Rod…now I’m not a Harley man, but some things are somewhat sacred…
Next episode, video on the V-Rod burn out, and sausage competition…

Cold Kiwi – 2007 Part II

>Here is the second installment of photos from the ’07 Cold Kiwi…

 Above left; Becky, Tania, Steve, Mel and a communist-looking Brett wish they weren’t as cold as their drinks.
Above right; Roy, Steve and Dane warm their drinks next to the bonfire.
Above left; warm on the outside, cold on the inside.
Above right; Rob in deep thought too early the next morning – obviously didn’t drink enough!
 Above left; Dane and Roy feed their faces while Rob relaxes.
 Above right; The following day we took a ride out to the memorial at the scene of the Tangawai rail disaster, which occurred Xmas Eve 1953 when a flood off the surrounding volcanic plateau washed the bridge out. There is a sad story about a woman who died in this whose fiancee was touring South Africa with the NZ cricket team. After being told about the tragedy, he came out to bat in complete silence in memory of his dead lover.
NZ History – Tangawai rail disasterLeft; me, wrapped up like Nanook Of The North – the water in the river was freezing!!!

Left; from left to right, Dane and me sitting with Mike behind, Roy and Rob sitting, and Brett, right


Cold Kiwi – 2007 Part I

>This Cold Kiwi had us bringing a few of the boys down with us, and as usual the Cold Kiwi didn’t live up to it’s name. Not much to mention, same old thing happens year in year out, but that suits us well.

Me – Suzuki SV1000S
Rob – Ducati ST4
Ray – Honda Firestorm 1000
Mike – Triumph Rocket III
Steve – Honda CB1300
Roy – GSXR 1000
Brett – Moto Guzzi VII Sport
Dane – Triumph 955i
Chris (who didn’t really ride with us) – GSXR600

 Black Night, Rob’s ST4 and 749S – a photo now would have a Suzuki GN250, Laverda, Triumph Triple, and a Suzuki RGV500                                  
Right: Ray and Brett checked out the bitumen at Papakura servo. A popular place for bikers to meet before hitting the Bombays.
Left: Brett and Roy at lunch, Taumaranui, a beaut place to eat, especially when you get two feeds! Sorry Dane! I ate a meal put in front of me (upset they scrambled instead of poached my eggs) and then when mine finally came, Dane didn’t want it so I had that too. I was 20kg heavier in those days, that’s why I needed a V-Twin!
Right: the boys meet up with Chris in Ohakune – he rides like a Nana, he left two days before!
 Left: Dane cannot understand why then girls haven’t put up the tent for him already! this is one of the sweeter sounding 955s around, beaut pipe on it.
Right: Some of the bikes – Black Night, Brett’s Guzzi, Rob’s ST4 (he dropped it and broke the mirror), Roy’s Gixxer, Steve’s CB1300
Left: me, Mike and Dane share a broke back moment. It was a bit cool judging by the clothing.
Right: everyone does what they do best – argue, gossip, talk bikes, and waffle shit over beers and around the fire. The conversation makes no sense when girls are about to impress. From l to r, Chris, Rob, Roy, Dane, Steve, Ray, Brett (back turned), Mel (Brett’s fiance) and Becky (Steve’s daughter).


Cold Kiwi – 2006

Here are some pics of my second Cold Kiwi – rode from Auckland to the site (midway Waiouru and Ohakune). We rode via Ngaruawahia, to Otorohonga via the back roads, and then through Taumaranui and National Park (sorry for the spelling). It was anything but Cold, I had stocked up on thermal gears etc. Lucky there were plenty of beers there, albeit expensive! Agreat trip for anyone looking for a great ride and a weekend of watching other riders make dicks of themselves.

Other riders;

Me Suzuki SV1000S “Black Night”
Rob Duke 749S
Ray Honda VTR1000
Steve Honda CB1300
Brett Moto Guzzi V-Sport
Don Suzuki TL1000S

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