>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).