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Ride for Christchurch Quake

A local riding club we belong to organised a ride around the hydro lake today to raise money to help out the Christchurch, NZ earthquake and all funds were to be given to the salvation army.

Assembly down at caroline bay Timaru



My lovely wife crossing the Kurow bridge, now to get some of these shots i had to ride flat out ahead of the group and wait for them to go past and then ride hard to catch up again but that made my ride a lot of fun.

A friend of ours let me test ride her Z1000


On top of dam at lake Benmore

the lovely Keri (my wife) again


Stopped at Omarama for lunch




Road between Omarama and Tekapo




Quick stop at lake Tekapo where Keri and the other lady decided to park bikes on footpath but chicks get away with it.



It was a 380km round trip and was beautiful weather. it was great to do somthing you enjoy and raise money for a good cause
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Well done

How much dod you raise?

Although I have had Miss Jaffa (Burnt Orange 2007 Versys) for a while, I still have a lot to learn.


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How much dod you raise?
Not sure, all the riders that attended put a donation in the salvation army bucket and then the buckets was taken around at the different places we stopped at. Keri and myself turned off at our place on the way back home just out of town and the rest of the group went to a final restaurant/hotel in Timaru, do not think it was a large amount but combined with riding the bikes it was a good day out and it all helps.

Very sad about the Japan quake as the Christchurch quake seem almost a non event in comparison.
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Thanks for sharing and we all do our little part in consoling others in time of need. It is not the amount that counts but the thought that counts. Good work buddy.
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Nice work, kiwi. Thanks for the pics, NZ is a very beautiful country. I had a short visit there in '95. I hope your ride helps put things back together. Good job!

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Looks like an enjoyable day, and fun way to help others. Way to go.


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>> Chicks get away with it << I think that's universal lol

The more I read your trips and look at photo, the more I think NZ is some kind of motorcyclists paradise!

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It is good to hear you had a good ride for an excellent cause. Those Kawasaki Z1000s look good in orange!
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Good going Kiwi41, doing something to help takes away the helpless and hopeless feelings we sometimes get, adding to that getting together to ride your beautiful country, would certainly brighten everyones day.

The Sally Anne is a great organization(imo), they are always on the scene when the need arises.

How'd you like the Z-1000, goin' to be the next horse in your stable??

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How'd you like the Z-1000, goin' to be the next horse in your stable??
That Z 1000 was a 06, am interested in the 2011 full fairing Z http://www.kawasaki.co.nz/kawasaki_c...000GBF&do=list

Did like the straight line power of the one i test rode but still think in corners the v will blow it out of the water but depends on the skill level of the rider. The 06 has a slight forward sitting position but was a lot of fun in the short test i had with it.
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Great pics, great looking ride Phil!

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That Z 1000 was a 06, am interested in the 2011 full fairing Z http://www.kawasaki.co.nz/kawasaki_c...000GBF&do=list

Did like the straight line power of the one i test rode but still think in corners the v will blow it out of the water but depends on the skill level of the rider. The 06 has a slight forward sitting position but was a lot of fun in the short test i had with it.
The price of the '11 model at over 20 large is quite upsetting. You'd need to sell all the wifes horses to be able to afford one! j/k

White line fever is a monotonous thing, and not a fun way to ride anyways.
Might as well be in a cage!

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yep Ron, just under $16,000 US so may wait for a 2nd hand one or should say will wait for a 2nd hand one as i like my marriage.
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