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Stayed at my first ever rally in a tent on sat night. The vincent county rally in otago, NZ. http://www.bronzotago.co.nz/vincent-county-rally-vcr/

Was riding down with a friend of mine who just brought a 2010 Z750 and his ten year old son. A bit a of drama for me as had to work friday night and was supposed to work until 7am so even with my friend wanting to leave early he agreed to go at lunch time but one of my workmates came in at 05.20 and let me go early as a favour so was in bed by 06.00. Woke up just after 10.00 and told my mate to come to my place as soon as he ready but he was having problems fitting his gear to new bike and had to buy a tank bag that morning to get all there gear in and was fitting his new radar detector so we did not leave my house to 11.45am anyway.



Stopped for lunch at Oamarama. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omarama

Did not really stop much for photos of great scenary as my friends dad was already there, pretty cool father, son and grandson go to a lot of rallys together. Quick stop by Lake Dunstan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Dunstan

A few pic's around the camp






Now with my camera armed i hunted high and low for a versys and a ninja ninja 1000, you would think with 1800 people you would find one, well versysites i found one, but no ninja.

The music the band played was good and because my friends dad had come down on firday we had a good secure camp site against a fence and far enough away to still get a good nights sleep and not have drunk idiots trip on our tent ropes. I crashed just after midnight but woke up at 05.00 so was pretty tired when i got back home but enjoyed some great company and thats what it all about.

A couple of funny things happened, early in the evening a drunk guy tried to ride his HD through a creek and got stuck, he was in the nude.
A HD was parked on the other side of the fence from us and at 10pm he started it up at 10pm reved it up for 10 sec then shut it down, my friends son had gone to bed and yelled out "what the hell you doing people trying to sleep, come on" we were holding our side laughing as it was so funny and the HD walked away wth a smile on his face to.

On the way home stopped and took a photo of the legendary brass monkey motorcycle rally site, this is held in the middle of winter and there is a small lake that freezes hard enough every few years to have ice curling competions. This is the sort of country where you need to be a hard man.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_M...torcycle_Rally

We stopped and Ranfurly and i had a big boys breakfast, did not eat anything else to i got home. Its not a long ride, 350km from home to vincent rally site.



We had a bit of fun on way home passing a few cruisers.

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Thanks for sharing! Looks like your tail rack served you well with all the luggage!
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Nice pics, and sounds like a good time, even if you were exhausted on the way there!!



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