*Before reading, dont forget to click on the tab just above to check out the photos and feel free to start at Blog Post "Day1" (under blog archive on right hand side of this page) and then it all makes sense.*
Well, in a nutshell, there were lots of highlights - below is a brief synopsis of the facts and a couple of little pointers if you a planning a decent motorbike trip of NZ.
Total Distance Travelled: 3291km's
Riding Days: 8 days
Total Days away: 12 days
Longest Km Day: 526km's (Queenstown to Greymouth)
Shortest Km Day: 279km's (Taupo to Auckland)
Mishaps: Dropped bike at service station in Wanaka, Lost extra wet weather cover for front bag somewhere on the ferry
Couldnt live without: Wet weather gear (good gloves too and polyprop socks)
Insulation tape for any unforseeable rips in bags, etc
Something I would take for next time: Polyprop gloves for inside my gloves.
Something I have learnt: Life is for living, so just get out and do it!
Review of the route:
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Next trip is an overnighter to Cape Reinga.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by :)