Friday, June 13, 2014

Last Ride

Last weekend was my last chance to take my bike out before the rego runs out and I put it on hold for the winter. I was going to go through the Turakina valley road, but on finding freshly graded, thick gravel, I decided to give this a miss and divert over Mt Curl and on to Hunterville.
A quick stop at Turakina.
After changing my route , I went past the Marton Reservoirs which I assume supply  Marton with its drinking water.
Mount Curl being a high point , appears to have all the radio and television masts for the Manawatu/Rangitikei area.
As I did last time I passed through Hunterville, I decided to eat at Crank's Cafe again, but this time I took my camera in.
There is a lot of interesting motorcycle stuff.
...and a Gnat. This one is Villiers powered, some of them had 4 stroke Hondas.
A collection of bicycles.
A couple from Feilding who was eating there at the same time, rode up on this Triumph Thruxton.
I don't know how it performs, but man it looks good.
Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I still think motorcycle engines should be a feature of their appearance, not covered by all enclosing fairings.
Just as I was about to leave, this fairly new Kenworth K200 passed through, heading north on SH 1.

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