With a wet forecast for Kapiti today I headed south from Wanganui with fingers crossed that it would improve. The first round in Akatarawa was after a few days rain but wasn’t too slippery, but today slip sliding away was the name of the game. The sections were all under cover in the native bush at the Mangatukutuku Valley and what a fabulous place. The 8 sections were spread out in a big loop with a few stream crossings to help keep the bikes clean. My bike failed at the start so I sat out the first round preparing the lunch with Tiffany but the weather cleared up by lunch and my friend Rick offered me his KT 250 to ride, and it goes better than mine, much more torque from the good engine. The paths through the bush were well worn with large puddles and lots of exposed roots so, the between sections was an adventure in its-self and great training. I was pretty exhausted after doing the 4 rounds and what seemed like 10 km of bush trails. At one stage 3 KTs were nose to tail on the trail, quite an unusual sound. So 4 Kawasaki KT250, Yamaha TY Mono, a Beamish Suzuki RL250, a pair of Montesa, 3 TLR Hondas and a lone Fantic made it out for the day. Another great day playing on old motorcycles, I can’t believe I don’t make the effort to spend more time on the bike. Next event is the BSA Shield at Kapiti including Round 3 of the Spring Series on November 11th. Its on the same road so hope to see you there!
Pic of Evan Carter (Expert) bring his card in after finishing the trial.