It's Not About the Bike
(with apologies to Lance)

East Cape, 2009

Cycle touring involves many activities other than cycling.
Here are some examples:-




Some like to try skimming stones.

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Photo:  Ed







Some build Halloween Monsters.
This work of art was created by Nigel.

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Some go for a romantic walk along the beach - until the papparazzi see them.

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Some take photos of the sunset.

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This one thought he was related to Tarzan.

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Photo: John G








This one couldn't help himself wowing the ladies
at the Kai Kart Kafé.

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Photo: Margaret







I always wanted to be a pole-dancer!!.

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Signs of a miss-spent youth.

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Some went out and got tatts.










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Only kidding!!

This was one of the locals working on the wharf at Tolaga Bay .
When asked if he would mind having his arm photgraphed he said,
"Hang on!  You can have the whole body!!" and promptly yanked his shirt off.








Some got a cuppa in bed.

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And this one became very popular with his cordon bleu pancackes.

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Photo: John G









Some improved their cycling knowledge by reading Cycling +.

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And there was always laundry waiting to be done.

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However, when there is not enough room on the clothesline,
you have to make your own arrangements.

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And, if all else fails, there is always the evening meal to look forward to.

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Photos: John McK, except those that aren't.


Some unquotable quotes which may, or may not, have been uttered by those to whom they are attributed.

JB: Give us a kiss then.
Lesley: You are disgusting!
Margaret: I want to see the end of the road.
Tail End Charlie: Are we there yet?
David: Has anyone seen a lone lady cyclist heading our way?
Ed!   Ed!!   Ed!!!    ......   No response.
Lyn: Anyone for more dinner?
Mike: Where is the washing line?
Neale: I did not have sex with that woman!
Gaye:  Too much information!
JB: It's a load of friggin rubbish!
Nigel: I think JB gets a lot of bad press.
Mack: I don't want to be leader anymore.
Annie: Motu's great!!
Pete: I'm not riding on any gravel !!!!
Lesley: I haven't done any driving.
Everyone: Is there any more Anathoth pickle?





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