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Barrett
Wifey and son have headed to our South Island for the annual holiday for sons ski training.
They decided to go as far south as they could and visit Stewart Island overnight,  had a great time.
Returning back to the South Island today they visited Hayes & Son's, an Invercargill Hardware store that has a small museum of Burt Munroe in their store, Burt is one of my son's hero's. 

Son in replica for pics
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Next to Burts Speedway bikes
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Wifey next to the actual Indian he used at Bonneville 
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And as they are alway reminded to Hunt...they did spot Burts iron in a display of his belongings 
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Chose the 2nd from right.
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They are off to Oreti beach now where Burt practiced and raced in local events. There's still an annual event held in his honour. 

Cheers
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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1hpycmpr
Nice pictures, Andrew!  Looks like an interesting place to visit.  Ah yes, it’s winter in your neck of the woods.  Our oldest sent us a video recently showing a heck of a hailstorm flooding the streets of Mittagong in NSW.
Mark
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hikerduane
Cool, thanks for sharing.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Mister Wilson
That’s cool they have those displayed. Love those old racing bikes. 
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mahobud
Great pics.  Wonderful tale about Burt and a fine movie, too.
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egroscup
Really cool stuff. Funny coincidence as a friend and I were kicking tires in our local Indian dealership just yesterday. E.
The year 2259, the place Babylon 5
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Barrett
Cheers guys 

The boy is over the moon.
On the way to Oreti beach they stopped at Classic Motorcycle Mecca, a 300 bike museum. 
Not sure why they sent these two pics, I would've been more interested in the John Britten bikes displayed.
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Then to Oreti beach, you can see that the boy is pretty happy that his mum allowed him to drive the beach
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Not sure what the rental company or police would say, being only 10 lol

They are heading back up to Wanaka and the ski fields now.... keeping an eye out for gpa's as they go 🙂
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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austin65uri
Great post Andrew. For some of you reading this and wondering about the title, check out the movie “The Fastest Indian” starring Anthony Hopkins. Awesome even if you never have ridden a motorcycle.
Bill.
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Gasman64
Very nice, Andrew, I really like the old motorcycles, and I appreciate all your pictures.  That's some neat stuff!
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Barrett
Cheers Bill, I forget my random posts may not be self explaining elsewhere. 

Also check out "Offerings to the god of speed" on YouTube,  made by Roger Donaldson in 1971, a short documentary on Burt before his death and 34 years before Roger made the movie.
Andrew

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Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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austin65uri
👍😎.
Bill.
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Barrett
Cheers Steve, thought I could get away with it in Just Bull since Burt used a 4a iron🙂

My wife and son have both admitted that my insistence that they hunt in the wild for me  has actually enhanced their experiences in that they pay more attention to things they may have just glanced over.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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BSAGuy
Kia ora, Andrew.  Nice pics.  We were in Invercargill, Queenstown, Wanaka and some other spots two years ago this very week.  Stayed two nights at Knobs Flat just before they closed for the season.  Have you been there?  Very nicely appointed, but simple rooms.  We loved our time in NZ.  You have a beautiful country full of super-friendly Kiwis.
- Courtenay
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Barrett
Kia Ora Courtenay 

I haven't been to Knobs Flat, I actually haven't seen much of our South Island outside of business trips to most centers and recreational trips to Queenstown and Wanaka. 
For many NZers the South Island and it's attractions had become quite expensive in comparison to alternatives, we can fly to Australia or the Pacific Islands cheaper than the South Island. 
Tourism had pushed the price of accommodation and attractions beyond what many locals felt was value.
That has all come to an abrupt halt and operators and providers are working hard to entice the locals back.
This year's ski trip is a bargain for the family compared to previous trips.

We had a reality check on the way to the airport the other day, huge temporary parking / storage lots of rental cars and camper vans / RV's that would obviously be out with international visitors in different times.
Will be interesting to hear how the ski fields are as 50% of previous patronage were international tourist. 

I need to explore more of the South Island,  next year's 4x4 trip was planned for the deep South, but has been postponed until our European mates can join us again, we will do a local North Island trip instead.

I am very pleased that you enjoyed your time here and hope that you are able to again soon should you wish.

Cheers
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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BSAGuy
That's an interesting update, Andrew.  We felt that prices were not bad, but that was 2 years ago and for us from USA, your dollar was available at a 30% discount to our own currency.

We thought it was humorous that when we told people on the plane over and when we landed that we were going to the South Island, they all said "Oh, it's cold down there."

The Knobs Flat stay was in prep for a boat tour of Milford Sound, which got scrubbed due to ice and snow on the roadway in.  Apparently, that happens 2-3 times per year and we just had bad luck.

Sorry about the tourism drop.  This stupid virus has really messed up so much for millions of people world-wide.

Our favorite place was Wanaka.  Just the right size and ambience.  We felt that Queenstown was too busy, but our 28-year old daughter and her hubby liked it the best for the shopping.  Different strokes.

If you go to Wanaka, be sure to try Erik's Fish & Chips.  It's a food truck on the right on Ardmore Street as you enter Wanaka and before you hit the lake.  Excellent!!

https://www.eriksfishandchips.co.nz/
- Courtenay
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GCinSC
Cam,

Riley here.

cool that is awesome
Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
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salukispeed
I Really liked the Burt Monroe story and enjoyed the movie although it took a while for me to get in step with Anthony Hopkins as Burt.  Nice pics with your Son. 
Bob
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GCinSC
Andrew and Cam,

In the mid 70's I rode Hare Scramble in Ohio. My bike was a 250CC Husqvarna  but we called them Husky's. Hare Scramble was a 2 or 4 hour one rider one machine most laps per class rough and tumble event. Woods, creeks, hills, mud bogs and an unimproved rabbit trail. 

Anyway this is the trailer for a movie that shows a lot of different MC activites, trail riding, racing of all manner, street riding and many famous riders. But my favorite sceen was IIRC Malcom Smith at the hill climb. 1st run forgets to turn on fuel. 2nd run all the way up the hill. But this wasn't his event, didn't know you went down the back side of hill climb run. He just turned it around and rode back down the hill he just came up.

We're in a bit of a hot and humid spell and Cam is going skiing, wow.

Gary

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Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
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Barrett
Gary, Riley 

Cam is unaware of this thread at the moment as he's now in Ski racing training daily and his mum is limiting his online time to keep him focused whilst they are down there, but feel free to email him directly Riley if you wish as I'm sure he'll be happy to share his experiences. 

Gary, Husky's are a very popular bike down here.
I rode trail bikes a lot for many years, mainly in non competitve trail rides or just with mates.
For the last 10 years or so we have all moved to quads/atv's..... 4 wheels being easier for older boys..... as long as you keep the Shiney side up lol.
Cam wants to go the other way and trade his quad for a 2 wheeler.
We are lucky that the farms around our northern place allow us access to ride, tho its more ramble than scramble these days, though there's still plenty of "hold my beer and watch this" moments when someone thinks they're still invincible 🙂

One interesting thing is how well Cam has learnt the concept of vehicle control from slipping and sliding his quad around and our 4x4 trips, so much so that whilst down in the snow he is the technical advisor to mum as to the correct gear selection, speed and driving approach to the bits mum finds challenging.
He's wishing the next 5 and a half years would hurry up so that he could get his license. 
Andrew

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Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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GeraldJP
Awesome to see the little man enjoying himself. Great pics and story, thanks for sharing it.
Gerald

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Launchpad95
The world's fastest Indian is a good family movie about an amazing man.  It is one of my favorites.  
Tom 

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Launchpad95
The world's fastest Indian is a good family movie about an amazing man.  It is one of my favorites.
Tom 

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Barrett
Tom and all
Above I mentioned the 1971 short documentary that Roger Donaldson made whilst Burt was still alive, here is a link to the 3 parts on YouTube. 
I must say that the movie and the acting were very true to the man.

Hope this works

Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Mister Wilson
Thanks for posting this Andrew. Just finished watching all 3 parts, and the Leno interview with Anthony Hopkins, and the Concourse interview about the restoration and firing it up. Too cool 😎 
John
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Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
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Barrett
Glad you enjoyed it John.
I need to do a little more research on the bike shown in the Concourse video, it must be another he built later as the 184mph record achiever is the one in Invercargill, with full nose cone as shown in the movie.

Certainly an amazing man.
Andrew

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Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Barrett
@BSAGuy

Hey Courtenay 
Still there and family say thanks 🙂20200703_185517_copy_768x1705_1.jpg 
Ka kite anõ (see you later)
Andrew 
Andrew

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BSAGuy
@Barrett

Way cool, Andrew.  Thanks for the memories!  Are ya'll skiing?  How's the weather?

Now, if you want an expensive dinner, try Kika at 2 Dunsmore Street.  Kinda pricey and it may not be to your son's taste.  The lamb shoulder is super tasty and they serve some local gin/vodka (I can't recall the name) that's great.  Some local lady picks the botanicals for the gin.
- Courtenay
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Barrett
@BSAGuy

It's just wifey and the boy down there, I'm still in the North Island. 
Our son participates in Ski racing, so they use his winter school holidays to go down each year to train and race as there's more snow than the North Island ski fields at this time of year.
They are heading to Mt Hutt today for a race and then back to Queenstown for an event at the Remarkable's field on Monday before returning to Wanaka and Cadrona for another 2 weeks.
So far the weather has been great for them.

It's not all bad for me, gives me time to play with gpa's,  and today I'm off to the beach for an overnight 4x4 camp with my mates.... a bunch of middle aged men behaving  (slightly) badly lol
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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BSAGuy
What a great time for everyone, Andrew.  Even though I can cook, I would probably starve if I had to cook for myself for 3 weeks!  Have fun with your mates.  I am 61 and I totally get that we all can't behave as badly as we all used to.  The pain the next day is just too much!!
- Courtenay
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GCinSC

Barrett wrote:
.. a bunch of middle aged men behaving  (slightly) badly lol


That deserves its own patch. 

I’ll preorder two please. 

Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0154
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