Hi Nigel -Rob in Oz
Thanks for the invitation. Its very appealing.I'm meeting an American mate, Tom, I last saw trekking around Darjeeling for a few days. He is an ultra marathon runner, so I'm thinking this could be a full on bolt.
I have 2 weeks in SI landing on 19/2. He asked do I want to hitch immediately from airport straight to trackhead (Mt Cook area).
I'd like to see if I can get a tourer bike for pleasure and transport or a rent a ruffy station wagon if need be as we'll camp all the way.
As there's no direct communication with Tom, also a rider with no phone and he's runs a marathon about each week in the mountains. The answer is
If we're still in CCH on 21, there is no place we'd rather be than bringing along a
and chops to share with you and the HUBB'ers.
On Wednesday 19, we'll find if the pull of the road and mountains is so strong we can't resist getting out immediately into your great country.
I'll let you know beforehand when I land.
I've only been to one HUBB meeting at Tintaldra , NSW last year and it was one of the best experiences of my life.
If you happen to know anyone who would want to rent any off road tourers for 2 weeks. I ride an BMWR80 GS at home. Then we be happy to share the bucks around if not being used. Otherwise a dealer with a buyback in CCH might be practical. I'm sure I'll kick myself if I ride your roads in a car!