I love the Coromandel, fantastic biking area, if you're ever down Christchurch way you should pop in. We're just north of Christchurch called South Pacific Motorcycle Tours, if you haven't done the Akaroa run you should come with one of us.
Thanks for that - same for you if you're ever up this way. I was down south for the Southern Cross round NZ in 5 days ride in 2005 (starting at Bluff), and down again in '07 with my mates on the Blackbirds Galore tour: http://geoffjames.blogspot.com/2009/...th-island.html
. Was also in Chch in March for our daughter's Master's graduation. Would be down riding again tomorrow if I didn't have other immediate commitments, worse luck!
Hope you guys were ok in the quake aftermath.