Cold rid­ers bold as brass

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By MARY-JO TO­HILL

Phil Nightin­gale, look­ing brassed off as he cooled his jets wait­ing for a new head­lamp bulb be­fore re­join­ing the annual Brass Mon­key Rally on Satur­day. This Hamil­ton mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­ast has taken part in most of the 32 ral­lies, team­ing up with a Ro­torua mate, Dean Na­mana. The pair made the trip south ‘‘for the com­rade­ship and the abil­ity to get away from ev­ery­thing’’. Be­tween them they had ‘‘more bikes than you have fingers and toes’’. Both men said re­li­a­bil­ity was cru­cial for this sort of rally and that ‘‘an un­re­li­able bike doesn’t last long in the col­lec­tion’’.

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