Cold riders bold as brass
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’’.