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Easter ride (Te Urewera, Motu Road)

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  • #17143
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    enduro0627
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    • Location : Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike : 2014KLR650EE

    Hi everyone,
    I am planning a ride for Easter.
    In case if anyone would like to join.
    Details are here:
    Easter, 3 days tour

    I will keep the site updated as the details are developing.
    Andrew

    #17149
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    Brainflex
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    • Location : Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike : CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250

    Its a good loop is that but instead of SH2, how about Whakarau Rd to Motu? Keep us informed, I will probably join you.

    #17150
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    Black Betty
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    • Location : Papamoa
    • Bike : DR650

    It is a great loop, but this is a very ambitious ride for one day. Hope your a fast rider who doesn’t like stopping.

    #17151
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    OldBeer
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    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)

    Just what I was about to say. Would spoil the fun if you have to hurry. Would be better with an over night in Gisborne? This is the same route (more or less) that another group on here did recently – how was that for time and distance?

    #17152
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    Black Betty
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    • Location : Papamoa
    • Bike : DR650

    We left Whakatane at 9:00am and got to Rosie bay campsite (lake Waikaremoana) around 6pm. Our ride went in the opposite direction and we did take in a side track, but this indicates how slow this route can be.

    #17157
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    Scott Livingston
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    • Location : Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike : 2010 DR650

    Another way to do this loop would be to ride from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana on the Friday, stopping in Rotorua for lunch. From Rotorua it is about an hour to Murupara and then another 2 to 3 hours to the main lake campground (which has cabins and fuel) depending on how fast you ride and how often you stop. The rest of the route you have outlined heading to Opotiki by the end of the Saturday would be quite manageable at a pleasant riding pace with stops, albeit will still be a full day. Some of the sealed bits on this route are as much fun as the gravel. E.g. Tiniroto Road is a quiet twisty scenic stunner! Recommended lunch stop is the Motu-vation Cafe in Motu – great food and coffee plus really friendly owners.

    #17200
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    enduro0627
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    • Location : Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike : 2014KLR650EE

    The main point for me is riding through Te Urewera. Any recommendation to go around Te Urewera back to Rotorua? The Motu road is not a die-die-must. Obviously gravel preferred.

    #17201
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    Black Betty
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    • Location : Papamoa
    • Bike : DR650

    I would suggest doing the ride (and it really is a great loop) how Scott mentioned. Rotovags for lunch – night at lake waikaremoana holiday park – re-fuel near Gisborne – from there take Whakarau Rd to the Motu-vation Cafe – Motu to Opotiki. That is a solid days ride. Personally I would much rather stay somwhere like Ohope top 10 holiday park. Following day blast back up to Auckland. Happy days…

    #17356
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    Brainflex
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    • Location : Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike : CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250

    @enduro0627 Hows the plans coming, Anything decided yet?

    #17360
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    enduro0627
    Participant
    • Location : Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike : 2014KLR650EE

    I am considering to cut the route shorter.
    Nothing decided yet.
    There are only me +1 committed to the ride…
    I will work out something by the weekend.

    #17368
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    OldBeer
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    • Location : Auckland
    • Bike : DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)

    Wifey’s birthday that weekend so she gets to choose. Probs won’t be a moto trip but you never know. If she is up for it We would do the Rotorua to Gisborne bit at least (two up on the Vstrom)

    #17395
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    Brainflex
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    • Location : Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike : CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250

    Keep us informed, I should be able to make it.

    #17521
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    enduro0627
    Participant
    • Location : Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike : 2014KLR650EE

    Good morning,
    Bad news.
    It got confirmed today morning, I am not able to make it because I will need to work on all 4 days of Easter.
    I will try to get the plan together for you but cannot promise anything this time.
    Andrew

    #17529
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    enduro0627
    Participant
    • Location : Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike : 2014KLR650EE

    Hello everyone,
    Although I am not able to make it to the ride, I have put together a plan for you, if needed.
    Update on the Easter Tour
    It has the usual stuff, a Google Maps, a link to a GPX file what you can upload into your GPS device, recommended fuel stops and accomodations.
    I hope you can make to this tide.

    Andrew

    Ps. This isn’t the Holy Bible, change the route to your own liking.

    #17530
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    Brainflex
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    • Location : Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike : CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250

    Cheers, Anyone else up for an easter ride?

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