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  • #16034

    Scott Livingston
    Participant
    • Location: Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Just adding that if there is going to be a group ride including Motu, Motu Falls, Takaputahi Rd/ Otipi Track with an overnight somewhere like Whitikau Campsite in Feb 2017 then I would be keen to come along. Thanks.

    #16035

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Alright Scott, You’ll be more than welcome. We will sort out a date and put it up.

    #16036

    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    @brainflex Sorry, when you said bottom of Pikowai Road I presumed at SHW2 (ie Altitude) hence my sugestion to meet at Old Coach Rd. If your going South to North I’ll pass (I’d prefer my first Pikowai ride to be North-South). My bike isn’t as nibble as your DRZ250. Cottlini may be sporting a HP2 E which would be interesting too…

    #16037

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @black-betty No, you’ve got it right, Starting on Matata Straights, climb up on to gravel road so that we descend the section in the video above. Should be OK even on the HP2 E, well some bits may be interesting but should be doable. The rest is open double track, bit like an extended Hamilton Rd. Conversation above was trying to identify the location of the gates.

    #16046

    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    @brainflex All good. I’m in, though I’ll meet you at the Pikowai and Campbell intersection as I will be coming via Campbell Rd. Just name a time and I’ll be there.

    As for an overnight ride for Takaputahi Rd/ Otipi Track area could I tentatively suggest 18th Feb with a back-up of 25th Feb. Suit those interested?

    #16047

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    @cottlini, are you bringing the HP2? Some of the tracks are a bit technical. If you’re up for it it’ll be interesting. Where are you coming from? Would Old Coach rd be nearer for you?
    @black-betty, lets see what Cottlini has to say, maybe better to meet at Old Coach rd.

    #16051

    cottlini
    Participant
    • Location: BOP
    • Bike: hp2e
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Yep only have the Walrus (hp2) so will be taking it, if you guys are keen for a bit of waiting while I wrestle the hunk of blubber all good. Looking at the vid it looks like its going to be the same as piloting the bluebridge ferry up the Waikato river.
    What could possibly go wrong!!!!!!!
    The cylinders are trainer skids for us learners heheehe it can only fall 1/2 way.
    I live in Tauranga so can meet where ever, will sort some new rubber for the blubber bike.

    #16054

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    OK, how about we all meet up at where Otamarakau valley Rd meets SH 2 at 9.30 on the 17th?

    #16055

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    IF you are going to organise an overnighter maybe create a seperate thread for it so it has more visibility and you might get some more riders interested.

    #16057

    Scott Livingston
    Participant
    • Location: Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    18 and 19 Feb 2017 for an overnight ride for Takaputahi Rd/ Otipi Track area would suit me. Thanks.

    #16058

    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    @adscott8 well, that’s two of us so we have the makings of a ride…

    @brainflex Cool, see you there.

    #16061

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider
    #16068

    cottlini
    Participant
    • Location: BOP
    • Bike: hp2e
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    yep to Otamarakau valley Rd at 9:30

    Cheers

    #16097

    Itamar Bareket
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi guys,
    I just bought a BMW Dakar 650 and Im looking for travel mates.
    I road dirt bikes for the last 7 years but not adventure so join some of you guys could be really helpful.
    if any one would like me to join him I’m in Gisbourne for the next 2-3 weeks.
    cheers Itamar.

    #16099

    Adrian
    Participant
    • Location: Cambridge
    • Bike: 2012 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hello, Itamar Bareket.

    I’m just about to start riding down the East coast (starting today) so I’ll be down in your woods in a few days.

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