Taranaki Rides

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  • #11809

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

    Going for a ride in The ‘Naki? Post your plans here so other local riders can join in.

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    #17692

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    No posts here at all? Seems strange, as plenty of Taranaki riders around.

    #17694

    Dave Young
    Participant
    • Location: Coastal Taranaki
    • Bike: KTM 50 SX 2018
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Hi @oldbeer. I often encounter adventure bikes travelling the gravel roads in Taranaki but it seems that we’re quite poor at sharing our adventures online.

    #17695

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Ah well, I’ll post some from my upcoming trip and see if that prompts a response!. My wife has decided she would like to come so that makes it pretty much a cert. Ill post here somewhere when I get my itinerary sorted.

    The reason I’m up this late is that I found your Europe ride thread on advrider and got hooked – didnt get to every page but what I saw was impressive. Wifey and I had a great holiday in Andalucia in 2013 and I often found myself thinking how great it would be to go there on a bike.
    Cheers

    #17696

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Look out Taranaki, we are coming…

    Original plans for a solo trip changed when mrs oldbeer peeked over the shoulder and saw planning underway so its a two up trip now.

    I have booked accommodation in Awakino for Thursday and Friday night.
    Will ride down Thursday and chill by the Mokau River that evening.

    Friday I’d like to do Totoro, Kumara and Waitewhenua to Ohura, (then maybe Tazzamanui for supplies but adds 1.5 hours…) and back to Awakino via Waitaanga Road. What is at Mokau and Awakino these days? Anywhere to buy food? 4 square etc??? so I can avoid going to Taumaranui if we fancy a slow day? Two up we find 4 hours riding is enough – don’t want to spoil the vibe by having to rush anywhere.

    Saturday will ride though Ahititi, Kiwi Road, Moki Road Okoki, Urenui and then to the big smoke. We will stay Saturday night in NPL somewhere in the middle of town.

    Sunday, FWH through to Te Awamutu for Sunday night and home on Monday.

    Should all be very cruisey.

    So if anyone’s around on Saturday late afternoon, evening i’d be keen to say hi over a coffee or a beer.

    Suggestions for a good Thai restaurant would be very welcome!

    Cheers

    #17701

    Dave Young
    Participant
    • Location: Coastal Taranaki
    • Bike: KTM 50 SX 2018
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    @oldbeer, The Thai House Express at 79 Devon Street W (Tel 06 758 1179) might be worth checking out.

    #17706

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    apologies Dave Young, mixing up my Youngs there…it was Mikes RR I looked at.. Lots of young people in the Naki obviously

    #17711

    Dave Young
    Participant
    • Location: Coastal Taranaki
    • Bike: KTM 50 SX 2018
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    No worries, @oldbeer. I’ve had a quick look at your itinerary and it looks like you’ve planned a great trip (the weather forecast is looking favourable too). Whilst browsing over on Adventure Rider I saw that you have had your questions answered regarding supplies at Mokau and Awakino, so that’s all sorted. My wife suggests the Siam Thai Fusion is a good place to have meal.

    #17729

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Thanks all, counting down now.
    We have ended up with a booking at the Thai Chefs 201 Devon at 6.30pm on Saturday. Anyone welcome to join us, let me know if you wanted to come and I’ll extend the booking. You never know who you might meet!

    Cheers and thanks for the tips

    #17777

    Addo007
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    • Location: Taradise
    • Bike: Dr650se
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Enjoy Oldbeer. That route you have chosen via Kiwi Rd is one of my favourites, and Waitaanga Rd is awesome. I would have joined you except that I am working nightshift all weekend. If you ever head this way again let us know, I would be keen to join up as I usually ride alone due to the shift work pattern.

    #17778

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Thanks…I’ll be back. Lots of interesting looking roads I missed. Sitting at Mud Bay Uranus having a cuppa now. Moki had a lot of loose gravel. Kaka was fun. Kiwi was a bit of a surprise. Great before the tunnel and fairly cruiseu after. A good day.

    #17779

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, 1992 Africa Twin! (Temporarily)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    *urenui not Uranus haha

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