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  • #4963

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

    I hope @glitch_oz bought his wet weather gear with him from Aus

    #5349

    awa355
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    • Location: Te Awamutu
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Not too sure where to post this query, or how to start a new thread (if needed). On a recent ride along Rangitoto rd I turned left into Ahoroa road. I followed this for a while then because of fuel/time etc I returned to my original route.
    According to Google, Ahoroa becomes Waipa Valley rd, then meets up with Mangaokewa rd. There are a number of long no exit roads branching off all through here. Mangaokewa rd starts off the Bennydale road Puketutu end, and swings around through the country north of Bennydale and emerges between Bennydale and Pureora forest park.

    Has anyone explored these roads recently? I’m keen to go tiki touring through this area, maybe next weekend.

    #5382

    Kenny013
    Participant
    • Location: Frans Josef
    • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi all I’m Stan from the Netherlands.
    Currently in Auckland waiting for my bike (Kenny an KTM 990 Adventure) to get in.
    If you got any suggestions for nice adventures routes, please let me know.
    I will be here till the beginning of February.

    To have a look at my past journey’s see http://www.stanswebsite.nl
    Thanks

    #5383

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

    @kenny013 said:
    Hi all I’m Stan from the Netherlands.
    Currently in Auckland waiting for my bike (Kenny an KTM 990 Adventure) to get in.
    If you got any suggestions for nice adventures routes, please let me know.
    I will be here till the beginning of February.

    To have a look at my past journey’s see http://www.stanswebsite.nl
    Thanks

    Hi Stan and Welcome to NZ

    Do you have a defined route through New Zealand and what sort of riding are you looking for?

    We’ve got quite a few routes loaded here http://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/ and they vary from easy gravel through to stuff you’d have to be quite competent on your 990 to do.

    Eddie

    #5390

    Kenny013
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    • Location: Frans Josef
    • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi Eddie,

    I’ve not got a defined route jet, though I probably will visit the usual tourist places.

    I found the GPS tracks, they look great, though there are a lot of them and I was hoping that one could
    point out the best, most beautiful, special New Zealand for me to do. As I unfortunately can’t do them all.

    I think I can say I’m a well experienced all road rider and love river crossings, not to fund of deep sand or
    slippery (red clay) mud, but if not to long I will get through.
    For instance, in Australia I drove up to Cape York, with a Honda Africa Twin (750cc) and
    in South America 450 Km strictly 4 wheel drive track. See my website.

    Stan

    #5410

    nzrian
    Participant
    • Location: Queenstown
    • Bike: DR650, BSA lightning
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    hello all, i have just signed up.
    i have a DR650 that i imported from OZ when we lived over there for a bit.
    Good to be back in NZed.
    been doing a few rides around the queenstown area, and have been surprised at the amount of good riding locally.
    Skippers canyon. The Nevis road, Crown range road and Macetown to name a few.

    #5412

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

    @nzrian said:

    hello all, i have just signed up.
    i have a DR650 that i imported from OZ when we lived over there for a bit.
    Good to be back in NZed.
    been doing a few rides around the queenstown area, and have been surprised at the amount of good riding locally.
    Skippers canyon. The Nevis road, Crown range road and Macetown to name a few.

    Welcome nzrian

    Do you happen to have a Garmin GPS by any chance? The Nevis is the only one of those we have on the site so far and I’d be keen to get more around that area.

    Check out http://www.bikeweeknz.com/, an event based at the Bannockburn pub starting end of January.

    Eddie

    #5414

    nzrian
    Participant
    • Location: Queenstown
    • Bike: DR650, BSA lightning
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi Eddie, unfortunately I am old school in the navigation department, and don’t use a GPS on the bike.

    I have been down the odd wrong gravel road lately so maybe I should think about getting one.

    #5415

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

    @nzrian said:I have been down the odd wrong gravel road lately so maybe I should think about getting one.

    Thats when the adventure happens.

    I rarely use mine for navigating and more for figuring out where I actually went afterwards.

    #5416

    nzrian
    Participant
    • Location: Queenstown
    • Bike: DR650, BSA lightning
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Haha, that is true.
    It’s not about the destination, the journey getting there is what it’s all about.

    #5417

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

    @kenny013 said:
    Hi Eddie,

    I’ve not got a defined route jet, though I probably will visit the usual tourist places.

    I found the GPS tracks, they look great, though there are a lot of them and I was hoping that one could
    point out the best, most beautiful, special New Zealand for me to do. As I unfortunately can’t do them all.

    I think I can say I’m a well experienced all road rider and love river crossings, not to fund of deep sand or
    slippery (red clay) mud, but if not to long I will get through.
    For instance, in Australia I drove up to Cape York, with a Honda Africa Twin (750cc) and
    in South America 450 Km strictly 4 wheel drive track. See my website.

    Stan

    You can’t really go wrong with anything in the South Island but I’d pick out The Rainbow or The Molesworth, Black Forest Station, Taking your bike across Lake Wakatipu on the old steamer and down the Von Road, and The Nevis which has more river crossings than you can shake a stick at.

    In the North Island I’d recommend 90 Mile beach or Glicks Gully to Baylys Beach, riding up a wide empty beach is awesome.

    The 42nd Traverse is good fun though a bit tighter with some steeper up and downs and a few clay sections and I’m a fan of The Motu Road and around Lake Waikaremoana.

    Maybe you should start a Ride Report thread?

    #5418

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

    @oldone said:
    Not too sure where to post this query, or how to start a new thread (if needed). On a recent ride along Rangitoto rd I turned left into Ahoroa road. I followed this for a while then because of fuel/time etc I returned to my original route.
    According to Google, Ahoroa becomes Waipa Valley rd, then meets up with Mangaokewa rd. There are a number of long no exit roads branching off all through here. Mangaokewa rd starts off the Bennydale road Puketutu end, and swings around through the country north of Bennydale and emerges between Bennydale and Pureora forest park.

    Has anyone explored these roads recently? I’m keen to go tiki touring through this area, maybe next weekend.

    Maybe start a new thread in Places to ride? To start a new thread scroll down past the existing topics and there’s a box for starting a new thread.

    It looks interesting and I’d be keen to join you some time for a look around and I’m sure @jake-maryniak and a few others would be keen too.
    How fast do you get along on the gravel on that scooter?

    #5424

    awa355
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    • Location: Te Awamutu
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    <cite>@nzrian said:</cite>
    Hi Eddie, unfortunately I am old school in the navigation department, and don’t use a GPS on the bike.

    I have been down the odd wrong gravel road lately so maybe I should think about getting one.

    <cite>@nzrian said:</cite>
    Hi Eddie, unfortunately I am old school in the navigation department, and don’t use a GPS on the bike.

    I have been down the odd wrong gravel road lately so maybe I should think about getting one.

    I’m from the same school. I find that zooming in close enough to read a small gravel road name on a screen, means the start/end points are out of view. With a Topo map, I can see TeKuiti at one end of my route and Mangakino at the other end with all the road names, topographical features in between. Folds up small, and costs $9. A GPS is different from google maps but riding on public roads, I cannot and dont feel I need a GPS.

    #5425

    awa355
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    • Location: Te Awamutu
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    <cite>@eddieb said:</cite>

    It looks interesting and I’d be keen to join you some time for a look around and I’m sure @jake-maryniak and a few others would be keen too.
    How fast do you get along on the gravel on that scooter?

    Eddie, Maybe next year when I get back onto a dual purpose bike I will try and team up with others. The scooter was only a tempory fill in while we helped a family member out financially. I tend to ride by myself because no one wants to be seen tagging along with a scooter and it is too slow to run with the trail bikes. On the road I sit around the 75-80kph mark. Even on gravel roads I like to wind it up, but the 10″ wheels limit speed a bit as every corrugation makes itself felt more so than 19/21″ wheels.

    I am going down to explore the Ahoroa Mangaokewa roads on either sunday or monday.

    #5427

    Jake Maryniak
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Both my TTR and my sidecar sit comfortably on about 85-90 kms, so that is what I tend to stick to. So if you ever want to go for a ride, you won’t be by your self 🙂

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