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  • #18450

    viferpilot
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: 2014 BMW F800GS
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    I’ve heard that Todd has departed Motomart. I trust someone else is managing his elist?

    #18451

    viferpilot
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: 2014 BMW F800GS
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Interested. I wonder what unhingedlizard meant by technical bits:
    … been to Sutherlands a couple of times. its one of my current favourite due to a couple of technical bits” (particularly at this time of the year (with TKC70’s) ).

    In any case Haurangi Rd is a nice gravelly all the way into the Waikuku Lodge (situated on the verge of the Aorangi Forest Park)

    #18452

    Mario Gregor
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW R2100GS 2006
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    HI @viferpilot yeah I reckon we will find out soon enough what the technical bits are haha. I got 1200gs so will see if I won’t cry at half way point in fear. I got TKCs as well so fingers crossed is not to gnarly.

    Here is the route I though we could take:
    From Martinborough, Jellicoe st, White Rock Rd, Ruakokoputuna Rd, Haurangi Rd to Washpool Hut or to the end of the road I guess. Then turn back and at Ruakokoputuna turn left to Blue Rock Rd, Dry river road and Lake Ferry road back to Martinborough.

    Yes I have been told Todd doesn’t work at Motomart anymore but John Goss replied that he emailed all adventure riders on their mailing list about the ride so will see who will turn up. I haven’t heard from any other people then @stephen-clark @bassman and @cr650.

    https://www.google.co.nz/maps/dir/Wellington/Washpool+Hut,+Aorangi+Forest+Park+5772/@-41.3229523,175.3664218,12.5z/data=!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x6d38b1fc49e974cb:0xa00ef63a213b470!2m2!1d174.776236!2d-41.2864603!3m4!1m2!1d175.3951776!2d-41.3575576!3s0x6d473a7d0729fd9f:0xc11c301584390b5c!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d473bfbae6e845b:0x5f7debd9facf14e5!2m2!1d175.3623383!2d-41.4210672!3e0

    #18470

    Box.a.Bits
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW Supertanker, R80 & Velorex Sidecar, Gilera Runner ST200
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Hi Mario, definite for this one. We usually do a coffee at Martinborough before we go in, & take some food with us, so that any delays are catered for.

    BTW, your google maps is for Washpool Hut, which is not Sutherlands Hut

    http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wairarapa/places/aorangi-forest-park/things-to-do/sutherlands-hut/

    #18471

    billingtond
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    • Location:
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Run out the Sutherlands Hut count me in when?

    #18473

    Box.a.Bits
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW Supertanker, R80 & Velorex Sidecar, Gilera Runner ST200
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Say 9.30-9.45 at the Village Cafe at Martinborough?

    #18474

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

    Sutherlands Hut is documented here on the site, with video of the technical bits

    Sutherlands Hut

    #18475

    Mario Gregor
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW R2100GS 2006
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    That’s cool I don’t know much about the area. I read about it in forum and wanted to explore and get some people to join. Happy to follow people who know better!
    There is more people cominf still scheduled for 9 at Rimutaka caltex.

    #18476

    Mario Gregor
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW R2100GS 2006
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    I just watched videos. Ehm Gulp.
    Not sure if I can make it all the way to southerland on 1200 gs. I will try though haha

    #18482

    andy mac
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    • Location:
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Bike for sale, tail end of a bad cold, America’s Cup racing on Prime – yeah nah – I’ll stay at home.

    #18486

    Simon H
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: Africa Twin
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi all, haven’t met any of you guys yet but I’m keen to tag along.

    Cheers
    Simon

    #18512

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

    So how did it go?

    #18513

    bassman
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: Triumph Tiger XCx
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Great ride .Excellent bunch of guys to ride with and thanks everyone for the help getting the Tiger tanker out of some of the river crossings.Hopefully some of the guys got some photos and footage they can post up here in due course

    #18515

    Mario Gregor
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW R2100GS 2006
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Yeah, excellent ride, scare in some places and yes big THANK YOU to all guys who came and who were helping me to get up off of the mud and up the steep river banks, and of course for the moral support. Without that all I would still be stuck in the river.
    here are some shots from the Sunday!

    Toughest, scariest and coolest ride I have done up to date. Could not even dream about doing it without rest of the…

    Posted by Mario Gregor on Saturday, 17 June 2017

    #18517

    Box.a.Bits
    Participant
    • Location: Wellington
    • Bike: BMW Supertanker, R80 & Velorex Sidecar, Gilera Runner ST200
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

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