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Adventure Moto
Participant
  • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
Rank: 650cc Rider

Rescheduled from April.

Back in the good old days ( or bad old days ) I used to organize a ride called the king country adv ride which ran from 2009 to 2015. Mostly done through the now dead Kiwi Biker website.

Link to the 2012 ride that still has a few pictures…
https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/…venture-Ride-2012-(KCAR)/page4?highlight=kcar

Things changed and I got busy with other things and rider numbers dropped off so 2015 was the last ride.
These roads and tracks ( with the exception of Fishers Track ) are still as good as they were back then and I have continued to ride them sporadically over the years. But late last year I thought that maybe it might be time to string them all together again for another ride.

So here goes…

5th & 6th December

King Country Adventure Ride 2020

2 Day adventure ride through some of the best roads and tracks that the Waikato – King Country and the Central Plateau has to offer.

Day 1 consisting of aprox 300 km`s of gravel and tarmac as we wind our way down to Taumarunui for the evening with afternoon tea at the Matiere Cosmopoliton club ( tea & scones ? )
Day 2 consisting of 160 km`s of gravel and tarmac roads as well as the off road sections of fishers track & the 42nd traverse

Start will be at 10.00am from the Caltex service station on the corner of Te Kanawa St & Maniapoto St, Otorohanga.

Day one will finish for the night at the Taumarunui Holiday Park 0800 473 281
https://taumarunuiholidaypark.co.nz/
Lunch stop at Pio Pio.
Maximum distances between fuel stops of 180 km`s.

Sunday we will leave from Taumarunui at 9.00 am to take the back roads out to fishers track.
Lunch at National park before going through the 42nd Traverse and we should be all finished by 2.00pm at the latest to give everyone time to get home before dark.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/king-country-adv-ride-2020.1432333/page-3#post-41260297