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

    Planning has started on the Central Plateau “Not a rally” weekend for 2016.

    DATE IS CONFIRMED: February 19th 20th, 21st 2016!

    As with the 2015 event this will be a weekend of Central Plateau tracks including the famous 42nd Traverse, Fishers Track and Hikumutu Road, Pokaka Mill Campsite, Old Whangamomona Road and hopefully Aotuhia Station if we can still get access.

    Accomodation will again be at the Taumaranui Holiday Park where 4 and 5 berth cabins are available along with a few other options, these usually work out at about $25 per person if all 4 beds in the cabin are filled, there are also twin and double cabins. Book your own cabin/bunks amongst yourselves.

    The Taumaranui Holiday Park is 4.5km South of Taumaranui on SH4. Taumaranui has a supermarket and takeaways etc are available, and the campground has all the usual basic kitchen amenities.

    Meet at the Taumaranui Holiday Park Friday night for an 8:30am start Saturday morning at the BP 2GO besides McDonalds on SH4 at the North end of Taumaranui’s town centre.

    RSVP on the event listing so we know who’s coming: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/events/241/2016-adventure-riding-nz-central-plateau-not-a-rally-weekend/

    The tracks we will be covering include gravel,river crossings, grass, sand, dirt, possibly mud, and clay so proper knobbly tyres are required! no road tyres with wide grooves or else you’ll be pushing yourself. Each track linked to above contains a description and pictures and/or video of the terrain, it is your responsibility to be prepared with the right tyres on your bike, and the right gear for yourself!

    Last year we finished at about 2pm Sunday afternoon near Whangamomona village, and riders made their way home from there.

    #10475

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

    @jonibarteam, you coming this year?

    #10495

    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, NorthShore
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Looks like a corker

    #10500

    Joao
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Yep. Most probably will.
    Actually I’ve just done half of the 42nd twice this weekend… could not complete because the river crossing was too dangerous…

    #11035

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

    I might have to re work day 2/Sunday due to the Whangamomona Road having some huge slips.

    #11081

    Cullum Campbell-Morrison
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    wish i could do it but i think i would be one of these pushing myself through the mud on deathwings

    #11082

    Feral Matt
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    The Africa should be good to go…

    #11083

    Edward Brodie
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    As per the last post I need to re work day 2 as the Old Wangamomona road is currently impassable

    #11094

    Michael J Breen
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    Sounds good to me

    #11108

    Jake Maryniak
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    Bugger 🙁

    #11109

    Edward Brodie
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    Your wimping out?

    #11110

    Jake Maryniak
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    Cant that weekend or the next

    #11111

    Jake Maryniak
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    Rotorua Safari is on that weekend, and our Glenn Massey Safari is on the weekend after

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    Jake Maryniak
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    Already booked and paid for the Rotorua one 🙁

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    Edward Brodie
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    Ah well. that was the only weekend I could do it.

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