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2016 Adventure Riding NZ Central Plateau "Not a Rally" weekend

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  • #10189
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    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
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @jonibarteam, you coming this year?

    #10495
    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Looks like a corker

    #10500
    Joao
    Keymaster
    • 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
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

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

    #11081
    Cullum Campbell-Morrison
    Guest

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

    #11082
    Feral Matt
    Guest

    The Africa should be good to go…

    #11083
    Edward Brodie
    Guest

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

    #11094
    Michael J Breen
    Guest

    Sounds good to me

    #11108
    Jake Maryniak
    Guest

    Bugger 🙁

    #11109
    Edward Brodie
    Guest

    Your wimping out?

    #11110
    Jake Maryniak
    Guest

    Cant that weekend or the next

    #11111
    Jake Maryniak
    Guest

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

    #11112
    Jake Maryniak
    Guest

    Already booked and paid for the Rotorua one 🙁

    #11119
    Edward Brodie
    Guest

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

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