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  • #20271

    enduro0627
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike: 2014KLR650EE
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hi Hadrian,
    I am planning some easy cruising for tomorrow, but your place is a 200km round trip just to get there and back for me ๐Ÿ™
    In my magic crystal ball I can see a weekend Waikato ride for February (maybe Jan).
    I hope we can catch up then.
    Andrew

    #20273

    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Okay Andrew maybe I can see you in the Waikato around then then… Feb/jan isn’t far away.
    These are all easy gravel road planned for today as I am only just recovering from a injury.

    #20777

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

    If your a night Owl or an early riser this might be for you
    Some of us are meeting up at the BP Bombay tomorrow at 9am and heading to Port Wiakato and perhaps over to Nikua caves

    #22550

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

    @mark-claasen any pics from last week?

    Is anyone heading out tomorrow?

    #22551

    enduro0627
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike: 2014KLR650EE
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hi everyone,
    From Awakino early morning to Wanganui. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Andrew

    #24860

    Daniel Fisher
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DRZ 250
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Hey guys I’m doing a Westcoast (Raglan, Kawhia etc)and Taranaki tunnels ride Sat 24th-Mon 26th.

    If it sounds like a bit of you and can get Mon off your welcome to come along ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ton(nell)s of Fun Waikato/Naki Gravel Adventure Ride

    Saturday, Feb 24, 2018, 8:00 AM

    Location details are available to members only.

    3 Riders Attending

    Join me on a Gravel/Tar/Tunnel adventure. Sat traveling the West Coast from AKL to Awakino. Then spend Sun scouting some of the Naki’s gems, to relax at the one and only Whangamomona Hotel. Then head off on Mon AKL bound. Sat: Following a GRAVEL path where we can down the west coast. Stay Awakino/Mokau 403Km Akl-Kawhia https://goo.gl/maps/f5AWNepkW

    Check out this Meetup →

    I don’t have much knowledge of the Naki other than SH43 itself, so the maps aren’t set in stone, and happy to be a sponge for any info you have or if the route could be improved ๐Ÿ™‚ Second Day is Okau Tunnel, Kiwi Road (Tunnel), Moki Road (tunnel), Uruti Road Tunnel, Otaraoa Road Tunnel, Mangaopa Road Tunnel

    Being eyeing a few paper roads in the area if i have time/gas. Anyone have knowledge of the Jury Road (101B Jury Rd, Te Wera 4392) and Mt Damper road (Mount Damper Rd, Tangarakau 4397) paper roads? I have confirmed both are public access via WAMS although that’s about all the info i can find.

    #24865

    OldBeer
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S, CB500X
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    Sounds like you have the best bits covered. Road from Marokopa to Awakino not to be missed. If you plan to head into tunnel central from the Ohura end and across the Waitaanga Roads, then consider Waitewhena Road from Aria to Ohura, very nice bit of gravel. All the Taranaki stuff is very good.

    Don’t know anything about the paper roads

    Hope the weather is good for you.

    #24899

    Daniel Fisher
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DRZ 250
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Got out to Muriwai with a couple of others today. Ended up doing the beach access to Wilson Road. After all the rain lately its nicely packed and was good fun.

    #24901

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

    @eddieb said:
    @mark-claasen any pics from last week?

    Is anyone heading out tomorrow?

    #25061

    Rob
    Participant
    • Location: Red Beach
    • Bike: XRV 750
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Thinking of going for coffee on Saturday, short notice I know but anyone keen for a ride about?
    Click Here

    #25069

    enduro0627
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland, North Shore
    • Bike: 2014KLR650EE
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Rob,what time are you planning to reach the cafe? Thinking about doing the matching section of the T2B trail starting from the Riverhead Z petrolstation. Andrew

    #25070

    Rob
    Participant
    • Location: Red Beach
    • Bike: XRV 750
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    #25071

    Rob
    Participant
    • Location: Red Beach
    • Bike: XRV 750
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hi Andrew,
    Hadnโ€™t given it much thought, just feeling out interest at this stage. It is going to be a full day so earlier the better โ€“ before the heat / dust gets up.

    What is the T2B trail? Is there a ride already going?
    Taa
    Rob

    #25086

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

    T2B is a new track a group of members have put together: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/new-zealand-t2b-route/

    #25095

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

    Pretty cool, would take a few days to do that

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