January 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm #16315
I am planning to head down to Bannockburn from Auckland, is anybody else going?
ChrisJanuary 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm #16318
Rank: 1200cc Rider
- Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
I wish I wasJanuary 4, 2017 at 8:24 pm #16323
I am planning to go. will make it a 3 day trip (or so) to get there, looking for a riding buddy,,,,January 5, 2017 at 8:26 am #16326
Not sure yet of route down to Bannockburn, it maybe that Jacki my wife flies down to Christchurch and I pick her up from there if this is the case I plan to take in Rainbow road and any other interesting routes that time allows.January 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm #16329
I am probably going – i thought about to be on the 28th there
Just depends on work and weather – maybe i even go in between more south on a little tour and come back and then home.
When you guys coming through?January 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm #16331
I was thinking of leaving home (wellington) on the early ferry on either the 24th or 25th.
I have done nothing of the Sth Island so everything will be new for me.
That is as far as my plan goes – open to suggestions.
You are welcome to overnight at my place and get the morning ferry together (and up to 3 more that read this).
I have about 1500Km left in my rubber, so will need to factor in a stop for new tyres somewhere, other than that,,,,,,,.
Will be on a budget so no 5 star hotels (sadly).
I am keen on just about anything as it is all new for me.
ThanksJanuary 6, 2017 at 1:03 am #16334
Rank: 1000cc Rider
- Location: Auckland
- Bike: 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
I’d suggest tyres before South Island. The roads down there eat tyres and tyres themselves aren’t cheap and widely available. Peace of mind starting on fresh rubber.January 6, 2017 at 1:49 am #16335
Good idea, and easy enough to do in Wgtn (going to put a K60 on back and TKC80 on the front).January 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm #16339
I am hoping to get the Inter islander on the 26th and then stop overnight in or around St Arnaud, ride Rainbow Road on the 27th overnight in Christchurch then head down to Bannockburn on the 28th, would that work for you Duncan? We could maybe hook up with Budvar in ChristchurchJanuary 8, 2017 at 2:53 am #16340
That could work. I have 2 week pass from the wife (cost me a new car) so I can be pretty flexible. I will just leave a day or two later and come back a day (or so) later.January 8, 2017 at 11:01 am #16342
Sounds good for me too
If u guys want u can stay overnight at my place, garage, tools, pool blah blah just give me a private message than we can have a chat about that
@duncan – in case that u can come to CHCH with your tyres here is a quite cheap please for it (depends what u pay in wellington)January 8, 2017 at 11:24 pm #16349
Looks like there is a risk of a plan forming,,,,
Chris, do you want to stay @ my place and get the early ferry, then ride Rainbow (as per your plan) on the way to Budvar, Overnight in Chch and all go to the rally together?
I’m keen, and don’t want to go off the beaten track unless there are at least two bikes (just in case).
@budvar I have arranged to get new rubber put on next week, so will be all set before I leave (assuming my pannier racks arrive from Canada in time !!).January 9, 2017 at 9:36 pm #16381
good luck with the pannier racks! I’m waiting for my speedo reciever from japan – but in worst case rpm will do itJanuary 10, 2017 at 9:48 am #16391
Thanks, I’m keen to take you up on the accommodation offer on the 27th.
I am just sorting out how to meet Chris so that we can ride the Rainbow on the way down.
I assume that getting to the Rally from Chch is simple enough, I am going to camp at the rally and don’t really have too much of a plan so was hoping to ride via Tekapo / Twizel.
I have so many place that I want to go on this trip, but can’t possibly fit them all in, so need to accept that some places will have to miss out,,,,,,January 10, 2017 at 9:04 pm #16404
just 1 thing for the rainbow and the way down the chch
from hanmer springs down the pass is all 80kmh now and hell of a lot at police on the road, not that I’m speeding all the time but now it takes really time to come back to chch, especially with all the trucks and the extra traffic from blenheim / picton
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