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Cold Kiwi 2014

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  • #1145
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    The Ruapehu Motorcycle club have announced that a new location has been secured for Cold Kiwi 2014

    http://www.coldkiwi.co.nz/?p=401#respond

    Cold Kiwi has found a new home for COLD KIWI 2014 . The club is moving to a new location on the western side of Mt Ruapehu . Keep in touch with us on Facebook and start counting the days to September 2014 which will now be the 39th Cold Kiwi.

    #1146
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    We’ll be there, who else is planning on going?

    #3931
    Magnus Huber
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Keen to head up there this year.

    #3932
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    We have an event listing for the Cold Kiwi

    https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/events/6/cold-kiwi-2014/

    #4212
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    So who is heading down to the Cold Kiwi on Friday 5th September?

    I am heading down from Hamilton on Friday, leaving in the AM and I’m putting together a route that will take in some gravel on the way. Does anyone want to join me?

    My plan is that I’ll be riding my sidecar so it won’t be a fast ride but the intention is to arrive at the Cold Kiwi site as soon after midday as possible to check out the new site and pick out a camping location.

    #4215
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    I’ve got a route together

    I’ll be taking SH3 to Te Awamutu, from there back roads to Otorohangs and back roads again to Te Kuiti. From Te Kuiti there’s about 25km of SH30 before it’s onto the backroads again to Taumaranui, Some of this section like Ongarue Back Road may be gravel but Google Earth isn’t clear enough to tell.
    At Taumaranui it’s onto Hikumutu Road then gravel to Fishers Track.
    Fishers Track ends at National Park village which is only a short run to Horopito and the Cold Kiwi rally site.

    Here’s a link to a Google map down to Taumaranui, if I embed it the section just north of Taumaranui doesn’t show up right.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Hamilton,+New+Zealand/-37.9986612,175.3272293/-38.117797,175.2335459/-38.238438,175.2064037/-38.588003,175.3118561/Taumarunui,+New+Zealand/@-37.8054615,175.3300511,12z/am=t/data=!4m33!4m32!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d6d227487a63621:0x500ef6143a29903!2m2!1d175.279253!2d-37.7870012!1m0!1m0!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d175.1856998!2d-38.299638!3s0x6d6cbbfc24800e49:0x1300ef61069ba1a1!1m10!3m4!1m2!1d175.2698677!2d-38.7228116!3s0x6d6b67ff849caf29:0xcb435d0bfca09d7b!3m4!1m2!1d175.2268541!2d-38.8212715!3s0x6d6b419fdea35579:0x1300ef61069e57f1!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d6b46ddb5a7240b:0x500ef6143a309c0!2m2!1d175.260712!2d-38.8832463!3e0?hl=en

    #4221
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    This should be the final route. YHou need to zoom in quite a bit on some parts to see that they don’t follow the state highway.

    View Larger Map

    #4232
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hi. I wanna go to cold kiwi as well this year. And it would be cool, if we can drive down together. I am off on friday, so its no problem for me.
    Cheers
    Daniel

    #4234
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Hi Daniel

    Where are you based? I haven’t decided what time I will leave yet but probably something like 8am from Hamilton.

    It looks like Google Maps has broken the map overlay of the route above, if you click on the ‘View larger map’ link it comes up.

    #4239
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    I am from Auckland. I can start in Auckland about 06am. Should no problem to be in Hamilton at 08am.

    #4352
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Cool. the more the merrier.

    #4356
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Yes, so true.
    Not sure what i can expect for cold kiwi. But i think it is a kind of “Elefantentreffen” like in germany.
    Is it true, strictly no BYO Alcohol??? But i can buy some beer there, or not?

    #4360
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    It’s a bit of an unknown this year as the rally is at a new site on a different side of the mountain. Where the new site is is generally more exposed to the elements than where the old site was, and the old site used to get down to -8c overnight, but was quite warm during the day, and it didn’t snow there very often.

    It’s not like the Elefantentreffen though.

    For alcohol, not allowing BYO is a requirement of their liquor license so they have to do that, but they don’t search bikes as you are going in. If you do take some, don’t take any glass.

    #4401
    Paul Campbell
    Participant
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    How about going out Raglan then down to Kawhai and on through to Waitomo, haven’t done that loop in years. Then onto the rest of your route ?
    I’m in Auckland but could leave at 6am to be in the tron by 8am

    #4402
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    For me this is my first decent ride in over 8 months so I’m not bike fit, will hopefully taking my sidecar on it’s maiden run, and I’m meeting other people at the site very early afternoon so I’m taking a fairly direct route this year. Usually I’d take a more out of the way route with more gravel though.

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