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Home Forums Riding Events, get togethers and ride reports Coro ride. Destination Fletcher Bay

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    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    I haven’t been up the coromandel for years and never on a bike, so now the weather is warming up I’ve decided an overnight ride to Fletcher Bay is in Order.
    I plan to ride up from Papamoa on 22/10 (weather pending so not fixed in stone, could be a wknd either side) taking in as many of the gravel roads as practial. The plan is…Tapu coroglen rd, 309 rd, Kennedy bay rd, Port charles rd & Port jackson rd.

    https://www.google.co.nz/maps/dir/Thames/Fletcher+Bay,+Waikato/@-36.8037517,175.2283425,10z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m24!4m23!1m15!1m1!1s0x6d7280cad845f3c3:0x500ef6143a30d40!2m2!1d175.5413497!2d-37.1384423!3m4!1m2!1d175.605933!2d-36.9785007!3s0x6d7289bf4a98b311:0x1300ef61070c44a0!3m4!1m2!1d175.5348252!2d-36.6928794!3s0x6d72f9e41b30d0b3:0x4a9d8613cff8cb7a!1m5!1m1!1s0x6d731d094fe43f39:0x500ef6143a2ce00!2m2!1d175.3887625!2d-36.476307!3e0

    If anyone is keen to join me your more than welcome. Happy to meet up at Thames or anywhere else that suits.

    Cheers Tim.

    #14059

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

    Tentatively interested. That’s Labour long weekend and so lots will be on.

    #14060

    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    I could not decide whether going on Labour weekend was a good or bad thing. The good being I could hang with the family on the Monday & the bad being, as you say lots on, busy rds etc. Though I doubt Fletcher Bay campsite would be busy in October. If there is definite interest but 22/10 does not suit, Im happy to go on 15/10 or 29/10.

    #14076

    Scott Livingston
    Participant
    • Location: Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    If you decide to go either 15/10 or 29/10 and the weather outlook is okay then I’m keen and could meet up in Thames. I did a ride at Christmas to Coro including the Tapu and Coro roads and am happy to ride these again as well as explore north of Coro, where I haven’t travelled yet.

    #14077

    Brainflex
    Participant
    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250, CB500X
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Same here, 15th or 29th work out best.

    #14081

    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Ok, great to see some interest. Since I’m not fussed on which weekend I shall officially make it the 15th Oct with a poor weather backup of 29th.
    Scott – Happy to meet up at Thames.

    #14098

    ErnieL
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Is there gas stops along the way? My tank can only go 180kms and less offroad

    #14100

    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    According to google maps the longest section, coromandel town to fletcher bay and back again is approx 145km. Fuel in Thames and Coromandel town.

    #14102

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

    I’m out, unfortunately I already have plans both those weekends.

    #14103

    Black Betty
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    No worries Eddie. Maybe next time. Should be a blast, all new roads for me and I get to test out my new tent.

    #14105

    Peter
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    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I am keen will confirm nearer to the date

    #14115

    Jake Maryniak
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    There is fuel at the Colville store (Between Coro town and Fletchers) , but prepare to be paying over inflated world market prices…..

    #14122

    Keith Fenwick
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    # Michael Wright what do you reckon?

    #14132

    Michael Wright
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    Could do a day ride, not overnight. Got other plans.

    #14144

    Keith Fenwick
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    Suits me. I will touch base closer to the date.

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