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Home Forums Riding Events, get togethers and ride reports Farewell to Summer gathering – April 1st 2017

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  • #16962

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

    Any interest in an overnight camp on the everning of April 1st?

    I’m looking at doing an overnight camp at the Boulders DOC site on Saturday April 1st.

    Boulders is a small free DOC site South of Opotiki with minimal facilities, i.e. a long drop and a couple of fireplaces so anyone attending will need to be fully self sufficient with tent, sleeping bag, food and cooker if required and a roll of loo paper. A couple of bits of wood for a communal fire would help too.

    As the DOC site is First In First served and only has 16 standard DOC tent sites there could be others camping there so we may not fit many in.

    The access to Boulders campsite is described as “via a gravel road with a low ford to cross. The track down to the campsite is steep and rough, if unsure park up on the road instead.”

    http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/east-coast/places/urutawa-conservation-area/things-to-do/boulders-campsite/

    #16966

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

    Sounds like a plan. I’m keen.

    #17146

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

    Bump, anyone else interested?

    #17147

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

    Depends on weather but yes interested.

    #17153

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

    I’m still keen… Weather pending. Anyone else from the farce book side interested?

    #17361

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

    Well the weather is looking ok, it’s supposed to clear up on Friday.

    #17376

    Mike Scherer
    Participant
    • Location: Papamoa, Bay Of Plenty
    • Bike: KTM 690 Enduro R
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    I’m keen, sounds like fun.

    #17394

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

    I should be tagging along. Got any details on where to meet up n when?

    #17401

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

    The main idea was for a evening gathering at the campsite with the adventure being up to how everyone gets there.

    I chose ‘Farewall to Summer’ as Daylight savings ends Saturday night.

    #17449

    MarkH
    Participant
    • Location: Morrinsville (Waikato)
    • Bike: Honda CRF1000LD
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    I might look at taking the DR for a ride, be good to try out my new (2nd hand) Russell Day-Long seat.
    Should be around 3-3.5 hours each way which would be a reasonable test.
    I’d be bringing my hammock to hang in.

    #17452

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

    Is this catch up all go?

    I’m still keen. Should turn up at Boulders around 4pm.
    It has rained a lot this way over the last week, so dry wood will be scarce. I’ll bring what I can pack, but the more the merrier.

    #17454

    relaxed rider
    Participant
    • Location: Opotiki, New Zealand
    • Bike: Honda XR650L
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Very good Idea, I´m happy to tag along as well, will bring some dry wood in the backpack.

    Looking forward to see you there.

    #17455

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

    @markh said:
    I might look at taking the DR for a ride, be good to try out my new (2nd hand) Russell Day-Long seat.
    Should be around 3-3.5 hours each way which would be a reasonable test.
    I’d be bringing my hammock to hang in.

    Definately come along, I’ll have my Day Long seat there too, possibly the only 2 of them in NZ.

    @Black betty said:
    Is this catch up all go?

    I’m still keen. Should turn up at Boulders around 4pm.
    It has rained a lot this way over the last week, so dry wood will be scarce. I’ll bring what I can pack, but the more the merrier.

    Yep, I’ve started packing tonight.

    I’ll see if I can stick a few bits of wood on board as well, along with a firestarter maybe.

    #17464

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

    Packed and ready.

    Most of that big bag on the back in firewood.

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

    It was a great evening with fellow riders, drinks around a fire. I’ll have some pictures ready tonight.

    The location turned out to be awesome, a very basic campsite in a great site beside a river.

    This was the other location I had considered but fires aren’t allowed and you’ve gotta have a fire to have drinks around: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/hawkes-bay/places/mohaka-river-area/things-to-do/everetts-campsite/

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