January 29, 2016 at 2:13 am #11439
Hi, I am new to dual sport and fairly new to NZ. Based in The Kapiti. 45 yr old fella from the UK.
Did some ‘green lanes’ on my old CRF 250 some years ago.
Starting out here on drz250 – wanted small enough to explore forest trails etc. Busted my thumb on an organised trail ride last year.
Now loving the back roads. 42 traverse last year was cool, kiwi road rocked. Recent trip around Wanganui river road and turakina valley road, swimming in the river to cool off in the middle of the day was a joy.
Looking to meet up with other minimalist tourers (especially any local to Kapiti) – planning a two week tour from March 4th, first week North island kings country, gentle annie etc, second week rainbow and molesworth plus some add ons. Mabe not very adventure riding but seeing the country off the beaten track.
GuyJanuary 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm #11442Addo007Participant
Rank: 400cc Rider
- Town/City: New Plymouth
- Bike: Vstrom 650, husaberg 300
Hi, I’m in Taranaki and ride a klr250. New to this site as well but would love to get out and do some more back roads and tracks. I’ll have a look at my work roster (I do shift work) and see what March looks like. Hopefully I’ll be free for at least some of it. MarkJanuary 29, 2016 at 11:17 pm #11450
Nice one Mark. Some awesome roads your way. Hope your roster gives you the time.
GuyFebruary 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm #11543Phil JohnstonParticipant
Rank: 80cc Rider
- Bike: Kawasaki Sherpa 250cc
Just saw your post and I’m keen to tag along.
I’ve just purchased a Kawasaki Sherpa 250 in Wellington and plan to pick it up in the next week or two.
Are your plans to ride in the North Island still happening? Starting 4th March?
I’m in Christchurch so need to organise flights etc.
PhilFebruary 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm #11549
Hi there Phil, be great to have you join us. Actually plan to leave Wellington area on the 8th now. Work thing came up. Few days in lower North Island before ferry to south for rainbow etc.
Have you got some luggage for the bike?
Planning on some doc camping between the bunk houses.
Give me a call if you are keen. 021 0433 955February 14, 2016 at 9:33 am #11593
Hi minimalist riders——
Update. I’ve mangaed to ditch work stuff and am now free to adventure from March 2nd. Heading north through the back roads of the Wairarapa to start- route to be determined depending on who’s in.
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