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  • #11814
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Going for a ride in the bottom of the mainland? Post your plans here so other local riders can join in.

    To get a notification every time someone posts in this thread press the subscribe button at the top of the first post on the page.

    #1206
    jex_the_bug
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi,

    I’ve been riding in the Otago by myself for a bit but if anyone in the area is planning on a ride please let me know as i would be keen to tag along.

    I ride a beaten up old Africa Twin and have ridden a few of the track around here but would feel better if i was with other people just incase things go wrong.

    Thanks.

    #1210
    chekamus
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi
    Im not far away from you, im in southland,I should be getting my bike either this week or next, i would be keen to go out riding with
    someone else, dont mind going on my own but nice to have some one out with you sometimes hey,
    let me know if u fancy meeting somewhere for a ride.

    #11843
    Martin Worswick
    Participant
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Thinking riding from queenstown to Thompsons gorge rd,side trip up mt apiti,after Thompsons gorge heading down to Clyde and over the Hawks burn this weekend if anyone wants to come along

    #11883
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    How did your ride go Martin?

    #20801
    Wanakahunter
    Participant
    • Town/City: Wanaka
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Anyone else around the wanaka region keen for some rides. pretty new to it so will need to be a bit patient.

    have ridden bikes my whole life but havnt really done much proper adventuring.

    cheers,

    Nick

    #20808
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Hey @wanakahunter, I’ve merged your thread into this Otago Riders thread, there are quite a few members down your way I think but they are a pretty quiet bunch.

    Click the subscribe button at the top of the first post to get notified whenever anyone posts in here,and if you are heading out for as ride post in here first and see who replies.

    You are spoilt for riding down that way, check out our South Island tracks https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/south-island-tracks/ and Every Unsealed road in NZ https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/map-of-all-unsealed-roads-in-new-zealand/ maps.

    #26672
    David Howard
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi,
    I though I left a reply a few days go but can’t see it. I’m in Wanaka and ride a KTM Adventure 1190 R. Keen to explore the region further. I did the Wanaka Trail Ride last week which was great (intermediate lop only). Still getting use to a big bike off road and keen to keep building off road skills. I’m getting a set of off road tyres for a bit more serious exploring. Been riding for 20 years.
    Cheers,
    Dave
    021673283

    #26674
    David Howard
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Nice loop! Keep me posted if you are doing another ride in May. I was through Thompson George two weeks ago and there was only one 50m wet rutted section that I had to be careful on with mainly road orientated tires. I have some nobblies on the way for my KTM Adventure 1190 R.
    Cheers,
    Dave, Wanaka
    021673283

    #26680
    glitch_oz
    Participant
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    <cite>@[email protected] said:</cite>
    I was through Thompson George two weeks ago and there was only one 50m wet rutted section that I had to be careful on with mainly road orientated tires.

    Hi

    There might be some usable ideas, routes + maps in this part of the Trans_NZ_South Island route:
    http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6427

    Love the Thompson Gorge, it’s some speccy country down there.
    Add some local Pinot Noir to round out the mix 🙂

    #34637
    graham Povey
    Participant
    • Town/City: Wanaka
    • Bike: DL1000 and F650GS
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Hi David Howard.. I’ve just joined this site and don’t know if your still on here, but I’m in Wanaka and just got an F650GS and keen to try it out.. Dingleburn is a nice easy one..

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