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  • #4233
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    I’m going for a ride on Sunday September 14, who wants to join me? (WARNING: This ride is weather dependant I’ll wimp out if it’s raining)

    The route will be from Hamilton over Old Mountain Road, then onto the Raglan to Port Waikato route. Lunch will be at the Nikau Caves Cafe on Waikaretu Valley Rd, which is about 2/3’s of the way between Raglan and Port Waikato and 500 metres inland.

    After lunch the ride will complete the route to Port Waikato then head inland slightly for Klondyke Road. At the end of Klondyke road Hamilton riders can turn right and connect up with SH22 down to Huntly and home, any Auckland riders could turn left which also connects up with SH22 and comes out at Tuakau.

    Old Mountain Road: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/north-island-tracks/old-mountain-road/
    Raglan to Port Waikato: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/north-island-tracks/raglan-to-port-waikato/
    Klondyke Road: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/north-island-tracks/klondyke-road/

    Nikau Caves cafe: http://nikaucave.co.nz/

    Meet at the Caltex station on Dinsdale road at 10am, not the one on the roundabout. There are no petrol stops on this ride until at least 20km after the end of Klondyke Road.

    If you are coming, RSVP via the event listing: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/events/149/waikato-west-coast-loop-ride/

    #4235
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Sounds good. I´m going.

    #4384
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter
    #4404
    zaTTaz
    Participant
    • Bike: CBR250RR, DR350, WR450
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Looks like a nice ride that. Will hopefully have a chance to do it next time I’m up that way.

    Fingers crossed the weather is good for you.

    #4495
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    6 riders registered now and 1 maybe.

    #4505
    Keith Fenwick
    Participant
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I might try it out as well-and come down from Auckland

    #4507
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Here’s the weather forcast, some showers

    It’s on!

    http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/hamilton

    #4515
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    If you aren’t into GPS, here’s a Google Map of the route.

    If you click the ‘View Larger Map’ link and once that loads press the print button you can print out route style instructions.


    View Larger Map

    #4516
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hi Eddi,
    i guess you have already a gps file done. Would you sent it to me? So i can tranfer it to my gps as well. Thank you. [email protected]

    #4517
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Keith….i am from auckland as well, if you want we can drive down to hamilton together.
    Cheers
    Daniel

    #4529
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Here’s the GPX file for Garmin GPS’s

    It contains 3 individual track files and waypoints for the 3 gravel sections we will be doing, plus a route file for the entire day.

    Eddie

    #4551
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Cool. Thanks.
    See you tomorrow morning.

    #4555
    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Sry Eddi, i have to cancel it. Rough weather in auckland to start the trip down. I am still a little sick.
    Have fun boys.

    #4557
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    No worries. Its stopped raining here and looking like it might stay away.

    #8969
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    I finally got around to editing the video @jake-maryniak took on the ride. He didn’t get where we were riding along a ridge and the wind blew us right across the road though.

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