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Raglan Adventure Ride February 29th 2020

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  • #32330

    Adventure Moto
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    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider
    #32393

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Looks great but not much info. Has anyone done this event? Would you recommend it?

    #32405

    Adventure Moto
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    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Its a new event and has not been run before. I will most likely be going and will get some more detail from the organizer and post up when i can.

    #32407

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Just spoke to Peter Byrant – event will take you through 25 Farms. There will be 2 A Loops which will be great for 450cc KTM 690 territory. These are optional. There are a few hill climbs with 2 steep decents which may be a bit hairy. Couple of boggy areas (water) and which may require some paddling across for the novice riders 🙂 Looks like a full day of fun!

    #32408

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Peter Byrant – 021 848 190.

    #32414

    Adventure Moto
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    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Cool thanks for the update. Sounds like a good route has been planned and reasonable value to at $130.00 inc meals.

    #32518

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    What an epic event. 260km over Gravel, Trail, Grass and adventure. Absolutely recommend this event. Really well organised. I arrived at the camp site on Friday late afternoon. It was essentially part of a farm. Area had been cleared of cattle and prepped for the riders. Porta Toilets and Showers with hot water where provided which was fantastic. It was a seriously early start on Saturday 5 am even though we only had to be at the club house at 07.45. (Riders where obviously excited and couldnt sleep).

    Quick cup of coffee and a bacon sandwich and into our briefing. For the first time we had a glimpse of the track and knew it was going to be brilliant. 2 Parts with Part 1 comprising 93km loop and starting with the easier northern tracks with several breakouts for the more advanced riders and meeting back at the club house at 12h30 sharp. We had an opportunity to ride through the Meridian Energy Wind Farm! (Speed limit of 40km was imposed for this section). Then we rode the WRC circuit. My nervous nerves. Thick loose stone what seemed to just go on and on. But in fact it was only 3-4km of it. After lunch – Part 2 was far more challenging covering a distance of 171km. Riders had to move quickly and the terrain was far more technical. (Brief bit of rain but with enough to slick up ground).

    Cut off was 6pm. The last riders arrived back at the club house around 19h30 with support crews! What a day!

    Of course we all had a good feed and few beers and shared our personal perspectives on our individual experiences.

    A quick price giving and I said my goodbyes – shattered from the day out riding. Tonight I was going to sleep well.

    #32525

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider
    #32532

    James C
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    • Bike: 2014 Triumph Tiger 800 XR
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    So the last pic is part of the valley we rode through. Obviously the top photo – just in the middle of the top photo you will notice a group of trees. Just behind those trees lies a boat/yacht. In winter the area fills with water as can be seen in bottom photo and the owner of the yacht can be seen sailing up and down the valley! How cool is that!

    #32543

    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Thanks for the pics, post up the GoPro video when it’s done.

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