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Forum: New Zealand Today, 03:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By Oaters
Thanks dazzadm

Thanks for your RR about the Clarence and other Top of the South locations. You've my respect for tackling the Maungatapu and the Porika on your big GS.

Good call on how long you stayed in the...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 23,227
Posted By Oaters
Thumb encouraging response Te Hopo

Hi Deano - if you're willing to accompany this old fool that'd be grand

I've unlocked Josh's info on Remotemoto for the Clarence - looks superb and best done with company rather than solo

At...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By Oaters
Nice bike / project Marty - go well with the...

Nice bike / project Marty - go well with the remainder of your recovery / rehab

I admire your positive attitude - cheers Oaters
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 23,227
Posted By Oaters
Padders - I'll be sorry not to see you - sounds...

Padders - I'll be sorry not to see you - sounds you've got far more important / rewarding time with family going on - I love your colourful & imaginative prose - I reckon you've anothe career in you...
Forum: New Zealand 01-21-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 23,227
Posted By Oaters
Cheers Alex - I may well take you up on that for...

Cheers Alex - I may well take you up on that for Sunday night given I expect I'll reach Picton around the middle of Sunday 1 February subject to getting a sailing that day
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 23,227
Posted By Oaters
Hi zaTTaz - I'll send kiwibul a PM - key issue...

Hi zaTTaz - I'll send kiwibul a PM - key issue were they to go on Sunday 1 Feb is the time they'd plan on leaving Picton as the earliest I can sail (other family events to attend on Saturday 31/1) is...
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By Oaters
thanks Steve - hope you and Mandy have a great...

thanks Steve - hope you and Mandy have a great time at the Bannockburn Bike Week
Forum: New Zealand 01-20-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By Oaters
so folks - others currently going in or been in...

so folks - others currently going in or been in recently, is the fee $50 for motorcycles? Cheers Oaters
Forum: New Zealand 01-19-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 23,227
Posted By Oaters
Laugh Old Codger passing through

hi Marlborough lads - see my post in the Clarence thread

I'm heading down to Dunedin to link with my son for some riding together on two DR's

I've yet to book my ferry but I need to be in...
Forum: New Zealand 01-19-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 959
Posted By Oaters
Wink lots of interest in riding into the Clarence Reserve

I'm planning to travel to Dunedin to join with my adult son for riding we're hoping to do together - Dunstan Trail, Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station and on to Mavora Lakes and out into Eastern...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,283
Posted By Oaters
You're having a real adventure - onya Te Hopo -...

You're having a real adventure - onya Te Hopo - Tumeke mahi :)
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Oaters
Retirement

Gentlemen - simply to acknowledge you both and your helpful comments - my travels in the small part of this Lucky Country I got to explore are done for now

Flying back to NZ tomorrow

Go well...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Oaters
Hi rednax - sorry to hear of your health concerns...

Hi rednax - sorry to hear of your health concerns - hope they resolve and that you're able to enjoy retirement
Forum: New Zealand 01-11-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Oaters
Hi Chris - what Steve said - also you could try...

Hi Chris - what Steve said - also you could try the BMW owners register site - there may be computer savvy members in Auckland - cheers Stephen
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,283
Posted By Oaters
Hi Te Hopo - thanks for the response - I've yet...

Hi Te Hopo - thanks for the response - I've yet to book my travel - I expect it to be end January early February - no fixed plans - will keep you posted - back in Aotearoa next Thursday - cheers...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,283
Posted By Oaters
Excellent stuff Deano - looks like you're having...

Excellent stuff Deano - looks like you're having a great time - I'm impressed with this update you've achieved whilst having lunch! What's your computing setup - a tablet
Forum: New Zealand 01-08-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,213
Posted By Oaters
Hey Bass - I think Colin may be right given your...

Hey Bass - I think Colin may be right given your concern about safety versus price tradeoff and having your wife riding pillion. I've not used the Karoo but I believe the new generation one is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Laugh Plan - what plan?

Cheers Merv - still trying to work it out as I go along - riding motos will be a key part of it for as long as my health permits

On my return to NZ - my immediate plan is to catch up with my son...
Forum: New Zealand 01-06-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,213
Posted By Oaters
Hi Bass - congrats on the new water cooled GS ...

Hi Bass - congrats on the new water cooled GS

On my GS I run a TKC80 front and Mitas E07 rear. The TKC80 front requires replacing after about 14000km. Mitas rear still only half worn if that after...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Oaters
fantastic pictures, beautiful scenery, a real...

fantastic pictures, beautiful scenery, a real adventure - thanks for taking the trouble to compile and post your report - quite envious of your trip / machine for the job - looks like you've...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Oaters
Thumb great pics and RR

great RR Mike - hopefully you're all refreshed now for another year - go well! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Postscript continued

Well, it’s early January 2015. I ceased paid employment 6 months ago on 4 July 2014 choosing to begin my ‘retirement’ (still haven’t quite figured out what that means yet, still very much a ‘work in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Postscript

I've been back here in Melbourne for the birth of another grandchild since mid November 2014.

I decided to sell the DR whilst here.

My riding this time has been limited since the primary...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Oaters
Looks like you've had a great time Mike - assume...

Looks like you've had a great time Mike - assume you're back in the home of the Taranaki 'Hard Core' by now
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Cheers Mike

Cheers Mike - you're very generous - mine's a very modest adventure compared to your Euro odyssey and it's been a long time in gestation - just about to post the 'postscript / Epilogue' in the next...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Morgan to Melbourne via Mildura and Bendigo

My return flight from Melbourne to New Zealand was scheduled for the Saturday following completion of the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride. I needed to allow a couple of days back in Melbourne to catch...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Returning to Melbourne via the Riverlands

After enjoying Kipo and his wife's generously hospitality, I loaded up the DR and headed toward Morgan on the Murray. Traveling back to Melbourne via this route had been suggested to me by a fellow...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Day 4 of the Apex Postie Bike Ride - back to Port Augusta

For me, and a number of others, Saturday had been the most demanding day physically with significant rides both AM and PM

Saturday evening saw the presentation of awards - some outstanding...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Oaters
Nice Mike - you've certainly covered some ground...

Nice Mike - you've certainly covered some ground getting to the South of the North Island
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Nuccaleena continued ...

Nuccaleena continued

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Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Nuccalenna Mine Ruins - Saturday AM

On Saturday AM we split into two groups - the soft option (which was still moderately challenging nonetheless in terms of rocky and sandy ground to be traversed) was to visit the Nuccalenna Mine...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Scenes & thoughts from Days 2 - 4 of the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride

Each of the four days was 'full on' fun for this old fool - behaving like a child again aboard a little 'postie' bike

A view from day 2 PM:
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Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Angorichina Tourist Village - end of day 1

Our base for the event

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b271/oaters/Oaters%20odyssey%20in%20Ozzie/DSC01485_zps99092e18.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b271/oaters/Oate...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b271/oaters/Oaters%20odyssey%20in%20Ozzie/DSC01483_zps064b69ca.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Bit of a breather and paramedic support vehicle stuck

After negotiating our way 'quietly' (read non disruptively) past those filming and heading toward our destination, Angorichina Village (the long way) we had a rest stop - by now we're talking mid to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Diplomacy necessary

Along the way toward the end of day 1 we struck a situation where, despite the organisers having obtained the necessary permissions we were confronted with the possibility of being denied access to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
my photos are not that hot - this one simply...

my photos are not that hot - this one simply gives and idea of the support involved - masses of food and drink were transported in support vehicles like that seen here
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Kipo led a cracking pace out of Port Augusta

to say I was apprehensive as to what I'd got myself into at the start assembly would be an understatement - I don't recall the actual signal that was given to indicate the ride had begun but suddenly...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Day 1 of the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride

Day one - Thurdsday 28 August saw us travel from Port Augusta to Angorichina Tourist Village - which is where we were to be based for Thursday through Saturday nights - final day returning to Port...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,261
Posted By Oaters
Apex Outback Postie Bike ride

having spent a pleasurable few days in Quorn and surrounds filling in time until the start at Port Augusta of the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride, it was time to head down from Quorn to Port Augusta to...
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