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Old 01-23-2012, 01:58 AM   #31
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Clarence Reserve Trip 21st January

Was about to post selected photos of my successful solo trip in the Clarence reserve this just past Saturday (21st) to KiwiBiker. Edited the selected dozen pictures to the allowed size, one at a time and uploaded them, the small number at a time allowed, ready to post. Went back tonight to do this and spotted a small print notice advising any pictures not used within an hour would be deleted. And, yes, after all that work, every picture had gone.

I can see why KB is losing its appeal.

After all that all I can say is the trip was a great success, with great views and I/we need to go back. I don't have any way of posting pictures here "You may not post attachments" is my profile for some reason. Unfortunately I will not be able to share the picture I took for Mark S of me brewing up an espresso (long black with milk) at 3000 feet on Blind Saddle.


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Old 01-23-2012, 02:01 AM   #32
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I'm currently stuck in the Hutt with no motorbike - in lieu of an actual adventure ride, I will be riding my bicycle to the pub tomorrow (Tuesday).
You are all welcome to join me (even if you drive a car there ) - 7ish at the Parrot and Jigger (Hutt Rd).
what time will you be there?.I work up the valley a bit could come straight from work if you could make it a bit earlier,could pick you up (prolly in car) we could have a meal there. Paul 0276742270
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:06 AM   #33
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Was about to post selected photos of my successful solo trip in the Clarence reserve this just past Saturday (21st) to KiwiBiker. Edited the selected dozen pictures to the allowed size, one at a time and uploaded them, the small number at a time allowed, ready to post. Went back tonight to do this and spotted a small print notice advising any pictures not used within an hour would be deleted. And, yes, after all that work, every picture had gone.

I can see why KB is losing its appeal.

After all that all I can say is the trip was a great success, with great views and I/we need to go back. I don't have any way of posting pictures here "You may not post attachments" is my profile for some reason. Unfortunately I will not be able to share the picture I took for Mark S of me brewing up an espresso (long black with milk) at 3000 feet on Blind Saddle.


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Michael, email them across & I'll put them up for you. I've sent a PM with my email address. .
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:59 AM   #34
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Michael, email them across & I'll put them up for you. I've sent a PM with my email address. .
Thanks Steve.
In the end I put them up here:

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/sh...y-4WD-Weekends

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #35
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Is there a Capital Coast Adventure this year?
The friendly folks of Team DS (vintage trail bike division) want to know

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #36
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Was about to post selected photos of my successful solo trip in the Clarence reserve this just past Saturday (21st) to KiwiBiker. Edited the selected dozen pictures to the allowed size, one at a time and uploaded them, the small number at a time allowed, ready to post. Went back tonight to do this and spotted a small print notice advising any pictures not used within an hour would be deleted. And, yes, after all that work, every picture had gone.

I can see why KB is losing its appeal.

After all that all I can say is the trip was a great success, with great views and I/we need to go back. I don't have any way of posting pictures here "You may not post attachments" is my profile for some reason. Unfortunately I will not be able to share the picture I took for Mark S of me brewing up an espresso (long black with milk) at 3000 feet on Blind Saddle.


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you can still post pictures on ADV just not as attachments. You need to upload your pics to an online photo host (photo bucket is free, google it) then just click on the insert image tab and paste in the URL. There is no restriction on size.

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Old 01-26-2012, 01:20 AM   #37
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Is there a Capital Coast Adventure this year?
The friendly folks of Team DS (vintage trail bike division) want to know
I hear tell not, unfortunately. But dont take my word for it, in case I jinx something...
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #38
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I hear tell not, unfortunately. But dont take my word for it, in case I jinx something...
Nooo! You Welly guys should all go occupy 4Skins driveway until he relents & gets cracking on this years edition.

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Old 02-04-2012, 01:19 AM   #39
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Two Fatties & a Skinny Take On Odlins Rd.

Andy called me last night to ask if I wanted to go for a ride today. I had been doing some maintenance to Gus, but wasn’t quite ready to boogie. We agreed to meet at Upper Hutt Rimutex at a gentlemanly 11.00am this morning to allow for that. At the time I thought 11.00am might mean that we’d be riding in the hottest time of the day.

This morning proved that this wouldn’t be an issue – unforecast drizzle & low cloud.

Got a text from Andy just as I was heading out the door to say he was running 20 mins late – cool, just enough time for Mandy to make me a real coffee. No cafes at Odlins Rd.

Arrived at Rimutex at 11.20am, & got another text from GuzziTony to ask if I was riding this weekend. Funny you should ask. Tony asked for 10 mins grace to change wheels & he’d be there.

We utilized the time to allow Andy to give me a fork seal fix lesson (business card to clean the seal, or in this case my drivers license), which seems to have remedied the leak on Gus, at least today. .

Neither Tony nor I had ridden Odlins Rd previously, so we weren’t sure exactly what we were getting into. It’s at the summit of the Akatarawera Rd, with the entrance opposite the carpark. Just across the road from this photo.



Andy had mentioned the challenging entry, but when I saw it - soaking wet, (because the drizzle had returned), & a very steep & technical rock wall climb, I nearly turned around & went home. Surprisingly, it turned out it was quite grippy, & after Tony scooted up (shaking his thang), I felt obligated to follow. Better traction on the left.

Andy mentioned that that was the worst of it. He was economical with the truth. I should've taken photos of the initial climb & some of the more challenging sections - but I was too busy. Most of the photos were taken when we stopped for a breather.



The road follows a ridgeline, with some bush sections, but mainly consisting of broken or fractured rock. Rain persisted for the entire ride. There was a heap of branches, toitoi, & other foliage draped across the track, which guaranteed a wet slap in the face. Wet branches also made standing on the pegs problematic in some area. I struggled with vision (glasses were fogging in the slow going, rain made faster progress difficult.).



Sorry Tony - while you can get cell coverage in here, you can't get choppered out. You're just going to have to ride it...



The ride was a challenge that I’d like to do again in the dry. It certainly reinforced that I need to get fitter. We got within 4 miles of the hut, but decided to turnaround at that point (Andy mentioned some more challenging sections).

The ride back was interesting - I'm not sure if I have a short, or my tendonitis is / was flaring up, but after nearly drowning Gus in a deep puddle I was getting what felt like shocks off the bars.

Thanks Andy for a good day out. Just next time, no rain okay?

Home after 5.00, soaked, & faarked.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:10 AM   #40
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fun ride

Hey, when i got home i found a dry piece of clothing!



the back of my undies.......





Sorry if thats made anyone sick haha.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:56 AM   #41
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bugger riding in rain

Odlins Rd is the best all weather track in the area - so at least you were all on the right track for the conditions
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:56 AM   #42
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Hey, when i got home i found a dry piece of clothing!.....The back of my undies.......
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Bugger riding in rain. Odlins Rd is the best all weather track in the area - so at least you were all on the right track for the conditions
BTW, Andy's been shedding chunks off the trials tyre - so that didn't last long....Doesn't like the road miles I guess
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #43
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BTW, Andy's been shedding chunks off the trials tyre - so that didn't last long....Doesn't like the road miles I guess
well he'd better look after it betterer
he's going to need every knob he's got tomorrow......

apparently a MT43 is the only road suitable trials tire.
I suspect our cheapy super soft veerubbers would vapourize on contact with tar seal
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:04 PM   #44
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apparently a MT43 is the only road suitable trials tire.
I suspect our cheapy super soft veerubbers would vapourize on contact with tar seal
The Hidenau trials is road legal too.

How much were the VRubbers?

MT43 is about $150.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:00 PM   #45
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Anyone want to go for a ride on Sunday?
Clint and I will be in town for the day before commencing our South Island invasion on Monday.
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