Barts Adventure Photos

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by bart-nz, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Took some big hits on the MMMMM. I hit a log in the middle of a forestry track at about 90kmh. Tried to lighten the front, but hit bloody hard.

    Piss weak DR front. Should do something about it, but it's not the kind of bike to go throwing wads of cash at. I class it as an 'in between' bike. Does the job until I can afford something better.

    Ripped the fork off and took it to the shop today. I walked as it was a nice day. Got some real funny looks walking up the road with an almost gun looking thing in my hand.
  2. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Makairo - Akitio - Dannevirke (though we didn't quite make it to Akitio)

    A group of us met at the west enterance to the Makairo track. The road was closed, but we went for a nosey anyway. A digger had been through messing things up. We found Marty near the start....

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    He'd already had a look and said it was fine (even though he was a bit stuck).

    I wasn't stopping for anything as I had a roady rear on. I managed to get to some firm ground after a couple of km (yes, I'm carrying fuel for Wade again).

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    I walked back quite a way to get some shots of the guys coming through

    Steve on the supertanker

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    Marty on the 690

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    Ricky on the 990

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    Wade, cheating on the 530. Previous to seeing the state of the track, he'd offered to swap bikes for a bit. He renegged on the deal once he saw the slop and the state of my back tyre. :lol3

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    The track in it's more normal state

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    Oranges at half time

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    End of the track

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  3. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Wade playing around

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    Bloody orange things. They're everywhere...

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    The Little Manuhara

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    Pongaroa Pub for lunch

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    Burgers as big as your head....and I took a packed lunch. I'll know next time.

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    Steve and Marty took off after lunch. Three of us went on to have a look through Spur road. I didn't take many pics as these guys were on my tail the whole way. Ricky was a hell of a quick on the 990, and Wade's just a madman on the 530.

    Here's a few of them with the Three Kings in the background.

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    The second closed road of the day, Puketoi Road. Again, we went to see why. A couple of slips, but nothing to hold up a bike.

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    After this we headed for home. An awesome day out. I didn't realise how unfit I was. Sore for a couple of days afterwards, but good to get out of the house.

    Pic of the day...

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  4. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Ross (Waipukbiker) sorted out a ride the other weekend. The idea was to explore the Central Hawkes Bay roads that loop into the Ruahine Range. Most are in and back as you have to return to the main road to get across rivers.

    Amazing day in the Hawkes Bay

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    XRJohnny's new toy

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    Salisbury Road

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    Dust

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    KTM advertisement

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    BMW advertisement

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    Smedley Station. Awesome rolling hill country.

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    Clowning around

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    I wonder if you could squeeze a 650 motor in there...

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    More to come
  5. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Lunch was at this guy named Lex's private museum. Amazing shit....

    Stuffed bears and stuff

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    Guns, yes...he had guns

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    Stories....he had plenty of those

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    Moa bones...

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    Dinosaur bits...this is a tail bit

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    Shiny rock things

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    And my favourite...a treb...trab...trebuch....big catapault thing

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    Flaming arrow thrower

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    Cannons...

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    fires tins of concrete...

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    Morter...

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    BIG BOOM

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    What a place. I want to go back....soon.

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    Kashmir Road

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    Pics of the day...

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    Cheers Ross. A great day.
  6. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    Very Cool :D
  7. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    You are a lucky man Bart.

    You should really repost that in day tripping cos it really needs a bigger audience than here.
  8. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Great pics mate!

    Let us know when you do :evil Could be keen on another run over your way :wink:

    Cheers
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  9. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    Great shots again Bart. Its a privilage to pull lame wheelies in front of your camera :D
  10. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I've been thinking I should throw things out there a bit further.

    You're always welcome to come slumming it down this way

    Hey, you do the hard work and make the moments, I just record them.
  11. 1Waipukbiker

    1Waipukbiker Adventurer

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    To all you guys that live outside HB, If you want to do that ride and have a look at Lex and his toys Im happy to run it again at some stage.
  12. Padmei

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    Yep I'd definitely be in. Not sure when I could make it p tho. Do you reckon those catapults & stuff are enoiugh to repel a Sth island invasion?
  13. 1Waipukbiker

    1Waipukbiker Adventurer

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    Be bloody awesome to see you guys up this way, Hold that thought, We would orgynise a full weekend of riding if you did and you would prob need to take the monday off to head back home but its something to think about.
    When and if it happens it would be a topic on its own in the Adv thread but in the meantime, if there is enough interest from your side of the ditch then we will make it happen.
    Meanwhile we need to activate the committee for dastardly deeds and get them to study "Pirates of the Carribean" for some ideas on repelling pesky invaders.:rofl
  14. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    I could be keen some time after January as I need to come up and visit me dear old Ma and Pa in Taradale.
  15. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    the cannon might wing a few of yas but the flaming arrow, the catapolt (cant spell trib you shay) and the morta anit to acurate....spectacular, but not acurate.
  16. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Mark and I had a look at Cnut hill last weekend. I hadn't been in there for a while so was looking forward to it. I took all the back roads and met Mark at Martinborough. It's always an interesting ride just getting there.

    I had to try Bartons Line. Awesome section of gravel. Often used for Rally sprints. My old man had a ride through here recently with local rally hero Richard Mason in his rally car. It takes a bit to put the shits up the old man, but apparently that worked.

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    On the way in to Aorangi Forest Park

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    The stream was low

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    The day was stunning, but getting hotter by the minute

    Mark getting up the first bit. It seemed rougher than usual.

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    I had a couple of shots at the serious bit. First time I got bogged down in the loose rocks

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    View was stunning

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    Mark had a couple of goes (the dot in the centre)

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    I got a little further on my second attempt, but the rocky surface was very loose and the heat was starting to take it's toll. I may have got up if I'd had another go, but I may have seriously injured myself also. Each time the bike bogged down, it slipped back about 5 metres and I only just controlled it. Mr short legs struggles on a bike going backwards.

    Time to head back down and find some shade

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    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Shade was found by the stream. A quick lunch, and cool off. I hope the hanky was clean.

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    Mark came up with the brilliant idea of exploring this other track.

    Great idea, but it was a bit overgrowen

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    Often couldn't see where we were going in the long grass. Mark wanted me to go first of course

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    This went on and on until we'd both run out of energy (we'd run out of common sense long before)

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    Mark managed to loose the camera off his helmet. The heat was unbearable. Luckily we found it after about 15 minutes.

    The view of Cnut from the opposite ridge (mega zoomed)

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    Time to head back to the stream

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    More drastic measures were needed to cool off this time

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    We'd both run out of water, so time to head out. An awesome run, and a great effort by Mark to get the KLR so far.

    The hill was probably the worst I've seen it. Most likely because it was so dry, the surface was like talcom powder. Next time I'll go after a shower of rain so the dust and rocks may be more glued together.

    What's the appeal you might ask? The track carries on for miles out to the coast with stunning scenary. It's just one of those rides I 'have' to do. I've been to the top previously, but only on my own. This is not an area to ride solo.

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  18. GPS MAN

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    Great Pics ~ Bart!

    When I get back from the DB ~ We'll have to have a go at that hill......
  19. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    You have to use the klr though, otherwise its cheating.:deal Aye Bart?
  20. Night Falcon

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    Nice report Bart.

    Judging by your photos I think the use of the term "Hill" is a tad misleading...Mt Cnut would be more appropriate!