Cape to Cape.

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Phreaky Phil, May 19, 2013.

  1. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Sounds good, last year's ride was awesome (even with having to double the "bitch" part way home!)

    Mike
  2. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Ripper! It's in the diary.

    Anybody wanting to stay at my place on the Monday night get in touch.

    Another idea for those heading back south on the Monday might be to do some of the MMMMM route in reverse, can supply details as required.

    Cheers
    Clint
  3. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    elitist euroswine

    not all of our bikes have reverse
  4. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    hasn't yours ? Cheap Jap things :rofl
  5. big ears

    big ears Old dog new tricks?

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    Hi - yes would be interested in a good route back south to the ferry - any GPS files would be great, if not just some idea of how to avoid seal.
    Cheers
    JC
  6. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    Ride on the grass verge :D
  7. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    is this ride all just seal/gravel?
  8. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    Yep, this bike ride is planned as a "Big Bike" ride. A lot of the organised rides are more suited to smaller bikes (or very skilled and confident big bike boys). This ride is squarely aimed at big bikes (although all bikes are welcome). It is a mix of tight twisty seal, gravel and some unavoidable straight tarseal bits. Dual sport tyres will do the job.
    It will not travel in a straight line, nor is it the shortest route between the two Capes. Speed is not an issue as the ride will be by GPS tracks and riders can form their own groups and ride their own pace.
    As with last year there are numerous shortcuts and nobody will think any less of riders who choose to use them. (Apparently 300 kms between coffee stops is too far for some :wink: )
    We have aimed at the 1000 km mark and I reckon at 1013 kms we have got it fairly close.
  9. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Places to stay.
    On the Saturday night 25-10-14 we are staying at the Tarawera River Valley Lodge. 07 3236492
    This is a tidy motel with various levels of rooms including some family units that several could share. They also have several twin single bed rooms so to can share.
    Give Murray a call. Last year he organised a ride to the local Cosi Club for a feed,:D

    On the Sunday Night 26-10-14, Me, Dawn, Colin and Al are going to Stay at the Hicks bay Motel. 06 8644880
    This is the closest accomodation to the Cape.
    Again they have various levels of accomodation.
    They also have a resteraunt, so if you book a room, book into the resteraunt for dinner and breakfast.

    Because the ride is Labour weekend it will pay to book now. :deal
  10. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Cheaper buggers like me could also consider camping at Awakeri Hot Springs & Te Araroa Holiday Park. Neither need bookings :D, just a hardy constitution (especially if you've been riding in rain all day). Earplugs are recommended, dependent on how tired you are & who you're sleeping near.
  11. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    There are also a couple of spare bunks at my place 30 min down hwy 30 from Kawerau. We will most likely go home to scrub up then take the car into the cossie club to meet the crew for dinner.

    Cheers
    Clint
  12. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    It's getting serious :eek1.......
    Ferry booked, and a room at Tarawera lodge. There's a couple of spare beds in the room so if someone wants them give them a call and mention my name. Real name, not my username here :D
  13. Phreaky Phil

    Phreaky Phil Long timer

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    Cool. Time starting to roll around. Looking forward to it. Got the bike out on the weekend for a ride for the first time in months. Needs a bit of TLC which it will get this week. Colin and I need to go to Pureora soon for a little "look see"
  14. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    Time you all started swatting up on how to use a GPS thingymawhatsit :deal

    Mapset you will require is NZGPSOpen, Garmin Mapsets route differently and they dont work, I have tried it and its true as bro :ddog

    Now, let question time begin :y0!
  15. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Whats a mapset? serious question.
  16. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Got a GPS? If so what GPS? The mapset is what is loaded into.
  17. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Yup, its a garmin 62S.Garmin maps i spose? Have basecamp on the computer.
  18. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Import NZ Open GPS projects into Basecamp & then onto the GPS. Then select the NZ Open GPS Projects as the mapset on Basecamp & the GPS.
  19. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    And a good question it is too :clap

    Mapset is the maps loaded onto your GPS. As you have a 62s you can only have one set of maps loaded at a time (it gets more tricky on the flash fullas thingys as they can have more than one layer, and we aint talking chickens :evil ) As Boxer has pointed out follow his link and download the free maps, they will automatically install into BaseCamp when you open them.
    Along the top of BaseCamp you will see a number of Tabs, go to the one called maps, click on it and it will tell you what mapsets you have. Click on Free Open GPS NZ Auto Routing. This will ensure you are running the right maps in that system. Go to the Edit Tab and click on options, set your activity profile to Motorcycling and your routing options to "shorter distance" plus switch of all avoidances.
    You will need to install the NZOpenGPS mapset into your Garmin, I would suggest you get another Micro sd card for this as with the 62s it will overwrite the current maps you have. If you want to keep them just swap the sd cards and store in a rurrly safe place.
    Excited yet? there is more but that will keep ya busy for a while :norton
  20. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    And then when you've worked out how to do it come round & set the time on my VCR.:D