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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Shaggie, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Thanks to everyone who suggested different sources of battery monitoring thingies

    I replaced the 6 month old camakooza battery that came with the bike with a motobatt and managed to run the fan whenever needed on yesterdays fairly epic ride. hooked the battery up to the flash charger i also brought and it said the battery was fully charged - so I am a much happier camper.

    And for Barts info - we rode up the devils staircase yesterday - although my first attempt was less than stunning....

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    and I dont really believe Bart washed his bike
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  2. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    That was pitiful Mark.:ymca

    This bike cleaning thing... what is it?
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  3. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Up the staircase. Good work. Be a bit of pushing and shoving getting up that first bit.
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  4. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I think you already know. :deal. It involves water blasting & paint stripping. Schmidtty really wants to be a Marlboro bike
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  5. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Oh I wasn't waterblasting the bike... I was aiming for the kids - damn they run fast...
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  6. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    no pushing or shoving involved - it wasnt that bad really

    down the staircase
    up the staircase
    down the staircase
    up the rock garden
    down the rock garden
    out via a third way out called martins flat (nasty)
    talk about mind numbingly rooted

    when my video producer is finished making me look competent (by eliminating all the bits of video with me in it...) I'll upload the fun bits
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  7. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    It must've got easier over the last few years....or perhaps a DR is not the weapon to do it on.

    2005

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  8. ztaj

    ztaj jatz

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    And hell might have frozen over too :D

    Seriously... If the local yammy dealers had rung back in a timely fashion I would probly be on a new Tenere, however, I'm happy to be riding a bland boring bike that does everything I need it to do. and cost less than half the price :eek1
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  9. andy mac

    andy mac Adventurer

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    It must've got easier over the last few years.... Yeah right!

    Definitely was drier than your photo however I wouldn't normally consider trying this technical climb (there is a steep drop-off to the left) But since Mark & Glen had got up I had to give it at least one attempt, of course I know better and choose a different line. Surprised myself and was absolutely stoked to clear this section (oh maybe a few dabs)

    However no luck on the next section, and I accepted defeat. After 40 minutes the extreme enduroists returned, triumphant from conquering the Devil's Staircase. :clap Mucho kudos

    When they said they were heading home thru Martins Flat I said adios, I'll take this 30km diversion and meet you at the carpark.
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  10. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Pitiful yes - but at least I'm consistently pitiful - I pride myself in consistency :)

    There is no way in hell to get up from that hole you are parked in.
    Up around the left hand edge is the only way that doesnt require booster rockets
    Trials tires make a phenomenal difference - they are almost like cheating

    I prefer the term 'extreme lunatics'

    it was quite demorilizing seeing you ride up the 24hr and up the first segment of the staircase on a knobby when I have previously failed to do either on the WR with a knobby....

    It was a great day wasnt it - I'm getting addicted to this shit
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  11. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    don't know where the devils staircase is but i did manage to drop my 990 on devils elbow a few years back...I can crash anywhere on anything :D
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  12. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Hi
    the devils staircase is part of the Karapoti Classic cycle race - route info here

    where is the devils elbow?

    falling off lots is an indication that you are having fun
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  13. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Half way between Napier and Wairoa I think. It's a shitty peice of road, but a bit different to the Devils Staircase. The Staircase doesn't quite get as much traffic.
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  14. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I suspect that the Devils Staircase is a lot safer.

    I've seen some completely moronic driving (people passing on blind corners etc - impatient arseholes) on the road between Wairoa and Napier.

    Would be a great run on a bike if you could get rid of the cars and trucks
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  15. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    Yep: here

    And potholes.. and roadworks, and gravel, and goats, and road kill, and frequently flooded bits... and police....
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  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    thats it, tight down hill hair pin that you dont want to hit under breaking with nude front tire on trace oil patch right on the corner left by some stinking stock truck :cry. Ironically only damage (apart from destroyed ADV trow and jacket - friction burnt from sliding accross the road) was a sore "elbow" which still plays up in bad weather...dang nabit :gerg

    I've seen some moronic riding on it for sure....mainly my own :wink:

    and worst of the lot CAMPERVANS!
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  17. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    the devils staircase will get a few hundred mountain bikes over it in a coupla weeks....
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  18. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    yes they are like a plague at this time of year
    at least with there being so many it doesnt seem to matter if you use the odd one for traction
    I'm tempted to put a sign half way up the staircase
    "Private Property - if you aint got an engine then f*ck off"
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  19. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    just chuck a few scattered "Private Property" around, maybe sneak around and shift a few markers:evil
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  20. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    not sure if this is 'off topic' or just 'off'

    walked past swmbo's Womans Weekly this morning
    had a picture of Alison Mau and Karleen Edmonds announcing their engagement

    This joke imedaitely came to mind...

    The lesbians next door asked what what I would like for my birthday. I was quite surprised when they gave me a Rolex. It was very nice of them, but I think they misunderstood me when I said, I wanna watch.