Maungakotukutuku Diary

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Mark_S, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    You've gone very quiet Mr S

    I've picked up this

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    But I think Ill need a bit of practice on it before I ride it in anger. I almost looped it tonight riding up some stairs.
  2. msmckeon

    msmckeon Just ahead of the sweeps

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    His skeleton is resting beside his trials bike in a lost valley in the Akatarewas that it is not even possible to walk into or out of.

    Where is the other cylinder on your new bike?

    Michael
  3. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Other cylinder? it has just the right amount.
  4. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Already lowered too...
  5. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Cool - engine looks the same as mine. Looks tidy for a mid? nineties bike
    Don't they feel strange the first time you ride one
    I hope the stairs concerned were outside not inside....

    My oldest boy and I are riding the trials bikes most weekends so once you get comfortable come and join us for a ride.

    we ride in a few places that just about fit that description - some uterly awesome areas are burried in the back of the mungies if you are prepared to go off the beaten track a bit..

    We call this area 'the lost valley' - its real name is Martins Flat.

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    any more is just wastefull
  6. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Looks just like riding a real bike....only slower...
  7. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    that pretty much sums it up.

    Havent really taken the trials bikes anywhere yet that we havent allready been on the trail bikes

    the difference (fun bit) being how much your body position/movemnt influences what the bike does. And how easy it is to drag out of ruts and bog holes etc...
  8. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Mountain bike with an engine...
  9. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    yup - exactly
    the ultimate mungatooks toy

    rode the wr last saturday - felt like a klr by comparison...
    Andy Macs video..

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  10. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    Have you seen the new KTM 350 Freeride in the flesh yet? TSS have one, there's not much to them.

    It's pretty much a trials bike with a seat, comes stock with trials tyres fitted.

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  11. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I havent seen one but they seem quite heavy (99.5kg) for what they are. My sons ktm300 is only a couple of kg heavier.

    the fuel capacity of 7.5l would be nice - we have to carry gas in our backpacks when riding the trials bikes.

    I still think having a seat on this type of bike is a negative - reducing your ability to move around the bike and diminshing that 'mountain bike with a motor' feel. it seems like simply a small trail bike as opposed to the whole new ball game that a proper trials bike is.

    would still love to try one out though
  12. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    They had them at a demo day down here - wish I coulda got there. Mrs NordieBro is in lust :lol3 Halfway between trials and enduro, they say.

    Sounds like a similar concept to the GasGas Pampera. The 250 2T was a good learner and easy-riding bike, except for the battery-less system and kick-start. You couldn't tell you'd stalled it until it was too late, and beginners are never the best at kick-starting either.
  13. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    I have no idea of the weight but it was lower and way narrower than any of the KTM trail bikes TSS had on the floor.

    How much extra gas do you carry?
  14. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I'll pop in to TSS next week for a perve

    we carry a couple of 600ml coke bottles each and may need to stretch that to 3 each on the longer rides.

    basically you get liitle less than an hours engine time per liter and we average 3-4 engine hours on a 6-8 hr ride.
    we spend a lot of time sitting on our arses and/or looking for ways around things and draging bikes up banks etc...
  15. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    for anyone who wants to follow along here is my spot track
  16. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    You looked at SpotWalla?
    http://spotwalla.com

    Seems to be better at displaying and storing tracks than the official site.
  17. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Looks like you're taking a similar route home to me, only 2 hours behind. I got back to Vegus at 6.20.
  18. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    I took a little longer - got home at 9

    thanks for a great day Bart - pity about the heat - and the fact that I was riding like my petticoat was caught in the chain

    I had a great ride home - apart from a suicidal goat
  19. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    didn't even know it existed

    I'll have a closer look

    thanks
  20. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    Bart got 90% of the way to the top and I got maybe 25%
    Most of this video is tof the first 'easy' part

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