MmMmM 2014

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by clintnz, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    The world famous MMMMM Ride is on again 16-17 August

    Similar format to last time:

    The ride will kick off from the Rangitaiki Tavern on the Napier-Taupo Rd Saturday morning at 8am sharp. There is food, beer, basic cabins & camping there for those who want to arrive Friday night. Phone them on 07 384 2803 to book yourself a bed.

    More comfy accomodation, & extra bunks are also available 5km back down the road towards Taupo at the Rangitaiki Lodge. They have a couple of nice motel units, some tidy cabins & a bunkhouse. Call them on 07 384 2800 to book. As the Lodge bar usually closes at 8 the main Friday night gathering/meal/beers will be back at the pub.

    8am Saturday we will leave the Pub & head North along the Waipunga Rd. We will use the cornerman system through the forest to Minginui. Weather & time permitting there will be an optional short challenge section for those with light bikes & decent tyres, maybe a different one to last time if I get a chance to scout it out.

    If anyone wants to join in at Minginui go hard. We will stop in at the Waikaremoana Motor Camp for a coffee & fuel.

    We will then continue on from Waikaremoana, to Wairoa (if you need gas), Tiniroto Pub for some refreshments & a few backroads to Matawai. I will post up a route sheet & GPS tracks so people can do their own pace Minginui - Matawai & have the choice of bypassing Wairoa on backroads if time & fuel range permits. You need 230km fuel range to bypass Wairoa.

    At Matawai there is accomodation at the Pub ph 06 862 4874 & the campground over the road has basic bunks, ph 06 867 5016, 06 862 4800 or 027 445 8755. Also try the Motu Community House - contact Paul Cornwall 8635002
    The pub does a good dinner but don't expect it to be fast if we are a big group so get your order in early. They may do a buffet, so watch here for details.

    On the Sunday we'll head off down the Motu Rd to Opotiki, From there the route is routesheeted again via some highway & a few more backroads back to my place at Rotoiti. There are a few side trip options if for Sunday if the weather's nice too.

    Any trailer scum planning to attend are welcome to drop their car & trailer at my place for the weekend. If you are travelling far from home & would like to crash on my couch on the Sunday night get in touch.

    Remember this is a MIDWINTER ride. Based on previous MMMMM rides there is an 85% chance it will rain, a 30% chance of snow, an 80% chance it will be bloody cold & a 100% chance that all those mad enough to do the whole ride will have lots of fun. The main route is all tar & gravel roads, nothing technical, do able on any adventure bike with any tyres. Some of the gravel is often fairly rough & muddy though so you will enjoy the ride more with some knobbyish rubber, particularly if you are a n00b or on a bigger bike.

    Distances:

    Taupo - Rangitaiki Pub - 35 km (no fuel)
    Rangitaiki Pub - Minginui - 75km (no fuel)
    Minginui - Waikaremoana 70km (thats 180km from Taupo - pack extra gas if you've got a small tank)
    Waikaremoana - Wairoa 60km (Waikaremoana - Matawai on Ohuka Rd etc 230km)
    Wairoa - Matawai 180km
    Matawai - Opotiki 75km

    Routesheets here: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/168019-Mmmmm-2014?p=1130758263#post1130758263

    GPS tracks here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24799380#post24799380

    I will probably head over to Rangitaiki on the Friday through the forest as usual. Leaving my place 3pm

    Cheers
    Clint
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  2. trustme

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    Bugger , out again. Will be riding through the western states of the US.
    Hope all goes well for your ride
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  3. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    I'm in!!
    Bike going. (Fingies x'd)
    Leave booked.
    Beds reserved.
    Missus informed. (Okay I grovelled and permission was granted)
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  4. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    That doesn't sound like a bad plan B
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  5. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    I'm in too! Last year it was road tyres, this year I might go for slicks to enhance the experience... any one want to help pick up a fat pig?
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    beauty. see what my aug roster looks like when it comes out
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  7. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Thank you for taking the time again to organise this ride Clint and Rosie. Unfortunately I will be an "apology" this year (I will be home but bike will still be on holiday lol)

    Mike
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  8. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I’m working that weekend. The joys of 4 on 4 off shift work...:cry
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  9. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    You could run along behind me Mike, I will be in pootle mood :D
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  10. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon TRIUMPH TIGER 800XC

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    The MMMM is always good fun, sadly I wont be able to make it this year. Next year though on my new ????? :dunno adventure bike might be a goer.

    Take care guys and gals and what out for black ice and sheep :D
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  11. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    Thanks for offering your spare bike Colin (I did read that right?)
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  12. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Pretty sure that's what he said:/:-) toss a coin at each stop to decide who rides what:-D

    Cheers
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  13. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    The loser would get the BMW I presume ha ha
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  14. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    Oh hardi ha haa :puke1
    I will be on the wee bike Mike. You are welcome to borrow the beast if you want :D She needs the cobwebs blown out mate as other than a ride to N.P for a warrant she hasnt been out (niether bike has) since 3rd of Feb :cry
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  15. GPS MAN

    GPS MAN Lost!

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    Got a buddy I might bring along....

    Let him ride KLR...I like the KTM too much to let him ride that
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  16. young1

    young1 Long timer

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    That is most generous Colin :-)

    However I think I would be in the dog box if I headed away just after getting home!
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  17. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    Bugger that then, only room for 1 of us in the dog box, I lend my bike but get yer own kennel :lol3
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  18. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    How are numbers looking Clint? My brother is keen to get in on this. Trying to find a rental bike. :)
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  19. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Probably got about 20 or so now - I don't really keep track. If you can find him a bike & accommodation bring him along! I may know where there's a DR650 which gets loaned out a bit, will enquire for you.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  20. kiwipeet

    kiwipeet Uber Cyber Loafer

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    Cool have booked him a matrees at Rangatikei, but Matawai sound like they might be full.

    Yeah that would be great if you could let us know. :thumbup

    He's flying into AKL and was either going to bus down to Gis, or rent a bike and ride down.

    Cheers

    Pete
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