Wellington Adventure Rideouts

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  1. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Saturday it is then. Toppies at 10ish?

    I haven't had a big day on the bike for a while, so this'll be a test for my arse on the DR plank. At least it's got a seat I suppose.
  2. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    well if you are back from Hamilton you are invited along as an official KLR pusher

    I havent ridden the KLR off road for 6 months or so so I'm in the same boat

    10 at Toppies sounds good

    if, by some freak of nature, we both get to the top we have to ride out to the coast - its an awesome ride with stunning views
  3. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I've been to the top twice (once unaided). Both times I was the only one to make it, so couldn't continue.

    Right, I'll head out to the shed and sift through my stack of half worn tyres to find the one with the most knobs. I don't think there's anything decent amongst them.

    I'll post it up on the other site and see if anyone wants to tag along
  4. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Penny and I are looking at doing an outdoor first aid course before we leave on the Big Trip in May. Is there any interest in getting a group together to do one locally? Been looking at the MSC courses but I see St John's also offer one for groups of 8 or more.
  5. howieNZ

    howieNZ Adventurer

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    I can highly recommend the MSC outdoor first Aid course if your trip involves travelling through remote areas with little close by medical assistance as it goes into more detail about longer term care for injures while awaiting/getting help. I used to do one regularly several years ago when I was involved in another interest.

    If the St Johns one is an outdoor one it would probably cover the same things though. However if it is there normal course it is probably more about short term care untill more help arrives.
  6. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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  7. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Hi Guys,

    Running a Beer, Bullshit & Pizza night :1drink here in Johnsonville after work from say 6.30 pm (but I won't be upset if you come straight from work :D) this Thurs. PM if you need directions or want to discuss. Bring an ADV riding friend if you want.

    This is my last week off before trudging back to work :puke1 . Back is still a bugger, but improved on what it was.

    Hope to see you Thursday :wink:

    Regards

    Steve
  8. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Hey Nutso i can't make it Thursday nite. I live on another island. Thanjks for the invite tho. I could have brought the bread - it's nearly done rising
  9. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Still waiting on the two chocolate fish....:D
  10. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Bollocks....You just weren't allowed out on valentines day.
  11. igormortis

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    I'll be there.
  12. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    I'm relocating to Hamilton on Easter weekend so Sunday March 24th will be my final opportunity for a Wellington ride. I've decided for my final ride it's going to be to Sutherlands Hutt, so if you want to come along stick it in your diary.

    For those of you who are that way inclined there's an event here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/471981159534058/

    I know it's the same weekend as Barts's RRRR ride but unfortunately it's the only day I can ride and I can't spare the whole weekend to do Barts's ride.
  13. Steve in NZ

    Steve in NZ scared/cheap

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    thanks for the warning. if ya see someone wearing shorts a T-shirt and sand shoes on a big bike, that's me
  14. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    It's this Sunday and the weather forecast is good!
  15. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Thanks for nice days ride. I do really have to apologise for not letting rest knowing we went to check CNut hill and braking good etiquette.

    On the bright side I did make it to the top :freaky well the difficult part anyway

    On the down side, Simon burnt his clutch about 100 meters from the top and we spent few hours getting bike down and then I was so wasted that fell a few times going down and broke my bike as well :eek1 (something electric and bike wouldn't start) thus having to leave the bikes there and walk out all the way to the deer farm :cry I was so burnt I thought I wasn't going to be able to walk all the way with about 20+kg of gear and wet motocross boots. Then spent all monday to recover the bikes which we manage to do with help of a friend (3 of us) and the very very good gesture of the farmer that lend us the quad bike and BP station that hired us a trailer (and we beat the hell out of it). The bikes had more damage from the trailer than any of the falls or all the falls together :eek1.
  16. andy mac

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    I was wondering what is "braking good etiquette"? Obviously I'm a uncouth fella because I don't know any braking etiquettes :rofl

    Wow you had an extreme adventure.

    Pampa 1 Cnut hill 2
  17. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    LOL I meant not letting rest of the group know we were going to check it out (Cnut), thus nobody knew what we were up to. Therefore rest thought we just went back. Which of course as it turns out meant a long day cause nobody was there by the time we managed to push, tow, pull even falling over the cliff a meter or so, Simon's bike down the hill.

    BUT I did make to the top with my 650! and I was happy at least at that point :evil
  18. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Some assorted pics of the day

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    Pic quality is pretty bad but well is what I have
  19. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Checking cnut

    what up to there?
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    bad pic at top of the gnarly up hill, I couldn't hold phone steady
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  20. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I see always a BUT :rofl there u go, please reload :evil