2019 Kaipara 600 Two Day ADV Ride.

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  1. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    Saturday & Sunday November 2nd & 3rd 2019

    After a 5-year absence it’s back !!! :clap:clap:clap

    The 3rd running of the Kaipara 600, a 2-day 640 km ADV ride around both sides of the Kaipara harbour.

    Accommodation for both Friday and Saturday nights is at the Wellsford Inn, Hotel. Clean and cheap fully made up rooms, and we get to ride without carrying luggage on Saturday. Single Rooms from $60.00 - Twin share rooms from $40.00 per person - Contact them on 09 423 8046. Or if you require something a bit fancier the Sun Valley motel is 600m away with lots of different room options.

    An early morning 8.00am start on Saturday as we head through some tight and twisty gravel roads on the way to Dargaville. ( These roads were used as special stages when the WRC international car rally used to come to NZ ).
    From there down to Pouto Point and onto the beach. A visit up to NZ`s oldest wooden light house at the top of the sand dunes ( for the adventurous ) and then carry on up the beach for 55 km`s ( having a play on the way ) to Baylys beach.

    Lunch and refuel in Dargaville then we wind our way up towards Whangarei and then down to Maungaturoto via some more awesome gravel roads that some unlawful riders have been known to hit speeds of 140 km/h on ( not me officer )
    Back to Wellsford for a well-earned beer or 3 :drink:beer:drink
    The pub does a pretty good `Pub type` meal, or there are plenty of takeaway bars and cafes within staggering distance.:dukegirl

    Saturday Ride Distance around 480 km`s
    Sunday Morning, a more leisurely start at 9.00 am

    Leave Wellsford, a quick visit to Port Albert and then head down to Hellensville via some more tight and twisty gravel roads and head up to the top of south head.
    A gnarly little sand track takes us onto Muriwai beach for a 30 odd km ride down the beach into the village of Muriwai itself.
    Lunch at the Sand Dunz cafe and we should be all done and dusted by 2.00 pm to allow us all time to get home before dark.
    Sunday Distance 160 km`s.

    Suitable for both big and small Adv Bikes ( though if you want to try the optional challenge of the sand dunes up to the lighthouse you will need knobblies )

    Maximum Fuel distances between Petrol stations of no more than 180 km`s.

    This will be a corner man style ride but I will also have basic route instructions available or a GPS track available for those who want it.

    You will need to apply for a permit to drive on the Muriwai beach on the Sunday ( Permit is free and takes a couple of minutes online ) see link..... https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz...riving-permit-muriwai-karioitahi-beaches.aspx

    The date of the 2nd & 3rd of November is the only weekend date before Xmas that the tides are right for the 2 beach sections.
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  2. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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  3. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer Supporter

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    Very keen. I can confirm in a few weeks (just depends on work-travel).
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  4. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    That sounds great, if it is fine, I will harvesting silage.
    Bugger.
    Sorry.
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  5. Rosie!

    Rosie! Little MissAdventure

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    I can't come, I will be flying back from Europe that weekend :2cry
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  6. dazzadm

    dazzadm Long timer

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    Want to but on night shift that weekend.
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  7. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    Bit far north for me, I'd need to take a couple of days either side of the ride to get there, ride it, and get home....then a week to recover. Don't run over sheep at 110 kph guys....it can curtail ya lifestyle a tad!

    Be sure and post loads of pics!
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  8. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    Pretty much the same for me except for the bit about sheep
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  9. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    I might be in, need to check a few things... bike, social organiser, other events / excuses etc...

    It's great riding up there so not to be missed.

    I may be able to provide accommodation at Drury (south Auckland) if anyone needs somewhere on the way or back.
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  10. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I've got work...oh, and my bike shit itself on the weekend.
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  11. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    ...& if I don't pick up Rosie at the airport that weekend I'll be in big fat trouble :dirtdog

    Have fun guys, wish I could be there. The last one was a lot of fun.

    Cheers
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  12. Rosie!

    Rosie! Little MissAdventure

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    You can do whatever you want. I'll just lounge around the house eating European chocolate and drinking duty free whisky until you get home. :bubba
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  13. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    :lol3
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  14. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    Hahaha, knowledgeable blokes understand that “ you can do what you want “ is woman’s speak for “ don’t you dare buster” !
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  15. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    the old joke about the guy who bought a new Ducati then had to sell it....but you said "do whatever ya like" dear :jack
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  16. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Mark, sorry but I can't make it, too many other commitments.
    Iain
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  17. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    Well I guess this is a case in point why rides are not being organised like ‘back in the day ‘?
    All our lives are busier and the komitment to m/cycling is weaker.
    Been there, done that, don’t want another T shirt.
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  18. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Very much a no on both counts for me.
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  19. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    me to. I would if I could :baldy
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  20. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Same, wrong end of the wrong island for me. Good onya Mark for getting it started.
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