King Country ADV Ride 2020

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Adventure Moto, Mar 1, 2020.

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So who`s up for the challenge.

  1. Yes

    41.9%
  2. maybe

    29.0%
  3. no

    12.9%
  4. Dont care either, way but just like voting in a poll !

    12.9%
  5. Not coming because of Coronavirus

    3.2%
  1. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    Back in the good old days ( or bad old days ) I used to organize a ride called the king country adv ride which ran from 2009 to 2015. Mostly done through the now dead Kiwi Biker website.

    Link to the 2012 ride that still has a few pictures...
    https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/...venture-Ride-2012-(KCAR)/page4?highlight=kcar

    Things changed and I got busy with other things and rider numbers dropped off so 2015 was the last ride.
    These roads and tracks ( with the exception of Fishers Track ) are still as good as they were back then and I have continued to ride them sporadically over the years. But late last year I thought that maybe it might be time to string them all together again for another ride.

    So here goes...

    5th & 6th December

    King Country Adventure Ride 2020


    2 Day adventure ride through some of the best roads and tracks that the Waikato - King Country and the Central Plateau has to offer.

    Day 1 consisting of aprox 300 km`s of gravel and tarmac as we wind our way down to Taumarunui for the evening with afternoon tea at the Matiere Cosmopoliton club ( tea & scones ? )
    Day 2 consisting of 160 km`s of gravel and tarmac roads as well as the off road sections of fishers track & the 42nd traverse

    Start will be at 10.00am from the Caltex service station on the corner of Te Kanawa St & Maniapoto St, Otorohanga.

    Day one will finish for the night at the Taumarunui Holiday Park 0800 473 281
    https://taumarunuiholidaypark.co.nz/
    Lunch stop at Pio Pio.
    Maximum distances between fuel stops of 180 km`s.

    Sunday we will leave from Taumarunui at 9.00 am to take the back roads out to fishers track.
    Lunch at National park before going through the 42nd Traverse and we should be all finished by 2.00pm at the latest to give everyone time to get home before dark.
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  2. Dino3310

    Dino3310 Been here awhile

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    I remember the bad ole days lol
    What a fantastic weekend out with good buggas. One of my fondest memories was watching "that looks like fun' rolling off the wrong side of his beemer at the camp office.
    Great way to put faces to names and life long friendships plus some kick arse roads and scenery.
    Cant make it this time(no ride) but hopefully next year, all the best Mark
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  3. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    If I'd be any closer....
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  4. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Would love to but got an overseas trip starting on the 21st.:(
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  5. cahoots

    cahoots n00b

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    That's so cool. Good on you. Gotta love people who make things happen
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  6. Th4tguy

    Th4tguy Kyle

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    Sounds great! I'm in
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  7. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    The good old days are back :clap I'm in.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  8. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Could possibly be keen on Day Two on the WR. Perhaps come up early in the morning and meet somewhere?
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  9. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    Sunday Morning we will be leaving from Taumarunui. Probably a cafe in the main street somewhere.
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  10. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Guess I better get to making a rack system then.
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  11. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    I'll be there, barring any unforeseen issues. Still negotiating whether that will be on 3 wheels or 2. If it's 3 wheels obviously Fishers will be out (too wide to get thru the gates), but I reckon the 42nd will be achievable (if it's dry, with an active monkey's assistance).

    Already booked a couple of nights at Taumaranui Holiday Park - I figure the disadvantage for riding up to Otorohanga (1hr 15mins from Tauramanui) on the first morning will be offset by the cheaper accommodation & the fact that I can dump gear for that day.
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  12. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    That sounds good. I'm going to pencil that in. Not 100% sure whats happening yet but sounds like a great run out for the dizzer. Thanks for setting this up.
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  13. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Shinko 244 on the back be ok for the 42nd or should I swap it out?
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  14. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Knobs are preferable for the 42nd especially if it's wet. I've done it on a 690 with an E07 on the back in dryish condition which is similar to a 244 with no problem. There are a couple of slippery clay spots where a good front knobby is handy DAMHIK
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  15. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    I had fresh E-07's on the Vee when I did it. No problemo...well, mostly no problemo...
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  16. KioKioAdv

    KioKioAdv n00b

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    Been a while but much closer to home these days. Count me in.
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  17. Adventure Moto

    Adventure Moto Formerly Known as MOTOXNUT

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    Depends if you like PUSHING or Riding.:p3rry:muutt

    No but seriously, I have done the 42nd before with a Shinko 244 on my old KTM690 and had no issues.
    It will depend on how worn the 244 is and how wet the 42nd is.

    Nowadays I normally keep a brand new Knobbly-ish tyre on the wall in my shed.
    If the tyre on the bike is getting down a bit or not a very aggressive tyre then I can make the call a few days out in conjunction with the weather forecast
    and change it if i need to.

    The Waikato / king country is so dry at the moment that you could likely get through on slicks, :thumb but that may not be the case in 4-5 weeks time.
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  18. Th4tguy

    Th4tguy Kyle

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    I'm out sorry. Dates just come out for mx and I can't miss round 1 of our club racing
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  19. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Weather permitting three WR's will be doing Fishers and the 42 on Saturday so I'll miss this one.

    Will let you know how the tracks are - apparently there has been a dozer in on the 42 and there's even been some shingle laid down.
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  20. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Cool, that would be great to know.
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