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KLR Ramblers ride September

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by enduro0627, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    I am doing some planning.
    Did anyone ride the route below recently? Different maps are saying yes, but somehow I am not sure.
    Also, allegedly there is a paper road/ridable track going from Te Arai Point to south over the hill and joining back to Western Boundary Road somewhere. Any info on that one? I would go out and try to ride it normally, but these are not those times. :becca
    Thanks.

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  2. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    I rode Rahukia Pakiri Block School and Ocean view. All fine. Havent ever ridden western boundary...aerial photo might tell you if its been formed or not. Normally ride round the west side of the lakes.
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  3. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Same here. I have ridden the west side a million times, therefore I was looking for something new. Maps and satellite photos say all good to ride. Google street view car didn't drive through but no gate at all on the pictures. The road looks like deep sand, maybe the driver was just afraid of getting stuck in the sand.
    Also, I have seen a group of riders arriving to the car park at Te Arai Point through the hill from south so it is doable just I don't know how legal/challenging it is.
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  4. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Worth a look....on a little bike :)
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  5. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    I still haven't checked my lotto tickets. Unless I win, I will need to stick with the Vstrom. So far what I have seen there, it shouldn't be horrible. The motorcycles I saw coming down from the hill were something along the GS1200, Super Tenere (I clearly remember this one), and KTM 1000 Adv line. If these roads/lines are above the moderate/intermediate categories I don't want to push it.
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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Well you can borrow my dizzer if you want. 19th is no1 daughters birthday and im looking after her kids from Friday to Sunday so I can't go.
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  7. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    I like the way you think. Except there are 4 kids. I'll have a look and see what I can find on trade me
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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Sorted!! See you on the 19th.:-)
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  10. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer Supporter

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    For what it's worth there looks to be a gate on the top track, and maybe on the bottom track as well (at least a fence). The tracks look pretty "grassy" which usually means not many vehicles, so maybe just farm access or walking tracks?

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  11. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    Ive got a mate that lives that way. I will ask him.
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    His response. "You can get along the beach but the rich Americans made all the tracks unusable by removing river crossings and destroyed some of the roads"
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  13. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Thank you. I think I need to see it before deciding on the road.
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    He is a MTB rider and he has to lift his bike over gates and find places he can jump over streams. Shame.

    I will try to be on the ride.
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  15. enduro0627

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    Thank you for the good effort that everyone put into this thread.
    I did scouted the area today and here is what I found.
    The hill at Te Arai Point. Yes, it is accessible from the car park easily. The tracks are falling into two categories.
    1) Easy-breezy. Wide easy to ride mostly grassy, gravel, or dirt. I would say 90%
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    2) More challenging single track, steep, sandy, or ruts. 10% @oldbeer is right on those ones, more suitable for smaller like 250cc more dirt oriented motorcycles.
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    To be continued...
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  16. enduro0627

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    All in all, the hill isn't enough big to worth bother about it and isn't a shortcut between two roads that otherwise difficult to connect.



    The area between Ocean View Rd and the sea is sadly a "standard" New Zealand forestry area. Purposefully and systematically destroyed access points, gates, and signs prohibiting entry.
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    Otherwise, there are damn fine roads inside.
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    I will put together the route for the September ride soon (a couple of weeks?) and post it.

    Thanks again for everyone for the help.
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  17. enduro0627

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    And the GPX track from the hill.

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  18. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer Supporter

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    Bloody forestry access :( I learnt to ride all the challenging stuff in the forestry areas as a kid, I still can't believe all that land now has no access (not to mention most of my hunting).

    Great effort @enduro0627 thanks for posting this, it's great learning new areas close to Auckland. All I currently ride is a bit of offroad at the top of woodhill and dicking around on Muriwai
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    Is this going to be all gravel mate? Might see if my beloved would like to come along.
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