Local ride report links

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by atgreg, May 12, 2004.

  1. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Heading across the Tasman for 5 weeks in the Lucky Country in the morning.

    Riding solo aboard a new to me Suzuki DR650SE K4 which I pick up in Melbourne this week.

    Planning to leave Melbourne bound for South Australia on Friday 18 July ish

    Will post in the main thread as per Mod's guidelines

    Link here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994062

    Cheers Oaters
  2. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Nice work fellah :clap
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  10. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Not strictly a 'local' ride report - nor particularly adventurous compared to some of the other exploits recorded on this site - certainly provided me a lot of pleasure and plenty to reminisce on - not least of which the hospitality and goodwill of fellow ADV riders. BTW - solo travel whilst having much to commend it, not having to consult others, choosing when and where you stop; is not all 'beer and skittles' - retiring to one's tent early evening is pretty tame!

    Hope this is helpful to some others who may venture across the Tasman. I was delighted with South Australia as a place to visit. I'm planning to ride Tasmania in early December and will probably sell the DR in January before returning to NZ.

    Special thanks in no particular order to AussieTrev, PBee, DesertDog, DRZWalker, XRman, Chicky and the inimitable Kipo without whom I would not have been able to do the Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994062

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  11. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler waiheke simon

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    anyone know the back roads from matawai to lake waikaremoana via tiniroto pub? clint i think i read a blog by you, sunny face hut or something, is it avalable for accom?
    im just waiting for a weather window of 3-4 days and do a ride from auckland (waiheke island) down thru BOP thru east back roads, back up thru rotorua.as much gravel as poss.
    cant get topo onto my garmin 660, i use basecamp, JUST. without smashing the farkin thing when shit hits the fan. i need to take a course in GPS anger management.
    did that other road you guys mentioned lake tutira to napier taupo rd last week. good but logging trucks and dust as i got closer to napier taupo rd.
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    .chris 690 Advenduro

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    Labour Weekend Camping in the Central North Island.

    I did not get as many photos as I would have liked because I forgot to charge my camera battery before I left.


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