New Zealand RTW and back on a KTM500exc.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Aaron.S, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. lanztek

    lanztek Been here awhile

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    Congratulations Aaron on this huge accomplishment and thank you so much for tall he countless hours of entertainment, photos, and information
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  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Newfoundland:lol3
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  3. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    As you my know I never set out to do as much as I did so I don't look back on it and wish I had gone to anymore places than I did because I went to so many more than I thought I would of.
    Having said that there are still many places I would like to go.
  4. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry it's a bit old school mate with a map but I thought it was appropriate since I traveled old school without a gps, spot tracker and just using my phone with Google maps and Mapsme.
  5. BLucare

    BLucare What could possibly go wrong?

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    Nah, I think that's awesome! :clap Frame that thing and hang it up someplace!
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  6. forgorin

    forgorin Stuck in Japan

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    LOL. I guess I deserve that! I'll go back and find it. At least I know there is somethign there!
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    headstaller Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for an awesome RR.
    Eagerly awaiting your next epic adventure.
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  8. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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    Me too, I guess there's plenty of time to plan now what with covid 19.
  9. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    Hi team how's everyone getting on with this Covid shit?
    Here in New Zealand they decided to do a complete lockdown for a month so no riding or anything going on.
    I couldn't of timed my trip better huh.
    I decided to go hunker down out on my cousins farm which has worked out awesome.
    When I get bored I can still jump on my bike and do a few creek crossings and putt around.
    There is also a river close by so I've snuck out and got some fishing in so trout has been on the menu now and then.
    Only a k away and I never see anyone there.
    I had a couple really big ones get away.
    One after 20mins of working it back to the shore it was heartbreaking I've had easier break ups with ex girlfriends.
    I haven't been able to get a radiator so a bit of JB weld has been holding nicely for now.
    The poor old girls turned into a farm bike and hasn't been cleaned properly in a while.
    I just did a podcast with Adventure rider radio and thought some might be interested in listening to it so here's a link.
    https://adventureriderradio.com/adv...16/aaron-steinmann-a-mostly-unplanned-journey
    Hope everyone is making the most of this downtime I've been learning to throw some dirt on a digger.
    Hope all's well with all! 20200415_124320.jpg 20200404_155936.jpg 20200415_095440.jpg 20200328_172241.jpg
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  10. NoelJ

    NoelJ Long timer

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    Any chance your cousin is adopting? I'm a bit old at 52, but finally starting to show some promise. It's possible I'll turn out to be a decent kid.

    What a beautiful country; glad you've landed in the right place for lockdown.
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  11. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Good to see you're still able to get out a bit, even if it's just to run down to the stream for some fishing. Beautiful pictures man, I'm sure there are gray days, but damn - looks so lush, green and incredibly peaceful. If you have to hunker down, I imagine that's a pretty good place to do so.

    Had to quote this...:lol2 :lol2 :lol2

    Keep the knobby side down man :thumb
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  12. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Great interview Aaron, thanks for that.

    You still have 5/6ths of Canada to ride, you should put the TCAT on your list.:lol3
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  13. cidi

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    Aaron,
    Glad you are holding up ok. We still have winter in the high country of Colorado, and even Denver had snow the last couple of days. But same as in your place we have “stay at home” orders in place with not much of a solid date when the order will be lifted. So to everyone here and to you, stay healthy and hope for better times soon.
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  14. Dukehunt

    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Nev 2.0 Super Moderator

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    @Aaron.S

    Hey Aaron,

    Good to see you landed in the right place, riding, fishing and riding....couldn't be a better way to be locked down in your bubble..

    Stop posting pictures as or I'll ban ya...:lol3

    Jealous...

    Edit:BTW how is the AS gear holding up and do you think it is worh the expense ?
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  15. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    Ha ... The AS gear held up fine but..... I think they have got the wrong idea. The Mongolia jacket is way to limited to temp range and not suited for long term travel. The shell is made really well but to me it's a great hiking jacket etc but not a motorcycle jacket. For one it has pit zips which are worthless on a motorcycle jacket and all the zips are to small to use with gloves on and constantly get stuck in the rain gutter behind the main one. It is also too form fitting for a rain jacket. They really needed to make a decent main jacket and just basic goetex shell for really bad days.
    The rain jacket is way more expensive than the main jacket that doesn't make sense.
    All in all I would rather have stuck to what I had and have gone back to it. I'll use the Mongolia jacket on the odd summer days here and there. The rain jacket has turned into my wet weather fishing jacket.
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  16. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    Caught a few yesterday. The big one got away ughhh again. 20200419_160109.jpg
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    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Have you looked at Mosko's new riding gear?
  18. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    No. It's probably good but Giant Loop have supported me for a while so I couldn't wear Mosko.
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  19. Aaron.S

    Aaron.S Long timer Supporter

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    Here's a great example of a big Brown I caught last night. 6 probably closer to 7 pounder. 20200420_174519-03.jpeg
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  20. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Nice trout, caught how mi amigo?
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