New Zealand

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Britome, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    I’m heading to both Islands at the end of February. I would love to post a ride report. But first I have to figure out my route.

    Does anyone have any tracks you reccomend and can shoot my way? I know the normal stuff on pavement. I’m looking for dirt that goes to beautiful places for camping. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  3. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    Thank you!
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  4. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    No probs, perhaps start a thread in the NZ section - there will be plenty of offers of info and help. Probably even some that might want to meet up for a ride!
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  5. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy I'm not half as good as I think I thought I was

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    Yes post a note in the NZ Section

    I can show you around the Wiararapa for an afternoon
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  6. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Maybe we can hook up late March '19 for a bit?
    Will be in the Greater Wairarapa for a week doing day-loops from 3 different locations before nicking off north again to catch a flight home.
    Will be on rental- DR650's
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  7. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy I'm not half as good as I think I thought I was

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    I can do that
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  8. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Sounds great.
    I'll make contact closer to the time.
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  9. Kiwiscoot

    Kiwiscoot Been here awhile

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    Check out http://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz for a wealth of info on back country rides with GPS files to download. The phone app "New Zealand Topo Maps" on Google Apps has the ability to import the GPS files.
    I'm in Christchurch and could show you around Banks peninsula.
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  10. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    Dude... you are a life saver. Thank you! I'm 5 days out from leaving and I still feel woefully ill prepared. I have no clean tracks, just a bunch of plotted points on a google map. Trying to draw tracks in basecamp sucks! This site is so so helpful!
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  11. Kiwiscoot

    Kiwiscoot Been here awhile

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    You're welcome and the offer of a ride around Banks Peninsula stands. Let me know and I could suggest some great rides in Otago.
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