Taranaki Adventure rides

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  1. oldbeer

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  3. young1

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    After 2 years sulking in the garage KT has a new battery, WOF and rego. So..... Saturday the plan is to head to Waverley for morning coffee then head inland and explore the road ends and depending on time maybe also the road ends along the coast. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us.

    Phil I know you have to work this weekend but why not phone in sick and join us lol
  4. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    Extensive logging has been undertaken up the Braemoore, Moumahaki, Mangawhio and around Lakes Rd area Youngy. Wont be many trucks on the roads on the weekend (due to the downturn) but just be aware there may be shit on the roads in places. Went up the end of Taumatatahi Rd last week. Got round a pile of logs and mud across the road only to have another lot come down 50 metres in front of me. If you go up there watch out for shit on the road, it may be mine :topes
  5. young1

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    Thanks for the heads up Col, we will just be cruising this weekend but will keep our eyes wide open.

    You were there last week, so I presume your bike is still up there ..... lol
  6. Adventure Moto

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    Make sure that you give KT a good talking to. 2 years sulking is NOT acceptable behaviour and requires a severe attitude adjustment !! :dirtdog
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  7. young1

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    Don’t worry she knows her place and has promised to deliver tomorrow, now I have the fun of finding all of our riding gear!

    (Actually I threatened to leave her at the dealer and bring a new bike home, that scared her enough lol)
  8. young1

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    The first ride in two years and the biggest problem we had was before we left home... where did Leanne put her gloves after that last ride! Once we found them we were on our way. SH3 to Eltham and then headed inland slightly (Fraser Road) to bypass Hawera (and looking at the map later it looks as though we missed Tiromoana Road which looks to be gravel). While the summit of Mt Taranaki was just visible Fantham's Peak was clear
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    We went through Tawhiti and Ohangai before rejoining SH3. We changed our plan then, instead of heading towards Waverley we turned and went through Alton and Hurleyville (these are the sorts of places that are close to home where you don't stop as you are just heading out, or if on the way home you don't as you are nearly home - you know the sort of place so both places I haven't been before) then a stop on the bridge over the Patea River.
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    And carried on up to Patea Dam along a gorgeous stretch of gravel. It is the first time I have seen the dam from the land and was surprised at how high it was. fzaxcHZDTTGCgrYPVBWzFQ.jpg

    A stop at the boat ramp for morning tea
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    Before following the river back out (why does it always seem quicker riding back out verses riding in?) and turning to Patea for a nice healthy lunch at the only food shop open (actually a very good selection of "healthy food")
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    Then to Patea museum, again one of those "we must stop there one day" places and were pleasantly surprised at how good it was.
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    Then we headed for home via the Surf Highway. A great day on the bike but by the end of it my lack of motorbike fitness was starting to tell!


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  9. Micawberism

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    Tirimoana is a road we used on one of the Naki rides (cant remember which one) a very short but to the point gravel section. Just watch the approach to the bridge, and the corners on the hill down to the bridge, and the .... Ahhh just enjoy it :clap
    No trucks to worry about on the gravel section of that road, they cant get across the bridge :imaposer
    As to my bike returning from trips Mr Young :dirtdog My knees still haven't recovered from that ride on a KTM :fpalm
    Which was actually much appreciated :ricky
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    Yes I remember it now but at the time had no idea where I was.. Was it on the Somewhere to Nowhere ride?

    These pics are from that ride in 2010
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  12. Micawberism

    Micawberism Been here awhile

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    More like "FORE" That line is only used by golf carts now :hmmmmm
  13. young1

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    Bertrand Road swing bridge and Tarata tunnel.
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    LOVE that old bridge .
    May it live forever! :-)
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    Is a great bridge, interesting all the scratches on the big bollards at each end to stop trucks going over. Even in a small car it’s quite a squeeze (wonder if a boxer BMW would fit.... lol)
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    The Beemer will fit if Katie can get through with panniers :ricky
    Took the Mitsi van through the other day. Only couple inches clearance on wing mirrors
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