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bomma
26th August 2007, 21:04
Im a dork...........I rode got lost...was late..........u all left with out me. So I rode to "I dunno" I was picking a car every five minutes and following it for 5 mins. Ended up somewhere, dunno where but managed to find home.....but was gone for 3 hours, kinda fun getting lost and refound.

GRRRRRRRRRRRRR was perfect day for riding..........Im so angry I missed the ride Im getting very very drunk tonight!

hope theres another one soon. I have to ride to whangerei next weekend Saterday if anyone wants to tag along. Or perhaps u guyz could orginize a ride up there next Sat? :) :) :)

well there ya have it, after an amazing ride up north yesterday we get a chance to do it all over again on a longer ride, this time all the way up to whangarei

any reason to go for a ride :rockon:

now that we know the roads a bit better we can have less stops and thus make the most of the day

once again will be splitting into the different skill groups etc etc

post up or pm me if you are keen so that we know what sort of numbers we have going up

cheers,
nish :)

bomma
26th August 2007, 21:10
When: 10 am Saturday 1 September (Might shift to Sunday if weather is crap on Sat)
Where: Meet by the gym on Symonds St.
Departure: We will be leaving from the gym at 10.30 sharp so come early to make sure you dont get left behind.
Where to: Whangarei
Who For: People of all skill levels are welcome. We will split into two groups, a lead pack and a joy ride pack, just to accomodate for the differences in skill and experience.
A good chance to get out on the road to pick up some tips and get experience on open roads

this is just a copy of the ride info from the 25th aug ride (with minor changes) so those of you who came on the ride yesterday (25th aug) will know exactly what is involved.

like i said tho there will be fewer stops and it will be a longer ride. this might prove to be demanding so make sure your bums are prepped and you've stretched...the rides about 350kms (depending on what route is taken)

hopefully the weather holds out (raj doesnt reckon it will so id love for him to be proven wrong)

p.s. if we do get the ride together and the weather's good etc. i shotgun not being TEC for either group, dont mind leading the faster pack tho

ALTERNATE ROUTE

Just a suggestion on getting to Whangarei, you will be legend with your peers if you take this route. Turn left onto SH12 to Dargaville (before the Brynderwyns) and go to Paparoa, at Paparoa, turn left onto Paparoa/Oakleigh rd (its a big green sign) 40 kms of awesome biker road, it comes out onto SH1 where you turn left and ride about 7 kms to Otaika rd, turn left and then is about 10 kms to Maungatapere then turn right and head to Whangarei...come back through Waipu/Langs...just a suggestion, not tell you where to ride, but watch out the road between Waipu and Whangarei...always cops. Have a look at a map and check out the roads have suggested, you wont regret it...Mark

hey guys so mark pmd me this alternate route up to whangarei and it sounds very very nice, had a talk to raj and he reckons that if we leave by 9.30 we shud be back in auck by 4 but we aint gonna be stopping round every corner like we did last time so its gonna be a prety intense ride going on for bout 450kms.

im really keen for this, so are raj and kim (who are the only other people that i have mentioned this route to) so let us know know which one you are keen on and we'll just do that route

cheers,
nish

klyong82
26th August 2007, 22:07
I will be attending if it is held on Saturday but I have to be back by 5.30pm.

Cr1MiNaL
26th August 2007, 22:35
Ill be keen but Ill have my bro pillion, and this is the first time Ill be taking a pillion almost as heavy as me on the R6, so will be taking it nice and easy... Had an awesome time at the coro loop today, with lots of knee scraping action from urs truly, had a lot of very skilled riders with me.

On another note, I don't have much spare gear for a pillon ( I have extra gloves, and a jacket, but no pants or helmet, and since I'm a prime advocate for safety...would any of you guys happen to have any spare gear lying arnd. that I could borrow for the ride? I'd appretiate it and in turn will not own ur noob arses so bad 2up) ;) rofl

bomma
26th August 2007, 22:53
Ill be keen but Ill have my bro pillion, and this is the first time Ill be taking a pillion almost as heavy as me on the R6, so will be taking it nice and easy... Had an awesome time at the coro loop today, with lots of knee scraping action from urs truly, had a lot of very skilled riders with me.

On another note, I don't have much spare gear for a pillon ( I have extra gloves, and a jacket, but no pants or helmet, and since I'm a prime advocate for safety...would any of you guys happen to have any spare gear lying arnd. that I could borrow for the ride? I'd appretiate it and in turn will not own ur noob arses so bad 2up) ;) rofl

lol oh so modest...yea bro i got a couple of helmets lying around, will bring a spare along next weekend...cant help you with pants tho

the weather looked amazing today and was gutted dat i had to sit around at home and help mum out with chores :P oh well at least managed to get some time to give the bike a good, well-deserved wash tho so that was alright....shes all shiny and clean now :first:

breakaway
26th August 2007, 23:57
Might be able to make it to this one ;)

EJK
27th August 2007, 00:03
Man I like to join but....... hmm.... Yesturday I realised that my Scorpio is not really DESIGNED to do this trips.... :( I'm so disappointed.... :(

100kph at 5th gear 6,500rpm? omg...
going steady 100kph for an hour? zomg!

I think i will pass this ride unfortunately.... MAN! I wish for a stronger bike! lol
Dang! I even had hard time catching up to that white GN! OMG lol

breakaway
27th August 2007, 00:20
^ There is a slow group, lolz

EJK
27th August 2007, 01:52
^ There is a slow group, lolz

Yeah but I was IN the slow group yesturday :lol:

Man! I wish my bike has a turbo!

carbacca
27th August 2007, 07:11
Man I like to join but....... hmm.... Yesturday I realised that my Scorpio is not really DESIGNED to do this trips.... :( I'm so disappointed.... :(

100kph at 5th gear 6,500rpm? omg...
going steady 100kph for an hour? zomg!

I think i will pass this ride unfortunately.... MAN! I wish for a stronger bike! lol
Dang! I even had hard time catching up to that white GN! OMG lol

how many k's have you done on the bike?? just wondering if you have pass the breaking in stage yet cos it wont like opening up until its pass a certain stage

klyong82
27th August 2007, 07:47
Man I like to join but....... hmm.... Yesturday I realised that my Scorpio is not really DESIGNED to do this trips.... :( I'm so disappointed.... :(

100kph at 5th gear 6,500rpm? omg...
going steady 100kph for an hour? zomg!

I think i will pass this ride unfortunately.... MAN! I wish for a stronger bike! lol
Dang! I even had hard time catching up to that white GN! OMG lol

EJ you were doing great on the last ride. It is not about trying to keep up with others. As I said before it is just having a good time and improving your bike skills. I think the Scorpio is like any other cruise style bike and is designed for long distance. Try riding a sports bike for an hour and you will get sore wrist, cramped legs back-aches etc.

I think that white GN you refer to is actually a CB250 hornet. It has a CBR250 engine in it. Don't be disappointed...it is just a start before you get a bigger bike perhaps one that is faster than a CBR Fireblade.

Macstar
27th August 2007, 07:51
[QUOTE=EJKDDORAI;1181805]Man I like to join but....... hmm.... Yesturday I realised that my Scorpio is not really DESIGNED to do this trips.... :( I'm so disappointed.... :(

For the money you dropped into the Scorpio (learner legal), you could probably get a half decent 400cc. Apart from buying and selling a GN250, RGV 250 and GSX 250 for pocket money, I never actually rode a 250cc for my whole learners and restricted period i.e. had a Rebel 450cc and SRX400cc. Of course I did nothing to attract the cops during that time - but never got pulled up...

As for going up to a 400cc, within a week you'll have got use to the extra Hp and be looking forward to your next 600cc!

P.S. I'm keen for the ride to Whangerai - tho hope to have new shock in the rear by then...

klyong82
27th August 2007, 07:51
Might be able to make it to this one ;)

Got your CBR all fixed up? Babyblade was on the last ride.

twinkle
27th August 2007, 08:34
I even had hard time catching up to that white GN! OMG lol
:rofl: I waited for you. But you are forgetting... i have 6 years riding experience more than you, just take it easy :yes:

I was thinking though... we could split into three groups, the slowest group being for the little thumpers that can't wind it out along the straights like the others can (or up hills... or into headwinds.... :bye:).

twinkle
27th August 2007, 08:39
I think that white GN you refer to is actually a CB250 hornet. It has a CBR250 engine in it. Don't be disappointed...it is just a start before you get a bigger bike perhaps one that is faster than a CBR Fireblade.

No its not! Its a stock gn! with all of 20hp :rockon::laugh:

EJK
27th August 2007, 09:17
how many k's have you done on the bike?? just wondering if you have pass the breaking in stage yet cos it wont like opening up until its pass a certain stage

Mine has done about 2900km atm. I think it has passed the point at 1000km according to the dealers voice.


No its not! Its a stock gn! with all of 20hp :rockon::laugh:

OMG!!!!! IM SO GONNA KILL YOU :lol::lol:
or should I say....
"OMG I MUST KILL MYSELF!!! Can't withstand the embarrassment!!!!":lol:

Aaah.... Well I'll have a think about this ride :)
If the weathers fine and my calendar seems empty, then I'm in :)

P.S. Even the 125cc lady was catching upto me :weep::weep::weep:

twinkle
27th August 2007, 09:48
Aaah.... Well I'll have a think about this ride :)
If the weathers fine and my calendar seems empty, then I'm in :)

P.S. Even the 125cc lady was catching upto me :weep::weep::weep:

Hope you can make it, and that 125 too :done:

carbacca
27th August 2007, 09:49
lol if your bike is as gutless as you say it is....you're gonna love it on the ruakaka straights...

twinkle
27th August 2007, 10:04
lol if your bike is as gutless as you say it is....you're gonna love it on the ruakaka straights...

i'm sure there is a nice windy back road we can take :shifty:

ehab2weelr
27th August 2007, 10:10
[QUOTE=EJKDDORAI;1181805]

100kph at 5th gear 6,500rpm? omg...
going steady 100kph for an hour? zomg!


u only do 6500 rpm at 100kph? thats nothin man my inline 2 250cc gsx sits at 8500rpm at 100kph!! ur all gud. hay my top speed was only 155kph dats da slowst 250cc before gn250. hahah but com on man u gata thrash her and shw her whos boss :yes:.

breakaway
27th August 2007, 10:17
lol if your bike is as gutless as you say it is....you're gonna love it on the ruakaka straights...

Yeah but he'll burn you guys around corners :scooter:

Cr1MiNaL
27th August 2007, 10:18
I was thinking though... we could split into three groups, the slowest group being for the little thumpers that can't wind it out along the straights like the others can (or up hills... or into headwinds.... :bye:).

yup Ill be in that 'slow' group you refer to, pillion n all and half descent gear... right off to give my baby a nice bath, must shampoo her hair today too.:second:

klyong82
27th August 2007, 10:45
:rofl: I waited for you. But you are forgetting... i have 6 years riding experience more than you, just take it easy :yes:

I have 9 years experience and I am still learning how to ride properly. 4 and the half years riding 3 CBR 900's and i was finding it difficult to catch up with Isaac on his RF900 and DImitri on his KTM. SO as twinkle has said take it easy and build up your experience for now. No point having a super fast bike and not knowing how to control the throttle.



No its not! Its a stock gn! with all of 20hp :rockon::laugh:

WHoops sorry. That is a lovely GN.

bomma
27th August 2007, 13:48
Aaah.... Well I'll have a think about this ride :)
If the weathers fine and my calendar seems empty, then I'm in :)

P.S. Even the 125cc lady was catching upto me :weep::weep::weep:

hahaha poor guy just duck down as low as poss on the tank might squeeze out a couple more kms ;)

try this when you come along on the ride this weekend :yes:

Macstar
27th August 2007, 13:54
Or attach a tow rope to the TL...:yes:

klyong82
27th August 2007, 14:03
Or attach a tow rope to the TL...:yes:


Perhaps attach a trailer at the back of the TL too so emergency

trump-lady
27th August 2007, 14:15
Just got the pm....This is great for me cause I dunno where the heck im going and would enjoy the company. I will go one way up on Sat and come back Sunday. Ill be praying for good weather both days...... and if anyone REALLY REALLY wants to ......... ride up Sunday...meet and ride back :)

bomma
27th August 2007, 14:21
Just got the pm....This is great for me cause I dunno where the heck im going and would enjoy the company. I will go one way up on Sat and come back Sunday. Ill be praying for good weather both days...... and if anyone REALLY REALLY wants to ......... ride up Sunday...meet and ride back :)

haha thats awesome then coz we have two different routes up to whangarei

check out the second post for the details

p.s. as much as i would love to ride back up and escort you back down, i have no job and petrol costs are rising :weep:

klyong82
27th August 2007, 14:43
haha thats awesome then coz we have two different routes up to whangarei

check out the second post for the details

p.s. as much as i would love to ride back up and escort you back down, i have no job and petrol costs are rising :weep:


Bring money too it is expensive haha. I think I will be travelling 100km/h to conserve fuel.

carbacca
27th August 2007, 14:45
i'd be keen except i m helping a friend move on saturday >_< so i'd be free on sunday, yeah ride to whangarei sounds nice. mind you i used to commute upto kerikeri and back once a week but that was in a cage

twinkle
27th August 2007, 14:54
so the route is like so? :done: I vote for the alternative one.


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madbikeboy
27th August 2007, 14:57
How many riders are coming? I live on the north shore, so that's halfway to whanga already... Brenderwyns are fun, we should find some way of blocking off that stretch and just do laps... :o)

Maha
27th August 2007, 15:02
so the route is like so? :done: I vote for the alternative one.



Paparoa/Oakleigh rd on a bad day you may see 4 cars and its 40 kms long

twinkle
27th August 2007, 15:05
Paparoa/Oakleigh rd on a bad day you may see 4 cars and its 40 kms long

I think I went down there once, does it have a nice little rest area next to a bridge and a river? Definitely a good ride:sunny:

carbacca
27th August 2007, 15:29
i think you mean twin birdges?? thats between kaikohe-whangarei. i used to take that route back to aucks on a friday afternoon and yeah its very nice. i was so kicking myself when i saw the pics of the group last weekend that went that way, if i had known they were going that way i'd definitely have gone.

Maha
27th August 2007, 15:34
i think you mean twin birdges?? thats between kaikohe-whangarei. i used to take that route back to aucks on a friday afternoon and yeah its very nice. i was so kicking myself when i saw the pics of the group last weekend that went that way, if i had known they were going that way i'd definitely have gone.


Twin Bridges is a must..that was us that went up that way on Saturday, it has everything that a biker could ask for...we came back down it and if time was permmiting i would have done it again..:yes:

twinkle
27th August 2007, 15:34
I think it was the twin bridges I was thinking of, I haven't been this way in that case :Punk:

babyblade250rr
27th August 2007, 15:54
Man I like to join but....... hmm.... Yesturday I realised that my Scorpio is not really DESIGNED to do this trips.... :( I'm so disappointed.... :(

100kph at 5th gear 6,500rpm? omg...
going steady 100kph for an hour? zomg!

I think i will pass this ride unfortunately.... MAN! I wish for a stronger bike! lol
Dang! I even had hard time catching up to that white GN! OMG lol

I think you should go you did a great job riding to and from waipu, if i come along you can ride with amateur me!!

please don't overtake me though it's kinda embarrasing lol

babyblade250rr
27th August 2007, 15:58
EJ you were doing great on the last ride. It is not about trying to keep up with others. As I said before it is just having a good time and improving your bike skills. I think the Scorpio is like any other cruise style bike and is designed for long distance. Try riding a sports bike for an hour and you will get sore wrist, cramped legs back-aches etc.

I think that white GN you refer to is actually a CB250 hornet. It has a CBR250 engine in it. Don't be disappointed...it is just a start before you get a bigger bike perhaps one that is faster than a CBR Fireblade.

Sore wrists and back aches?? i know what you mean kim and i'm still feeling the effects!! ahh well what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger as they say:rockon:

HungusMaximist
27th August 2007, 16:09
Hey hey, I am real up for this ride but it's down to how much uni work I get through.

I need a good valve tune as I only getting not much more than 200 km on a full straight tank. So any peeps here know what they're doing, get in touch cuz I am blowing my fuel like there's no tomorrow. I really don't dig taking my bike into the mechanic works, as they often over charge, plus half of them don't even bother fixing bikes under 1996.

They tell me, 'we only tune new bikes and you gotta take it down to sometime garage'.

Recommendations please, because I have been meaning to get this sorted for quite some time now!

Rest of ya's are probably all having a Uni Break at the moment, so good on you chums. :sunny:

HungusMaximist
27th August 2007, 16:17
Sore wrists and back aches?? i know what you mean kim and i'm still feeling the effects!! ahh well what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger as they say:rockon:

Pump some iron ya pussies, as it will build your muscle strength and stamina.

It's also a matter of technique, a lot of people tense up when they ride where they should instead be in a firm but relaxed grip.

It's something I reckon everybody should learn, stiff body postures also gives you a more harsher turning angles.

It's something also that I am still trying to learn, especially over those long rides where ya doing 120 on a average. :D

klyong82
27th August 2007, 16:36
Hey hey, I am real up for this ride but it's down to how much uni work I get through.

I need a good valve tune as I only getting not much more than 200 km on a full straight tank. So any peeps here know what they're doing, get in touch cuz I am blowing my fuel like there's no tomorrow. I really don't dig taking my bike into the mechanic works, as they often over charge, plus half of them don't even bother fixing bikes under 1996.

They tell me, 'we only tune new bikes and you gotta take it down to sometime garage'.

Recommendations please, because I have been meaning to get this sorted for quite some time now!

Rest of ya's are probably all having a Uni Break at the moment, so good on you chums. :sunny:

I think you mean carb. balancing and syncronisation. Ask squiggles what sort of mileage he was getting as he had one of these not too long ago. It is quite a messy job Ewen best to let the experts do it. cost about 300 bucks and that is a lot of money.

klyong82
27th August 2007, 16:40
Pump some iron ya pussies, as it will build your muscle strength and stamina.

It's also a matter of technique, a lot of people tense up when they ride where they should instead be in a firm but relaxed grip.

It's something I reckon everybody should learn, stiff body postures also gives you a more harsher turning angles.

It's something also that I am still trying to learn, especially over those long rides where ya doing 120 on a average. :D

Agreed. Told you all we are always constantly learning each time we ride our bikes. My new fireblade handles much better in the bends and no more backache compared to the last fireblade i was riding.

HungusMaximist
27th August 2007, 16:47
You know, I rang around some people say there's no use doing a carb balancing for a bike that's done 90,000 km and that's over 15 years old.

Then again, it can't hurt right? I posted this as a topic awhile back and I got a lot of reponses from people sayng that it can't be bad to give your bike a good tune up.
I mean, shit, any mechanics out there whose keen on doing some cheap jobs definitely or the sake of helping out a fellow biker give me a buzz.

I remember there was some guy out in Auckland whos a bike mechanic, posted on KB mentioning he's happy to tutor people during his spare time. Gave him a PM, got a reply but he didn't follow through, and flaked out.

I'll PM Stephen... Cheers.

klyong82
27th August 2007, 17:06
I am pretty good on CBR's but not sure about the other bikes. Might be handy if you have a maintenance manual. Perhaps time for a new bike like you were saying not too long ago. :niceone:

EJK
27th August 2007, 17:20
Or attach a tow rope to the TL...:yes:

Or attach a turbo and a can of nos! muhahahaha :done:


I think you should go you did a great job riding to and from waipu, if i come along you can ride with amateur me!!

please don't overtake me though it's kinda embarrasing lol

The only time when I can overtake you is when you runs out of petrol or when you get a flat tyre lol
Else, not in a million years :lol:

P.S. There should be 3 groups. Fast, Mid and "Single Cylinder Group" :) That includes FXR, GN, Scorpio, etc... but excludes KLR650 :lol:

Macstar
27th August 2007, 18:36
Hey hey, I am real up for this ride but it's down to how much uni work I get through.

I need a good valve tune as I only getting not much more than 200 km on a full straight tank. So any peeps here know what they're doing, get in touch cuz I am blowing my fuel like there's no tomorrow. I really don't dig taking my bike into the mechanic works, as they often over charge, plus half of them don't even bother fixing bikes under 1996.

They tell me, 'we only tune new bikes and you gotta take it down to sometime garage'.

Recommendations please, because I have been meaning to get this sorted for quite some time now!

Rest of ya's are probably all having a Uni Break at the moment, so good on you chums. :sunny:

I have a long term trusted and qualified bike mechanic - that's worked on all 8 of my different bikes over the years. He works from home - so NO $75 an hour. I think he said around $150-200 for my carbs to be balanced on the RF (he's got the machine to measure the airflow or whatever it is, gas)? He's pretty cool too and has been prepared to teach me as he goes i.e. tightening a chain, bleeding brakes, changing a clutch, adjusting suspension etc.

I can put you in touch - send me your mbl via a PM.

Macstar
27th August 2007, 18:38
Hey hey, I am real up for this ride but it's down to how much uni work I get through.

I need a good valve tune as I only getting not much more than 200 km on a full straight tank. So any peeps here know what they're doing, get in touch cuz I am blowing my fuel like there's no tomorrow. I really don't dig taking my bike into the mechanic works, as they often over charge, plus half of them don't even bother fixing bikes under 1996.

They tell me, 'we only tune new bikes and you gotta take it down to sometime garage'.

Recommendations please, because I have been meaning to get this sorted for quite some time now!

Rest of ya's are probably all having a Uni Break at the moment, so good on you chums. :sunny:

I have a long term trusted and qualified bike mechanic - that's worked on all 8 of my different bikes over the years. He works from home - so NO $75 an hour. I think he said around $150-200 for my carbs to be balanced on the RF (he's got the machine to measure the airflow or whatever it is, gas)? He's pretty cool too and has been prepared to teach me as he goes i.e. tightening a chain, bleeding brakes, changing a clutch, adjusting suspension etc.

I can put you in touch - send me your mbl via a PM.

Of course fuel efficiency problems could be caused by many other things too...

2wheeljunkie
27th August 2007, 23:16
i know how u must be feeling e.j, i mean i had an fxr 150 and now just upgraded after a year to a fzr 250 soo be patient and the right bike will pop your way just like my fzr..she's a beauty and im sure yall find yours..:soon:

bomma
28th August 2007, 09:38
hey guys although it looks really shite outside metservice sez its sposed to be cloudy but dry up north for a lil wile so im gonna head up to check out that alternate route

will let yall know how it is and how long it takes to cover tonight,

might even take some pics to post up :)

klyong82
28th August 2007, 09:56
hey guys although it looks really shite outside metservice sez its sposed to be cloudy but dry up north for a lil wile so im gonna head up to check out that alternate route

will let yall know how it is and how long it takes to cover tonight,

might even take some pics to post up :)

What you going now? Damn I can't have 3 hour lunch break today.....

trump-lady
28th August 2007, 15:22
hey guys although it looks really shite outside metservice sez its sposed to be cloudy but dry up north for a lil wile so im gonna head up to check out that alternate route

will let yall know how it is and how long it takes to cover tonight,

might even take some pics to post up :)

I woulda pulled A sicky for that one........ Just a suggestion but I noted that this ride is not on the calander. Are we anti calander people :) Im just glad I wont be riding up alone..... Im so glad it looks like we got a few bikes ..please weather gods be good :)

sep 01
Mostly Sunny
15 10

sep 02
Partly Cloudy
15 10
sep 03






http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=NZXX0003

bomma
28th August 2007, 17:24
I woulda pulled A sicky for that one........ Just a suggestion but I noted that this ride is not on the calander. Are we anti calander people :)

nah we aint against calendars, it aint on there coz i dont know how to put it on :wacko:

hehe and the ride was awesom!!! the alternate route is HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended by me coz i just did it today and it was AWESOM!!! sooo many gravel free, car free, cow free, people free windies :gob: :drool:

oh but mark was right, there really are heaps of cops between whangarei and waipu....i know coz one of em snapped me and stuck me with a speedin fine...bloody firzzle frazzle fdjflkja fdioah #$)(% #W*&@@ :angry2: :argh: :2guns: :bash: :dodge:

klyong82
28th August 2007, 17:39
nah we aint against calendars, it aint on there coz i dont know how to put it on :wacko:

hehe and the ride was awesom!!! the alternate route is HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended by me coz i just did it today and it was AWESOM!!! sooo many gravel free, car free, cow free, people free windies :gob: :drool:

oh but mark was right, there really are heaps of cops between whangarei and waipu....i know coz one of em snapped me and stuck me with a speedin fine...bloody firzzle frazzle fdjflkja fdioah #$)(% #W*&@@ :angry2: :argh: :2guns: :bash: :dodge:

I have been sitting here for half an hour trying to figure out how to set-up a calender. I am still scratching my head. I guess might have to leave this to Squiggles to set it up but yeah we have quite a few riders this Saturday.

twinkle
28th August 2007, 17:51
ya go here :bleh: and add it to the calendar.

http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/calendar.php?

Cr1MiNaL
28th August 2007, 18:08
Calendars are not hard ... u just go on the meetings and events tab and set up the ride... if u read carefully there is an option for location... if u fill this in the calender entry comes on its own... and yes Mark is a very experienced rider, and knows those roads well as he lives up north. I wouda taken his advice ! But bl man atleast u didn't have any prior demerits.. now u can join the club :)

bomma
28th August 2007, 18:14
I have been sitting here for half an hour trying to figure out how to set-up a calender. I am still scratching my head. I guess might have to leave this to Squiggles to set it up but yeah we have quite a few riders this Saturday.

lol as soon as i posted that i didnt know how i realised that id never tried so i went there and managed to get it on :niceone:

i know....im a legend :msn-wink:

bomma
28th August 2007, 18:20
oh and btw i pretty much timed myself on the ride...

we left at bout 10.45am, did legal speeds all the way, stopped for a pie at mcD's at westgate, 3 refuelling stops (1 at westgate, 1 at wellsford and 1 at whangarei), and bout 20 mins of stretch time in total and i was back home by 5

so if we meet at 9.30, leave at 10 sharp, everyone should be home by 5 comfortably and we can have a bit longer at each stop, so we have fewer but longer stops

sound gud?? hopefully stephen wont be late and raj wont get lost :lol:

Squiggles
29th August 2007, 14:18
dibs on medium/fast group this time :bleh: want to get some excitement out of these tyres before they're done :niceone:

Cr1MiNaL
29th August 2007, 17:37
what do u run Steven?

twinkle
29th August 2007, 19:10
A pretty morbid sort of question to ask... but does anyone have a first aid certificate or anything? medical student coming for the ride? might be handy to find out before the ride :mellow: just in case :no:

klyong82
29th August 2007, 19:36
A pretty morbid sort of question to ask... but does anyone have a first aid certificate or anything? medical student coming for the ride? might be handy to find out before the ride :mellow: just in case :no:

I have seen it on tv. I would be good at the part where you use your fist and beat the unconscious fella's chest :kick:.

Hanne
29th August 2007, 19:57
I did a first aid course whilst at school... have been meaning to get a little first aid kit to keep under the seat of my bike, actually (gloves, bandages etc)
LUCKILY Stpehen and I never had to use our one on our South Island trip!

Hopefully it is not too WINDY this weekend for this ride.... (coming over the kopu hill this afternoon with those gusts was not a pleasant experince :S:S)

Hanne
29th August 2007, 19:57
I have seen it on tv. I would be good at the part where you use your fist and beat the unconscious fella's chest :kick:.


Yeah, I vote Kim for medic!:done:

Hanne
29th August 2007, 20:08
I was thinking though... we could split into three groups, the slowest group being for the little thumpers that can't wind it out along the straights like the others can (or up hills... or into headwinds.... :bye:).

Three groups sounds like a good idea, especially if there are numbers like last weekend.
On the way home from Waipu a few of us ended up tagging along in the middle anyway.

But then again, no one will be speeding on this ride ,will they? :innocent:
So maybe there will not be a problem with keeping the groups relatively coherant.

Lol, depends on numbers, though. See who turns up...

twinkle
29th August 2007, 20:16
I have seen it on tv. I would be good at the part where you use your fist and beat the unconscious fella's chest :kick:.

defibrillator would be more fun :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

klyong82
29th August 2007, 20:27
Yeah, I vote Kim for medic!:done:

Sweet! Medic reporting for duty. I think I will end up killing the fella Hanne :doctor:



defibrillator would be more fun :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

I will just use the battery off my CBR to shock whoever that needs it.

twinkle
29th August 2007, 20:28
But then again, no one will be speeding on this ride ,will they? :innocent:

:rofl::rofl::sweatdrop

HungusMaximist
29th August 2007, 20:59
As long as mouth to mouth resuscitation isn't on the the list, aye Kim.

Don't wanna catch STDs from your mouth... ha ha.. :doctor:

klyong82
29th August 2007, 22:16
As long as mouth to mouth resuscitation isn't on the the list, aye Kim.

Don't wanna catch STDs from your mouth... ha ha.. :doctor:

Mouth to mouth? That depends who the recipient is. If it's Lindsay Lohan!! anytime

Hanne
30th August 2007, 09:05
so if we meet at 9.30, leave at 10 sharp, everyone should be home by 5 comfortably and we can have a bit longer at each stop, so we have fewer but longer stops

hopefully stephen wont be late


:rofl: Just tell Stephen and i to be there at 8 and we shouldn't hold you up for more than 1/2 of an hour :P:P

(last week it was partly my fault, but my mum does the same thing with THINKING she can fot just one extra thing in... so I can blame my lateness on my genes)
:whistle:

breakaway
30th August 2007, 12:36
I'm not gonna be able to make it guys. The guy who posted the parts for my broke ass CBR posted them to the wrong address, I JUST got them, and there's some bits missing. There's no way I'm coming on a ride with all my shit hanging about like that :p

klyong82
30th August 2007, 15:54
I'm not gonna be able to make it guys. The guy who posted the parts for my broke ass CBR posted them to the wrong address, I JUST got them, and there's some bits missing. There's no way I'm coming on a ride with all my shit hanging about like that :p

That's ok. There will be plenty of other rides for you to attend. Hope u get your CBR in tip top again

babyblade250rr
30th August 2007, 15:59
dang dude, it would have been nice to have a 3rd cibby on tour!!


well like kim said, there will other rides and now the weathers getin better they should be more frequent!!


aye guys:yes:

bomma
30th August 2007, 16:16
dang dude, it would have been nice to have a 3rd cibby on tour!!


well like kim said, there will other rides and now the weathers getin better they should be more frequent!!


aye guys:yes:

hell yea mate!! its nice to wake up to a sunny morning!!

oh n btw to all riders, it was bloody windy when i went upto check out the route on tuesday and it doesnt look like its going to die down so just make sure that you are comfortable going at highway speeds. The 40kms of windie roads are largely shaded from wind so that part is really nice but the hills leading to wellsford and coming back down through sh1 from wellsford were bloody horrible....

i was getting blown around on my 200+ kg bike so just thought you guys should know....i just slowed down round those parts to 80kph to make my life easier so yea

babyblade250rr
30th August 2007, 16:20
hell yea mate!! its nice to wake up to a sunny morning!!

oh n btw to all riders, it was bloody windy when i went upto check out the route on tuesday and it doesnt look like its going to die down so just make sure that you are comfortable going at highway speeds. The 40kms of windie roads are largely shaded from wind so that part is really nice but the hills leading to wellsford and coming back down through sh1 from wellsford were bloody horrible....

i was getting blown around on my 200+ kg bike so just thought you guys should know....i just slowed down round those parts to 80kph to make my life easier so yea

thanks for the tip nish i guess i'll have to slow down to 60k then on my 160kg heavy weight lol but hey it's all a learning curve!!,Better yet perhaps ill ride along sides your kwaka as a wind sheid!!!:woohoo:

Squiggles
30th August 2007, 16:22
Looking to be less windy on saturday than it was today.
Saturday should be fine but Sunday there will be a wee shower around midday.

i have a first aid cert too :cool::doctor:

klyong82
30th August 2007, 16:58
Been little and light I can just imagine been blown from the bike. CBR250 at 160kg's? My CBR is 170kg's. It is amazing the weight difference between a 929 and 250. The 954 is 168kg's while the 1000RR is 176kg's. So much technology been put into making modern day bikes lighter and lighter.

bikerboy011
30th August 2007, 17:20
gudday every1!!!

Ill be coming along to the ride on sat, hopefully weather will be sweat :).

klyong82
30th August 2007, 17:22
gudday every1!!!

Ill be coming along to the ride on sat, hopefully weather will be sweat :).

Will see you there then.

bikerboy011
30th August 2007, 17:35
by the way were exactly in symonde st? is it infront of the engineering building?

klyong82
30th August 2007, 17:39
by the way were exactly in symonde st? is it infront of the engineering building?

our usual spot is outside the gym. Opposite the engineering building.

ehab2weelr
30th August 2007, 18:50
bloody hell..... i so wana go but f**kin uni... i have 2 study for 2 tests first week back and 2 reports..... how r u guys finding the time to do this????????
arrrr i h8 uni cant even get a holiday to relax and go on long fast rids....

Squiggles
30th August 2007, 21:19
bloody hell..... i so wana go but f**kin uni... i have 2 study for 2 tests first week back and 2 reports..... how r u guys finding the time to do this????????
arrrr i h8 uni cant even get a holiday to relax and go on long fast rids....

we do them before the break or around ride dates :first:

Cr1MiNaL
30th August 2007, 21:26
yea man hard im currently working on mine atm / having a jolly good larf at kb folk. It's all about time management. :P

EJK
31st August 2007, 02:14
I might come guys, I got a Saturday meeting but it could be canceled... chances are 70%.

If I do come, please be nice to me and my Scorpio! lol Don't leave me behind how Twinkle did! :mad: lol jks

Weather looks fine, the wind looks ok... I'll let you guys know if I can come with 100%

P.S. any Single Cylinder this ride? or is it gonna be just me? :(

klyong82
31st August 2007, 06:40
Looks like there will be a few rides to Whangarei this Saturday. Hey Bomma so can we confirm the time is now 9.30 at the gym and we depart at 10?(need to make chances if so) As for Squiggles you should meet us at 9 for briefing and that includes you Hanne lol.

Aa7
31st August 2007, 06:49
um just a quick suggestion but since you are all starting in town have you thought about incorporating some of your time to help out with this charity event for the problem gambling foundation (http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=56078) being organised by Mac The Knife. Its a great cause and wont eat to much into your ride time i wouldnt imagine.

The ride you guys are organisings thread is six pages long and i havent read all of it so dont know the full details but thought it would be a good chance to get a few more bikes making noise aroung the sky tower if you all have time spare saturday morning and since you are starting your ride just around the corner why not.

ninjac
31st August 2007, 12:07
Hi all,
Is this ride open to non uni people.
Cheers.

klyong82
31st August 2007, 12:45
Hi all,
Is this ride open to non uni people.
Cheers.


It is open to anyone. Any cc bike. (scooters too if you can keep up).

Cr1MiNaL
31st August 2007, 12:52
[quote=klyong82;1186953 (scooters too if you can keep up).[/quote]

:wacko: WTF

Aa7
31st August 2007, 12:54
It is open to anyone. Any cc bike. (scooters too if you can keep up).

the scooters can hang at the back with EJKDDORAI and his speedy scorpio thumper :dodge:

klyong82
31st August 2007, 13:05
Hi Bomma, will we have time to attend the Problem Gambling Foundation Ride before heading off to Whangarei and back?

klyong82
31st August 2007, 13:10
:wacko: WTF


the scooters can hang at the back with EJKDDORAI and his speedy scorpio thumper :dodge:

haha yeah EJ will have plenty of company. :scooter:

klyong82
31st August 2007, 13:40
Just to confirm the time and location for tomorrow's ride to Whangarei.

TIME: 9.30AM (DEPART AT 10AM)
WHERE: OUTSIDE AUCKLAND UNI GYM

Weather is looking good tomorrow so come along for the ride. See you all there.

Maha
31st August 2007, 14:04
Might tag along, so what route has been agreed on?....i really cant be arsed reading back through the pages, if you are going up SH 16 then we could meet at Wellsford.

trump-lady
31st August 2007, 14:04
k YAHHHH Im so glad I put that in a post. I didnt wanna ride by myself and now I got a whole POSSIE!!! woo hooo.......so just to add (Im sure we will all talk on the ride stops) but for those who cant do Sat but can do Sun........ I will be riding back Sunday so if you all are doing the sunday ride I def wanna hook up and ride back with you all :)

HEHEHE I feel like a trend setter........

My uncle has a bike club up there so next time we should look at an overnight run and stay at the bike pad......... Ill look into it ehhhh

Hanne
31st August 2007, 14:16
Looks like there will be a few rides to Whangarei this Saturday. Hey Bomma so can we confirm the time is now 9.30 at the gym and we depart at 10?(need to make chances if so) As for Squiggles you should meet us at 9 for briefing and that includes you Hanne lol.



sooo... early!

:weird:

Ok, Ok! I will set the alarm for 6.30am and see you there :P

Cr1MiNaL
31st August 2007, 14:21
Might tag along, so what route has been agreed on?....i really cant be arsed reading back through the pages, if you are going up SH 16 then we could meet at Wellsford.

Gday Mark,

Im meeting the crew up at the BP past Shell Westgate along with another mate. I do believe we shall be en route to Wellsford. Shall I look out for u and Anne at the usual gas station? I shall be 2 up as well so could pick up a few tips along the way, would be lovely if you came along.:sunny:

Hanne
31st August 2007, 14:23
Re: FOOD

In the actual waipu township there looked like there were a few nice places to eat. Might be an idea to stop off there for food this time (as opposed to $15 for one fish at waipu cove, or cloned burgers from McDonalds again)

I saw one place with pizzas that looked quite good.

Any more suggestions from lcoals to the area?

Maha
31st August 2007, 14:26
Gday Mark,

Im meeting the crew up at the BP past Shell Westgate along with another mate. I do believe we shall be en route to Wellsford. Shall I look out for u and Anne at the usual gas station? I shall be 2 up as well so could pick up a few tips along the way, would be lovely if you came along.:sunny:

Could be a plan Raj....out of the country for 10 days as of next Friday so need to get out this weekend....has number two ever been a pillion before?

Maha
31st August 2007, 14:28
Re: FOOD
I saw one place with pizzas that looked quite good.
Any more suggestions from lcoals to the area?

Yum Pizza's there....always make it stop/feed point when up that way

Jahdafario
31st August 2007, 14:40
Change the cruise to Sunday,

Saturday is poos,

Jahdafario
31st August 2007, 14:42
Plus see my thread for pushing the word out for getting more people out of cages and onto bikes.

breakaway
31st August 2007, 14:48
Alright I'm in, got my new panels and shit sorted out, Taped that sucker together :D (only some of it)

babyblade250rr
31st August 2007, 15:02
Just to confirm the time and location for tomorrow's ride to Whangarei.

TIME: 9.30AM (DEPART AT 10AM)
WHERE: OUTSIDE AUCKLAND UNI GYM

Weather is looking good tomorrow so come along for the ride. See you all there.

Ohhh man so early!!!! i need my extra half hour sleep:yawn:

breakaway
31st August 2007, 15:05
Also, has anyone got a cuople of bungee tie downs that I could borrow for the day?

babyblade250rr
31st August 2007, 15:06
I might come guys, I got a Saturday meeting but it could be canceled... chances are 70%.

If I do come, please be nice to me and my Scorpio! lol Don't leave me behind how Twinkle did! :mad: lol jks

Weather looks fine, the wind looks ok... I'll let you guys know if I can come with 100%

P.S. any Single Cylinder this ride? or is it gonna be just me? :(


I can probably remove three spark plugs/leads and tag along with ya!:chase:

klyong82
31st August 2007, 15:20
sooo... early!

:weird:

Ok, Ok! I will set the alarm for 6.30am and see you there :P

Yeah plenty of time for you to put on your make-up and accessories. :laugh:



Re: FOOD

In the actual waipu township there looked like there were a few nice places to eat. Might be an idea to stop off there for food this time (as opposed to $15 for one fish at waipu cove, or cloned burgers from McDonalds again)

I saw one place with pizzas that looked quite good.

Any more suggestions from lcoals to the area?

Pizza sounds good to me. We will stop there tomorrow then.

babyblade250rr
31st August 2007, 15:23
Here are the forecast charts for saturday over a 12hr period for those of you who are interested!! from 6am-6pm

twinkle
31st August 2007, 15:24
P.S. any Single Cylinder this ride? or is it gonna be just me? :(

I'll be there if nothing goes wrong when i'm changing my wheel bearings in the next hour or so :crazy:

babyblade250rr
31st August 2007, 15:38
I'll be there if nothing goes wrong when i'm changing my wheel bearings in the next hour or so :crazy:

good luck with that mate and try keepin the ginny in one piece!!!! lol

Squiggles
31st August 2007, 15:51
As per the last ride


I'll say it now so its clear to everyone:

Come along and dick around, endangering any of the new guys, and i will not hesitate to tell you to fuck off.

I'll be there early this time :niceone:

klyong82
31st August 2007, 15:57
I'll be there early this time :niceone:

Are we taking SH16 route this time?

Nivosus
31st August 2007, 15:58
depending on how heavy fri night is ill prob be keen

Squiggles
31st August 2007, 16:02
Are we taking SH16 route this time?

quite possibly looking at the numbers

EJK
31st August 2007, 16:42
alright, I confirm that I am comming :)
Will we have plenty of fuel stops on the way like last time?


haha yeah EJ will have plenty of company. :scooter:

Hehehe I wish :lol:


I can probably remove three spark plugs/leads and tag along with ya!:chase:

haha! Hey will you join the "slow" group this time? White FZR and we can ride like last time lol
Oh and the black GPX too :Punk:

Ah hey Twinkle, last week when we were riding, were you singing from top of your voice? :lol:
I thought I was hearing something :rofl:

breakaway
31st August 2007, 16:55
So no one has any bungie tie downs they could lend me for the day? :(

bomma
31st August 2007, 17:24
Change the cruise to Sunday,

Saturday is poos,

sorri dan mate saturday has to be the day

like many have pointed out the weather on sun is shithouse and plus parents are going away on sat morn and coming back mon so im gonna get WASTED sat night :beer:

oh and sorry i didnt reply to your text i dont have any credit...will get some tomorrow prior to the ride

bomma
31st August 2007, 17:27
Just to confirm the time and location for tomorrow's ride to Whangarei.

TIME: 9.30AM (DEPART AT 10AM)
WHERE: OUTSIDE AUCKLAND UNI GYM


these are the RIGHT details. any posts that say different are WRONG
if you miss us leaving uni then i suggest you either head upto the bp on sh16 (past westgate) or you turn back. We will spend a lil bit of time at the bp just divviying up into the groups and havin safety chats and such so you will have a good chance of catchin us.

destination is whangarei

p.s. thanks trump for givin us all an excuse to burn some tread :):rockon:

ehab2weelr
31st August 2007, 17:43
can some one pay me $30 for gass???:rolleyes: or u can chip in to help me. im brock as f**k...
hahah
or can someone take me pilion....:2thumbsup
:girlfight:

bomma
31st August 2007, 17:48
can some one pay me $30 for gass???:rolleyes: or u can chip in to help me. im brock as f**k...
hahah
or can someone take me pilion....:2thumbsup
:girlfight:

geez ehab go sell your self on fort st or sumthin...you still have all night to make the money back :buggerd:

ill LEND you the money if you promise me you will stick with the slow pack :lol:

twinkle
31st August 2007, 17:53
Ah hey Twinkle, last week when we were riding, were you singing from top of your voice? :lol:
I thought I was hearing something :rofl:

Whats the matter? don't you like my voice? :bleh::wari:
I don't remember but i wouldn't be surprised if i was :rofl:

twinkle
31st August 2007, 17:56
good luck with that mate and try keepin the ginny in one piece!!!! lol

Done :cool: and no bits left over :2thumbsup It would have been a bit easier with a bearing puller though :bash: lucky the rear ones were fine :banana:the fronts were :buggerd: however. :eek:

breakaway
31st August 2007, 18:10
can some one pay me $30 for gass???:rolleyes: or u can chip in to help me. im brock as f**k...
hahah
or can someone take me pilion....:2thumbsup
:girlfight:

Why would you want to go pillion? Through twisties? Going pillion is the scariest thing I've ever done on a bike :third:

motorbyclist
31st August 2007, 18:14
Why would you want to go pillion? Through twisties? Going pillion is the scariest thing I've ever done on a bike :third:

scarier is trying to emergency stop with a pillion trying to force your nuts through the tank and you swear the handle bars are about to start bending:eek5::weep:

motorbyclist
31st August 2007, 18:15
weather looks good for tomorrow :D:D

EJK
31st August 2007, 18:31
weather looks good for tomorrow :D:D

Yes indeed~~ :D

People comming to this ride, put your hands up lol :headbang:

carbacca
31st August 2007, 18:54
the friend i am supposed to help move hasnt gotten back to me with an address + time...if he doesnt do that by tonight then i am in for a ride. yay

just confirmed time, not needed til afternoon so i m in :eek::niceone::bleh::cool::Punk:

motorbyclist
31st August 2007, 19:49
:headbang: - but only if it's dry lol

klyong82
31st August 2007, 21:26
Hi Nish,

Make sure you bring a pen and paper. We need to get plenty of autographs tomorrow.

Cr1MiNaL
31st August 2007, 23:04
Could be a plan Raj....out of the country for 10 days as of next Friday so need to get out this weekend....has number two ever been a pillion before?

Sorry Mark was out the whole day today fitting an sub and amp kit in my brothers car :pinch: roughly 1000 watts RMS weeeee....Hes ridden heaps before and is a good pillion, though hes a wee bit taller than I am... 6"4 and finds it very hard to sit on the R6, and I don't blame him coz it has a small triangular rear seat and ridiculously high pillion pegs. Mr. Bomma was nice enough to ride down from Hillsborough to lend me some v nice gloves and a helmet for him, so heres hoping he comes along... although when I took him for a wee blat around Riverhead he was badly cramped lol :( C u tomorrow at the gassy, and hopefully he'll come along:chase:

Maha
1st September 2007, 06:50
Hes ridden heaps before and is a good pillion, though hes a wee bit taller than I am... 6"4 and finds it very hard to sit on the R6,

He may need to get off the bike and stretch those legs or when you slow down in the 50k zone, let the legs dangle...oh the freedom....see ya about 11am at Wellsford.......Mark

EJK
1st September 2007, 06:58
OK lets ride!!!!!!!!!

If you are reading this right now, then

WTF ARE YOU DOING?? GET TO SYMONDS STREET NOW!!!

:lol:

carbacca
1st September 2007, 07:01
lol its only 8am and i just crawled out of bed...plenty of time

HungusMaximist
1st September 2007, 07:41
OK lets ride!!!!!!!!!

If you are reading this right now, then

WTF ARE YOU DOING?? GET TO SYMONDS STREET NOW!!!

:lol:

I am guessing by the time you leave at 8, you'll get there just before Ten.

Good luck and God Speed.

Squiggles
1st September 2007, 07:57
im awake...:eek:

breakaway
1st September 2007, 07:59
Gonna head out in a few min, see ya all soon :ride:

Cr1MiNaL
1st September 2007, 08:24
zzzzzzzzzzzzzz just got up after much difficulty... c u at the BP!

ehab2weelr
1st September 2007, 09:50
:Oi: what time did u go? i came and there was no one :crybaby:
f**kin d!(ks just ditch me y not.....:Playnice:
i thought ur leavin at 10.30? what happend??
just coz im a 250? ccest f**ks.
hahahahah
hope it rains on u.....:devil2:
hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahah
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motorbyclist
1st September 2007, 15:51
:Oi: what time did u go? i came and there was no one :crybaby:

i thought ur leavin at 10.30? what happend??


same here!

i got there a bit late, 10:40, found no trace, no chalk, no rubber, nothing.

so i got a full tank of gas and sped, non-stop all the way up SH1 to get to whangarei at around 12 noon. i rode around a bit looking for you guys, then went back to the highway just outside and waited,

and waited

tried calling people but didn't have numbers of anyone on the ride and couldn't get responses out of those with those numbers

i asked all the gas stations if you guys had stopped by

and got more gas

and waited.

about 1:30 i gave up and came back home, stopping for lunch at the bar by waiwera, and went back to symonds st around 4ish, no trace of anyone, talked to a guy, and came back home.

last time you guys left late and i didn't go cus i thought you left at 10:30, and this time you leave early and i come anyway! no fair!

best fun i had was chasing a holden, but he got caught by traffic after a while

carbacca
1st September 2007, 16:11
it was updated that the departure time is 10am, i think we were 10-15 minutes late so we all left by 10.20

first stop was BP kumeu, was there for 10-20 mins. second stop was wellsford

carbacca
1st September 2007, 16:20
i guess the main group isnt back yet... i had to leave the ride early. again. had to help a friend move but hes a biker too and helped me get started on the bike so thats ok

anyways was fun, but rather....er...dramatic after the wee incident. it was a massive pothole too though so it couldve happended to anyone really :Oops::Oops:

ehab2weelr
1st September 2007, 16:55
dont tell me we had a bin?? :no:

motorbyclist
1st September 2007, 17:01
it was updated that the departure time is 10am, i think we were 10-15 minutes late so we all left by 10.20

first stop was BP kumeu, was there for 10-20 mins. second stop was wellsford

OMG - i left my flat at 10:20, i live out west

i couldv'e met you guys at the end of the northwestern!

worse still, i would've rode right past you on my way to symonds street, but was in too much of a hurry to notice!:crybaby:

ehab2weelr
1st September 2007, 17:12
[QUOTE=motorbyclist;1188152]same here!


tried calling people but didn't have numbers of anyone on the ride and couldn't get responses out of those with those numbers



o btw kyle got ur txt. he had no credit to reply..:first:
nether him or I made the ride cause the d!ks didnt wait for there own co-founders of the smc.....:nono:
hahahh
i blame nish for all this. even blame him for kyles crash......:headbang:

carbacca
1st September 2007, 17:13
OMG - i left my flat at 10:20, i live out west

i couldv'e met you guys at the end of the northwestern!

worse still, i would've rode right past you on my way to symonds street, but was in too much of a hurry to notice!

we were about 20-25 bikes going up the northwestern, you must have been real :doh::doh: to not notice

yeah there was a bin

ehab2weelr
1st September 2007, 17:19
[QUOTE=carbacca;1188245] you must have been real :doh::doh: to not notice

if uve read what i posted before ul no that i didnt make the ride. :lol:

carbacca
1st September 2007, 17:20
i was replying to the post above yours but your post snuck in before i hit the button

i'll edit it to make things clearer

Mom
1st September 2007, 17:28
so i got a full tank of gas and sped, non-stop all the way up SH1 to get to whangarei at around 12 noon. i rode around a bit looking for you guys, then went back to the highway just outside and waited,

and waited...

....and got more gas

....and waited.

about 1:30 i gave up and came back home


Bummer you did not look left as you passed the caltex in Wellsford mate, we were waiting there from 11 onwards, you could have waited with us..lol Guess we eventually left there at about 12:30 and finally stopped for lunch at BK Whangarei about 3:15 pm!!

Thanks guys, was a great and very entertaining day out, can not remember when I have giggled so much in ages.

ehab2weelr
1st September 2007, 17:35
i was replying to the post above yours but your post snuck in before i hit the button

i'll edit it to make things clearer


hahah... sorry man.
but i wana hear bout the bin... is the rider ok? is the bike sweet?
and if the binee is reading... take it easy.. it happens 2 the best of us :msn-wink:...
i bined my bike on a ride. but shes up and runin now.....:Punk:
hope to c u on 2 wheels soon ay....:2thumbsup

Squiggles
1st September 2007, 17:43
we're a wee bit slow, i think we got to whangarei @ about 2:30?


Forgot whose but it was a blue R6 that had a wee off, just enough to disable it from riding (hole in lhs engine cover), came off on a RH corner that has a few problems on peak rd, all good apart from that :)

whada slow guy ehab! and there were people willing to give ya some $$ for petrol! :shit:

p.s. dont know what happened to macstar after whangarei? lost him at bk!

twinkle
1st September 2007, 17:53
w00t! what an awesome ride! :wari::banana::wari::banana::wari::banana:

motorbyclist
1st September 2007, 18:05
Bummer you did not look left as you passed the caltex in Wellsford mate, we were waiting there from 11 onwards, you could have waited with us..lol

bah i did look but didn't see anyone... didn't slow down either


epic fail on my part

Cr1MiNaL
1st September 2007, 18:07
got bak woot... bikes nice n clean and chains looking happy... rear tires starting to resemble a slick though. What a pity about the R6, I totally love that bike...

2wheeljunkie
1st September 2007, 18:09
poor guy..hope he's not feeling too depressed..cheer up mate..its been a hard week for bikers..my bikes gone, nish got a ticket, i will gt a ticket for driving my cage 20km/h too fast last nite ..soo yea happens to best of us..just hope u can fix her in time for the next ride..till then keep yer spirits up..:rockon:

motorbyclist
1st September 2007, 18:10
Bummer you did not look left as you passed the caltex in Wellsford mate, we were waiting there from 11 onwards, you could have waited with us..lol Guess we eventually left there at about 12:30 and finally stopped for lunch at BK Whangarei about 3:15 pm!!

Thanks guys, was a great and very entertaining day out, can not remember when I have giggled so much in ages.

lol, at 12:30 i was looking for a bk (and couldn't find it) in whangarei!

i've figured it out that my average speed was around 120KPH :woohoo:

all up i spent $30 on gas, 20km per litre:cool:

it's a shame my speedo is broken, but on the upside it meant the speed limiter couldn't kick in at 180, and my odo isn't turning either :D

2wheeljunkie
1st September 2007, 18:12
that shud come in handy when selling her , " honest man, its only done 30,000k's"....muahahaha:bleh:

Mom
1st September 2007, 18:12
p.s. dont know what happened to macstar after whangarei? lost him at bk!

Was he on a silver 250? if so he left a bit ahead of the rest of us :yes:

Hey and please thank Hanne for those yummy cookies! Very unexpected treat and very nice too! I want to know what she did with all the elephant noses.....LOL

motorbyclist
1st September 2007, 18:14
who's keen for another go tomorrow? i know alot of you guys worked today and missed out....

i'll start a new thread on the main page

babyblade250rr
1st September 2007, 18:27
Great ride guys!!,


Great job E.J your did exceptionally well today!!, and good job to amit for getting back out there in almost full force.

And James i've really gained alot of respect for the ol ginny after todays events that was great fun buddy!!


And last but not least thanks to Steven and Nish for heading us through todays events great job as always guys!!

babyblade250rr
1st September 2007, 18:30
Well today was my last adventure on two wheels!! back to full time driving of the old cage. I think biking is not for me and will now hang up my helmet!!




Hahaha who am i kidding f...k dat:lol:, who's going on McJims farewell ride next weekend im super keen!!

Cr1MiNaL
1st September 2007, 18:41
Ill might b there to send the ol bugger off packing ! hes a jolly good natured scott... good riding today everybody.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz lol

twinkle
1st September 2007, 18:44
And James i've really gained alot of respect for the ol ginny after todays events that was great fun buddy!!

Haha thanks!
Even after we got into wellsford 5min after everyone else? :pinch: :rofl:

babyblade250rr
1st September 2007, 18:48
Haha thanks!
Even after we got into wellsford 5min after everyone else? :pinch: :rofl:

true dat, but hey after eating that b.k i wasnt in the mood to go for it, i was quite happy with our 80k/hr pootle

babyblade250rr
1st September 2007, 18:50
Ill might b there to send the ol bugger off packing ! hes a jolly good natured scott... good riding today everybody.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz lol

Yeah hope to see you on the ride Raj, even if it is for the 10 secs after you overtake me :clap:


None the less my cibby and i are becomin as one so i should start getting alittle closer to ya in the future

twinkle
1st September 2007, 18:54
true dat, but hey after eating that b.k i wasnt in the mood to go for it, i was quite happy with our 80k/hr pootle

thanks for waiting for me btw :niceone:

babyblade250rr
1st September 2007, 18:58
No worries dude,

Don't know about anyone else but it gets borin riding alone long distance!!

breakaway
1st September 2007, 19:08
I was quite impressed with the way the single cylinder fellas were riding (at the end).

I nanna'd it the whole way, need to get my confidence back and all that. But EJ did pretty well eh, impressive. Babyblade - I saw you come close to scraping them pegs :first:

ehab2weelr
1st September 2007, 19:23
Hey and please thank Hanne for those yummy cookies! Very unexpected treat and very nice too! I want to know what she did with all the elephant noses.....LOL



there was cookies?????:shit:
do u guys h8 me or somthin??
the day i miss a ride. hanne macks cookies!!.... i wont some cookies..
gimi cookies..... i wana c cookies on the next ride....:laugh:
i wana c cookies on my bike 2moro hanne :headbang:
hahahah..
o and thanks to those who where welling to pay for my gas. but it was only a joke.:laugh:
thanks any ways.
hope u guys had fun :first:. and bummer bout the r6, but come on its only a bike u can get another, but u cant get another u?? chear up man..:first:

ehab2weelr
1st September 2007, 19:27
Well today was my last adventure on two wheels!! back to full time driving of the old cage. I think biking is not for me and will now hang up my helmet!!

babyblade dont ever say somthing like this ever again :nono:, i thought u meant it.... u hade me goin there for a sec.... hahah :lol:,

T.I.E
1st September 2007, 20:02
thanks all was a great day out, had to have a good laugh. couldnt believe so many got lost. werent my fault i was at the back honest.:whistle:
and great to see a good pace was set by the smaller bikes, very good riding from welsford on.
and country roads, watch out for that cattle.
:crazy:

EJK
1st September 2007, 20:42
I nanna'd it the whole way, need to get my confidence back and all that. But EJ did pretty well eh, impressive.

I was quite struggling on the way to Auckland :weep:

But during the first two to three hours of ride, I was brainwashing myself with this sentence "EJ! The bike you are riding is NOT a Scorpio! It's an Aprilia RS125! It's an Aprilia! Aprilia baby! NOT a Scorpio! Aprilia! Aprilia! Aprilia!" :lol:

That really helped lol I was leaning like the RS125 guys on youtube lol

But on the way home, I was sooo tired, sooo hungry and the brainwash was over... Nevertheless, It was a Scorpio in the end :weep::crybaby:

I want my RS125 back~~~ :weep:

:lol::lol:

Good ride guys...



...Next time on SH1, please don't leave me behind! lol
So much for a "No man left behind" lololol

Maha
1st September 2007, 20:43
t watch out for that cattle.


Cattle?.... Hanne's Homebake was the highlight of the day...mmmmmm chocolate :woohoo:

EJK
1st September 2007, 20:58
Great ride guys!!,
Great job E.J your did exceptionally well today!!, and good job to amit for getting back out there in almost full force.


I was using the full force lol Still I couldn't catch up to you guys :weep:
lol



And James i've really gained alot of respect for the ol ginny after todays events that was great fun buddy!!


I hate that ginny day after day lololololol
AH! JAMES!! your ginny says 300ml on side of the engine! Is it 300cc?
Tell us the truth! lol


w00t! what an awesome ride! :wari::banana::wari::banana::wari::banana:

Yeah it was a good ride~
....
Ginny... :argh: lmao!!!!

Next time I will outrun you with my Aprilia brainwashing! lol

Good ride bro~! :2thumbsup:clap:

Mom
1st September 2007, 21:08
AH! JAMES!! your ginny says 300ml on side of the engine! Is it 300cc?


Using that analogy then the oil capacity is actually 1300mls, he is in trouble riding that unless he has a full license :lol:

Cr1MiNaL
1st September 2007, 21:10
AH! JAMES!! your ginny says 300ml on side of the engine! Is it 300cc?
Tell us the truth!

ROFL na bro I think that figure is referring to the amount of engine oil the bike holds.

EJK
1st September 2007, 21:11
Aah... right lol

P.S. where are the photos?! lol I want the photo of me lying down infront of the Burger King lol

Squiggles
1st September 2007, 21:26
XXL burger :bleh:

bikerboy011
1st September 2007, 22:12
Great ride today awesome heaps of fun...

Jahdafario
1st September 2007, 22:45
Another ride 2moro, symonds street outside Gym 10am, see you's there

trump-lady
1st September 2007, 22:47
ok so I did it AGAIN! Got to Symounds exit.....was told the gyms on the left so I WENT STRAIGHT looking for a gym........figured it def was the wrong way adter 5 mins and no uni and went back to find no bikes. Dude told me u all left 5 to 10 mins before I arrived. Got a text from my uncle saying his Harley crew was meeting at puhoi so figured f it......ill never catch u guys and went there. Awesome little pub. Anyways (im an idiot) thought he said meet 11.30 but he meant leave Whanga at 11.30. Sat at Puhoi for 2 hours wishing I wasnt such an egg and that I could remember my alarm skips sat and sun....I mean FUCK! i suggested this ride! hehehehe............ anyways me and my blue and white leathers and pink triumph meet my uncle and bout 20 other harleys and rode to whanga. Im sure I saw u all.....right where the cop was? Bunch of sport bikes heading back......... I know someone spotted the pink sport bike amoungst the harleys!

Anyways I still had a good ride and good day.

Im heading back tomorrow prob bout 12ish..... I know there was talk of a group heading up 2morro (Sunday) and is that still on. If so can someone pm me with EXACT LOCATION AND TIME! Theres a chick up here on a harley heading back to Auck too so if nadda is happening Ill chill with her.

CRAP SHIT CRAP CRAP CRAP........... Im an egg

great day for it........hope you all had a good ride....was a decent group if its the one I saw.........me and my pink sportbike were waving like crazy in the middle of the Harleys like " friends...friends...." hahhhh hahhhh ha.......

Well tomorrow maybe.....3rd times a charm lol

Ps puhois a great little place think ima go there often....biker spot with cheap food....woot woot.......

trump-lady
1st September 2007, 22:52
ok someone posted bout the ride on sunday when i was posting to make me look extra dumb......... so u ball leaving 10 would place u here what time and where do ya all plan on being at that time........ ill check on here round 10ish to see whats posted. Could someone pm me there ph number so I can text mine and then at least I have a contact :) :) :) and for u all riding up............. be safe

Squiggles
1st September 2007, 22:54
^^ lol, i think i saw you then, we did pass a large number of hogs and a couple non-hogs on an open stretch with a cop on it perhaps the next ride should start at your place? :lol: :clap:

klyong82
1st September 2007, 23:06
Yes I saw the pink triumph too in between harleys as we passed the cop in the car. We were headed back for auckland then. great ride. Darn we lost macstar on his Rf900 again. Oh well at least his ride home must have been nice, quiet and romantic with his significant other. anyone got news on Luke ? the guy on the R6. (with the slip-on exhaust pipe)

gijoe1313
1st September 2007, 23:13
Sounds like you guys had a fun and confusing ride! :msn-wink: Sorry to hear about the bin, hope the rider is okay. :sweatdrop

I had things to do and when I found out I had cleared them, was way too late to meet up with you guys, so I did a nice little pootle myself.. around the Hunuas, to Paeroa and Katikati to Tauranga (to check out what the surf was like at the Mount!) and back home again ... 480km of lovely riding ('cept for the mad cager oncoming on my side of the road and my lights cutting out just as it was getting dark!)

Tied up again for tomorrow, so you guys have a good one y'hear!

Jahdafario
1st September 2007, 23:16
Oh god, who stacked themselves? Are they okay, sorry I am capped and it takes fkn forever to go through the pages.


So yeah, ride 2moro?

10am outside Gym.

Chaar chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar

klyong82
1st September 2007, 23:46
The fella was riding a nice 2000 yamaha R6. He rode onto a big porthole before a right hand bend. Lost it rode into ditch skidded about 5m on the ground. Hole in the left engine cover oil spilling out. Forks bent and fairing scratched badly (well cracked). His helmet had deep rashes and his visor broke from his helmet. We told him to do a head scan. Right arm badly cut.

He is ok. Thanks to the farmer that offered a hand in storing the bike and pouring soil on the oily road. Apperently the farmer also told us that it has happend many times on that bend so be careful guys

klyong82
1st September 2007, 23:55
Great ride today everyone. My bike was running better than last week. Thanks to Cycletreads not sure what you did but I was able to handle the bends much better than last week. No wheel spins. Cool Those riding tomorrow? have a good ride and be careful...

Along the ride when Ewen and me were catching with the rest of the pack there was a white Altezza that was trying to keep up with us. could see from my rear mirrors that we was going hard at the corners like a rally car but unfortunately did not have the speed to get near us. was fun all the way to wellsford.

motorbyclist
2nd September 2007, 00:31
anyways me and my blue and white leathers and pink triumph meet my uncle and bout 20 other harleys and rode to whanga. Im sure I saw u all.....right where the cop was? Bunch of sport bikes heading back......... I know someone spotted the pink sport bike amoungst the harleys!


lol i saw you on one of those hills around puhoi, i think i also saw the same group of harleys on their way down from whanga

motorbyclist
2nd September 2007, 00:34
hey, i'm the guy organising sunday's ride.

txt me 0274054213 if you're coming and we won't leave without you.

meet 10am-ish at the gym on symonds street, it's opposite the engineering skool, downhill from princes street (over/underpass) and uphill from grafton rd (NOT the bridge). i don't think the gym has a sign, so it's kinda a bad spot for those who don't know about it lol

plan is to go up the south head - all the way until gravel

cya there:headbang:

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 07:37
ok so I did it AGAIN! Got to Symounds exit.....was told the gyms on the left so I WENT STRAIGHT looking for a gym........figured it def was the wrong way adter 5 mins and no uni and went back to find no bikes. Dude told me u all left 5 to 10 mins before I arrived.



was that u? i saw u goin dow symonds st.
we thought wht a nice pink....
it looked like u were lost....
yea we were l8 too. normaly we leave at 10.30 or 11. but this time they went alettle 2 early.. hah
i think u should leav now... u just might make it.
btw do u live in pakuranga?? i thoght i sow ur bike there some time ago....?

Maha
2nd September 2007, 07:46
Bunch of sport bikes heading back......... I know someone spotted the pink sport bike amoungst the harleys!



I saw you with the Harleys....Waipu straights, couldn't miss the pink triumph....i was on a blue one followed closely by a black SV 1000....guy on the SV gave you guys the heads up about the cop...and the 'Bunch' you talk about were about 20 mins behind us. We were having a drink at the Bridgehouse in Warkworth and saw some of them go through the lights. Shity day today....good time to test out the wets....:cool:

twinkle
2nd September 2007, 08:28
I hate that ginny day after day lololololol
AH! JAMES!! your ginny says 300ml on side of the engine! Is it 300cc?
Tell us the truth! lol

rumour abounds that there are stroker kits available for the gn :blip::shifty:

trump-lady
2nd September 2007, 09:05
was that u? i saw u goin dow symonds st.
we thought wht a nice pink....
it looked like u were lost....
yea we were l8 too. normaly we leave at 10.30 or 11. but this time they went alettle 2 early.. hah
i think u should leav now... u just might make it.
btw do u live in pakuranga?? i thoght i sow ur bike there some time ago....?

yeah i was lost lol..........i live in Panmure..........Im actually in whangerei now.... so im trying to find when they are heading up this way...........text just said they are heading south....its rainning up here :( so im waiting to see if it breaks before I head home.....

U prob did see me in paka cause I live in Panmure......... :)

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 09:45
yeah i was lost lol..........i live in Panmure..........Im actually in whangerei now.... so im trying to find when they are heading up this way...........text just said they are heading south....its rainning up here :( so im waiting to see if it breaks before I head home.....

U prob did see me in paka cause I live in Panmure......... :)

hahah. hope it stops ranin on yea...:2thumbsup
well now i no i wasnt seen things hah. :niceone:
its a nice lookin bike..... my dream bike and drem colour :lol:

Macstar
2nd September 2007, 11:39
we're a wee bit slow, i think we got to whangarei @ about 2:30?


Forgot whose but it was a blue R6 that had a wee off, just enough to disable it from riding (hole in lhs engine cover), came off on a RH corner that has a few problems on peak rd, all good apart from that :)

whada slow guy ehab! and there were people willing to give ya some $$ for petrol! :shit:

p.s. dont know what happened to macstar after whangarei? lost him at bk!

Yeah sorry guys. I went into Whangarei to find the ellusive BK but gave up after driving around in circles, so dropped in at a bakery. By then it was 3pm and I had to be back in Aucks at 5pm - so gassed it back, but I thought you guys had already left anyway... I was racing back thinking I'd catch up to you guys! Ah well.

I'm going to have a chat to Nish today. If we do another Coromandel ride, I know those roads well and could offer to lead the faster group on a well-planned course with one of many scenic places for a lunch stop.

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 11:51
I'm going to have a chat to Nish today. If we do another Coromandel ride, I know those roads well and could offer to lead the faster group on a well-planned course with one of many scenic places for a lunch stop.

yea the coro loop sounds like a good idea.:niceone:
i could organise somthin with nish. and Macstar you can lead. i know stephen might also now the root, or he could atleast use his trusty map:first:
and lead the slow group.:laugh:
should we make it next sat???:yes:

twinkle
2nd September 2007, 12:02
I'm keen for coromandel :spudbn::spudflip:
Its been a while since I was down there :spudgrr:

klyong82
2nd September 2007, 12:51
Yeah sorry guys. I went into Whangarei to find the ellusive BK but gave up after driving around in circles, so dropped in at a bakery. By then it was 3pm and I had to be back in Aucks at 5pm - so gassed it back, but I thought you guys had already left anyway... I was racing back thinking I'd catch up to you guys! Ah well.

I'm going to have a chat to Nish today. If we do another Coromandel ride, I know those roads well and could offer to lead the faster group on a well-planned course with one of many scenic places for a lunch stop.

We finished BK and started our journey back around 3.40pm. Glad you are safely back. I am sure on the next ride we won't lose you. Things were a little slow for the ride after riders been lost. wonder who was leading the lost group :whistle:.

Squiggles was telling me of his plans for a coro ride next week. Darn we knows I cannot resist the temptation of coro-loops...

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 13:00
Squiggles was telling me of his plans for a coro ride next week. Darn we knows I cannot resist the temptation of coro-loops...

tell me who can????
oi where are the ride pics????:angry:

klyong82
2nd September 2007, 13:35
there was cookies?????:shit:

the day i miss a ride. hanne macks cookies!!.... i wont some cookies..
gimi cookies..... i wana c cookies on the next ride....:laugh:
i wana c cookies on my bike 2moro hanne :headbang:
hahahah..


Oh Ehab that was the best homemade cookies I have ever had. Hanne let me have 2..... I held it in my hand and I looked up
it was like love at first .............................................. taste!!:niceone:


Thanks Hanne.....great cookies

klyong82
2nd September 2007, 13:39
tell me who can????
oi where are the ride pics????:angry:

Yeah it was a brilliant ride the last time we were there. We will make sure we don't leave you behind this ride. Things just ain't the same without Ehab....

Pics? I think Ewen had the camera this time

Cr1MiNaL
2nd September 2007, 15:02
yea the coro loop sounds like a good idea.:niceone:
i could organise somthin with nish.

I wouldn't recommend it. Some of you need a looot more practice on sweepers for starters before hitting the coro twisties. :bash:

motorbyclist
2nd September 2007, 15:20
anyone keen to go down to new plymouth? i'll post new thread

Squiggles
2nd September 2007, 16:09
I wouldn't recommend it. Some of you need a looot more practice on sweepers for starters before hitting the coro twisties. :bash:

I was thinking coro loop for the big bikes in a couple of weeks, just one group and not this coming weekend, not the wee ones as its a big ride and could very easily turn sour if they dont know what they're doing :)


did the whole loop last week on tuesday :wari:

ninjac
2nd September 2007, 16:57
Hi all,

It was a day of firsts for me.
First time ever past Wellsford and therefore first time to Whangarei. It's Beautifully up there, I need to go up and have a good look around.
First time I've ridden with a group of that size.
First time I've come across a crash, other than myself.
First time I've seen bikes fall over at gas stations (I won't name names, partly cos I can't remember them or I didn't find out).

I was having a relaxed ride back with the CBR250RR guys when I realised my bike had ticked over its 1600Km brake-in period. Sorry guys If I scared you flying passed but i had to give it some stick and feel the power for the first time. Plus it was getting a little dark with my tinted visor and I still had a wee ways to go.

I also got to check the range of my tank. I was with the small group that got lost. Without filling up in Wellsford, I was riding somewhere around Dargaville with the fuel light on. Pulled into the GAS station just out of Whangarei (didn't know we were just out of Whangarei) I put 16L into the 17L tank:eek5:

Cya

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 17:56
Oh Ehab that was the best homemade cookies I have ever had. Hanne let me have 2..... I held it in my hand and I looked up
it was like love at first .............................................. taste!!:niceone:


Thanks Hanne.....great cookies

are u rubin it in???? :angry2:
coz i dont wana c that ment beast siting on its side on the road...:shifty::whistle:
hahahah


I wouldn't recommend it. Some of you need a looot more practice on sweepers for starters before hitting the coro twisties. :bash:

coro loop was my first ever ride out side of auckland.....
ive done it before so dont wary bout me... :yes:hahah
and i might not make it any ways i got a test on monday after that weekend :bye:

Squiggles
2nd September 2007, 17:59
coro loop was my first ever ride out side of auckland.....
ive done it before so dont wary bout me... :yes:hahah
and i might not make it any ways i got a test on monday after that weekend :bye:

nah, you did the really easy part of the loop, it all starts after you've gone up the hill from coro :msn-wink:

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 18:09
nah, you did the really easy part of the loop, it all starts after you've gone up the hill from coro :msn-wink:

f**k me that was the easy part...:blink:
it felt like i was in a vedio game...
those twists were sharp!!!!
but hay i think i have more experance now, no???
il just join the slow group....or go on my own..i do beter when im not tryn to catch up to some one....:eek:
hahah

babyblade250rr
2nd September 2007, 18:10
yeah i've always wanted to do the coro loop but some previous advice from Raj put me off lol, Well i've been riding for two months on road bikes now and i feel i have progressed well

Perhaps not well enough for the coro loop yet!! aye Raj:doh:

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 18:16
ive been ridin for a just over a year... and still not sure if i can do the coro loop....:confused:
but theres a first time for every thing....:headbang:
i realy want to take those twistes.....but the up hill after a sharp twist is a littel too much for my wee 250...as i found out last time i was there..:shifty:

Hanne
2nd September 2007, 18:20
Cattle?.... Hanne's Homebake was the highlight of the day...mmmmmm chocolate :woohoo:

Apparently I should go into business here... taking orders before the rides :P
(reminds me of lunch monitors back in primary school....)


Next time I will make some spanner cookies too.:niceone:
And maybe some spare donut shaped ones, just in case... :Police::Police:

:laugh:

Macstar
2nd September 2007, 18:55
It's true that many-an-experienced rider has fallen victim in the Coromandel (I grew up there). But I think it's also got a lot to do with people viewing it as a race track and getting carried away - especially without knowing the corners that well.

For learners, there are some pretty tight turns i.e. 20-30kph but probably the main hazard would be fatigue if you tried to do it one day from Aucks as it is a really long slog.

I was chatting to Nish and I reckon Coromandel could be turned into an overnighter - with many campgrounds, accommodation places along the way.

Another awesome ride I've done a few times is a strict coastal ride from Akl to Rotovegas i.e. Papapkura out to Clevdon, round the coast to Miranda, over to Paeroa, through Waihi, Tauranga and then cut across to Rotovegas just before Whakatane. Don't know how many K's that is but it would be about 4.5hrs of solid riding. In Rotovegas there's a holiday park near the golf course which hires log cabins for $45 a night (sleep 3 people). The place also has its own hot pools - great for reviving after a day's riding.

I'd be keen to do this ride also at some stage - if the SMC chiefs are keen.

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 20:05
Another awesome ride I've done a few times is a strict coastal ride from Akl to Rotovegas i.e. Papapkura out to Clevdon, round the coast to Miranda, over to Paeroa, through Waihi, Tauranga and then cut across to Rotovegas just before Whakatane. Don't know how many K's that is but it would be about 4.5hrs of solid riding. In Rotovegas there's a holiday park near the golf course which hires log cabins for $45 a night (sleep 3 people). The place also has its own hot pools - great for reviving after a day's riding.

I'd be keen to do this ride also at some stage - if the SMC chiefs are keen.


o the smc chiefs well be keen!!:shifty:..and i can mack sure of that for i am one of them.....:Police:
it sounds like a good idea....but we need to hold this event some time that is good for every one.....but when well that time ever come???:lol:

klyong82
2nd September 2007, 20:23
Another awesome ride I've done a few times is a strict coastal ride from Akl to Rotovegas i.e. Papapkura out to Clevdon, round the coast to Miranda, over to Paeroa, through Waihi, Tauranga and then cut across to Rotovegas just before Whakatane. Don't know how many K's that is but it would be about 4.5hrs of solid riding. In Rotovegas there's a holiday park near the golf course which hires log cabins for $45 a night (sleep 3 people). The place also has its own hot pools - great for reviving after a day's riding.

I'd be keen to do this ride also at some stage - if the SMC chiefs are keen.

Keep me inform of this trip. Cool. Riding is just so much more fun than driving. I second ehab on the chief so start saving money for the trip.....

Macstar
2nd September 2007, 20:29
Keep me inform of this trip. Cool. Riding is just so much more fun than driving. I second ehab on the chief so start saving money for the trip.....

You could find someone to come down with you Klyong (of the female type) and get your own log cabin... What lady could resist a knight in shinning black and white body armour?

ehab2weelr
2nd September 2007, 20:29
thats 2 chiefs in....think thats all we need in our democratic club....hahah:banana:

klyong82
2nd September 2007, 20:39
You could find someone to come down with you Klyong (of the female type) and get your own log cabin... What lady could resist a knight in shinning black and white body armour?

Haha yeah your gf will be introducing me to some ladies....haha I am very looking forward to it.



thats 2 chiefs in....think thats all we need in our democratic club....hahah:banana:

hahaha you got that right. we might need to take emm all out. We just need to bribe Nish with a can of beer for his vote.

Hanne
2nd September 2007, 21:20
In summer there are awesome fruit stalls along this way...
We went whangamata to Rotorua, only a couple of hours, delicious nectarines by the beach in Tauranga.


Also, hot pools sound awesome :P

bomma
2nd September 2007, 21:25
lol this has been very interesting reading the 6 pages of posts :lol:

firstly, luke (the guy with the r6) is fine. his arms got a few scratches and his bike will be written off but the important thing is that he's fine. hes not on kb so ill let him know of all your well wishes.

secondly the ride on sat was AWESOM!!! tryna keep up with raj was insane and i lost him a few times (thanks for slown down and waitin for me to catch up). didnt think we'd ever catch up to the group dat took off after the bin but we managed to pass em well before wellsford :) the hard riding really took it outta me and i was wrecked when i got home

pity we lost the riders just before the turnoff on oakleigh but was gud to find em again at whangarei

gutted that i had to lead the slow pack through the twisties but stephen's done it pretty much every other ride and as the organiser i felt obligated to do it. you guys all did well and i saw some very good and mature riding from everyone (except raj) JOKES!!!

im workin this sat so i cant make any ride that will be on this weekend....also yea spoke to isaac (macstar) and rekon it wud be a good idea to do a weekend ride down to rotovegas via a coastal route

also just washed the bike today and shes all shiny and pretty :love:

klyong82
2nd September 2007, 21:37
I need to buy some kerosane to wash the chain and sprockets of my CBR. It was a really good ride yesterday. Thanks for organising this Nish. u're the man and stephen too....

Squiggles
2nd September 2007, 21:42
I need to buy some kerosane to wash the chain and sprockets of my CBR.

go halves on a bottle? :mobile:

motorbyclist
2nd September 2007, 21:43
thats 2 chiefs in....think thats all we need in our democratic club....hahah:banana:

plus one member of the cabinet!:woohoo:

klyong82
2nd September 2007, 21:57
go halves on a bottle? :mobile:

anytime bro...

Cr1MiNaL
2nd September 2007, 22:09
secondly the ride on sat was AWESOM!!! tryna keep up with raj was insane and i lost him a few times (thanks for slown down and waitin for me to catch up). didnt think we'd ever catch up to the group dat took off after the bin but we managed to pass em well before wellsford :) the hard riding really took it outta me and i was wrecked when i got home


Woot we were only doing legal speeds the whole time Nish .... but maintaining it through the corners ;)

Jahdafario
2nd September 2007, 23:32
thats 2 chiefs in....think thats all we need in our democratic club....hahah:banana:

Yeah mate, I 3rds those 2nds, so lets do it.

dan
SMC Technical Chief Strategic Advisor of Global & Domestic Operations

motorbyclist
2nd September 2007, 23:45
Yeah mate, I 3rds those 2nds, so lets do it.

dan
SMC Technical Chief Strategic Advisor of Global & Domestic Operations

nah i 3rded it first! you're 4th buddy:third:

andrew
fully licenced SMC cabinet member, head of SMC offroad operations (since just now) and SMC mechanical/safety consultant (since my posts in kyles thread):bleh:

ehab2weelr
3rd September 2007, 08:04
i think we have more than halfe of the chiefs in!!!!
so i think its on?? :2thumbsup
hhahah :wari:

klyong82
3rd September 2007, 08:14
Sweet we got quite a few interested parties for the ride. Along the way if we have time perhaps I can stop at Bay City M/C to get my rubbers replaced. Set of DIablos for $450.

Aa7
3rd September 2007, 08:37
Sweet we got quite a few interested parties for the ride. Along the way if we have time perhaps I can stop at Bay City M/C to get my rubbers replaced. Set of DIablos for $450.

Your keen wanting to ride the coro loop and a set of brand new tyres :crazy: maybe its just me but i'd surely let them scrub in before i even entertained the idea of twisties on new rubber

klyong82
3rd September 2007, 09:30
Your keen wanting to ride the coro loop and a set of brand new tyres :crazy: maybe its just me but i'd surely let them scrub in before i even entertained the idea of twisties on new rubber


Definitely not :) Well not for the first 100km at least. We are talking of a different ride which is to Rotovegas where we might be passing thru Tauranga. Thought I will get it replaced.

But my current tyres should last the coro-loops without problems.

twinkle
3rd September 2007, 09:43
There isn't anything particularly dangerous about the coro loop, it's just a long way from home if something happens. Last time I did it I had a gszxyzcbfxrr drift a bit onto my side of the road :crazy: bloody sports bike riders :angry2::rofl:

ehab2weelr
3rd September 2007, 11:01
. Last time I did it I had a gszxyzcbfxrr drift a bit onto my side of the road :crazy: bloody sports bike riders :angry2::rofl:


hay just coze ur on a ginny dont mean u can talk about us sport riders:oi-grr:
we can easaly rape u round the twists...:bleh::laugh:

Cr1MiNaL
3rd September 2007, 11:26
hay just coze ur on a ginny dont mean u can talk about us sport riders:oi-grr:
we can easaly rape u round the twists...:bleh::laugh:

looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooool:apint:

twinkle
3rd September 2007, 15:01
hay just coze ur on a ginny dont mean u can talk about us sport riders:oi-grr:
we can easaly rape u round the twists...:bleh::laugh:

hahaha thats true! as long as ya don't crash eh? :Pokey::lol::rofl::nya:

motorbyclist
3rd September 2007, 17:19
the thread about this weekend's ride has changed tack, no longer to new plymouth, now looking and piha and/or bethels with lunch/perv on the beach

suggestions welcome

ehab2weelr
3rd September 2007, 18:46
hahaha thats true! as long as ya don't crash eh? :Pokey::lol::rofl::nya:

we never crash :innocent:.... its the roads that cause oure crash....
as u see in any case of bines the road is at fault...:innocent:
hahah....

gsxzone
3rd September 2007, 19:56
Hi all,

It was a day of firsts for me.
First time ever past Wellsford and therefore first time to Whangarei. It's Beautifully up there, I need to go up and have a good look around.
First time I've ridden with a group of that size.
First time I've come across a crash, other than myself.
First time I've seen bikes fall over at gas stations (I won't name names, partly cos I can't remember them or I didn't find out).


Ha Ha I was the looser who dropped his bike:Oops: I've been riding for about 7 years. It shows even with a bit of experience if you're not paying attention you can end up doing dumb things:bash: Lucky I was only doing 1/2 a km/hr not 180.

That was a great ride. Thanks for including me everyone.:rockon:

twinkle
3rd September 2007, 20:11
glad you are ok, coulda been sooo much worse.
whats the damage on the bike?

twinkle
3rd September 2007, 20:16
I was having a relaxed ride back with the CBR250RR guys when I realised my bike had ticked over its 1600Km brake-in period. Sorry guys If I scared you flying passed but i had to give it some stick and feel the power for the first time. Plus it was getting a little dark with my tinted visor and I still had a wee ways to go.

Nice to meet you man, i know what you mean about the tinted visors :shutup:

gsxzone
3rd September 2007, 20:27
glad you are ok, coulda been sooo much worse.
whats the damage on the bike?

Just an injured ego and a bit of a scuff on the fairing. I'd just adjusted my suspension the night before so the bike was sitting higher making the ground further away then I was expecting:Oops:

bomma
3rd September 2007, 20:31
Just an injured ego and a bit of a scuff on the fairing. I'd just adjusted my suspension the night before so the bike was sitting higher making the ground further away then I was expecting:Oops:

ewen?? :mellow:

gsxzone
3rd September 2007, 20:39
ewen?? :mellow:

No. Haydn. I have the blue GSX750F Katana - The bald guy with blue/black jacket. At the end of the pack of 250s on the way back from Wellsford at the end of the day.

bomma
3rd September 2007, 20:41
No. Haydn. I have the blue GSX750F Katana - The bald guy with blue/black jacket. At the end of the pack of 250s on the way back from Wellsford at the end of the day.

oh hey bro!!! thot ewen was the only one who dropped his bike on sat :doh:

which petrol station did u drop urs??

klyong82
3rd September 2007, 20:49
Yeah glad ewen's bike was ok and the engine was not flooded.

HungusMaximist
3rd September 2007, 20:49
Haha, Nish you made it sound worse than it really was....

Yea I slipped, haha, and you, knight in shining amour rushed to my side and swooped my bike up with your big arms and saved it from the cold concrete.

I would do the same for you Nish, the day you drop yours, I'll be by your side, standing there waiting to scoop it up... Haha..

bomma
3rd September 2007, 20:54
Haha, Nish you made it sound worse than it really was....

Yea I slipped, haha, and you, knight in shining amour rushed to my side and swooped my bike up with your big arms and saved it from the cold concrete.

I would do the same for you Nish, the day you drop yours, I'll be by your side, standing there waiting to scoop it up... Haha..

haha thanx ewen :P

wouldnt hold my breath if i was you though mate :cool:

gsxzone
3rd September 2007, 20:54
oh hey bro!!! thot ewen was the only one who dropped his bike on sat :doh:

which petrol station did u drop urs??

Dropped it at Wellsford on the way north. Haha I didn't know Ewen dropped his too. not a good day for Katanas:weep:

bomma
3rd September 2007, 20:55
Dropped it at Wellsford on the way north. Haha I didn't know Ewen dropped his too. not a good day for Katanas:weep:

must haf been a full moon that night or sumthin :lol: