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Macstar
10th September 2007, 19:13
Hey SMCers,

See the link for another out of town ride next month. The race is down in Taupo on Sat 13 Oct. Quite a few different classes should be good to watch, or enter if you're game!!!!. Taupo's only another hour or so beyond Rotorua, so not too far - but would mean a little night riding on Friday (even with day light savings).

Or maybe it would be poss to leave Akl around 4.30pm on the Fri and get to Rotorua around 7pm, stay the night there and complete the journet early Sat morning to Taupo...?

Who's with me?

http://www.silver-bullet.co.nz/event.php?id=5316

Two Smoker
10th September 2007, 19:31
I should be there, debuting the new ZX6R race bike... Plenty of action and great racing to watch :niceone:

klyong82
10th September 2007, 20:33
I might tag along for this.

HungusMaximist
10th September 2007, 20:41
Ah fuck... the last weekend of house revovations....

I have to get back to you on this aye.

*mumbles..*

Macstar
10th September 2007, 20:46
Come on Ewen, you can miss one ride (Rotovegas in Sep), but missing this one to Taupo would be criminal!! Work some magic, be great to have you along.

Macstar
10th September 2007, 20:50
I should be there, debuting the new ZX6R race bike... Plenty of action and great racing to watch :niceone:

Do you know how many racers are confirmed? Any after parties later on Sat night after the racing?

klyong82
10th September 2007, 21:06
Yeah come on Ewen. I might pull a sicky and maybe we can set out earlier. 4.30pm on a Friday is asking for trouble on Auckland motorway

Two Smoker
10th September 2007, 21:13
Do you know how many racers are confirmed? Any after parties later on Sat night after the racing?

16 in superbike and 19 in supersport alone 1 month out... plenty in F3 and streetstock etc aswell...

Macstar
24th September 2007, 08:59
Now that the Rotorua ride is over, I thought I'd bring this ride back to your attention again and give you'll something to look forward to (and save for) over the next 3-4 weeks.

EJK
25th September 2007, 07:15
Put my name on the list :D

Grub
25th September 2007, 07:28
Do you know how many racers are confirmed? Any after parties later on Sat night after the racing?

This will be Round 6 of the Vic Motorcycle Club's Winter Series. At Manfield we get around 250 entries, for Taupo we get more because of how much closer to auckland it is.

The maximum number on a grid is 35 and we were close to that in most of the classes last time.

Races are
- Clubmans A/B
- GP125/Streetstock 150's
- Post Classics Jnr/Snr
- SuperMotard
- Superlight
- Supersport
- Superbike

It's a lot of racing and a very cool day. Hehehe but I won't be there ... be sitting in the Lukey Heights Stand at Phillip Island. Only prob with that is that the local boy has already gone and won the damn championship instead of waiting to do it at 'home' - most inconsiderate

Parties? Of course not, these are motorcycle racers. There'll be tea and cakes in the pit area afterwards. Ladies, a plate please.

MSTRS
25th September 2007, 09:50
Cakes, eh? We may be there, in that case.

Grub
25th September 2007, 10:13
Cakes, eh? We may be there, in that case.

Only if colapop bakes them ... must remind him

yungatart
25th September 2007, 11:03
Only if colapop bakes them ... must remind him

Oh, and Chanceyy....delish choccy cake...mmmmmm

Chrislost
27th September 2007, 20:10
Hey SMCers,

See the link for another out of town ride next month. The race is down in Taupo on Sat 13 Oct. Quite a few different classes should be good to watch, or enter if you're game!!!!. Taupo's only another hour or so beyond Rotorua, so not too far - but would mean a little night riding on Friday (even with day light savings).

Or maybe it would be poss to leave Akl around 4.30pm on the Fri and get to Rotorua around 7pm, stay the night there and complete the journet early Sat morning to Taupo...?

Who's with me?

http://www.silver-bullet.co.nz/event.php?id=5316

if someone wants to give me a bike to race ill go.
otherwise ill just sit at home and watch porn

Macstar
28th September 2007, 07:35
if someone wants to give me a bike to race ill go.
otherwise ill just sit at home and watch porn

I've seen this mean but crashed Gixer at Cycle Treads that would make a good race bike!

Chrislost
28th September 2007, 07:55
I've seen this mean but crashed Gixer at Cycle Treads that would make a good race bike!

ill ask about it next time im over that way.

klyong82
28th September 2007, 08:08
ill ask about it next time im over that way.

Any idea how much is it gonna cost to get it nice and mint again?

klyong82
28th September 2007, 09:11
Darn so many good stuff happening that weekend. Taupo or Pink Ribbon?? Not sure what to choose...

bomma
28th September 2007, 11:11
yaaaay the weather is getting better!!! a pity exams are round the corner.....

never been to a track before so might be gud fun to come check it out....

Squiggles
28th September 2007, 11:56
My thread about the pink ribbon got moved :doh: Trying to get it moved back now (can see why it might've been moved if you took a quick glance at it), but here it is: http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php?t=57926

go on kim, watch the races then burn back to auck on sat night :)

Macstar
28th September 2007, 13:36
Unless I'm blind (good chance), it doesn't say how long or where the ride is going? Any idea?

klyong82
28th September 2007, 14:09
go on kim, watch the races then burn back to auck on sat night :)


Will see how it goes....but if I can get back in time definitely will join you all....maybe ride back early sunday morning.

Macstar
1st October 2007, 12:45
So, we got four people for this ride so far. I'll get PMs out over the next day or so cause we'll need to suss out what time we can leave on Friday 12 Oct and where we stop for the night.

Any others please let me know soon cause I'll be booking accomm.

Cheers.

EJK
1st October 2007, 15:55
Oh man I didn't realised!
I go to school on Friday that day till late :(:(:(:(:(
BOOO!!!!!

I might not make this one aaaargh!!

klyong82
1st October 2007, 16:16
Oh man I didn't realised!
I go to school on Friday that day till late :(:(:(:(:(
BOOO!!!!!

I might not make this one aaaargh!!

Pull a sickie....We will only start around 4.30pm plus minus. Shucks you have class till late? So hardworking.

Alternatively you can ride down your own at a later time.

twinkle
1st October 2007, 16:21
If I go down i'll be leaving 6amish saturday, then riding back saturday night. totally doable, done it before in fact :yes:

Macstar
1st October 2007, 16:33
Another GN vs Scorpio standoff eh? (If James and EJ cruise down together on Sat morning...)

twinkle
1st October 2007, 20:52
Another GN vs Scorpio standoff eh?

The headwind on the motorway today got me down to 85km, laying on the tank :rofl:
It'd be like a slow motion standoff

EJK
1st October 2007, 23:27
You're on JAMES!! lol jks

Man.... I seriously don't know about this ey..... :(:(:(:(

Organise another ride before Mac goes overseas!
(Bike escort to the Airport perhaps?)

carbacca
2nd October 2007, 07:08
i would been keen on that i think


If I go down i'll be leaving 6amish saturday, then riding back saturday night. totally doable, done it before in fact :yes:

twinkle
2nd October 2007, 07:25
cool :2thumbsup and EJ is coming, that makes three :sunny:

Macstar
2nd October 2007, 09:12
Organise another ride before Mac goes overseas!
(Bike escort to the Airport perhaps?)

That would be awesome! Don't worry, no tickets booked just yet. Overseas will either be for a PHD in which case departure would be mid-late 2008, or for work (around Feb/Mar '08). I could go to OZ straight away in Dec '07 - but after travelling there about 6 times now, I ain't convinced that it's much better than NZ.

EJK
2nd October 2007, 09:50
cool :2thumbsup and EJ is coming, that makes three :sunny:

:Oi: Whos making the judgement here? lol

Sorry James, I disappointed you.... lol
I can't ride this one :(

P.S. Hey Hong! Beat him at the straights for me! lol

Macstar
2nd October 2007, 11:28
How about those interested in this ride meet at Strata on Fri afternoon (4-6pm) for a few quiets? (you know, the place we've gone to the last few Fridays).

twinkle
2nd October 2007, 11:43
haha EJ, its all up in the air at the moment anyway, chances are i'll be working saturday.

twinkle
8th October 2007, 17:25
I'm definately not coming on this ride now since I will probably have to turn down work to go, and I'm going to europe in december so will need all the $$$ I can get. Back january for more riding though :scooter:

Macstar
8th October 2007, 17:32
Europe ...nice! Man, hate to think what kind of bike you could have bought with the money your Euro trip is gonna cost ya! Still, we gotta do these things from time to time eh? Got my sisters wedding in Oz next week, there's an easy 2 geeees gone.

Anyway, Taupo ride is probably gonna just be me and Mei since all you students are actually studying and working in your case Twinkle.

westie
8th October 2007, 20:35
Me and morcs are looking to ride down for the racing. Really keen to see these fast guys n gals.

Are you still doing the vegas stop over? If so then I reccomend the "Hot rock Backpackers" They are pretty average:2thumbsup but have a great night life in their bar(normally foreign and female).

Let me know if you wan to ride together

twinkle
8th October 2007, 20:42
Europe ...nice! Man, hate to think what kind of bike you could have bought with the money your Euro trip is gonna cost ya!

I know! That's a nice bike i'm not buying this year :cry: Oh well I can't have everything though.

bomma
12th October 2007, 14:51
I know! That's a nice bike i'm not buying this year :cry: Oh well I can't have everything though.

could always borrow some money from the parentals or what-not and buy a bike while in europe to travel round on and sell it before you come back....doubt ud lose a whole lot of money on the resale and plus it would be a great way to see the world :2thumbsup

twinkle
12th October 2007, 19:31
haha how does riding in the below 0 degrees range grab ya nish? I reckon it might be a bit chilly unless i'm on a goldwing or similar :shifty:

Squiggles
12th October 2007, 21:38
Anyway, Taupo ride is probably gonna just be me and Mei

steamy cabin gunna be you this time then eh :laugh:

i was too slow getting myself ready and have 3 lab reports to do for the coming week :cry:

bomma
15th October 2007, 12:24
haha how does riding in the below 0 degrees range grab ya nish? I reckon it might be a bit chilly unless i'm on a goldwing or similar :shifty:

V i direct you to my signature below

twinkle
15th October 2007, 16:33
V i direct you to my signature below

haha I'd have a cocksicle after half an hours riding if i took viagra :pinch:

bomma
16th October 2007, 15:15
haha I'd have a cocksicle after half an hours riding if i took viagra :pinch:

:lol::lol::lol::lol: well only one thing to do when that happens :buggerd: gotta get warm somehow :rofl::rofl::rofl: