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ital916
18th May 2008, 16:56
Hi all

Well hopefully the bike will be done in two weeks once the final parts arrive. I've started saving as in the three week inter-semester break I want to go on a road trip. Seeing as I love the worlds fastest indian movie, Invercargill will hopefully be the destination, to see the bike in real life. I'll be leaving 2 days to get to welli, jump the gap and then just ride south. Anyone who wants to join me can, otherwise I will solo it. I hope some of you will as ti will be a long road trip and a great time to better frienships already made and make new ones....and to pick up chicks from all over new zealand :cool:. Hope all is well with the rest of you guys and gals in the club..oh and rie I am sorry I only said hello at the opening of the elevator doors but I was on a mission, I shall endeavor to meet you in person and introduce myself properly.

Peace

HungusMaximist
18th May 2008, 16:59
Shouldn't have a problem escorting you down to Wellington or at least half way. Just got to check my schedule. I'll try and convice Kim to come also.

Need a better helmet though, it fucken loud with that wind noise.

ital916
18th May 2008, 17:06
Shouldn't have a problem escorting you down to Wellington or at least half way. Just got to check my schedule. I'll try and convice Kim to come also.

Need a better helmet though, it fucken loud with that wind noise.

cheers bud, it's been too long since I've gone for a ride with you.

Magua
18th May 2008, 17:42
Woah, sounds like a hell of a ride. I'd need to change my oil somewhere on the way lol.

Macstar
18th May 2008, 17:56
Sounds fantastic! but mate, you think gravel is bad, try ice!

Squiggles
18th May 2008, 18:05
Better sort out your ferry stuff soonish then

Ragingrob
18th May 2008, 18:22
Yep could be keen to head down some way, either Welly or maybe half way around desert road. Will be fucken cold mate!

motorbyclist
18th May 2008, 19:32
Better sort out your ferry stuff soonish then

and finish the bike plus give it a good stess test before committing to such a trip

i'd be keen for a mission down to wellington

ital916
18th May 2008, 19:43
Sounds fantastic! but mate, you think gravel is bad, try ice!

I'm going to take andrews yzf250 if he's keen and find as many gravel tracks as possible before I leave. The going will be slow, this isn't going to be a race, in fact I might not even make it to invercargill, I'll see where I get. Just need to ride. Come with bro, then you can teach me to ride on it eh haha

ital916
18th May 2008, 19:44
and finish the bike plus give it a good stess test before committing to such a trip

i'd be keen for a mission down to wellington

Yup I'm counting days till the two weeks is over till bike is done then ride it day and night. Hell yeah itll be cold, thats why man invented thermals and hot chocolate.

Switch
18th May 2008, 20:00
Drider87 send me a PM when you reach Palmerston North area/Taupo I will ride with you down to Wellington :) I live in Feilding (Just out of Palmy)

Will be a good chance to meet some more KB'ers

rachprice
18th May 2008, 20:12
Stop by dunedin!!! :)

Hanne
18th May 2008, 20:37
Invercargill is very intrepid! Just have like 10 thermals. On our South islabnd trip (dec/jan) when the weather turned it was almost hypothermia weather, and that was with two thermal layers, fleece and jacket...
I would be keen to join you til wellington though, maybe come back up the west coast, haven't been near Taranaki before.

shingo
18th May 2008, 20:52
Might have to come down to Wellington as well. Trip back up on sh4 through national park would be pretty cool. Roads weren't the greatest when i did it in a car, but i reckon it would still be a fun ride.

motorbyclist
18th May 2008, 20:59
I would be keen to join you til wellington though, maybe come back up the west coast, haven't been near Taranaki before.

me neither...

sounds like a plan :D

klyong82
18th May 2008, 22:22
Ohh I could be interested in a ride....more like meeting all my friends in Wellington....woohooo.....keep us informed..

bomma
18th May 2008, 23:01
so when we make sexy intercourse?? :buggerd: oh wait i mean, when do you plan on doing this trip?? ie when do your exams finish

ital916
19th May 2008, 06:56
I'll check today, i got the exam timetable in the mail yesterday. So looks like everyone is keen on wellington but is anyone brave enough to accompany to the south island? Toto your keen aye, pocketcracker? Hmm will have to start planning the trip now, what do you mean sort ferry stuff out now squigs?

HungusMaximist
19th May 2008, 08:32
Since you're doing a long trip you be better off having a chat with a few people on here (or at least do a thread search round the touring threads) on stacking up on essential stuff just in case you have the odd incident.

EJK
19th May 2008, 10:37
Yeah just becareful of the cold weather. Sth Island is colder hence ice every morning.

From Christchurch to Dunedin will be a boring ride tho lol Trust me, I lived in CHCH for 5 years ;)

bomma
19th May 2008, 11:43
Since you're doing a long trip you be better off having a chat with a few people on here (or at least do a thread search round the touring threads) on stacking up on essential stuff just in case you have the odd incident.

you are wise beyond your years ewen. good advice mate :niceone:

Nagash
19th May 2008, 17:23
Depends what happens on my bike situation..

But i'll probably accompany you all the way to the deep south if you'll take me.

No cruiser antics.. I promise.. :innocent:

glice
19th May 2008, 20:03
Ill be keen for at least wellington if I'm not busy. havnt ridden with you guys since easter.

Phurrball
20th May 2008, 10:27
Probably cannae make it for a variety of reasons - but I will be sure to have a yarn to the intrepid travellers before they leave. Being a Southern Man from Dunnos and all, I might know stuff that is useful? or not?

As already alluded to, I think Auckland-living people might be shocked at just how bitingly cold it can be (A good cold, mind you - with pretty ice and snow).

Layers, layers, and more layers and *really* good winter gloves are the order of the day I suggest.

*slams right fist into chest above heart in a burst of southern patriotic fervour*

(Sigh. Longing for a proper, crisp, DRY winter, not this damp, miserable Auckland muck)

ital916
20th May 2008, 17:23
Cool so I have started thinking about how epic this trip will be since I have timed it for winter *crap lol*, I have started ,making a list of stuff I need, now ross I need your advice as to which are the best roads but not too treacherous ones, I hear the coastal routes are straight so inland will prob be the best bet? Can't wait till the bike is done in two weeks, I'm farking losing it mate, I'm hallucinating that I have my rg150 back lol. Anyone want to pillion me on a ride this saturday?

Squiggles
20th May 2008, 21:53
Go the west coast... theres a book somewhere out there, motorcycling roads of nz, which has a few good roads in it

Phurrball
21st May 2008, 14:34
Go the west coast... theres a book somewhere out there, motorcycling roads of nz, which has a few good roads in it

I have that book...

NZ motorcycle atlas by Peter Mitchell. 'Tis good.Has route suggestions as well as maps. Happy to loan it to anyone desiring a look. Not that expensive either $20-30 if I remember correctly.

Author's website: http://www.mcycle.co.nz/books.htm

There is a review on KB somewhere too - can't be faffed searching right now.

ehab2weelr
21st May 2008, 17:31
well u actually go on solo if no one continues along?
Bro u got determination.... let us know how a solo ride goes aye? haha
and and sliding on ice isnt that nice on two wheels haha :2thumbsup

ital916
21st May 2008, 18:03
It all depends on my finances and my motorcycle and the weather, I might do north island round trip, down one side up the other or I might hit the south island. Enough people have told me bout the ice for me to get a little cautious. lol

PirateJafa
21st May 2008, 18:24
If you leave it a bit longer I might take some time off work and join you. :)

Ragingrob
21st May 2008, 18:32
If you leave it a bit longer I might take some time off work and join you. :)

Yeah like... wait till summer! Then I'd be keen too... especially if I've stepped up bikes by then :rockon:

PirateJafa
21st May 2008, 19:00
Nah blow that for a lark; I'd much rather a 250-only trip! :D

Ragingrob
21st May 2008, 19:05
Nah blow that for a lark; I'd much rather a 250-only trip! :D

Just thought of something Dushy... You'd wanna plan your trip pretty intensly even in terms of petrol, 250s don't get all that far and you could run out in the middle of nowhere especially down south.

PirateJafa
21st May 2008, 19:25
Just thought of something Dushy... You'd wanna plan your trip pretty intensly even in terms of petrol, 250s don't get all that far and you could run out in the middle of nowhere especially down south.
Meh, just turn two fuel cans into panniers :)

ital916
21st May 2008, 19:54
Meh, just turn two fuel cans into panniers :)

Exactly lol that way when the exhaust gets hot I can go through the pearly gates backwards in a fireball....i think i will stick to the petrol stations. But seriously if your keen come along matey will be a nice cruise to see the country.

PirateJafa
21st May 2008, 20:08
Exactly lol that way when the exhaust gets hot I can go through the pearly gates backwards in a fireball....i think i will stick to the petrol stations. But seriously if your keen come along matey will be a nice cruise to see the country.
I was thinking face them backwards and when they go it'd be your only chance of breaking the speed limit Dushy. ;)

Seriously t hough, I am keen and I have the means. Just got to wait for the arm to finish healing and to find a bike.

*nudges MGST*

motorbyclist
21st May 2008, 20:22
Yeah like... wait till summer! Then I'd be keen too... especially if I've stepped up bikes by then :rockon:

summer break i'd be keen for a roadtrip

Squiggles
22nd May 2008, 08:26
Just thought of something Dushy... You'd wanna plan your trip pretty intensly even in terms of petrol, 250s don't get all that far and you could run out in the middle of nowhere especially down south.

nah, i reckon he'd be fine except down the bottom of the west coast where he might cut it a bit fine. how big is the srv tank?

motorbyclist
23rd May 2008, 01:18
we don't know how much this bike drinks yet.... coro loop will be a good test though :D

ital916
23rd May 2008, 19:40
Change of plans, inter semester break, it will now be a north island trip down to welli and back, aiming to take a few days to do it taking the scenic route. Plenty of stops and lots of socialising with the friendly people around the north island, then at the end of the year I will organise a south island trip, this will give people plenty of time to organise for it.

TOTO
24th May 2008, 02:07
Change of plans, inter semester break, it will now be a north island trip down to welli and back, aiming to take a few days to do it taking the scenic route. Plenty of stops and lots of socialising with the friendly people around the north island, then at the end of the year I will organise a south island trip, this will give people plenty of time to organise for it.

Can you tell me when exactly is your mid semester brak coz I'm at massey and we got ours a bit different from yours. What route are you planning on taking ? how long ? 1 week ?

Squiggles
24th May 2008, 09:45
Can you tell me when exactly is your mid semester brak coz I'm at massey and we got ours a bit different from yours. What route are you planning on taking ? how long ? 1 week ?

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