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    Talking Bannockburn Bike Week 2015: 1-5 February

    Who is going ????

    I was thinking of doing something different this year than the DB1K, or I may get greedy and try to do both
    Here for a good time, not necessarily a long time

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    Did both last year...Bannockburn by far the better of the two for me...more relaxed and time to look round and explore...I was luckynto have a couple of good riding mates and look forward to doing it again next time round....

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    Thinkin about this one,

    there's some brilliant riding around there, would be great to have another look around.
    Wonder if the routes involve area's not normally open??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzz67 View Post
    there's some brilliant riding around there, would be great to have another look around.
    Wonder if the routes involve area's not normally open??
    In 2014 there was only one guided route involving a small bit of private access, the rest were public access self guided routes with route sheet instructions on A4 pages. For the self guided stuff you go with whom ever you want and when you want with the idea of socialising at the Bannockburn pub at the end of the day. They do suggest which route to ride on which day based on weather etc but in the end it's up to you where you go and our group of 3 started making it up as we went stretching rides out to include more.
    Places like Macetown and the Serpinitine (both must go for me) are not in the route lists as they can not recover you there easily but people do ride to those places on their own without aide of routesheets to guide them during the week.
    This was the list in 2014... (click for bigger)
    BannockBurnList2014.jpg

    And speaking of such cynna and thepom we should sit down around the computer and/or maps sometime and make a better plan some routes for the week now we understand the format. I'm thinking we might be able to do both Omarama Passes as a loop with Tompsons. Macetown will also be a good test for the Klim Gortex boot liners, keen to get back in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Transalper View Post
    In 2014 there was only one guided route involving a small bit of private access, the rest were public access self guided routes with route sheet instructions on A4 pages. For the self guided stuff you go with whom ever you want and when you want with the idea of socialising at the Bannockburn pub at the end of the day. They do suggest which route to ride on which day based on weather etc but in the end it's up to you where you go and our group of 3 started making it up as we went stretching rides out to include more.
    Places like Macetown and the Serpinitine (both must go for me) are not in the route lists as they can not recover you there easily but people do ride to those places on their own without aide of routesheets to guide them during the week.
    This was the list in 2014... (click for bigger)
    BannockBurnList2014.jpg

    And speaking of such cynna and thepom we should sit down around the computer and/or maps sometime and make a better plan some routes for the week now we understand the format. I'm thinking we might be able to do both Omarama Passes as a loop with Tompsons. Macetown will also be a good test for the Klim Gortex boot liners, keen to get back in there.

    I intend on being there for bike week, and confirm that both sides of the Omarama saddle can be done with dry feet (goretex boots required, but dry feet require no mates with R80's who need a push).

    Would be keen to group-ride of few of these tracks with whoever is keen on the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transalper View Post
    IAnd speaking of such cynna and thepom we should sit down around the computer and/or maps sometime and make a better plan some routes for the week now we understand the format. I'm thinking we might be able to do both Omarama Passes as a loop with Tompsons. Macetown will also be a good test for the Klim Gortex boot liners, keen to get back in there.
    sounds like a plan. accomodation is all sorted so be better this year now we dont have to go back to alex each day.

    the omarama loops is a must as well as macetown since i didnt do it last time

    also those from out of town there is the rally at alexandra and also one at hororata on the way back after the bike week if you need anywhere to stay on the friday or saturday nights

    the dusty butt in now only a week after bannockburn bike week so wonder how that will affect enties to both events

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    Yeah TA sounds like an idea...looking forward to doing some new stuff we missed last year and a cool beer afterwards...

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    Right Im sold. Sending in my registration today.

    Hopefully on the trip down I might be able to time it so that I can catch one of the Clarence Reserve open weekends
    as I am really keen to do that ride also.
    Here for a good time, not necessarily a long time

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    Clarence reserve a must...been a couple of times and next will be an overnighter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MXNUT View Post
    Right Im sold. Sending in my registration today.

    Hopefully on the trip down I might be able to time it so that I can catch one of the Clarence Reserve open weekends
    as I am really keen to do that ride also.

    you can ring and get access so doesnt have to be an open weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepom View Post
    Clarence reserve a must...been a couple of times and next will be an overnighter....


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    I understood that camping across the road from the Bannockburn Pub was included in the entry fee (cheapest option) but you had to go down the road and pay for a shower at the domain or something.
    Haven't read this properly but maybe some useful info?
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    hi guys
    I went along to Bannockburn this year. I can confirm that the 'campsite' is a field a short walk away from the hotel & a couple of portaloos were available. Showers etc were a little further away at the Bannockburn camp site (mostly filled with RVs).
    I hired a cabin in Cromwell & discovered that the majority of folk attending Bike Week also stayed in Cromwell preferring the full facilities of a holiday park or house.

    Bannockburn Hotel provided a mini-bus to transport folk back to Cromwell in the evening, but let someone know you want to use it.
    Food at the hotel was good too

    I'll be back in NZ soon & may pop along for the Saturday night entertainment if I'm in Otago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transalper View Post
    And speaking of such cynna and thepom we should sit down around the computer and/or maps sometime and make a better plan some routes for the week now we understand the format. I'm thinking we might be able to do both Omarama Passes as a loop with Tompsons. Macetown will also be a good test for the Klim Gortex boot liners, keen to get back in there.
    Have booked the week off this year as, having done the DB1K a few times, finding the pace a bit much. Would definitely be keen to do something simlar over a more relaxed timeframe.
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