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  • 1KC - 1,000km Cruise

    This event is coming to you from The NZ Distance Riders and is a rebranded and expanded event from what was the C1KC (Capital 1,000Km Cruise). We have a website here: http://www.distanceriders.org.nz/ and Facebook page: NZ Distance Riders.

    We are now introducing a northern event out of Hamilton on the same day and that has freed us up to set routes that are more focused on the enjoying the roads on offer in either the Upper Middle or Lower Nth Island, so this year, like all good hobbits from Middle Earth, we are venturing back into the east. (More on that in the thread below)

    The 1KC is an informal ride for all riders from hardened endurance riding veterans to those barely off restricted. For North Islanders that thought the North Island 1600 might be fun but want something a bit easier first, or the Iron Butts that just want a decent daylight ride....and it's all for a good cause, Muscular Dystrophy.

    We try to choose flowy routes that are a blend of easy riding with some of our favourite wee fangs. This year's offerings should provide another pleasant wee pootle, hopefully with maybe a couple of new roads to some.

    The $20 is required at time of registration please and we have to order the badges, so these canít be guaranteed for entries received after 20/10/14. Account details will be supplied on application.

    As per previous years, Ride Instructions and a Briefing will be emailed the week before the event.


    PS: The money raised for the MDA goes towards a fund that is used to buy presents for children with muscular dystrophy. Many thanks to all those riders that have tried the ride, and if you donít want to ride, feel free to donate anyway.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 1KC - 1,000km Cruise started by KoroJ View original post
    Comments 334 Comments
    1. veldthui's Avatar
      veldthui -
      I got in at 17:04 according to my GPS. It appears to think daylight savings is not here at present. I also lost the GPS signal about 40 times at various points. Software updated when I got home but no change. I think there was a satellite update and it may have upset my Garmin NAV V as I see someone else also had the same issue in Australia. Anyway it was a great ride and the road around the coast was in excellent condition. Could have done it in one fuel stop by pushing it but decided to do 3 stops for comfort. GPS apart from the time and losing signal had me finishing 17:56 when I left and arrive 18:04 so it is accurate as usual in that respect.

      I Hyper-Lapsed the whole ride on my Go Pro so will upload that to youtube after a bit of editing. Useless GoPro still have not fixed their Quik software and the time shows UTC time only.

      Thanks for another great ride and nice the rain held off (at least on the ride. It hammered down on the way up).
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Looking forward to this event,
      even if it’s just going around in circles

      the route looks interesting.

      So much for last years, thoughts about being more prepared than last year.
      looks like same prep for NI800, get on bike and ride

      need to clean cobwebs off bike

      http://www.distanceriders.org.nz
    1. caseye's Avatar
      caseye -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      Looking forward to this event,
      even if itís just going around in circles

      the route looks interesting.

      So much for last years, thoughts about being more prepared than last year.
      looks like same prep for NI800, get on bike and ride

      need to clean cobwebs off bike

      http://www.distanceriders.org.nz
      What! you've got a bike ?????????? Out tomorroa, practice, practise.
    1. insomnia01's Avatar
      insomnia01 -
      paid my $$$$ 5 minutes after I got the email fairly chilled ride from what I see, 8 CP in total should be a blast
    1. Euro2018's Avatar
      Euro2018 -
      They're supposed to have sent out the check point list today.
      Did anyone receive it ?
      I don't have mine.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by Euro2018 View Post
      They're supposed to have sent out the check point list today.
      Did anyone receive it ?
      I don't have mine.
      I have received mine.

      they are looking for 1 person, probably you?

      email them
    1. Euro2018's Avatar
      Euro2018 -
      I emailed the organisers on Sun, but haven't heard back.

      Any chance someone here could PM the checkpoints to me please ?
    1. insomnia01's Avatar
      insomnia01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      I have received mine.

      they are looking for 1 person, probably you?

      email them
      D Moors is who they are looking for, uncertain if the person is departing from Hamilton or Wellington at this stage but has paid entry fee.
    1. Euro2018's Avatar
      Euro2018 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Euro2018 View Post
      I emailed the organisers on Sun, but haven't heard back.

      Any chance someone here could PM the checkpoints to me please ?
      all sorted now. See you tomorrow morning.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
      What! you've got a bike ?????????? Out tomorroa, practice, practise.
      About time you tried this....
    1. caseye's Avatar
      caseye -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      About time you tried this....
      Yeah, I just might, be a bit of humour.
      Damn ya!
    1. release_the_bees's Avatar
      release_the_bees -
      Have a good ride everyone. I wish I could have made it this year. It looks like a great route.

      Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      It was a great ride.
      The weather held- well almost the whole way.

      The stratford end really suited this rider and machine.

      Mostly rode byself but was always given a wave by others on the ride.

      The GPS mostly played the game. Although if I had more time I would have put a few more intermediate points in.

      There are popup dumplings for sale on western access road, who knew? In the middle of nowhere. It wasn't on the route as the GPS thought it knew better.... lol

      on my list of to do again rides
    1. Euro2018's Avatar
      Euro2018 -
      I completed another 1KC (my third start and second finish).

      Good ride. I've never been along the Forgotten Highway so wasn't expecting gravel or the buttock clenching moment as I entered the narrow tunnel and realised a couple of things in quick succession; follow the wheel tracks not the mud between the wheel tracks and not all tunnels are lit like the motorway tunnels in Auckland, so flip up sunshade before entering tunnel.
      Nearly had 300kg of Honda blocking the tunnel, but managed to not drop it.

      No cell coverage at the pub checkpoint just past the tunnel, so no navigation on my phone. Just followed someone else. Easily solved.

      Arrived back into Hamilton at about 7:30pm, so improved on previous time by about 15 mins.

      Not sure that it's the most pleasurable way to spend a day, but certainly a healthy sense of achievement and I get to keep the shiny badge.