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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 321 Comments
    1. Toymotor's Avatar
      Toymotor -
      Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
      I used the Garmin Mapsource software to map the route.

      Saved as a .gdb file

      However This software lets me save as other file types such as .gpx

      What file type is compatible with your phone?

      I could email you a copy.

      Cheers
      Pete
      I know .gpx files are compatible with a lot of the apps, I just haven't tried using them yet haha. yeh flick us a copy, cheers.
    1. Toymotor's Avatar
      Toymotor -
      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      I can't for the life of me see why anyone would need a gps for this ride.
      The route is straight forward, but you could take a few wrong turns around the Wharepapa south area, but that's your neck of the woods anyway. Just makes the whole day streamlined or so one would hope.

      Got the gopro and phone mounted and powered through the bike, so the phone is a duel purpose device really to control cam and be a gps, more the former than the latter, but it's nice having both.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      I can't for the life of me see why anyone would need a gps for this ride. There's really one road from Te puke, Whakatane, round the coast and back to Rotorua. But each to their own I guess.
      good for those of us who get lost going to the shops on the corner. and those who need to be reminded about stopping - rather than just riding on and on.
      Can program in other stops that may be just off the beaten track, like the wharf at Tokomaru bay
    1. P38's Avatar
      P38 -
      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      I can't for the life of me see why anyone would need a gps for this ride. There's really one road from Te puke, Whakatane, round the coast and back to Rotorua. But each to their own I guess.
      Simply because I can

      2 Fuel stops at BP Opotiki, one on the way out and one on the way back.



      Cheers
      Pete
    1. Toymotor's Avatar
      Toymotor -
      Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
      Simply because I can

      2 Fuel stops at BP Opotiki, one on the way out and one on the way back.
      According to Google street view the BP on Bridge street went bye byes some time between feb'10-mar'13. Unless your going to feed the bully up by cramming footlongs into the gas tank
    1. awa355's Avatar
      awa355 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Toymotor View Post
      The route is straight forward, but you could take a few wrong turns around the Wharepapa south area, but that's your neck of the woods anyway. Just makes the whole day streamlined or so one would hope.

      Got the gopro and phone mounted and powered through the bike, so the phone is a duel purpose device really to control cam and be a gps, more the former than the latter, but it's nice having both.
      I tried the gopro ph app but found the image and numbers too hard to read while on the move. I have a remote but rarely use it. I carry two batteries and find I can record up to 2hr 20min on 1 battery using the 720 x 25 fps mode and the wireless function switched off.
    1. caspernz's Avatar
      caspernz -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      I dont have a fuel tanker or fuel sipper for a bike, so for lots of sllow corners, I have to be mindful of fuel availability.
      Yep fair call. My preference is for the supermarket fuel dumps, usually the quickest in-out with pay at pumps. Opotiki is the odd one out there, no supermarket servo. FYI, just use the station finders from the fuel companies to map yourself out a safe range routine that works for your bike, around the route.

      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      I can't for the life of me see why anyone would need a gps for this ride. There's really one road from Te puke, Whakatane, round the coast and back to Rotorua. But each to their own I guess.
      Everyone is different I suppose, don't use one myself, but for some the peace of mind knowing they're on the right road helps settle them nerves?

      Quote Originally Posted by Toymotor View Post
      According to Google street view the BP on Bridge street went bye byes some time between feb'10-mar'13. Unless your going to feed the bully up by cramming footlongs into the gas tank
      Just a Caltex on the main road into Opotiki (Bridge St?) and a Z next road over if I recall correctly.
    1. insomnia01's Avatar
      insomnia01 -
      not long to go now fellas weather looking excellent also Tank up & get on with it
    1. Toymotor's Avatar
      Toymotor -
      Was doing a little bit of mantinence on the bike and now it blows main fuse. Argh! Hoping like hell to trace it out and fix by Fri.

      Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
    1. awa355's Avatar
      awa355 -
      I walked along Rutene and Ormond st's in Gisborne last night. I see there is a BP on the left of Ormond st, so that will save me going off route to find a gas station. I then jogged out to Ormond and found the CP out there.

      Off work from this morning so have three days to mess about with the bike and decide what / what not to take.
    1. Toymotor's Avatar
      Toymotor -
      Think I found the culprit! Phew.
    1. Toymotor's Avatar
      Toymotor -
      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      I walked along Rutene and Ormond st's in Gisborne last night. I see there is a BP on the left of Ormond st, so that will save me going off route to find a gas station. I then jogged out to Ormond and found the CP out there.
      What you doing out there, your a few days early
    1. caspernz's Avatar
      caspernz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Toymotor View Post
      Think I found the culprit! Phew.
      Better to have that happen at home base than in the boondocks
    1. Toymotor's Avatar
      Toymotor -
      Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
      Better to have that happen at home base than in the boondocks
      Too bloody right! The wire has been rubbing against some metal where fuse box is held to. If i hadn't of taken off and replaced side cover to have a closer look a the coolant overflow bottle I would have been none the wiser to the imminent problem.. Might have a read up on this problem to see if it's common on this bike. As seems like a bit of a design flaw, having exposed wires in close proximity to metal edges
    1. insomnia01's Avatar
      insomnia01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
      Better to have that happen at home base than in the boondocks
      that's what happened to me on this ride last year, stator/regulator/rectifier & battery all fried on the side of the road @ 650km into it Could take the ZX14 but Bluey & I have unfinished busy with the 1KC
    1. awa355's Avatar
      awa355 -
      I have excelled myself today. Tyres checked, plugs checked, air filter checked, Oil changed. Clean and lube the chain tomorrow.

      Friday night, explain how much money I will need for gas and how it is too late to pull out now.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      explain how much money I will need for gas and how it is too late to pull out now.
      Havent you been given the housekeeping money this week?

      there would be a few people who have thought in the past its too late to pull out now

      Bike is in pieces, just a few. as last weeks ride showed up things that I hadn't noticed before.
      Scheduled for tomorrow now.
    1. banditrider's Avatar
      banditrider -
      For the LNI starters: Route 52 to Alfredton (riding up from the South) is in pretty good nick (went through on Sunday) but there are patches of road works/crap on the road on the way into Pahiatua on Mangaone Valley Road. Not sure what Pa Valley Road is like at the moment but last time I was through there the road had plenty of slumps in it going over the little hill.
    1. insomnia01's Avatar
      insomnia01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Toymotor View Post
      I don't know why you would but if you cut going out round the whole cape as suggested
      Doing the Waioeka gorge twice WOULD BE FUN

      Quote Originally Posted by awa355 View Post
      I would be pretty disappointed in anyone not doing the full loop around the cape. That would go against all that the challenge is about.
      Check the riders brief for the answer
    1. awa355's Avatar
      awa355 -
      Quote Originally Posted by insomnia01 View Post
      Doing the Waioeka gorge twice WOULD BE FUN :
      Knowing my luck, I'd be behind a convoy going one way, and it would be pissing down coming back.