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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
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    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      ... a day i will always treasue.
      Pic's or it didn't happen ..
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      Pic's or it didn't happen ..
      i dont go around taking pictures of myself like all the youngsters of today.
      unless you send $5 and 2 bags of chips
      off to work on the lights on the boike so it can be ready for the cruise.
      due for a major service in the next couple of weeks, want to get that done so i can shake the bike down and make sure its ready for the cruise. Maybe i will need a new set of tyres but i will see
    1. KoroJ's Avatar
      KoroJ -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      regular sips of 20-50 ml not a problem while underway, got on the supply sorted.

      not sure if i need a sports drink, mostly water i guess, sports drink for salt and nutrient loss?
      would a protein/nut bar be better than a Moro or would i get more GO from a Moro
      Here's a recent blog on Endurance Riding that may be of help to you?

      http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/en...the-next-latte
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by KoroJ View Post
      Here's a recent blog on Endurance Riding that may be of help to you?

      http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/en...the-next-latte
      great blog KoroJ, good to see I am following your footsteps
    1. nzspokes's Avatar
      nzspokes -
      We went out and rode to Wellsford and back tonight as a start of training. Turns out my headlight sucks as a headlight.

      But a couple of hundred Ks knocked out.
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
      We went out and rode to Wellsford and back tonight as a start of training. Turns out my headlight sucks as a headlight.

      But a couple of hundred Ks knocked out.
      You can get bulb upgrades ... or get it wired (with relays) for a higher wattage bulbs ....


      Practice on roads you don't know. You'll learn more.
    1. nzspokes's Avatar
      nzspokes -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      You can get bulb upgrades ... or get it wired (with relays) for a higher wattage bulbs ....


      Practice on roads you don't know. You'll learn more.
      I have all I need to run relays, just not got round to it. Then will try some bulb options. Probably go 90/100 or something.

      Not many roads around here I dont know......
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
      Not many roads around here I dont know......
      Try them at 4am ... you get a whole new perspective on them.


      After completing a 1000 miler ... you realise there isn't anywhere on your island ... you can't get to on (what you'll then consider is) ... an easy day ride.
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
      I have all I need to run relays, just not got round to it. Then will try some bulb options. Probably go 90/100 or something.
      Another option some use .... mini spot lights on either side of the headlight (set to come on when high beam is on). Slightly offset outwards from the direction of travel. The idea is ... they show up more of the side of the road as you go through the twisties ...
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      Another option some use .... mini spot lights on either side of the headlight (set to come on when high beam is on). Slightly offset outwards from the direction of travel. The idea is ... they show up more of the side of the road as you go through the twisties ...

      Already did that 2 years ago worked a treat, filled in the dim areas when cornering.
      removed them last night now installing them on next bike.
      except mine are flood rather than spot.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      Try them at 4am ... you get a whole new perspective on them.


      After completing a 1000 miler ... you realise there isn't anywhere on your island ... you can't get to on (what you'll then consider is) ... an easy day ride.
      are you sure....
      NEWS FLASH there is a second island, can you get from there to anywhere in a day?

      Saw a FJ today, nice - it was an option i did look at.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      Practice on roads you don't know. You'll learn more.
      On to it already and in the dead of night - challenging getting to work the next day.
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      On to it already and in the dead of night - challenging getting to work the next day.
      NO DOZE pills do work. But you have to keep taking them ... stop taking them and the lights go out dam smart when the time of their influence ... wears out.
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      are you sure....
      NEWS FLASH there is a second island, can you get from there to anywhere in a day?

      Saw a FJ today, nice - it was an option i did look at.
      True ... the "Second" island is one I seldom visit.


      You might reside in that second island.


      My point was ... wherever you are (on either island) an 800-900 km ride will easily put you a dam long way from home ...
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      NO DOZE pills do work. But you have to keep taking them ... stop taking them and the lights go out dam smart when the time of their influence ... wears out.
      Havent needed them yet.
      A workmate had problems growing up going out on the piss all night and had problems working in the morning.
      His father took him to one side, told him he had a choice, party or work.
      If you want to party you have to be able to work to pay for it.
      I have always used this motto.
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post

      Already did that 2 years ago worked a treat, filled in the dim areas when cornering.
      removed them last night now installing them on next bike.
      except mine are flood rather than spot.
      Short range wide beams work best for that ... easier to see the sheep on the side of the road too ...
    1. FJRider's Avatar
      FJRider -
      Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
      Havent needed them yet.
      A workmate had problems growing up going out on the piss all night and had problems working in the morning.
      His father took him to one side, told him he had a choice, party or work.
      If you want to party you have to be able to work to pay for it.
      I have always used this motto.
      A thermos of double strength coffee works for me.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      True ... the "Second" island is one I seldom visit.


      You might reside in that second island.


      My point was ... wherever you are (on either island) an 800-900 km ride will easily put you a dam long way from home ...
      I know what your point was.

      I did a few longer rides at the beginning of the year - which changed what/how/when and who i ride with.

      But I have to do a few 1000k+ rides before I will feel easy doing that(800-900k rides).
      After a couple of 1600k rides, I am sure I will have changed my attitude towards bikes, riding and what i want to achieve in the future. And I may have changed my bike or stopped riding as I will have achieved by the end of the year all I originally planned to do with bikes
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      Short range wide beams work best for that ... easier to see the sheep on the side of the road too ...
      Yes all sorted - just sorting out the mounts and wiring interface, its lumen output is multilevel and adjustable on the run. Hopefully all sorted in the next week or 2 - got a few other items being added at the same time

      sheep do you want me to keep them for you?
      I dont carry gumboots.
    1. eldog's Avatar
      eldog -
      Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
      A thermos of double strength coffee works for me.
      dont want to taint the thermos, hot water add triple shot instant to lid.