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    Arranging to catch up with rellies for lunch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
    https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/s...-one-day/page2

    The only photostop I'm not familiar with is the Kaimai air crash memorial. Might have to go for a recce prior to the big day out
    Be careful, a mate of mine wrote off his Hayabusa not far from the memorial a few years back 🤔

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    Ok, there is a few places I haven't been on, but one I am not sure about.
    Avoca Hotel to Bulls, should I take the suggested shortcut or keep to the main road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Be careful, a mate of mine wrote off his Hayabusa not far from the memorial a few years back 🤔
    Cheers Geoff, we've been past this memorial I'm sure, just can't place it. Just need an excuse to warm up prior to the day haha...

    Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
    Ok, there is a few places I haven't been on, but one I am not sure about.
    Avoca Hotel to Bulls, should I take the suggested shortcut or keep to the main road?
    Makes naff all difference IMHO.

    If you run the shortcut make sure you turn off onto Warrengate Rd just before Fordell, or you'll end up in Hunterville haha
    If the words I say offend you, imagine the ones I keep to myself...

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    Unless your fuel strategy requires you to get fuel at the BP, id say it would be faster as well as more fun going Kaimatira as there would be 6km of 50 zone to get though otherwise

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    Thanks, will check it out
    i just didn’t want to be diverting into 10k of gravel or suddenly end up in hunterville or wanganui river
    Fuel, something I have to sort out, as the fire breather has a rather optimistic gauge. Although I have never got to the bottom yet, I don’t want to tempt fate or water in tank.


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    Anyone else see Long John pacing like a Lion in his cage. Mbike at the ready?

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    Well, I tried and failed. Didn't manage to complete the 1KC, but came close.

    By the time I reached Taupo (about 700km from the start) a family problem was emerging at home that needed me to be there, but I was also coming to the realisation that if I continued through to the finish I'd be dangerously fatigued and riding in the dark. Mostly brought on by getting soaked wet in the first two hours and then being wet & cold for the rest of the day.

    Lessons learned :

    Leather riding gear might save your skin sliding down the road, but it won't keep you dry in the rain.
    Fewer gadgets on your bike lets you concentrate on the riding
    (I had put a couple of GoPros and a GPS speedo on, but they were distracting)
    My throttle grip (supplied by Fast Bike Gear) provided welcome relief for my right hand (not the sort of right handed relief you're thinking)

    Thanks to eldog for accompanying me on the trip.

    On a positive note, my bike worked fine, and I did manage to clock up around 850km over 12 hours under difficult circumstances.

    So I'm still keen on trying for the TT2000. Being in February the days will be longer, warmer and I'll be better prepared.
    The two longest legs of the TT2000 are about the same distance, so as long as I stay dry it's probably achievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euro2018 View Post
    Well, I tried and failed. Didn't manage to complete the 1KC, but came close.

    By the time I reached Taupo (about 700km from the start) a family problem was emerging at home that needed me to be there, but I was also coming to the realisation that if I continued through to the finish I'd be dangerously fatigued and riding in the dark. Mostly brought on by getting soaked wet in the first two hours and then being wet & cold for the rest of the day.

    Lessons learned :

    Leather riding gear might save your skin sliding down the road, but it won't keep you dry in the rain.
    Fewer gadgets on your bike lets you concentrate on the riding
    (I had put a couple of GoPros and a GPS speedo on, but they were distracting)
    My throttle grip (supplied by Fast Bike Gear) provided welcome relief for my right hand (not the sort of right handed relief you're thinking)

    Thanks to eldog for accompanying me on the trip.

    On a positive note, my bike worked fine, and I did manage to clock up around 850km over 12 hours under difficult circumstances.

    So I'm still keen on trying for the TT2000. Being in February the days will be longer, warmer and I'll be better prepared.
    The two longest legs of the TT2000 are about the same distance, so as long as I stay dry it's probably achievable.
    You gave it a good go
    I did wonder how you were, since you were soaking/dripping wet at the first CP - the leathers aren't that water proof
    The cold can suck the energy from you on long rides.

    No worries - nice to have someone along for the ride

    I think you will need a fuel tanker......
    and a spare battery

    and if you need someone else along for the ride drop me a line, you never know I might be free.


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    Entries are open for the 2018 version of 1KC...

    My entry is in, leave is booked, now for the offerings to the weather gods
    If the words I say offend you, imagine the ones I keep to myself...

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    Form downloaded. I will fill it in at lunchtime.

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    The form is out. Good to hear.

    1KC & NI 800 paid and booked

    now need to get some riding in.

    not long to wait.....

    its the route planning for the NI800 I find slow.
    Last edited by eldog; 30th May 2018 at 21:30. Reason: booked :)


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    entry form sent, fee paid now we have to wait how many months ?????
    I Used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by insomnia01 View Post
    entry form sent, fee paid now we have to wait how many months ?????
    Just 1 now.

    after NI 800 practice ride, to get some ride time(rain, rain, rain has been usual this year), should be a good one, looking forward to it. Bring on the 5th for instructions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
    Just 1 now.

    after NI 800 practice ride, to get some ride time(rain, rain, rain has been usual this year), should be a good one, looking forward to it. Bring on the 5th for instructions.
    I have already done a couple of 1000km rides over the past few months & planning on doing something similar over labour weekend
    I Used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass

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