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  1. #316
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euro2018 View Post
    I plotted the check points, times & distances in a spreadsheet.
    Looks like 6am depart, 8pm arrival (roughly)

    Does this look right ?

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing
    Just got home from working
    Yeah looks ok for direction etc

    Guess I am slower than most.

    Like looking at scenery
    It's a holiday for me

    Like the ride

    Hate having to look out for other road users.

    Suppose to go to and return Tokoroa tomorrow night


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    Quote Originally Posted by banditrider View Post
    I plan on an average of 80 (always seem to beat it somehow), 5 mins for a photo, 10 for fuel (aim to beat those too).

    1,000km is usually an easy 12-12.5 hours with a half hour for lunch

    It can depend on your riding companions
    I'm picking it could be slow going around the coast due to fine weather/heavy vehicles so the sooner that part is done the better, the rest is fairly tame with short bursts between CP's. looking forward to doing this ride on the Connie
    I Used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass

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    Bugger I can't make it this year due to unforeseen work commitments. Co worker and top bloke (rode a motorbike too)passed away recently which has put us behind and a few other related events outside of our control has meant I will be working Saturday.

    To all you attending this year. Have a blast


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    Quote Originally Posted by insomnia01 View Post
    I'm picking it could be slow going around the coast due to fine weather/heavy vehicles so the sooner that part is done the better, the rest is fairly tame with short bursts between CP's. looking forward to doing this ride on the Connie
    Should only be slow in a few short places

    The Connie will love trip around the Cape. Do it on a tank no worries.

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    It should be in reasonably good condition from what a local roading contractor told me the other day.

    Make it a good day

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    Finished !
    Back into Hamilton at about 7:45pm. Very pleased with myself.
    My quick rough survey of other riders and bikes suggests I might have been one of the youngest riders on one of the oldest bikes. Very pleased with my nearly 20 year old Honda.

    Learnings for next time (in case I look at this thread next year).
    Put the mixed nuts for eating into a screw top jar, not a plastic bags which spills nuts into top box which then get ground up by everything else.
    A lot of time is lost waiting for other riders at fuel stops. Consider other fuel stops in the same town or carry extra fuel onboard to skip a fuel stop.
    Waze navigation might not work where there is no cell phone coverage, but is otherwise very good.
    Extra battery for helmet comms went flat at 7pm, need a slightly bigger battery.
    Take visor wipes.
    I used a pen with a touchscreen rubber tip on it to operate my phone (nav & checkpoint photos), big improvement on last time as I didn't need to remove my gloves to take photos.
    Crowdsourced navigation (following other riders) works. I found two short cuts that Waze didn't find by following others.
    My new 1tonne pants & jacket worked well. I was able to open and close vents through the day as the temperature changed without having to take layers off and on. I was a little bit cold from 6am-8am, but nothing like last time in my wet leathers .

    And thanks to the random stranger in the ute who helped me pick my bike up when it decided it wanted a wee lie down for a rest at an intersection.

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    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).

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