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    Northern Odyssey

    The Northern Odyssey is running again. Entrants will be given a route of approximately 1000 km of North island roads selected for good riding, great scenery and points of interest along the way. Every hour so you will need to stop and find the answer to a question. Questions can be completed anytime between Boxing Day(26 December 2015) and Anzac Day(25 April 2016) the route can be completed as one continuous Ride orl several short rides. It commences with the complementary tea, coffee(or other drink close to the start and a beer(or other drink at the finish).

    Registration: $30 (includes badge and complimentary drink at start and finish).
    Entries: to qualify for complimentary drinks at start and finish please submit entries by 13 December 2015; otherwise entries accepted until 31 March 2016. Entries are open to all.

    Send: your name and contact details(address, email, phone) either by email to:dcoy@gmail.com or by post to Northern Odyssey, PO Box 5232, Frankton, Hamilton 3242. There is no official entry form for this event.

    Either enclose a cheque for $30 with postal entry or make a bank transfer to Ulysses club, Waikato branch, Westpac account no: 031555 0013109 00 - make sure the money sender's name is clear.

    Organisers: the organisers of this event are Jim Galt (STJim) and David coy of the Waikato branch of the Ulysses club. Neither Jim or David take any responsibility for any injuries or damage that may arise from participating in this event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STJim View Post
    The Northern Odyssey is running again. email to:dcoy41@gmail.com
    Its well worth it.

    Email address updated.


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    Anyone looking to do this ride in total over Easter? Planning to do it solo over the four days solo. Be nice to run with some others for some or all of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverDuc View Post
    Anyone looking to do this ride in total over Easter? Planning to do it solo over the four days solo. Be nice to run with some others for some or all of it.
    I already did part of it (Taupo/Napier parts). I intend to do the second part in a week or three after I get my bike serviced. Plan to do the second part in one ride and will take about 18 hours all up to get there, ride the second part, and get home. Was going to split it further but 400km each way just to get to the area buts a limit on how many trips over.

    Will have to see if the rear tire has enough km left in it for 1600km as well. It still has a repair in it from the TT2000

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    can we changed the title to thread please

    Northern Odyssey

    at least correct the Northern spelling


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    Just checked and I have received my instructions

    1200km

    looks like a couple of easy days ride, careful planning .......

    and quite a few places I haven’t been to as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eldog View Post
    Just checked and I have received my instructions

    1200km

    looks like a couple of easy days ride, careful planning .......

    and quite a few places I haven’t been to as well.
    Me too. 3 ferry crossing as well or a lot more travel if you don't take them. Have all the GPS points marked but have two that are maybe not quite right.
    Planning to go up to Auckland this coming Wednesday so may knock off the first 5 checkpoints and then do the rest over two days in January.

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    I've done the last two Northern Odysseys and thoroughly enjoyed them. I plan to do the current one in March next year.

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    Off again in February with a mate, we've done three Northern Odysseys, he does it on a Vespa PX200...


    Just read Instruction 3 which states: At Exit 16, turn Left onto Lincoln Rd, follow for 1km then take Left turn onto Universal Drive, then Swanson Rd.

    This should read: Right turn onto Universal Drive

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    I have looked at the ride on a map.
    Going to do it in several goes.

    80 % will be new roads for me.

    Got dizzy just looking at the map.

    Not sure about ferry crossings 3x
    Might take road option sure it's a few more kilometres

    Even a visit to Azkle abode might be on the cards

    If i get a chance may give the local Auckland ones a go tomorrow.

    Should really change thread title to either Northern Odyssey or start a new one for each year?


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    Best laid plans SNARFU.

    will have to plan for another day.

    somehow going to try and link it with some work site visits......

    then an I might be able to do it during the week


    thanks for the title change


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    Northern odyssey completion?

    6 done tonight
    muriwai bloody hard at 1130 at night in the dark, gates closed.
    got 4 motorway closures tonight FFS.

    6 done tonight
    muriwai bloody hard at 1130 at night in the dark, gates closed.
    got 4 motorway closures tonight on the way back FFS.
    Last edited by caseye; 4th February 2018 at 17:19. Reason: duplicate.


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    Let’s hope the weather improves Monday.
    the bikes not ready but I am.


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    You be careful out there all by your lonesome.
    You on the Bandy? Should be.
    See you on Thursday.
    Every day above ground is a good day!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    You be careful out there all by your lonesome.
    You on the Bandy? Should be.
    See you on Thursday.
    Yeah, v careful after last weeks experience.
    nah, on the old girl, she’s setup for extra power, gps, lights etc and much better on gravel tooooo
    and I am much more confident about fuel etc
    nearly 10k of gravel today.

    there is a loose sheep approx 10 km South before Port Albert, attacks motorcycles. Hides in the shadow and darts out.
    lots of tar bleed and dips mainly on the outer edge of the road in some places.

    Not much traffic, and I let everyone through when I could. Avoided a head on, by doing this in one instance. Quite a few impatient drivers esp in the more $$$ areas.

    brillant sunshine almost all the way round. Aparantly it was raining in Sud Auckland lol.

    bike did well, rider not bad. Took my time, saw the video upstairs in the Marsden Point visitors centre. Someone else commented on here about this, yes it’s well worth it. The nice lady reset the video just for me runs for 20 min every 1/2 hr.



    1/2 done now. Just north of dargaville whangarei section to go.
    looks like an overnight trip.
    thurs
    Last edited by eldog; 6th February 2018 at 03:06. Reason: detail added.


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