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  1. #166
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    Having seen the video I've got to ride that one as it looks gorgeous.

    If there's not room to turn around I'll just stick it in reverse gear for the 3km back to civilisation;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by whatastoner View Post
    When do you expect to be down that way?
    I think I'll be Arrowtown Saturday afternoon.
    According to Basecamp I'll be hitting it Saturday at 3:24pm.

    I little bird told me your planning to do the Molesworth track this time? Wish I could join you for that part this year as I've never ridden that. However even I realise that I would be a pushing my chances a bit far doing that with my bike.

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    Yes that's right. It's slower than the SH1 but doesn't mean having to double back. So if you're heading north, it'll be interesting to see who gets to Blenheim refuel first.

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    I'm skipping Rainbow Road even though the bike wouldn't have any trouble. It adds too much time to the first day as I want to do that section of SH1 this year.

    Checkpoints are less important than interesting roads from my point of view. I've already ridden up to the Rainbow Road checkpoint so don't need to do it as part of the TT2000. But am curious to see what SH1 looks like now.

    I had initially had the idea of doing 3200km this time as I was close last year. But looking at it I'll only manage that if a) SH1 is better than I think it is b) It doesn't rain on the West Coast. Suspect I'll end up chopping my route a bit and do around 3000km as I still want to get to the finish around midday.

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    The last minute entries have pushed the total to an event record?
    Great to see the continuing enthusiasm.
    Long live the TT2000.

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    Biggest TT2000 ever!!

    Quote Originally Posted by whatastoner View Post
    The last minute entries have pushed the total to an event record?
    Great to see the continuing enthusiasm.
    Long live the TT2000.
    They have!

    The previous record was in 2010 with 146 riders registering, although barely 100 actually showed up for the start.

    As of right now we have 147 registered and payed up riders.

    Mike would have been proud of you all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpoll View Post
    They have!

    The previous record was in 2010 with 146 riders registering, although barely 100 actually showed up for the start.

    As of right now we have 147 registered and payed up riders.

    Mike would have been proud of you all...
    Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir.taz View Post
    Yeah spent the break checking out the checkpoints, just had the bike serviced, get the Burt Munroe done and then new Tyres on the girl and she will be ready to go!

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    That part of the road has a hard packed base (solid rock) but the surface is a lightly packed dusty gravel. The gradient can be deceiving ... so watch out trying to brake going down hill or the front end will slide out. Too many horses uphill will get a similar result.

    The worst bit is from Coronet Peak road to the saddle at the top of Long Slip gully (Where that vid started)

    I've been into The Branches Station in a 4WD double cab at night ... it's not that bad.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpoll View Post
    They have!

    The previous record was in 2010 with 146 riders registering, although barely 100 actually showed up for the start.

    As of right now we have 147 registered and payed up riders.

    Mike would have been proud of you all...
    Ruddy Fantastic and hopefully the best ever turn out on the day to make it really special.

    Some more unusual bikes this time as well with a couple of Royal Enfields, some more 300cc bikes (though looks like Thomas isn't able to do it this year) and even four Harleys.

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    ...and just noticed there's another Spyder this year.

    Not long now, bikes serviced, fitted new rear tyre and brake pads, route (kind-of) planned...getting excited:-)

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    North Island TT riders: If people are using Hunterville-Fordell to get to the Turakina Valley checkpoint there is a bit of mess in places from slip clean-ups and where the trucks have dragged metal across the road. Also some decent roadworks: https://youtu.be/Vn4_jYhJflk. Might be fun in the dark...
    Also some roadwords with traffic lights on Vinegar Hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banditrider View Post
    North Island TT riders: If people are using Hunterville-Fordell to get to the Turakina Valley checkpoint there is a bit of mess in places from slip clean-ups and where the trucks have dragged metal across the road. Also some decent roadworks: https://youtu.be/Vn4_jYhJflk. Might be fun in the dark...
    Also some roadwords with traffic lights on Vinegar Hill.
    Here's hoping the storms heading our way are short lived and long gone by Thursday for all riders commuting to the starting lines.
    The South Island looks good for Friday and Saturday with a front chasing north from Dunedin on Sunday morning. Fingers crossed.
    My main concern are more road closures on the west coast. That would really screw our route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatastoner View Post
    Here's hoping the storms heading our way are short lived and long gone by Thursday for all riders commuting to the starting lines.
    The South Island looks good for Friday and Saturday with a front chasing north from Dunedin on Sunday morning. Fingers crossed.
    My main concern are more road closures on the west coast. That would really screw our route.
    Yeah I'm thinking the same, might be a late night Thursday replanning the route if the roads are impacted.

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    I hope it sorts itself out on Tuesday - crossing the straits on Wednesday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by banditrider View Post
    I hope it sorts itself out on Tuesday - crossing the straits on Wednesday...
    That could be a stressful crossing, hoping the bike stays upright on the journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir.taz View Post
    That could be a stressful crossing, hoping the bike stays upright on the journey!

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    Yeah, not looking forward to it if the sea is going crazy.

    Might pack an extra tie-down or 6...

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