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Old 09-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Dusty Butt 2013

Anyone from Auckland going to the Dusty Butt? I'd be keen to tag along. Currently it's looking like I should be able to make it. I'll be using the R80GS.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:27 AM   #2
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Anyone from Auckland going to the Dusty Butt? I'd be keen to tag along. Currently it's looking like I should be able to make it. I'll be using the R80GS.
yay - there'll be 2 there then!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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Anyone from Auckland going to the Dusty Butt? I'd be keen to tag along. Currently it's looking like I should be able to make it. I'll be using the R80GS.
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yay - there'll be 2 there then!
I highly recommend the Awakino challenge section.

May not be there this year
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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I highly recommend the Awakino challenge section.

May not be there this year
I saw the video and wouldn't mind doing it, depending on how the schedule works out and what the weather is like at the time.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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I saw the video and wouldn't mind doing it, depending on how the schedule works out and what the weather is like at the time.
Don't visit ADVrider much so only just seen the thread.

Anybody remember the snow on the 22nd Jan for the 2012 run. Def wise to be prepared and keep your wits about you on the day.

Be good to have more of you other islanders down Look forward to meeting you.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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We're going (but not from Auckland )
Not sure what our plans are yet, we may take the scenic route on the way there, or back.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #7
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I am going, but heading down over a month earlier., doing a bit of an extended dusty butt commute if you will.
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Excuse my ignorance (again), but can someone explain what's involved in 40 words or less?
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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This should give you some idea.



There is also a website somewhere. I've never done one, but from all accounts, it's a worthwhile effort.

The Awakino Road was/is a challenge section. The rest are more conventional SI gravel roads. Since it's a lot of km in a short period of time and there a lot of variables, this road may not be an option for me. In short, I hate cold rides. You should come on your R80G/S.
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This should give you some idea.



There is also a website somewhere. I've never done one, but from all accounts, it's a worthwhile effort.
Doable on a nine-fiddy?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #11
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Doable on a nine-fiddy?
If you watch the video you'll see a guy on an R1150GS, getting the heave-ho on a steep shingle section. However, apparently that was a short cut and could have been avoided. That the thing I hate most about my 1150, it's nearly impossible to get it going again on a steep hill.

I'd say it is doable on your KTM, but since I've never done the ride, this means very little. I still think that you should do it on the PD. I'd even lend you a smaller tank, if you are worried about denting the large one.
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Doable on a nine-fiddy?
KLR gets through with gear easy as an easy thing and weighs about the same as a 9fiddy.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:56 AM   #13
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You'll eat it Oscar, great riding and definately not to be missed, get fit tho cause its 2 big days and to enjoy all of it you need to keep a bit of a pace up.
I'm out this year (2013) due to some relative getting married at an inconvenient time.
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Excuse my ignorance (again), but can someone explain what's involved in 40 words or less?

www.db1k.com. 1000km, about 800km gravel or dirt or rocks. One or two days (suggest two). Free registration but pay for land access and optional meal and merchandise. Roll chart or GPS navigation, no start time. Fairlie to Alex and back to Fairlie.

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I've ridden the whole route on a 950 and I'm a relative adv/trail noob compared to you from what I've read. Only bit that is remotely challenging is the Awakino Saddle south of Kurow. Rest is not too bad.

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:12 PM   #15
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We had an old grumpy codger on a 990 join us for a bit of the Awakino section, dunno where he came from or where he went afterwards: but he seemed to be doin o.k.
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