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Old 12-31-2011, 10:55 PM   #841
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I really, honestly, & truly believe that you both must have sadomaostic tendancies. Why do that to yourselves.

You need to sell the bikes & get trials bike. They would be better suited for those trails.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #842
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I really, honestly, & truly believe that you both must have sadomaostic tendancies. Why do that to yourselves.

You need to sell the bikes & get trials bike. They would be better suited for those trails.
While the tighter tracks use up the daily energy quota fairly rapidly they are heaps of fun. if we had trials bikes (we have discussed buying some) we would just have to find something knarlier to ride. I only wish I had something more petit than the wr when I'm picking it up for the 4th,5th.6th etc etc time). There is some truly magical bush in the mungy's

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a freeride might be an option one day - will be a few years away as the wr should have another 200-300 hours riding left in it :)
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #843
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Hi John
we hope to be doing a bit of riding over the next couple of weeks so we'll pm you next time we organize a ride.

cheers


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Cheers for that Mark.

Look forward to hearing from you, but from the look of your photos, maybe I should take the indicators and mirrors back off and put my knobblies back on. Looks like lots of fun.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:45 PM   #844
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I really, honestly, & truly believe that you both must have sadomaostic tendancies. Why do that to yourselves.

You need to sell the bikes & get trials bike. They would be better suited for those trails.
Funny you should say that. I ride similar if not quite as challenging terrain up here in the BOI's. My buddy rides a trials bike, I'm on a KDX. Most of the time the KDX is the bike to be on until it gets really snotty. I get stuck & my mate takes an excursion through the trees off trail, his bike barely gets muddy..... He ends up just as, if not more, knackered than me. Nowhere to sit down...
Glad to see somebody else has to winch their bike out of the goo
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #845
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You could lighten those bikes up heaps more, just take all the gears out above 2nd, you don't use them.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #846
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Gundys Hut and Mount Thompson 6th Jan

What an absolutely awesome ride

If ever a ride blurred the line between adventure ride and trail ride this was it. I don't think I've ever ridden the KLR into such challenging places.

I thinks its probably the most fun I've ever had on the KLR.

I didn't take a camera so I stole these from Shanes thread on KB

The ride started at the Waikanae coffee cart with 8 of us
Shane (87 KLR) - ride organizer
Gavin (DR650)
Pete (08 KLR)
Wayne (640A)
Jack (625SX)
Dave (the worlds hardest to kick-start klx685)
Andy (WR250 - M16 at a blunt knife fight)
Me (08 KLR)



About 9.30 we headed off to Otaki Forks to the most suspect trail entry I've ever seen.

The first climb looked innocent enough but beneath the grass were some tricky hidden ruts and the first victim wen down with a 2-300 meters.

We climbed through some awesome slushy forest tracks that tested everyones traction limits





There were a few victims



and eventually came out onto the track to Gundy's Hut



The track started out ok but got pretty gnarly as we neared the hut and involved lots of pushing and shoving



And a few more victims



We eventually made it to the Hut which had awesome views. Dave pulled out a coffee peculator from his back pack and made us all nice coffee to go with our sammies



After a suitable recovery time we headed back down the track - once past the knarly bits it was fast and flowing although there was still some carnage.

We regrouped at the bottom where Pete decided that he'd prefer to have his coronary at home rather than in the bush and Jack swapped his brake lever over to replace his broken clutch lever and headed reluctantly home as well.

The remaining 6 then headed up Thompsons Track with ever increasing carnage....



And a few obstacles...



The track was pretty rough - even the open bits had little surprises



Most of us had at least one off on the way up but we eventually made it to the top and collapsed. It must have been about 4pm by then and I was rooted and out of water.

From the top it was (logically) all downhill but Shane still managed to smash his screen and there was a really nasty stepped clay chute that had us all puckering as we inched the bikes down.

Wayne lived 5 minutes from the trail exist and his wife and daughter put on a wonderful spread of real coffee, savories and chocolate cake(with strawberries and cream).



What an great way to relax and recover after a very challenging ride

We unanimously (well it was unanimous if you exclude Wayne) agreed to finish every ride at Wayne's place regardless of where in the country the ride was

I couldn't eat my dinner when I finally got home around 7.30pm

A really memorable ride - woohoo

Crappy video from first part of ride - camera went flat before Gundys Hut
Got crap on the lens - and it just doesnt capture how lumpy the ride was..

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #847
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Looks like a great time was had. Remind me to just wait at Waynes place for you guys when we finally get up there for a SIINI.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:03 AM   #848
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Really? I was just looking at that & thinking there was nothing there that would faze Gus....
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #849
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Really? I was just looking at that & thinking there was nothing there that would faze Gus....
Well I'm sure Gus would like it - I wouldn't tho...
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:26 AM   #850
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Well I'm sure Gus would like it - I wouldn't tho...
Well if we're talking riders... Pretty sure I'd have had a cardiac, or at least passed out from heat exhaustion... Need to update my gear.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:47 AM   #851
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Cool looking ride.
Its amazing where you can take a whale when there is a large group prepared to lift and push them aye.
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:07 AM   #852
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Looks like a great time was had. Remind me to just wait at Waynes place for you guys when we finally get up there for a SIINI.
So when is this SIINI ? reakon I'd be a starter for that, just say the word

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Wayne lived 5 minutes from the trail exist and his wife and daughter put on a wonderful spread of real coffee, savories and chocolate cake(with strawberries and cream).



What an great way to relax and recover after a very challenging ride

We unanimously (well it was unanimous if you exclude Wayne) agreed to finish every ride at Wayne's place regardless of where in the country the ride was
I think the NADS rides should all finish there too

Looks like you giys had a good time
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Old 01-09-2012, 01:54 AM   #853
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Looked boring to me. I'm glad i missed it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:47 AM   #854
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So when is this SIINI ? reakon I'd be a starter for that, just say the word
There's the conumdrum for me tho as if I go up there I would want to take Schmidt & do that forgotten road place further up that you did & not break my back pulling the big hippo out of one of Marks bogs
Unless I take a trailer with both bikes
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Old 01-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #855
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There's the conumdrum for me tho as if I go up there I would want to take Schmidt & do that forgotten road place further up that you did & not break my back pulling the big hippo out of one of Marks bogs
Unless I take a trailer with both bikes
Mate, just let us know when you want to come. Bring Schmiddty. I'll let you know what is doable. The old Whanga Rd is doable except when its been really wet, ie winter.
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