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Old 07-08-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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MmMmM 2014

The world famous MMMMM Ride is on again 16-17 August

Similar format to last time:

The ride will kick off from the Rangitaiki Tavern on the Napier-Taupo Rd Saturday morning at 8am sharp. There is food, beer, basic cabins & camping there for those who want to arrive Friday night. Phone them on 07 384 2803 to book yourself a bed.

More comfy accomodation, & extra bunks are also available 5km back down the road towards Taupo at the Rangitaiki Lodge. They have a couple of nice motel units, some tidy cabins & a bunkhouse. Call them on 07 384 2800 to book. As the Lodge bar usually closes at 8 the main Friday night gathering/meal/beers will be back at the pub.

8am Saturday we will leave the Pub & head North along the Waipunga Rd. We will use the cornerman system through the forest to Minginui. Weather & time permitting there will be an optional short challenge section for those with light bikes & decent tyres, maybe a different one to last time if I get a chance to scout it out.

If anyone wants to join in at Minginui go hard. We will stop in at the Waikaremoana Motor Camp for a coffee & fuel.

We will then continue on from Waikaremoana, to Wairoa (if you need gas), Tiniroto Pub for some refreshments & a few backroads to Matawai. I will post up a route sheet & GPS tracks so people can do their own pace Minginui - Matawai & have the choice of bypassing Wairoa on backroads if time & fuel range permits. You need 230km fuel range to bypass Wairoa.

At Matawai there is accomodation at the Pub ph 06 862 4874 & the campground over the road has basic bunks, ph 06 867 5016, 06 862 4800 or 027 445 8755. Also try the Motu Community House - contact Paul Cornwall 8635002
The pub does a good dinner but don't expect it to be fast if we are a big group so get your order in early. They may do a buffet, so watch here for details.

On the Sunday we'll head off down the Motu Rd to Opotiki, From there the route is routesheeted again via some highway & a few more backroads back to my place at Rotoiti. There are a few side trip options if for Sunday if the weather's nice too.

Any trailer scum planning to attend are welcome to drop their car & trailer at my place for the weekend. If you are travelling far from home & would like to crash on my couch on the Sunday night get in touch.

Remember this is a MIDWINTER ride. Based on previous MMMMM rides there is an 85% chance it will rain, a 30% chance of snow, an 80% chance it will be bloody cold & a 100% chance that all those mad enough to do the whole ride will have lots of fun. The main route is all tar & gravel roads, nothing technical, do able on any adventure bike with any tyres. Some of the gravel is often fairly rough & muddy though so you will enjoy the ride more with some knobbyish rubber, particularly if you are a n00b or on a bigger bike.

Distances:

Taupo - Rangitaiki Pub - 35 km (no fuel)
Rangitaiki Pub - Minginui - 75km (no fuel)
Minginui - Waikaremoana 70km (thats 180km from Taupo - pack extra gas if you've got a small tank)
Waikaremoana - Wairoa 60km (Waikaremoana - Matawai on Ohuka Rd etc 230km)
Wairoa - Matawai 180km
Matawai - Opotiki 75km

Check back on this post closer to the day as more info will be added.

I will probably head over to Rangitaiki on the Friday through the forest as usual. Will sort out a time closer to the day.

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Old 07-08-2014, 11:44 PM   #2
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Bugger , out again. Will be riding through the western states of the US.
Hope all goes well for your ride
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:30 AM   #3
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I'm in!!
Bike going. (Fingies x'd)
Leave booked.
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Old 07-09-2014, 02:31 AM   #4
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That doesn't sound like a bad plan B
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:20 PM   #5
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I'm in too! Last year it was road tyres, this year I might go for slicks to enhance the experience... any one want to help pick up a fat pig?
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:43 PM   #6
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beauty. see what my aug roster looks like when it comes out
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:42 AM   #7
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Thank you for taking the time again to organise this ride Clint and Rosie. Unfortunately I will be an "apology" this year (I will be home but bike will still be on holiday lol)

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Old 07-10-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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Im working that weekend. The joys of 4 on 4 off shift work...
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:23 PM   #9
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Thank you for taking the time again to organise this ride Clint and Rosie. Unfortunately I will be an "apology" this year (I will be home but bike will still be on holiday lol)

Mike
You could run along behind me Mike, I will be in pootle mood
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:50 PM   #10
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The MMMM is always good fun, sadly I wont be able to make it this year. Next year though on my new ????? adventure bike might be a goer.

Take care guys and gals and what out for black ice and sheep
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:23 PM   #11
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You could run along behind me Mike, I will be in pootle mood
Thanks for offering your spare bike Colin (I did read that right?)
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:08 AM   #12
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Thanks for offering your spare bike Colin (I did read that right?)
Pretty sure that's what he said:/:-) toss a coin at each stop to decide who rides what:-D

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Old 07-13-2014, 12:17 PM   #13
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Pretty sure that's what he said:/:-) toss a coin at each stop to decide who rides what:-D

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The loser would get the BMW I presume ha ha
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:57 AM   #14
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The loser would get the BMW I presume ha ha
Oh hardi ha haa
I will be on the wee bike Mike. You are welcome to borrow the beast if you want She needs the cobwebs blown out mate as other than a ride to N.P for a warrant she hasnt been out (niether bike has) since 3rd of Feb
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Got a buddy I might bring along....

Let him ride KLR...I like the KTM too much to let him ride that
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