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Old 01-29-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz - NZ Adventure Community

Since getting into Adventure Riding 7-8 years ago I've ridden all over New Zealand. Most of that time I had a GPS on the bike recording where I went, though in the beginning it was for no particular purpose other than my personal interest.

3 years ago I had the misfortune of being hit with a vertigo and chronic fatigue like illness.
I'm working my way out of now and I'm back into riding again but at the time I wanted to keep involved and thought I could give a bit back to the Adventure Riding community by way of sharing information I collected along the way, it would keep me occupied and might help current and new adventure riders. So Adventure Riding NZ was born.

I had also started writing a book on Adventure Riding tracks etc in New Zealand before the fatigue hit, much like the 4x4 books that are available. The content I had written for the book become the basis on which the site was started

In the 3 years since I have launched www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz it's gone from a 10 page site to 130 pages of Adventure Riding content.

As it's focus is as a community site the users can also contribute to the content. For example As well as GPS tracks supplied by me, tracks can also be sent in by users and the user gets credited for it on the track page.

535 registered members as of 30/01/2015, and growing
Over 1000 downloads in the last year.
60 North Island tracks for free download with more being added
21 South island tracks for free download with more being added
We are also slowly working on a top-to-bottom NZ Back Country Discovery Route

Adventure bike spec comparison’s
70 Owners manuals, workshop Manuals and parts fische available for free download
Information for new Adventure riders on getting started and choosing a bike
Event listings, anyone can add and organise their own events via the sites event listings, including an RSVP function
Forums
Adventure Riding Specific news
Spot Tracker Rental
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:01 PM   #2
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Mate thank you. Seriously. And I hope you get well soon.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:18 AM   #3
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Very worthwhile info - excellent job !!
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:06 AM   #4
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What a great collection of info!!
A HUGE thanks for all your tips, the Northland-Ride last November turned out a cracker, thanks to you.

Well done Ed
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:10 PM   #5
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Thanks folks

I've loaded up almost a dozen new tracks in the last fortnight.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:01 PM   #6
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Cool site. Well done.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:55 AM   #7
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Check out our petition to Align New Zealand Motorcycle ACC levy structures to the LAMS Learner Approved Motorcycles scheme.

http://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/f...tures-to-lams/
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:16 PM   #8
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We reached 600 members overnight, and we are having our Central Plateau ride this weekend.

http://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/f...k-etc-weekend/
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:55 PM   #9
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Our Centraol Plateau ride went off well over the weekend, we had 23 riders all up.

Pictures and video are starting to appear here: http://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/f...eekend/page/5/

Here's a little bit of video featuring a small puddle on the Old Whangamomona Road that quite a few people had a problem with.

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Old 03-23-2015, 01:09 PM   #10
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LOL Nice vid Eddie ....4WD's been there no doubt.
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:43 PM   #11
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I'm going to be in Wellington for the next few days, having a quiet meetup at the Hotel Bristol on Cuba Mall from 5:30pm tomorrow night (12/05/2015) if anyone is interested.

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