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Old 12-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #136
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I'm just waiting for my leave request to be approved at work then I'll be booking my ferry tickets and spot at Bannockburn.
A white IMS would set the bike off nicely...

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #137
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failed odlins ride video

a crapy video of last infamous Odlins ride

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:58 AM   #138
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a short video of last infamous Odlins ride
Massive
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:34 AM   #139
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a crapy video of last infamous Odlins ride
hey at least you had a better ride than that other guy on a beemer

what was wrong with your bike in the end?
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:13 AM   #140
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hey at least you had a better ride than that other guy on a beemer

what was wrong with your bike in the end?
I indeed prefer a broken bike, than a bike broken me.

According to dealer (which after 4 days of not finding the problem took kindly my bike ) it was a broken wire on the middle of the wiring loom go figure ... regrettably it seems the battery is now bugged ... which I'm trying to get sorted with the guys of antigravity ...

in the meantime bike is resting on the garage collecting dust
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:26 PM   #141
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Cheers for the offer, I'm off to Ocean Beach tomorrow. Taking a tourist out there for a look on the DR.

Went out to Devils Gate today.
Nice, I'm yet to muster the courage to get back out to the gate on my new 650. The weight difference between it and my previous 230 is fine on the road but the idea of taking it into sand is a little scary. I'm going to try and do a lot of gravel riding over the summer and get used to that before tackling the sand on it. I need to find some Wellington people of a similar skill level to ride with, don't want to go alone nor do i want to slow up you experienced guys!
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #142
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Nice, I'm yet to muster the courage to get back out to the gate on my new 650. The weight difference between it and my previous 230 is fine on the road but the idea of taking it into sand is a little scary. I'm going to try and do a lot of gravel riding over the summer and get used to that before tackling the sand on it. I need to find some Wellington people of a similar skill level to ride with, don't want to go alone nor do i want to slow up you experienced guys!

Best way to learn is follow more experienced riders & let them help you when you are stuck/ fallen over etc. Sand & gravel are 2 completely different beasts so I don't think there is much crossover.

Don't be too intimidated -I've seen those Wellington riders - they're not up to much



































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Old 12-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #143
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I need to find some Wellington people of a similar skill level to ride with, don't want to go alone nor do i want to slow up you experienced guys!
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Best way to learn is follow more experienced riders & let them help you when you are stuck/ fallen over etc. Sand & gravel are 2 completely different beasts so I don't think there is much crossover.

Don't be too intimidated -I've seen those Wellington riders - they're not up to much
I was out at Ocean Beach again yesterday with a new adventure rider on a XT660 Tenere on the OEM tyres, which are pretty much a road tyre. He did well. Every time I go out there I think my sand ability gets a little better.



Generally the more experienced guys are happy to have a cruisy ride and help someone get through places and terrain they aren't so experienced at. Unlike road riding it's not all about the speed here.

Ignore those Nelson riders, they get too much sunshine or herbs or something and it melts their brains, except the hippie with the DR, he knows a thing or 2 about them.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #144
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Best way to learn is follow more experienced riders & let them help you when you are stuck/ fallen over etc. Sand & gravel are 2 completely different beasts so I don't think there is much crossover.

Don't be too intimidated -I've seen those Wellington riders - they're not up to much
Its more just the confidence of being not on the road and pulling the bike around on a surface thats not always stable. That extra 70kg feels like a lot for a guy who doesn't even weight that! I figure that gravel is slightly easier than sand in that regard.

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Generally the more experienced guys are happy to have a cruisy ride and help someone get through places and terrain they aren't so experienced at. Unlike road riding it's not all about the speed here.
Awesome, well I will keep an eye on the Adventure Riding FB page and try join in a public ride at some point soon, I recognise that photo from there as well Eddie.

Cheers for your advice guys!

Right back to pannier building. Jerry cans ftw!
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #145
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i went on a wee ride yesterday really need to clear my head of all work thoughts and the electrical gremlims need to be exorcised.Not a true adv ride unless you count about 2 km of gravel and a walk through a stream to test the(soft) bottom

pics and story here
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #146
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Here's some footage from my recent excursion above taking a new ADV rider out to Ocean Beach.

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:19 PM   #147
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Awesome. Might I ask if you do this ride again can another newbie tag along?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:06 PM   #148
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Awesome. Might I ask if you do this ride again can another newbie tag along?
Yep, I'm always open to taking others out there. You need to be a relatively confident rider even if you are new to adventure riding as there are a range of surfaces and some sandy sloped areas with big drop offs beside the track.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:20 AM   #149
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Any of you hard arse Welly boys thinking about doing Cnut hill in the near future???
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #150
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Any of you hard arse Welly boys thinking about doing Cnut hill in the near future???
not this year no
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