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Old 02-10-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Help - Aussie in motorhome in NZ needs to ride

Hey folks, I am currently in Wanaka in a motorhome with the wife. I have seen some of the best road riding roads I have ever seen, and had to wave past motorcyclists frequently, with increasing envy. I need to get on a bike, if only for a half day or even a few hours.

Tomorrow I head to queenstown, then going to be pretty much hugging the coast back to christchurch and maybe going further north time pending. Timeframes are not set. If anyone can suggest a good hire mob, that can also provide decent safety gear let me know. Road or trail, but I am slow on the trail (only a noob) so would have to be easy stuff. cheers.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Andy look in here mate.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:05 AM   #3
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Andy look in here mate.
Cheers. Easy to get lost with all the posts in here, + not familiar with the NZ forum.

Weather is gone to shit anyway, so may not happen now. Might have one decent morning tomorrow and I plan to use that to charter a helicopter. Lets hope it clears up toward the end of the week, and I will definitely go for a ride!
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Wow... I got that wrong
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Wow... I got that wrong
I am tired, and pissed, and have no idea what you are going on about.

These kiwis make some pretty decent beers ey'
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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Since the "where to hire bikes" & route suggestions are the most common questions why not have those as a seperate sticky? The answers aren't very obvious hidden in the FAQ thread.
Save a lot of seperate threads
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Since the "where to hire bikes" & route suggestions are the most common questions why not have those as a seperate sticky? The answers aren't very obvious hidden in the FAQ thread.
Save a lot of seperate threads
because sticky's are a pain in the arse
they slowly breed and clutter up the front page
the fewer the better....
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Yes but it stops lil threads like this on where noone bothers replying cos they've read these kind so many times before.

Hope you're having a good look around Andy
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Yes but it stops lil threads like this on where noone bothers replying cos they've read these kind so many times before.

Hope you're having a good look around Andy
Been looking around alright! Great little spot you guys have here. Good beer, good meat pies. Lots of sheep (have not tried one yet thought)

2 things, I am coming back here to ride the south island, and I am going to walk the milford track (saw it from 6000' today). Just need to figure out how to combine the two. Anyone in the Te Anua area who could move a bike from Te Anua Downs to Milford I would be interested in talking to you.

Thanks to those who have contacted me. My plans are changing everyday, so not sure where I will be and when, but should I chance to pass by someone at the right time I will definitely catch up. Plan is to head toward Dunedin tomorrow, then back up toward christchurch. Loving the alps, so not sure if I can drag myself away from the general area just yet.

BTW. A separate sticky for bike hire would be great. I have done a few searches, including google with advrider site specific searches and it did not turn up the FAQ link. There is a lot of us west of the tasman keen to ride here, but not a lot of info. Google shows lots of hire mobs, but I dont know the best places to go..
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Been looking around alright! Great little spot you guys have here. Good beer, good meat pies. Lots of sheep (have not tried one yet thought)

2 things, I am coming back here to ride the south island, and I am going to walk the milford track (saw it from 6000' today). Just need to figure out how to combine the two. Anyone in the Te Anua area who could move a bike from Te Anua Downs to Milford I would be interested in talking to you.

BTW. A separate sticky for bike hire would be great. I have done a few searches, including google with advrider site specific searches and it did not turn up the FAQ link. There is a lot of us west of the tasman keen to ride here, but not a lot of info. Google shows lots of hire mobs, but I dont know the best places to go.
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Ahhhh you mustn't have been looking around to much otherwise you would have noticed that there are prob more cows now than sheep as farmers are chasing the high dairy profits.

I've done the Milford & wouldn't really rave about it. It's nice but I think there are other comparable tracks that are more accessible & a lot cheaper. From what I've heard the Routeburn is better. The Milford just follows a valley & has only one (I think) high saddle to cross. For me if you are over here to see more of NZ I would choose a track where you are on the tops more looking down. The pie shop inTe Anau is def the best.- hang on wasn't there a best meat pie thread around here somewhere?
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because sticky's are a pain in the arse
they slowly breed and clutter up the front page
the fewer the better....
How about we lose the for sale stickys? Less than 2 pages since they started??? I see adv rider as a better place to blog, RR & for visitors already on their own regional forums. This page is usually the first port of call for os riders.
KB is really where the local guys do their business & plan stuff & as we've seen not many crossover to here. We may as well mold this forum to suit its purpose better.
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How about we lose the for sale stickys? Less than 2 pages since they started??? I see adv rider as a better place to blog, RR & for visitors already on their own regional forums. This page is usually the first port of call for os riders.
KB is really where the local guys do their business & plan stuff & as we've seen not many crossover to here. We may as well mold this forum to suit its purpose better.

Done and title changed for FAQ thread.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:41 PM   #13
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Done and title changed for FAQ thread.
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nice tidy up

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:37 PM   #14
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Wow I helped change something for the betterment of all mankind - oh my word the power I am felling at this moment

I'm gonna go & write an "Angry from Atawhai" letter to the local paper now


Tidy up looks good thanks!
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:04 AM   #15
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The pie shop inTe Anau is def the best.- hang on wasn't there a best meat pie thread around here somewhere?
Maybe I should contribute. Best pie yet was a bakery in Darfield on the way to Author pass.
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