The New Zealand’s Adventure Riding community will set up a stand on “The New Zealand Motorcycle Show” on the weekend of 16th and 17th of September 2017.
Just like last year, we will try to make the stand interesting and informative as possible.
This was the 2016 display.
This year, beside the motorcycles, banners, displays and many of the good fellas who will turn up to attend the stand for a longer or shorter period of time, we would like to launch a “picture project”.
The goal would be to show off the diversity and popularity of adventure motorcycle riding.
The plan is to have pictures from adventure motorcycle riders from all over the country and paste these over a large size New Zealand map.
Something similar to the image below.
Obviously the final arrangement will depend on the number of pictures we got.
I already got a large size laminated New Zealand map.
What we need from you:
Email us a picture.
The picture is need to be shot by you (to avoid copyright issues).
Have one or more motorcycle and/or adventure motorcycle riders on it. If the picture has been taken on a ride is perfect, if it was taken in your backyard/garage also perfect.
Motorcycle make, model, size or cc doesn’t matter, just make sure the picture is reflecting on the spirit of adventure motorcycle riding.
The picture need to be close to 1500x2100pixel (roughly 3 megapixel) in size, so it will look good either in 5×7 or 4×6 prints (depends on the number of pictures we will put on the map).
Do not send more than 2 pictures. We would like to display the diversity and popularity of adventure motorcycle riding, not someone’s photo album.
The pictures need to land in our “Inbox” before the 11 September 2017, so we will have enough time to print the photos and prepare the display.
…16 September 2017. The date of the September ride is coinciding with the NZ Motorcycle Show. Very likely I will be busy with the Adventure Riding NZ stand there, therefore we need someone who can be the owner of this ride. If you have the call for this or you have any question, suggestion or comment, do not hesitate to let us know through our contact page.
Five of us turned-up for the KLR Ramblers ride in August. We had a good time and reasonable weather. We got drenched only once at the middle of the ride. :-) Thank you for everyone for the awesome ride.
Here are some pictures from the ride. You can click on the pictures for the full size image.
It all started with riding giant badgers in 1910’s. It was quiet an adventure for sure. Some people still doing it with the same spirit, just changed the slow and difficult to handle giant badger to a BMW R1200GS. :-) Just joking, don’t be offended!
Back in 1920’s practically it was an adventure or off road ride everywhere, due to the lack of paved roads.
Then around the world trips started. Do you know what is that awful big box on the front of the motorcycle? Motion picture camera. :-)
The 1940’s brought a very different kind of motorcycle adventure.
In the 1950’s, whatever you had, you rode it everywhere.
The 1960’s brought us specialized adventure machines.
In the 1970’s our dads and grandfathers took us on motorcycle adventures.
The 1980’s is the rise of the Paris – Dakar, and we started to dream about going to Africa for a tour.
We already lived and done these adventures in the 1990’s.
Since 2000’s we still ride these bikes and doing those rides again and again.
Meeting point: Wellsford, Caltex petrol station. (Where SH16 merge into SH1)
Where are we going? See the details below.
How are we going to ride? We are expecting you to be able to navigate through the ride on your own by using a map or with a GPS if you have one. (Files and information for both means of navigation are provided below.)
The whole ride will take approximately 2.5 – 3 hours and will cover roughly 140 km gravel and sealed road.
There will be one auxiliary rider. He or she will leave the start last and will be the last in the pack. You can also contact the auxiliary rider on mobile-phone if need. We will select this rider later and share the phone number with you at the start.
Be prepared to ride on gravel (in various conditions) and sealed public roads. All kinds of bikes are welcome not just KLR650.
Save the date in your calendar and download all the information what you need.