KLR Ramblers ride – June

The details of the June ride as follow:

  • 24 June 2017
  • Time: 10am
  • Meeting point: Puhoi Domain car park, as usual.
  • 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 3.5 hours and will cover roughly 142 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.

The map:

The GPX file:

Click here for the GPX file.

You must read and accept our “Legal Disclaimer” before joining to the ride.

Click here for the legal stuff.

KLR Ramblers ride – May

The details of the May ride as follow:

  • 20 May 2017
  • Time: 10am
  • Meeting point: Puhoi Domain car park, as usual.
  • 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 3 hours and will cover roughly 110 km gravel and sealed road.

Starting from Puhoi and heading South-West on Krippner Rd, Tahekeroa Rd and Makarau Rd.
Right turn to Burnside Rd then right again on West Coast Rd.
Left turn at Old Woodcocks Rd. Left at Kaipara Flats Rd then follow Tauhoa Rd.
Left turn to SH16 then left turn to Kaipara Hills Rd. Tracing back Old Woodcocks Rd and West Coast Rd then turn left to Ahuroa Rd which will lead us back to Puhoi.

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.

Last month someone asked if the ride is suitable for a rider with pillion passanger. If you did ride gravel roads with your loved one on the pillion before, this route isn’t going to be a challenge for you.

Save the date in your calendar and download all the information what you need.

The map:

The GPX file:

Click here for the GPX file.

You must read and accept our “Legal Disclaimer” before joining to the ride.

Click here for the legal stuff.

Meet-up

Finally I had the time to process all the pictures from the ride on 08/04/2017 and put it here on the blog. Technically it was not a KLR Ramblers ride, I just tagged along. We had a loads of fun and I am sure, everyone learned something useful there. We did all sorts of exercises like breaking, safe cornering, down-hill, up-hill riding and so on. A big thank you going to Joao for organizing this ride.

Click on the circles for the full size picture.

KLR Ramblers ride – April

It was dragging for a while, but finally all the details are here. Unfortunately I am not able to make to the ride this time, for the same reason as I need to give a miss to the Easter Tour, but I hope you will head out and have some fun out there. If you could make it to the ride, please let me know how did it go, and send me one or two photos if you took some.

The details of the April ride as follow:

  • 15 April 2017
  • Time: 10am
  • Meeting point: Puhoi Domain car park, as usual :-)
  • 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 1-1.5 hours and will cover 55 km gravel and sealed road.

Leaving Puhoi you will head south-west on Kippner Rd. Taking a left turn to Tahekeroa Rd and continue on Makarau Rd to reach Makarau. From Makarau a short ride on Burnside Rd will take you to Westcoast Rd. Heading west on the Westcoast Rd for 3 km and turning to the right onto Komokoriki Hill Rd which will lead you to the beginning to Ahuroa Rd. From there you just need to follow Ahuroa Rd and it will get you back to Puhoi.

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.

The map:

The GPX file:

Click here for the GPX file.

You must read and accept our “Legal Disclaimer” before joining to the ride.

Click here for the legal stuff.

Update on the Easter Tour

Due to a last minute work arrangement, I will work during all four days of Easter and I am not able to make to the Easter tour.

I still put together an itinerary for all of you who willing to go.

In the plan the route starts and ends in Auckland, but obviously you can join or leave it as it suites you. I am sure you will work out all the details between each other.

So here are the details:

Start from Auckland on the Friday, 14/04/2017. I would recommend an early start to beat the holiday traffic and have enough time to stop and refresh on the route a few times.

The destination for the first day is the Waikaremoana Holiday Park. You can book a cabin or tent site there as you prefer. The route will be 388 km and planned fuel stop can be in Rotorua, roughly at half way. This route will take you through Te Urewera which is said to be a beautiful ride.

The second day (Saturday, 15/04/2017) will take you on a 320 km route to Opotiki. This section is going through the stunning Motu Road. I would recommend to stay at the BBH Hostel Beach House. Great, quiet and clean location. If you prefer to stay in a tent, the Island View Holiday Park is opposite to the BBH Hostel. A recommended fuel stop is in Makaraka.

The third day (Sunday, 16/04/2017) is about to get home to Auckland. The route is 329 km with a recommended rest and fuel stop in Tauranga.

You can download a GPX file from here, with all the route and way-point information, ready to upload into your GPS.

Since this site does not have a forum section, you can discuss all the details on the related Adventure Riding NZ forum.

I really hope you can make it to the ride and will enjoy it.