Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.

… and so, Joni Bar Team with KLR Ramblers are cooking something in the adventure kitchen. Soon we can reveal if we could produce something “delicious”.003

And as this quote is credited to Abraham Lincoln.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

We are taking our sweet time with the planning.

 

KLR Ramblers ride – August

The details of the August ride as follow:

  • Date: 19 August 2017
  • Time: 10am
  • 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.

Map:

The GPX file:

Click here for the GPX file.

If you are riding with us, we will assume, you have read and accepted our “Legal disclaimer”. Click here to read the legal stuff.

Sync the Planet 2017 ride report

While on the northern hemisphere the timing is perfect for this ride (The middle of of a summer weekend), until here in New Zealand we are “battling” with a winter night. :-)

Putting the bitching aside, the ride was awesome! All of us were wearing enough layers to keep us warm and proper safety gear to stay visible.

We were also very lucky, because the weather was dry and clear and the almost full waxing moon was casting a thin silver layer over the scenery, and made it appear almost unreal at some spots.

We could take a few pictures only at the meeting point.

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Why did I think the flash on my camera will be enough???
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Long exposure made it better…

It was truly a memorable ride and we will do it again in 2018.

You can also expect an article about the experience of riding at night in the next few days.

Sync The Planet 2017

Here are the details of the KLR Ramblers ride for the Sync the planet 2017.

When: Meeting at 05/08/2017 9:30 pm. Starting the ride 10:00 pm sharp, because everyone all around the word start at that time. Would be silly not be in sync…

Where: We are meeting at the G.A.S. petrol station on Dairy Flat Rd near the Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection. See the map or the GPX file for the details.

Where are we going: Practically it is a ride around the Riverhead Forest, clockwise.

Here is how are we going around:

  • The start of the ride is the G.A.S petrol station on Dairy Flat Rd, near the Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection.
  • Left turn to Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection.
  • Follow Coastville-Riverhead Hwy then right turn to Riverhead Rd.
  • Keep going straight on Deacon Rd. This is a tricky intersection, pay attention!
  • Right turn to Old North Rd.
  • Right turn to Peak Rd.
  • Right turn to Kaipara Coast Hwy (SH16) and immediately another right turn to Kahikatea Flat Rd.
  • Follow Kahikatea Flat Rd and a right turn to Dairy Flat Hwy.
  • Heading back to the G.A.S petrol station on Dairy Flat Rd, near the Coastville-Riverhead Hwy intersection where we started the ride.

The map:

The GPX file:
Download the GPX file from here.

The ride will take approximately 58 km on sealed road, and need 1 hour to complete it.

Since we are going to ride in the dark, you must be sure, all your lights are working and highly recommended to wear a hi-viz safety vest if you have one. Even I will wear one.

This time we will ride as a group.

Obviously, if raining cats and dogs we will cancel the ride, but a light drizzle will not stop us. I will keep checking the weather and put a “no go” sign on the site if the ride is cancelled not later than 8pm. Check the website before you leave home for the ride.

You must read and accept our Legal Disclaimer before joining the ride.
Click here for the legal stuff.

Group ride on a bigger scale

I have seen the Sync The Planet  promo video off from Tyler’s (Everide) YouTube channel (or got there from his channel somehow). As we are enjoying our KLR Ramblers rides a lot, I was thinking, would be nice to ride virtually together with motorcycle riders from all around the world.

Sync The Planet is an annual synchronized motorcycle ride where riders
from all across the world unite to ride together at exactly the same time. All in support of each other as motorcyclist and Global unity.

This ride is on the first Saturday of August in every year. Since the ride is starting at Saturday, 12 pm (GMT+2) Paris time, it would mean a Saturday, 10 pm start in New Zealand on the 5th of August.

If you are interested, let us know through our contact page, and we can bring together a one hour ride in the Auckland area. For more detail about Sync The Planet, check out the website of the event and/or watch the video below.

KLR Ramblers ride – July

The details of the July ride as follow:

  • 15 July 2017
  • Time: 10am
  • Meeting point: The Caltex petrol station at the intersection of Dairy Flat Highway and Kahikatea Flat Road
  • 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 hours and will cover roughly 85 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.