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UPDATED: 17/09 Think of this event as 6 individual rides. Go to the start point for your assigned group and find your leader :) Please re-read the entire brief as there is significant change. This ride is a social ride running 6 individual groups with each leader conducting their separate brief, in locations shown below at BP Papakura Autobhan. The groups will leave at staggered times allowing separation when ordering at the Café and sitting in your bubble, before the next group arrives. With your ride leader choose a table in the outside area for seating taking into account the other groups of people. The Nikau Cave & Café have been prepared for our visit. Please scan the QR code with the Tracer app or use the manual guest register. We are there for a relaxing lunch and starting to leave again in the same groups from 2pm. Don't expect the food service to be fast. They will do their best. I have pre-split the groups as of 10pm Thursday and will adjust the list as the week goes on. This is Auckland (all platforms). If you want to change groups please direct messege me. If you intend to come please ensure you are down as ‘Going’ as soon as possible. This also acts as our contact tracing. If something has come up and you are no longer attending please change your RSVP status. COVID: Fist bumps or elbow taps, masks or neck gaiters are encouraged with good hand hygiene. If you are not well please give this ride a miss. GROUP 1 – Experienced and comfortable at 90 to 104km on bendy rural roads. Please meet your team leader near the exit across from the Air Pump. See map in post. ARRIVE: 10:30 to 10:45 DEPARTURE: 10:55am. LEAD - Jordan Pene [masked]) TEC - Cullen Marsters Aws Dawood (TBC) Wayne Lee Nel Sharma Rajasekar Nathan Hendry Jason Kennerley Aaron Cotton Dwaine McLaughlin Dean Vosloo Matt GROUP 2 – Experienced and comfortable at 80 to 104km on bendy rural roads. Please meet your team leader at the spot indicated on the map. ARRIVE: 10:40 to 10:55 DEPARTTURE: 11:05 LEAD - Chris Mills TEC – Roni Thomas Ahmar Imam Dan Wayne & Dawn Graham Kake-Rowe Joseph Cowin Bondie Hamish Johnstone Tobias Lindsay GROUP 3 – Moderate experience or just keen to take it a little slower 70 to 100km on bendy rural roads.Please meet your team leader at the spot indicated on the map. ARRIVE: 10:50 to 11:05 DEPARTURE: 11:15 LEAD - Jeremy Wilson [masked]) TEC – Frank Coyle Will Raman S Nuwan Bruce Whitehead Tegan Smythe Wyatt Donaldson Anurag Rathi Shehaab Khan Shah 'Dad' Khan GROUP 4 – Developing rider/learner or else you just want to take it easy today 60 to 100km around the rural curves. Please meet your team leader at the spot indicated on the map for Group 2. ARRIVE: 11:00 to 11:15 DEPARTURE 11:25 LEAD - David Moors [masked]) TEC – Peter Griffin Pratik Jadhav Hassan Kirill Josephine Moors Elizabeth Paauwe Jewels Annabell Raman Singh Fiona Brecher Trish Wilson GROUP 5 – Moderate experience and keen to try a little gravel on the way. No gravel experience required! ARRIVE: 10:30 to 10:45 DEPARTURE: 10:50am. LEAD - Allan Stanley TEC – Dwnny Tan Iwan Winata Nick Williamson Jemma Sebastian GROUP 6 - Cruising in and relaxed, enjoying the view. ARRIVE: 11:00 to 11:15 DEPARTURE: 11:20 LEAD - Stephan Mullan TEC - Mark Nixon Amie Mullan Sarah Nixon Brody Gentry Mark Nixon Stu Hitchcock Marc Flatsixbagger David Cole START 1: NORTH, WEST, CENTRAL FOLKS The preference is that you ride directly to your GROUP start at BP Autobhan Rosehill. I will still be at Greenlane 9:45. START 2: MAIN START EAST & SOUTH AUCKLAND FOLKS: BP Autobhan Rosehill/Papakura arrive at your allocated group time. Please assemble with your group. ROUTE MAP: Please see the map https://shorturl.at/yDFH1 RUN SHEET: * Ride Brief * Stands Up * ARRIVE Nikau Caves Cafe for lunch * LEAVE for Rangirir the scenic way home. * ARRIVE Mercer Muddy Waters * Optional Hunua If you have any questions, comments or to change groups please DM me.
Jo and I heading down👏. This means it is not a fast ride ;). Doesn’t mean we can’t let those who want to go faster go ahead. Day 1 EX AKL Dec 31st to spend new years in the local Ohakune pub. Day2 Head to Wellington to catch the ferry to Picton and stay the night. Day3 Picton to Hanmer Springs for a relaxing soak and stay the night. Day4 Hanmer to Punakaiki: Ride the spectacular Lewis Pass, host to breathtaking scenery and an ancient Maori greenstone trail. Pause for lunch at Reefton, a historic gold mining town, then head to Punakaiki on the wild West Coast. Watch the ocean crash thunderously through the famous Pancake Rocks - rock formations and blowholes that were 30 million years in the making. Day 5 Punakaiki to Franz Josef Glacier The West Coast road runs between the turquoise Tasman Sea and striking Southern Alps. Known as 'The Ice Run', this road is famous for the awe inspiring spectacle of glaciers. Day 6 Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown Ride the Fox Hills and visit Lake Matheson - one of New Zealand's most iconic and photographed lakes. The dark water produces truly stunning reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks - Aoraki (Mount Cook) and Mount Tasman. Have lunch at the Salmon Farm Cafe before riding through Haast Pass. This path, described as "motorcycle heaven", tumbling rivers, waterfalls and winding roads create an inspiring ride. Have lunch in Wanaka and ride over the Crown Range to your next destination, Queenstown. Day 7 Extra rest day in Queenstown :) Day 8 Queenstown to Dunedin Travel through central Otago, home to vast undulating landscapes, rugged snow-capped mountains, clear blue rivers, deep gorges and tussock-clad hills. Arrive at the Scottish-influenced city of Dunedin. Victorian architecture and the divine Otago Peninsula makes this a particularly attractive place to visit. Pass through the fly-fishing and country music capital of New Zealand, Gore. Stop for lunch and visit a vintage aircraft museum and workshop. Day 9 Dunedin to Aoraki Mt Cook Leave Dunedin for a ride over the Maungatua Ranges. The area is typical of the dry Maniototo region, with rolling hills and the famous tussock grass. Stop at Cromwell, the 'fruit bowl of New Zealand' before taking on the Lindis Pass, enjoying the alpine landscape between Lindis Valley and the Ahuriri River on the way to Lake Pukaki and Aoraki Mt Cook. Day 10 Aoraki Mt Cook to Christchurch Lake Tekapo offers stunning views of Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain. At the Church of the Good Shepherd, admire the bronze statue of a sheep dog and views of the turquoise lake at this iconic site. Ride on to Christchurch via Burkes Pass, Mount Hutt and the Canterbury plains. Day 11 Christchurch to Blenheim Day 12 Picton to Wellington Day 13 Wellington to Taupo Day 14 Taupo to Home INFO: The link below will take you too my google drive. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F3Norn9me81eSQvjKegtZmkh1eVOZ2zj/view?usp=sharing ‘CLICK on “Open with Google Sheets”. At the top in red writing, there are some options to select from that would give you some estimations in cost. Minimum cost could be a single person with a lean accommodation budget and daily expenses budget is about $2k. A couple (or share twin) on two bikes with a generous budget about $6K. The middle is the sweet spot, depending on your situation. The spreadsheet, shows the itinerary , distance and ride time each day. I have listed the initial motels where I will be booking Jo and I. ACCOMMODATION You will need to book your accommodation for each stop. Please note there is a two night stop in Queenstown. I used www.booking.com and advise you to choose the options where there is a free cancellation policy. Book by end Sept. More info to come at a later date. Regards, David