johnnyfive

Eastcapescapade November 24,25,26 - 2017

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Damn dude that looks like the kinda mission I would buy c50 in north island and fly up with my 110 motor and do a quick 1 hour chop and come riding with you lads ! Enjoy guys looks like good times will be had

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Even though all my bikes are pretty weaksauce I do have 2 legal posties, could be convinced into raffling off the use of one if there is demand. Proceeds go to dud prizes and weekend beverages.

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Hi, I'd like to claim the spare postie bike for the weekend plz. I can trade shit beers and even shitter yarns.

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Probably gonna need to take second dibs on the spare bike with my current luck. Though if I can't put something together by then, I deserve to ride in the trailer. 

Trying to source a 3 wheeled dream at the moment. Stay tuned.

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3 months should be plenty of time to get multiple bikes ready!

But yeah, even sharing the bike with a couple people could be an option. Or double up if you're into that kind of thing. 

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As someone who is notoriously unprepared for any form of excursion, how does one kit out a bike for this kind of back country adventure?

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Just now, Firetruck said:

As someone who is notoriously unprepared for any form of excursion, how does one kit out a bike for this kind of back country adventure?

take extra fuel, there is bugger all

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Just now, Firetruck said:

As someone who is notoriously unprepared for any form of excursion, how does one kit out a bike for this kind of back country adventure?

Yeh, like he said, maybe carry a little extra gas. There will be a support vehicle to carry stuff, but best to have gas on ya. And maybe a spare tube to suit your hog. Apart from that, any scooter/small bike should do the trick, its nothing more hard core than a few gravel roads.

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^^This

Fuel can be a little far between down there, I'll probably carry 10-20L extra on the bike just in case anyone gets caught out between fuel stops/rendezvous with the ute.

Luggage capacity is a thing if you had to carry all your requirements for the duration. But again, put what you'll need each night on the ute and just carry what you need for the day on your person. 

And yeah, as long as you're comfortable riding the thing (posture/butt/weather) and confident its reliable enough for the duration then you're golden. Few basic tools/spares and figure the rest out as you go. 

Depending on how confident you are on gravel some slightly more aggressive tyres could be of benefit, but you'd be just fine without. 

The East Cape is a pretty rough and desolate place, so it'll basically be exactly like this.

 

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