johnnyfive

Eastcapescapade 2018 November 9-10-11

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Hey hey.

So off the back of last years successful, inaugural event, lets start some discussion around who's up for round 2. I'll update this 1st post as more details eventuate. 

Looking at the 9th-10th-11th of November 2018 (Thats nearly 6 months to prepare yourself).

Friday 9th - Whakatane-Gisborne ~220km - Aim for 8am leaving by 9. Starting from Whakatane/Ohope-ish and heading through Opotiki before heading inland on the ex WRC Motu stage. A few hours of windy gravel climb in the morning as you leave the Bay of Plenty coastline, and climb from sea level to (I think) close to 800m at its highest. If time allows (20-30min return) a short side trip to the Motu falls. Matawai near midday, then starting the decent towards Gisborne and the coast again, including another hour or so of gravel and the Rere rockslide and falls. Swim etc. Onto Gisborne mid afternoon, perhaps a group ride up a scenic hill and group fine dining. 

Sat 10th - Gisborne-Hicks Bay ~180km - Gas station pie to leave town and head north up the coast, likely a stop at a long wharf in Tolaga Bay and hopefully lunch around Tokomaru Bay-ish. Flat-ish and sealed roads morning. From there we are inland somewhat with a few more climbs (max alt<300m) and all sealed roads for the afternoon. Past Ruatoria and onto Te Araroa and Hicks Bay for the evening. Time allowing a side trip to the East Cape lighthouse could happen in the afternoon, non-hilly side trip but rough gravel (probably allow >2hrs). Dinner likely at one of Te Araroa's fine dining establishments. Accommodation and socializing.

Sun 11th - Hicks Bay-Whakatane ~190km - Pie and a Powerade sees us head away from the coast for about an hour, will be sticking to the coast for the rest of the day just about, with minimal climbs and all sealed roads. Not many places to stop for lunch before Opotiki aside from Te Kaha. Scenic Pacific Ocean vistas and derelict shit to look at. Back to Whakatane/Ohope-ish and everyone's vehicles etc hopefully by mid afternoon. 

 

Approx 600km spread over 3 days

All welcome, small and silly bikes welcomer, welcomest? I would strongly recommend something that can do maybe >60 on the flat and pull up hills OK, there are a few climbs, the guys on 50's were fine, but couldn't stop moving for long. 

Route shouldn't have much traffic for 90% of it. 

Last year I think we had 14 riders which exceeded all expectations. Sing out with any queries and so on. 

35957750184_4feac050df_o.jpgCoast trip Total by John Bell, on Flickr

See last years thread here. Pics from page 14 onwards.

 

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Keen, but like last year I may end up meating you guys up the coast somewhere on day 2.

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Off the footage/photos  from last year and yarns ive had from those who attended this has been on my list of cool awesome shit to do on my bikes.

Super keen to attend most likely on  Honda CT90 / 125 Lifan creation that will be well tested before trailered north for this. Have had a few lads from Quake City Rumblers also make noises about being keen on this too. Real good cunts I can vouch for . 

Out of curiosity whats the go with us wearing vests and that massive gang situation up them ways ?

Fizzing ! Cheers J5,HiLux & Others GCs associated with organising this epic adventure.

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Chuuur.

I was a bit wary of the vest/patch situation last year but it became pretty clear early on that no one was misinterpreting what we were about. 

I'd like to think the further you get from the big centres the better senses of humor gangs get. I can't think of one negative response from the public over the weekend. As long as no one is really acting out I'm sure we'll all have a good time. 

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Bungs fizzing already!

 

A few of us Rolled vests last year, and got many hearty Yoza’s and hand signals waved at us. Locals were all for it

 

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I couldn't imagine a more enjoyable way of punishing my anus for three days. 

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10 hours ago, Chris.QCR said:

 

Out of curiosity whats the go with us wearing vests and that massive gang situation up them ways ?

 

Yea man i rocked my bum pinchers vest which is a large black and white patch and i had no negativity etc. although i was riding a red bike with a red helmet and red bag, lucky colour choice for that part of the country, i had about 16 hearty as seigs  thrown up at me throughout the journey.

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3 hours ago, UTERUS said:

I couldn't imagine a more enjoyable way of punishing my anus for three days. 

Even more so with me there this time mate ! 

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Accom at hicks bay can hopefully be the bach we stayed in last year.

Bedding is limited but there’s plenty of room for a tent/hammock or a bed roll on the floor.

Cost for staying will just be a small donation to cover the box of beers we leave for the owner as thanks for his generousity.

Id expect many a seig and yoza over the weekend but more out of respect for the madmen we are than beef

 

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Id suggest a rule this year of compulsory spare innertubes/a tool kit to change a flatty when your stuck in the middle of bumfuck

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Compulsory tubes to fit your tyre sizes 

if yu have 2x differnt tyres bring 2 tubes

 

also spare spark pulgs are good...

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@johnnyfive

Andrew Swinton has expressed interest in coming this year too.

dude who rode the pgo with the sheepskin seat cover/supplied the Vity last year.

sign him up etc 

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Keen. x100000. Won't be posting this on the Moped NZ facebook page. Will throw some hearty dudes the deets for the event though. 

Also can I just say mirrors are great and at least one for the right hand side saves a whole bunch of head turning/crashing and breaking collar bones. 

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This is probably one of my favourite events. And it’s only happened once. 

This year my CT90 will be back with a big block 125. 

Hopefully my chain / swing arm / airbox / front wheel don’t come loose / fall off like last year though. 

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Keen as to throw $20 huck or something in an account that @HighLUX and whoever drives support vehicle can use if that helps. Thoughts?

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Keen for more beach hoons and jumps in the sand dunes. Lunch at the Te Puka Tavern in Tokomaru Bay would be a good option for food this year

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3 minutes ago, HighLUX said:

Keen for more beach hoons and jumps in the sand dunes. Lunch at the Te Puka Tavern in Tokomaru Bay would be a good option for food this year

Is that the maaassive place on the side of the road before the old ruined meat works etc? Looked pine worthy. 

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