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Te Urewera Undertaking, 2020 Nov 27th, 28th, 29th.

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52 minutes ago, rumrum said:

is it going to be a pain in the arse to 50cc this? 

50cc is fun and punishing at the same time 

Its the small tyre size on chonky gravel that makes it suck

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Just now, Shakotom said:

You’d better be there this year

Doubtful, but possible.

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Just now, HighLUX said:

50cc is fun and punishing at the same time 

Its the small tyre size on chonky gravel that makes it suck

Let's all get shit bicycles and add shit China 2 stroke kits to them

 

Small engine

Big diameter tyres

Best of both worlds

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What style of 50cc? 

It's well do-able on a twist and go.  But on a nifty50, or a stock fa50 it would be pretty punishing. As said, small wheels are death on the more gnarly gravel stages.  A bigger wheeled fiddy could likely  carry a higher average speed on the rough stuff.  I wouldnt dream of doing it on a machine that couldn't do an honest 61-63. And do it all day long.  (Reliably)

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1 hour ago, RUNAMUCK said:

What style of 50cc? 

It's well do-able on a twist and go.  But on a nifty50, or a stock fa50 it would be pretty punishing. As said, small wheels are death on the more gnarly gravel stages.  A bigger wheeled fiddy could likely  carry a higher average speed on the rough stuff.  I wouldnt dream of doing it on a machine that couldn't do an honest 61-63. And do it all day long.  (Reliably)

standard twist and scoot, reliable as a chinese vmoto for max lols, however will probably have traded up by then! i think the hard bit about 8hrs in the saddle will be finding the buttplug after all the corrugates.. ..

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If it does 60, you'll be fine.  It's just slow on the gravel.  8 hours is a bit of an exaggeration. Plus we stop for fish and chips/burgers/PG's/GCSBeaver's power tour tutorials. 

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Just now, RUNAMUCK said:

8 hours is a bit of an exaggeration.

I wasn’t talking about the bike riding maaaate. 

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Just now, RUNAMUCK said:

If it does 60, you'll be fine.  It's just slow on the gravel.  8 hours is a bit of an exaggeration. Plus we stop for fish and chips/burgers/PG's/GCSBeaver's power tour tutorials. 

If you never lift on the gravel itl.be fine

 

Don't recommend carrying all your gear in a backpack in that situation tho

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Nah. Probs not. Under seat storage on a twist n go is handy for gear nor thrown into a support trailer.

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Just now, RUNAMUCK said:

Nah. Probs not. Under seat storage on a twist n go is handy for gear nor thrown into a support trailer.

Why not both? 

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Just now, RUNAMUCK said:

Nah. Probs not. Under seat storage on a twist n go is handy for gear nor thrown into a support trailer.

isn't that where the ice and Billy mavs go? 

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@KKtrips

As discussed at quaranationals, you 100% need to come along on this run too. It's literally the final frontier of proper good old fashioned adventure. (Without the need to be some kind of finely tuned athlete, which I'll never be)

 

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1 hour ago, GuyWithAviators said:

Yeah these guys are bishes. 
East coast loves 10 / 12 inches 

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Bet you a box you’ll be on bigger wheels this year 

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Im out for the second year in a row. Start new Job next week and need to keep the travel local . Will probably scout out a top of the south mission when it warms up again

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1 hour ago, Chris.QCR said:

Im out for the second year in a row. Start new Job next week and need to keep the travel local . Will probably scout out a top of the south mission when it warms up again

Molesworth pest  mish

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