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1KC Hamilton 2017 – Is it Raining?

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Checkpoint 5 - Skyline

1KC Hamilton Start 2017 It has been just on three weeks since my failed attempt at the North Island 1600 ride due to weather and a sore rib. In that time the rib is a lot better but still giving the odd twinge when I pull stuff towards me, so I am hoping that it will not hinder this ride…. Read more »

The 1KC Rides

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Put Saturday 4 November 2017 in your ride calendars right away! This November will once again see two 1,000km Cruise rides on the same day – the 1KCs. One will start and finish in Wellington, the second will start and finish in Hamilton. The routes for each will be different, with briefing, instructions and checkpoint information sent to registered riders… Read more »

North Island 1600 2017 (NI1600)

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NI1600 2017 Route

North Island 1600 – 2017 Saturday 7th of October was the day for the 4th running of the NI1600 (North Island 1600km  in 24 hours) motorbike ride. However, the week leading up to this wasn’t good for me. The Saturday before this I went on a Jetski ride down the Patea river to the dam. It was a good ride… Read more »

North Island 800

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Yes, the much-awaited 2017 Distance Riding Season will kick off again in Turangi this spring. Following the success of last year’s inaugural 800km event, our second one of those. Keeping true to our tradition of “Surprise”, the routes won’t be named until the Friday evening prior to the starts on the Saturday immediately following. Entry forms are up ready for… Read more »

North Island 800 (NI800) – Better late than never

NI800 – Better Late than Never I decided that I wanted to do the NI800. I could not do it at the time due to doing the NI1600 which ran at the same time. I asked for the route just to buzz it off at my leisure. John sent me the route, the briefing, and an offer of a pin… Read more »

1KC 2016 – 12 hours of riding

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Hamilton 1KC (1000km ride) The Hamilton 1KC ride happened on the 5th November 2016 and was eagerly awaited. The rough route was put out shortly after it was announced so I put it into Basecamp to see what it looked like. Not bad with mostly main roads although a big stretch down SH2 at 80km was not too hot. Might… Read more »

1KC – Hamilton 7th November 2015

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The 2015 Hamilton 1KC ride – Nice!!!! My last real ride was the NI1600 and I registered with the NZ Distance Riders Club for the 1KC a while ago. My bike is about 1,700km away from its 30K service and my tires have about 3,000km left in them so I have not been out much. I had a rough route mapped… Read more »

North Island 1600 – “Are we there yet?”

North Island 1600 – 2015 – “Are we there yet?” Saturday 10th October 2015   Had wanted to plan the night before but no details released. When I asked about it they said quite a few said all they were doing was giving the route to the cops. Well didn’t seem to make much difference as I saw heaps more… Read more »