Thursday, 27 June 2013


Three Forests Adventure Tour

The NEW KTM1190R makes an appearance on our Tour
Nice,  Nice,  and well "JUST NICE" .......   Shod with Road tyres, Jim says the "THE BEAST" 
  handled exceptionally well......  "PERFECT BIKE" for a "Most Perfect Adventure Ride"!!
Featuring Highlights from our Tour
Sunday 23rd June 2013
Our day begins, and my 5:00 am alarm rings out all too loud and clear,  out of bed, semi-dressed and attempting to get organised?   Next task,  to get husband Jim "OUT OF THE NEST".....  Looking out the door for a quick assessment of the outdoor kind,  What clothing apparel to don??...   It really is NOT looking that flash out there....  Phone text messages flashing......  Adventure Riders lost,  ok,  that taken care of,  Early morning weather assessment not promising either.....   Bikes will be arriving at NGARNZ  h q   in about "1 ONLY hour",,,,,    There are hours, and there are hours,    Time was passing all too quickly,     WEather assessment made, cool and wet,  and well just plain dark outside.  Dean arrives with trusty DR650 trailered, roped and ready to go(minus our Bev, that has come to be a custom attendee at our Adventures).  Mike is still enroute.   DR650 number two has just arrived.  
It is Early Morning,  and the Bikes are Rolling In...

Meeting our NEWER Riders early morning to run over Basics inside of The Forest,  it was fast becoming a dash for the road......  Now to meet Neil at our early pre-morning location and we are off......  Our day is now beginning...... 
Three Forests Adventure Bike Tour Is Now Officially On The Road...........
A colourful collection of Adventure Bikes

<<<<<Ride Briefing Begins

Husband and wife TEAM Kevin and Cathy meet up Roadside with the Main Group

"SNAPPED" - Our Camera Person MIKE seen here "CAMO STYLES"

Our First Forest Tour completed -   Pictured here alongside our Red KLR Rider we present our YOUNGEST pillion rider in attendance "Lachlin"  -  "Enthusiastic and Loving to Be Out There and Doing It Also",  "Lachlin,  11 YEARS YOUNG",,,,   Well done  ......  What a remarkable young man...  WE think this deserves some of our CycleSpot Euro vouchers...  I am sure the TEAM at the Barry's Point Road Store will be able to assist with a little something!!!
Lachlin and John ENTER The Forest,  whilst Sue and Jim CHAT ABOUT entering The Forest  :)

Time for a quick Refuel Stop, I am thinking those bikes are going to be in need of a CLEAN UP JOB,      AND we haven't even reached Forest Number Two yet??


With any Adventure There will always be Those who STAND OUT FROM THE REST    -    SPOT THAT VEST!!!
We present just ONE of our Visitors from OUT OF TOWN - Complete with

"NEW   Wet WEather   Apparel Line"  - WE present our COUNTRY VISITOR, Lewis.    Lewis comes with a little Kiwi Ingenuity when it comes to Wet Weather Bike Apparel.  We think pretty unique tooo.   Worried throughout the day that his vest was under the constant threat of a <<<<<JAFFA ATTACK>>>>>(OH NO)  :( 
This Black Sack ensemble did indeed appear to be keeping the liquid OUT!!!  One of SAID JAFFA Riders,  quick on recognising another business opportunity here, was fast thinking of HONING IN ON NGARNZ BAGGED VESTS RIGHTS.....  Sorry Lewis,  we think you just

CREATED FOR US      a      Gold Mine Idea!!!  

   US JAFFAS,  we GRAB IT and BAG IT>>>>>>  

 More on this New Concept SOOOON....   Coming to all good NGARNZ Stores NEAR YOU>>>>   patent rights pending  :)
PS      If It's Not Nailed Down.....   oh dear ......
PS      Jim has ONE in the GARAGE also.....
"FROM JAFFAZ running AMUCK"..... 

Business Opportunity Number Two Just Came a Knocking...   How could we NOT take THE PIC???   Seen sporting our NGARNZ T - We present Ashley....    WE think Ashley models this T to a T.  (Simply and very well put)   Currently taking shape a NGARNZ Calendar,  maybe just in time for Xmas this year...   WE think Ashley HAS the MR Adventure Rider JUNE slot....  What Do You Think???
"NEW KID on the BLOCK" -  "GO PRO" - That SHOEI helmet most certainly
carried the weight of The NEW Go Pro over the course of the day ....
A Little Reflection Time,  from The LookOut and Beyond

WElcome to another NEW Visitor and Adventure Rider from Northland, seen here astride the Mighty KTM machine .....  
Also Welcome BACK MAX  -  MAX was ONE of the ORIGINAL AKLD GRAVEL ADVENTURE RIDERS FROM the early commencement of this most amazing
Adventure Group.   If you look closely

 you will also see another GENT from
the X Files (early Akld Gravel days)  Sporting a NEW Model of bike these days though...

GIRLS Just Wanna Have Fun.....   Just come to ONE of our Adventures and you will be singing this very same tune also

Conquering Café Times  :)

A LITTLE Refreshment Time
BOYS and CAFFEINE???  (Thought it was a rumour)  :)

And... From our "Classic Pic Collection",  we present  "One Fine Caffeine Hit"  "CLASSIC....    OH How Often Does This Come Along???
The Moment The Go Pro was Put To REST.....
and The Smile Says It All...
Lachlin was "In It" For "The Long Haul" 

The Grande Finale and our Third Forest
(every good Gravel Newz Issue should have one,  right??)

For More Pics and Views from our Tour
visit our website link attached below:  -

 Just SOME of the COMMENTS RECEIVED to us from Those who have attended this Adventure Tour:
    Thanks to Sue and Jim for the ride Sunday. I certainly learned a lot and had a good time despite the wet

     *      Personally I think you've got the mix pretty right
     *      Had a great time today. Actually the weather added to the adventure. You had
            a great variety today. Thanks again for the effort and time you guys put in. It
            gives a lot of people a great time
     *      We really enjoyed Sundays ride despite the inclement weather
Our Monthly CycleSpot Euro Vouchers Presented to:  -
1:  John for (Lachlin) Determination and
     Effort to see it Out To The End           $20 Awarded
2:  John for offering to do additional Tail
     End Charlie duties                              $40 Awarded

Many thanks to the very many vastly experienced NGARNZ Inhouse TEAM of Assistants we now have amongst us.  Your support to what we do makes this the huge success that we have come to build upon, and to be able to provide that something very good for ALL of our Ride Attendees to be able to share and participate in.  NGARNZ welcomes all Makes and Models of Bikes,  we are well able to assist you with Adventure Bike Coaching for your future enjoyment of Adventure Bike Riding, with Your choice of Adventure Bike.  We also cater for ALL levels of skills to be able to attend An Adventure.    Take YOUR Adventure from small beginnings,     "Where Will That Road Lead You To" .......

                           JULY/AUGUST 2014



Our Next Scheduled Ride:


Proudly supported by our NEW Supporters "TEAM ONBOARD" ALSO
WE present Embroidery Plus NZ
Registrations are Now Being Taken for this NEW
Adventure Tour and entries will close no later than
July 16th due to our T Shirt Orders - Your Entry Registration includes a FREE NGARNZ T Shirt.  Production of our T's will close on July the 16th, and no T's will be able to be produced after this date.

For Your Registration Form to attend this Event,  entries will be taken via our Contact Form on our Website Link below.  Please ensure to add your Required T Shirt Sizing on your Entry Form.  As Numbers will need to be limited due to already high interest at today's date,  your Entry is only Confirmed upon Receipt of payment to attend this Adventure Tour.

This Tour commences and concludes from Thames.
Vehicle/Trailer Parking will be organised.




Looking for that Mystery Forest Adventure Bike Tour??
We have it here for YOU....  Where will we look to take you??  The Answer to this question we reveal to you in our NEW Three Forests Mystery Adventure Collection...

Tour Commences and Concludes from the Same Venue which will be a NEW allocated Venue
One Day Guide Led Adventure with Lunch Stop factored in 
Use our Contact Form on our site to Register to attend this Mystery Forest Adventure Bike Tour

1: ........        2: ........        3: ........

Our NEXT Adventure Bike Training Day will be held Saturday 05th October 2013
Venue: RiverHead Forest

To Secure ONE of our placings,  please contact using our Website Link below:




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