Wednesday, 28 August 2013

NGARNZ HQ presents Fiji Adventures from the 30th August

Exciting NEWZ for NGARNZ HQ -  
JetStar Pilot Tim Denham Steers a Course for Sonaisali Island Resort where
his lovely fiancée Jess Tantau will be waiting at the alter........
Sitting pretty with something OLD and something NEW
Something BORROWED and something BLUE - Jess waits for her Adventure Beau......
Jetstar Pilot Tim Denham will wed his long time partner and fiancée Jess Tantau at the gorgeous resort of Sonaisali in Fiji this Saturday the 30th August


NGARNZ HQ   will commence Operations from FIJI from the 30th August through to the     September 10th.  Over this time we will be able to answer incoming emails once per day.  Normal trasmissions will resume once we are back into Aotearoa.   
  We expect to touch down on the 10th September -   FIJI Adventures await. 

Northland Forests Adventure Bike Tour commences FOUR days afterwards.....

Many of our   long standing Adventure Riders here in New Zealand will well know Tim and Jess.  Both Tim and Jess have accompanied Jim and I on very many Gravel and Off The Road Adventures.  Tim the proud owner of his BIG F800GS which mostly lies Parked Up inside of NGARNZ homebase.  

Both Tim and Jess have been a couple for going on 7 years and we feel it is high time this couple made it to THE ALTER!!!!   Bring on FIJI and some Adventures of the warmer kind.  ps  we will forward some Adventure photos from our sunny paradiso.

Tim and Jess Pictured here enjoying some of our Past Adventures
Just the kind of FUN Tim enjoys on his time off when he visits New Zealand shores
ps Jess has also shared many of our Adventures whilst riding the proud
Yamaha XT250cc  -  Watch out - Those Mid Rangers are ABOUT!!!



14th/15th September

Our Adventure Tour  will commence Whangarei based and will conclude Maungaturoto.  If needing to overnight on the Friday evening prior to our Tour,  your accommodation could be Whangarei Top 10 Holiday Park.  Sharon and The Team will provide secure storage for vehicles/trailers from your Friday Evening stay through to your Sunday pick up.

This Tour takes in many privately owned areas NOT accessible by the public. 

Your Ride Package to attend this Tour will include twin share accommodation on the Saturday evening along with Saturday evening dinner and also Sunday morning Breakfast.  If wishing for single berth accommodation please contact and we can arrange that for you also.

We will be closing entries to attend this Tour on the 30th August.  Full and comprehensive Ride Briefing details will be mailed to all Registered/Paid Attendees before the commencement of our Tour.


28th August   -   Excerpts FROM

Under THREAT of torrential thunderstorms and being just plain WASHED AWAY...
                   THE Gravel Riders came Out To Play!!!!!

MIKIE providing us with some LIGHT HEARTED  oratory skills whilst conducting
Ride Brief to attendees - READY when YOU ARE Mikie -   ps don't overtake the Ride Leader -  (NEW One I just threw in there for today - WE have a NEW vest now with RIDE LEADER PRINTED ON IT  :)
Looks like THAT NEW F800GS is back out to play again also    :)  (BIG CLEAN UP JOB FROM LAST WEEKS ADVENTURE)

Fine weather welcomingly greeted us for our early morning meet up Kumeu base.  The arrival of so many NEW Gravel and Adventure Riders was welcoming to see.

 Mikie sporting our NEWLY produced Lead Rider vests soon had the group BRIEFED and off into the back country hills we embarked. 

Exiting the busy Highway meeting point and attempting to bypass the many road work stations that invariably seemed to drag us back,  it was not long before we had reached our metal back country roads.  Mikie leads our Group 1 over a longer route and Sue leads our NEWER group for those wishing to partake of a shorter route and with more scenic vantage points factored in.

Meanwhile,  high up on the summit overlooking the Puhoi and surrounding country areas,  our Mid Rangers had just treated themselves to their very first scenic lookout stop. 

OUR silence in the valley was shattered by the distant rumble of
E N G I N E S......   OH NO....   we had been SNAPPED and (incoming) our Group 1 also decided to join us for a scenic lookout stop here also.  What are the odds???


28th September
 Waikaretu and surrounds Gravel Road Riding 
               ADVENTURE IS COMING

Dean and Bev are currently working on our 28th September Adventure
This Adventure will be that something a little different and something we will now look to incorporate also

As our membership base is increasing so we will now diversify to provide more unique and interesting adventures to cater for those looking for an adventure

We will provide a good mix of back country riding for our Big Bike Attendees along with our  Adventure Events

We will provide regular training for both gravel road riders along with those looking to seek out and explore taking their Adventure Bikes on Off Road Terrain Sections

"Calling all Big Bike Adventure Riders"
Promising to be that something a little different and well suited to our fleet of Big Adventure Bike Riders

Knobbly tyres not required


Motopro Hand Protectors 

We have recently run another batch of these universal fit hand protectors and a pair can be yours for; $125.00 plus $10.00 shipping or come to our North Shore address for collection or free fitting.
* Helps keep hands and gloves
   protected (dry & warm) from the
   elements and reduces wind chill
* You will be able to ride with
   lightweight gloves for longer into the cooler months
* Universal fit - Fits over rigid
   Barkbusters, Handguards or

* Great for bush bashing
   protection on enduro bikes 

* Unique look

* Constructed from durable plastic
   and canvas with webbed edging.
   Velcro fastener 

* C/W fitting instructions and mounting bolts 
* Pictures show fitted to BMW F800gs & KTM 690  bikes. Suitable for all
   bikes that have rigid lever protection already in place. 

* Can fit for you if you wish. Bring your bike to our North shore address.


Overseas Adventure Ride planned for July/August 2014 riding the 8,000+ km 

* Ride would start on the East coast from the  state of Tennessee and 
   finish in Oregon state, on the West coast of the USA then dropping
   down to Los Angeles, California

* This ride is totally offroad and will take in the US back country

    including many alpine passes. Each day drop back off the trail into a
    local town for motel room accommodation or camp?* Navigate the route by route sheet and GPS 
* Click on the links below to find out what the ride consists of; 

   Trans America Trail.pdf    

* Option 1)

At present the idea is to purchase new bikes at the start of the ride and either sell at the completion of the ride or ship back home.  Possible bike choice New Honda XR650L’s at NZ $8,100 approx. + ORC or similar.
You would need to add NZ $1200  approx. worth of accessories, improvements to each bike  ( Preferred option

 *  Option 2)

Ship our own bikes from NZ and return. This option would add an extra 5 - 6 days to the trip as we would have to ride the bikes across the US from West to East (not all bad) before starting the trail. Adding another 3,600 km’s to the trip, incurring more accommodation, shipping both ways and bond (carnet) costs.

* To be organised on a cost only basis (non profit) 

contact Jim Denham if interested  021 517 110

SUE will get back to you on a daily basis from
some Internet Kiosk someplace "FIJI SIDES"........
BULA   from sunny FIJI -   Stay Safe out there on those roads and enjoy

Ride Group Calendar and What We Have For YOU!!!


NGARNZ wishes to thank our fabulous range of Supporters

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