Rideout Bop 10th Anniversary Ride

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  1. Dartplayer

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    For the Bay of Plenty Chapters tenth anniversary, they held a mystery number ride around the Coromandel.

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    We rode to Whitianga on Friday, to reduce accomodation expenses, with the obligatory refreshment stop.

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    Early rise to ride to Whangamata for registration and catch-up with other chapters :cool:

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    First stop was back at Whitianga for toilet stop and watch the offshore power boats.

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    After collecting some wayward riders from town, we were heading to Coromandel town for lunch. This involved the winding trip through the hills :party:Weather was overcast but hot :sun:
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    Another rest spot through the hills looking back to Auckland city past the girth of Thames

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    Final rest stop before the hills back to Whangamata at the historic Kopu Station hotel

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    Dinner, prize giving and goodbyes had us ride back to Whitianga before dark. :imp:
    The loop was 235km/146miles and with riding there and home we had a 450km/280miles weekend. :cool:
    Squeaky rear wheel had me worried after replacing bearings, but tension adjustment one turn up removed the belt squeak :p

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    I should have checked the badge photo before posting, but nice new one for my vest:party:

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  8. Markus

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    @Dartplayer: Thanks for sharing your great impressions and pictures with us! ;)
     
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    Looks like you had a good day for it. :cool:
     
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    Was almost perfect @Baza , with Autumn started I don’t like complaining about the heat, but it was warm at altitude through the hills. Nothing that a cold brew couldn’t quench :p
     
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    Thank you @Markus it was a fun day
     
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    Just now saw this thread, @Dartplayer. Looks like a great day out! I really enjoy seeing your pictures. There’s so much water in many of them! That always makes us desert dwellers a bit “lustful”. :joy: I’m curious as to whether there are any women riders in your group or that ride with you now and again?
     
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    That looks like a lovely trip out!
     
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    Hi Sandi,
    I understand the waterlust for us divers, must be hard not having it close by.
    We are spoiled living on a narrow island with water on both coasts near by.
    Yes, we have women riders in Auckland chapter and many more around the country

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  15. Sandi T

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    You are blessed to have that water so close, @Dartplayer. It is hard—especially as a diver and not just a “desert rat”—to be so far from the ocean. But I’m happy to report that Steve and I are presently in Cozumel for a week of scuba! We did our first dives today and it was glorious to be back down swimming with the fishies. :grinning::heart:

    Glad to know your crew includes some women riders. Seems there were more and more for awhile there and now our numbers seem to be stalling out a bit. Thanks for sharing more photos!!
     
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    Great news @Sandi T enjoy. Diver heaven :party::heart_eyes:
     
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