Featured Touring Taranaki Dice Run 2024

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  1. Dartplayer

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    #1 Dartplayer, Jan 23, 2024
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    Northland, Auckland, Waikato and BOP chapters traveled together to the 7th Dice Run for the Taranaki chapter.

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    14 hours riding over 3 days - Friday to Sunday
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    Auckland and Northland members ready to leave
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    We stopped at Trevor Hall motorcycle in Te Awamutu to collect the Waikato riders.
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    Bosco cafe in Te Kuiti to collect the Bay of Plenty riders.
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    Lunch stop was Awakino tavern in Mokau.
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    After checking in at the Furlong in Hawera, the chapter van picked us up for drinks, socialising and dinner.

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    #4 Dartplayer, Jan 23, 2024
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    Early start to fuel up and a quick snack before heading off to Colton’s Motor Vehicles for the registration, briefing and start

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    The run starts
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    The 192km/120mile ride started fine and we rode north into the rain:poop:, before heading back south to beautiful sunshine:sun:.
    Lunch was at the second stop/dice throw in Tarata at a beautiful farm stay The Croft.:party:

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    Quick change of clothes and off for Prizegiving and hangi dinner.

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    Back at the Shed@305 got breakfast and then headed back to Auckland via the Awakino tavern for water and ginger beer :imp:

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    Big weekend with quality people :cool::kissing_heart: and fantastic riding.:skull::imp: NZ has some challenging and beautiful rides and scenery :heart_eyes::sun::party:

    Thanks to everyone involved in organising the dice run, meals, and bar

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    @Dartplayer: Thanks for taking us with you on your tour! The pictures are great. I think, you had lots of fun. Your pictures make me hungry!;)
     
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    Cheers Markus, the food was great and very appreciated by the hoard
     
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    Good times had by all! Cheers @Dartplayer for posting your trip:grinning:
     
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    Was fun Dawsy, body nearly recovered from miles and alcohol :p
     
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    Triff, I like the lashings of ginger beer at the end.

    What's the "best roll" and the "best overall roll" and "Bears Bikes Only!" - and I do like the "No High Vis" requirement.

    Looks to have been a great well organised meet and ride. I'm not really a group sort of bloke but if the Admin Staff drags me back there I'll have to come look you guys up :)
     
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    Hi @Iron, prizes are based on throwing 5 dice, so possible max of 30 at each planned stop, then highest thrown overall (which was 3x6+2x5=28).
    British, European, American, Racing Series bikes only, although Royal Enfield get in on history.
    No HIVIS has two reasons, historically these vests would cover your club and they now are so prevalent drivers do not see them as motorcyclists.
    The bar staff did wonder why we all had beer on the way down (nearly there), but non-alcoholic on the way back. Was a huge weekend, so some stopped closer to home for a refreshment :imp:
    There were some Meridian models to oggle and overall great weekend and one of my favourite rides.

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    @Dartplayer - thanks for that, I sort of figured the rolls as the dice bit gave it away but wasn't sure.
    I dig the yellow tracker T120 (whisper - could have spent a bit more time getting the Triumph tank sticker level though :D) loads of work into that one. Like it a lot.
     
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    @Dartplayer, loved this thread! What fun you guys have. :) And what a great group! I’d love to join you all sometime—if you we weren’t halfway around the planet from each other. Great photos, maps, and stories. Thanks for sharing. :) I especially liked the pic of what I’d call a wooden totem pole. What is that and what’s the story??
     
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    Thanks Sandi,
    Great you can have 120+ people together drinking alcohol, and everyone had a good time with no BS. They are a good club.:cool:

    Totem pole is at the Farm Stay that were organised to prepare and serve lunch. Ladies and gents serving were fantastic and I think they are artists.
    The property has beautiful fruit trees, chickens and dogs, and a river running through it.
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    Sounds like not just a good club, @Dartplayer, but a GREAT club! And the B & B looks great, too. :)
     
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    What a great experience, thanks for sharing it
     
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