Posts Tagged ‘Bike Rider Magazine’

On reviewing the information provided by all the riders who have registered their interest for the GS Anniversary Ride it is obvious there is a large range of ability between the riders (based on their own opinion).

I know one of the riders has ridden through South America, Australia and I’m not sure where else, whereas others have had limited experience, but all are welcome.  It will be interesting to see how it all works out and hopefully those more experienced riders will pass on some of their knowledge to the newbies.

One aspect you need to consider before heading out is the setup of your motorbike for Adventure Riding.  A lot of this will come down to personal choice but for those that are unsure then I suggest you grab a copy of Bike Rider Magazine as  John Nick (who will be one of our Lead Riders on the trip) is running a series of articles about setting your bike up correctly for Adventure Riding.

The September issues looks at selecting the right bars and the October issues is all about getting everything adjusted correctly when riding standing up, or in the Attack Position.  For those who have not done a lot of off-road riding, standing up on your pegs will give you far better control of your bike and the ability to look further ahead, however, you need to make sure your bike is setup correctly or you will end up with a very sore back.  It is well worth investing in a set of wide pegs for your bike if it does not currently have any, see the offer from Touratech in a previous post.

Another bonus in getting a copy of the Sept and Oct editions is that John Nick also rides a couple of the trails we will be riding, the Hawkesburn Road between Clyde and Bannockburn, plus the Black Forest Station so you can read up on how adventurous the ride is going to be.

Check out YouTube for plenty of videos on the skills you will need for the trip.

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So far we have had 26 response to our Survey / Registry of Interest and all are keen to see the event running.  There are 2 HP2 Enduros amongst that.

A small change from the original post would see the event run from Cape Reinga to Bluff so we can enjoy the Burt Munro Challenge as a finale to the ride.  It would be great if we could feature in the event somehow so if anyone knows the organizers then can you let me know.

Again, if you know anyone who has a GS then please let them know of the event.  Bike Rider Magazine has agreed to mention it in their next edition to hopefully draw some more people out.

We have also been offered a spot prize in the form of a Full Service for  GS Bike so maybe others out there are interested in doing the same…we will take anything.

If there is anyone you know who rides a GS, of any age or condition, then we would love to see them come along, even for part of the trip so please let them know.

I have attached a small poster you can pass out or hang up which might help.

Poster_GS_Ride

And a useful tip for all of you with a GS Adventure

And, a S1000RR on Ice