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NZ's second Vinduro event is the Kinleith Classic Vinduro set for May 3rd 2015.
The event will be run by Vinduro NZ and Forest trail events with John Nick and Sean Clarke in charge of the Vinduro bike friendly course of two 30km loops covering pine forest tracks and trails in the Tar Hill area of Kinleith Forest. Fantastic loamy soil in interesting hilly terrain. Gravel roads, bulldozer tracks and single trail. Enter the Vinduro competition or trail ride the course on your vintage or modern bike.
KIWI CLASSICS IN PRINT
Here's the ideal Christmas or birthday gift for the classic bike fanatic. Long time motorcyclist, journalist and writer Shane Kelly has combined with photographer Geoff Osborne to produce this amazing collection of classic Kiwi bikes and riders. Covering both road and off road motorcycling the book is now on sale.
NORTH SHORE DAZE
Shane Kelly shared this great bunch of vintage dirt riding pics with us. Shane was bred on Auckland's North Shore where dirt bikes were a popular way to get around and weekend fun. The photos give a great flavour of the times including some of the basic transport modes used in those simpler and far less plentiful days.
VINDURO FOR NZ
Vinduro has finally made it to NZ with the Waitemata MCC's celebration of the Virgin Swamps Enduro at Riverhead Forest on December 6th. The VSE is celebrates forty years of enduros held in the forest west of Auckland city. The special VSE Vinduro celebration will include a trail ride and scaled down version of the famous VSE enduro.
In the photo: The joy of riding a vintage enduro bike in great Kiwi terrain. It's 1984 and Glen Tasker is full bore in Riverhead Forest in this great pic by Geoff Osborne. So good was this photo that it was chosen as the cover photo in Kiwi Rider's first issue.
TRIUMPH TR5 TROPHY
The Burgess family and the Rotorua MCC are names that went hand in hand in offroad motorcycling for many years. Here's some fascinating photos from a box Paul and Neil Burgess dug out of the cupboard that show just how much fun they really had.
NORTH SHORE DAZE - 2
More great shots from Shane and Lee Kelly featuring action from those crazy days of the Waitemata MCC and NZ Enduro Champs from the seventies and eighties.
Perfect weather and a good turnout made NZ's inaugural vintage enduro ride a great success. Held at Riverhead Forest near Auckland, the Virgin Swamps Vinduro was hosted by the innovative and hard-working Waitemata MCC. Results photos and video.
New Zealand conditions can be amongst the most demanding on the planet, so whether you ride the occasional charity trail ride, or tackle the big five day guided epics, at some stage your preparation will be tested. Here are twenty ways I bulletproof my bike for long trail rides.
VINTAGE ON DISPLAY
Some truly stunning vintage trail and enduro bikes will be on display at the 40th Virgin Swamps Enduro celebrations at Riverhead Forest on December 6th including these immaculate Suzuki trail bikes, a 1970 eight speed Husqvarna 400 and one the world’s first specialist enduro bikes a 1952 Triumph Trophy.