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HOGs at Taupo
For various reasons, there were a few HOG members participating in various rides in and about Taupo, some going to the South Island, some going to the Wairarapa and myself with 2 others were going to the Hawkes Bay region. A good little catch up on the Taupo waterfront for breakfast.
Rangiriri Ride 27/2/21
Gulf Harbour Ride 6/3/21
Committee Meeting 8/3/21
LOH Bird Cage Social Evening 11/3/21
New Members Briefing 13/3/21
Waiuki/Pautamahoe Ride 13/3/21
LOH Manukau Heads/Lighthouse Ride 14/3/21
Chapter Ride - Coromandal Loop Ride 21/3/21
Northern Riders 21/3/21
Chapter Meeting Night 22/3/21
Matakana Ride 27/3/21
Make Your Own Ride - Easter Weekend 3/4/21
Swashbucklers Dinner 7/4/21
LOH Bird Cage Social Evening 8/4/21
Road Captains Meeting 10/4/21
Whitford Ride 10/4/21
LOH Leigh Ride 11/4/21
Committee Meeting 12/4/21
Chapter Ride - Northern Route 18/4/21
Northern Riders 18/4/21
Chapter Meeting Night 19/4/21
Make Your Own Ride- ANZAC Weekend 24/4/21
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From the MO
As some of you may know I have put my hand up as a Road Captain (it was bound to happen sooner or later)...anyway, it was announced at Chapter Night by our HRC Deano which unfortunately I was unable to attend due to the riders who were on the Chapter Ride on Sunday were asked not to attend due to the Covid alert with 26 of us being at Matakohe (I'm confident none of us is at risk)...anyway, as said, I am your new RC and I just wanted to let you know what kind of rides I will be leading.
My rides will be medium to fast pace, I would probably want to keep the group relatively close together being my first time officially at doing this but at times I will take off (better get me a radar detector) lol...anyway, I am getting to know a few of the local routes quite well and taking mental notes of roads other RCs have taken us on that I have not been on which I have found on Butchs, Murrays (North) and Joe90s, Nevs and Deano (South) rides.
I want to try and mix our locations up a bit ie: local and rural pubs, cafes as per normal with a few new ones added to the mix(remember it's about the ride and camaraderie at the end) maybe other eateries, historical places of interest, perhaps overnight rides staying at camping grounds or motels. Meeting up with other chapters like our Northern Riders, East Coast, Waikato for combined rides. Is anyone keen for a swim or seafood ride? It's just all ideas at the moment and I intend to talk with venues for possible events to attend and include a LUPPO annual event?
I have heard about other rides that use to take place that are no longer done anymore but one that I was told about sounded really good and I would like to reintroduce it. I will talk to that (semi-retired) RC about it before saying any more.
I would really appreciate if you have any ideas for rides, events, venues and locations, just drop me an email, text or call if you have a brainstorm, especially from previous and current RCs, I will consider anything fired at me...just not bullets, lol.
Have Fun, Ride Safe
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Images from our Taupo ride to Te Mata Peak, Hastings