"WAI - KAI" The 2008 Canscoot Show Weekend Ride: 14-16 Nov 08

Wow, what a weekend. Great Riding, great turn out, great weather.

It was excellent to see so many people turning out and joining in, seeing old friends and making some new ones.
Below are some photos from the weekend. There are several pages of photos for the first couple of days. Click on a photo below to open the respective gallery.

If there is a photo of you on here and you would the full size file or if you want a photo removed please let me know. Same goes if you have additional photos that can put up here too.

Trip Movie now available
Copies of the DVD are now available for $20, with all the pretty packaging
Contact Toby tobyricketts@ihug.co.nz to order your copy now!!
ride DVD

Click here to watch the trailer.

Trip Photos
The photos below are links that will take you to a gallery page of photos.
Day 1: Christchurch to Waiau
Day 1, Part 1   Day 1, Part 2   Day 1, Part 3
Day 2: Waiau to Kaikoura
Day 2, Part 1   Day 2, Part 2   Day 2, Part 3
More Photos
Lee has put up his photos from the ride over at Facebook. You dont need to be a Facebook member to view these, just click on the link
The Orignal Plan
Day One - Friday, 14th Nov

Friday departure from Café Roma, 176 Oxford Terrace.
Meet for breakfast / coffee from 9:00 am for a departure at 10:15
A booking has been made – pay as you go.
Please, please make sure you fuel up before departure.

Leave Christchurch city via Marshlands rd, Kaiapoi. - Tuahiwi, - Waikuku.
Then over Ashley river bridge turn left – Sefton.
Sefton - Amberley – Waipara – Waikari.
Waikari stop at Star and Garter, turn right and travel through Scargill Valley rd to Gretta Valley.
Gretta Valley travel north for 2 km’s then right to Motunau Beach.
Choice time:

  1. Travel via shingle roads to the Hurununi River mouth – then Gore bay – Cheviot
  2. Head back to state highway 1 and travel north to Domett – turn right – Gore Bay – Cheviot.

Now we have all arrived at Cheviot no hassles, time for Fuel and Food
North to the awesome Leader rd and travel to Waiau
Waiau is our first night stop over – YOU MAKE YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENTS, suggestions are...

  1. Waiau Holiday Park ph 03 3156672
  2. Waiau Lodge Hotel ph 03 3156003
  3. Freedom camping by the river
  4. Fall over and sleep till dawn

This is the WAI part of the rally

Day Two - Saturday, 15th Nov

Easy day riding, take in the country-side and enjoy the classic inland Kaikoura route now known as the "Scenic Pacific Triangle" route.
All tar seal and awesome scooter road.
Travel to the state highway south of Kaikoura turn left then just over the bridge go hard right down the stop bank and onto the sealed Go-Cart track !!
A couple of laps around here then back onto the main highway.
Travel south to Oaro then return along the coast to Kaikoura, this is to capture the fantastic Kaikoura coastline and enjoy the ride.

At Kaikoura we settle in for the night
– there are lots of options here but a few suggestions are

  1. Adelphi Lodge Backpackers ph 03 3195141
  2. Beach rd Holiday Park ph 0800 692 322
  3. A1 Kaikoura Motel & Holiday Park ph 080 605 999
  4. Kaikoura top 10 holiday park 0800 36 36 38
  5. Any other ideas you come up with ……..

This is KAI part of the rally !!!!!

Day Three - Sunday, 16th Nov

“ Sunrise over the Pacfic “
For those who are still up or the ones who awake early we travel to Orao and return along the coast road as the sun rises. Leaving Kai at 6.30 am

Sunday after breakfast, depart for home via State Highway 1, either North or South

Canscoot - Canterbury - New Zealand - 2008 - info@canscoot.co.nz
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