Triumph Riders Northland
Northland Triumph Riders are a chapter of Triumph Riders Motorcycle Club New Zealand. We have monthly meetings and rides for Triumph Riders & riders of BEARS bikes.
NORTHLAND Monthly Chapter Ride:
Destination, date, and time to be advised. Triumphs and BEARS bikes Welcome.
Here are the latest posts from on the TRMCC Northland Facebook page.
4 days ago
5 days ago
What Triumph say they have planned for 2021 but note right at the end they admit this is not everything they plan to release!
First wet ride and he’ll be putting that tail hugger back on pronto eh Worzol and Shane!😊
wo! that looks beasty! Pity we can't hear it. …is that shed in Wangavegas
Owshh!! I’d love to hear that on song 😉🤘👍👍👍
This a Rocket I could get excited about 🚀
If you have ever had hot rubber stuck to you from a burnout I bet the chunks coming off the tyre may be worth putting a rear fender on.
Hell's bells. Bet that sounds awesome.
Awesome Buddyhell yeah
Now that's looks very cool
I'm going to get a bike soon
Corey well 😎
Cause it wasnt quite fast enough
Her pee place excuse happi plac
Anywea We can fucken stay Chit to da shi
2 weeks ago
If this occurs we can justifiably be very angry it’s a slow and insidious creep, myself I’d advocate higher speed limits as it forces the driver/rider to concentrate more as there would be less likelihood of inattentive behaviours (which we all know why there are so many incidents) Is this Nanny State dictating to us again? … …
Speed limit decision already made?
THE decision to lower speed limits on rural roads has already been made, the Ōtorohanga Community Board heard last week.
Community board member Rodney Dow said he’s been told by NZTA and the police that every road in New Zealand that hasn’t got a median barrier is going to be 80km/h.
“They are going to try and force councils into it, they have pretty much made up their minds,” Rodney said.
The information came from a regional transport committee meeting where police explained how they go about road policing.
“They just go to target areas, they don’t have enough police [for] the whole of New Zealand so they just go to what they call the hot spot areas,” Rodney said. “What they get told is: ‘this is your shift you go to this area’, so they are never going to be on a back road unless they just happen to be driving along.”
When asked by the Waitomo News if the median barrier/speed limit decision had been made as claimed, Megan Heffield, NZTA spokesperson ,says it was mentioned as part of an informal discussion at the RTC meeting, but not by an NZTA representative.
“Our position is that speed reviews are done on a case-by-case basis to determine what is appropriate for a particular section of highway,” she says.David van Staden, NZTA Programme Director – Safe Network Programme says improving safety on New Zealand roads is a priority.
NZTA is working with NZ Police, Ministry of Transport, local government, WorkSafe and others to deliver Road to Zero, government’s road safety strategy for 2020-2030.
“Road to Zero sets a target to reduce deaths and serious injuries on New Zealand’s roads by 40% in the next 10 years and is guided by the Safe System approach, which remains the international gold standard in road safety,” he said.
“Setting safe and appropriate speeds on our roads is one of the most effective things we can do to prevent deaths and serious injuries.
“A small change in speed makes a big difference. Speed affects both the likelihood of a crash, and the severity of it. Even when speed doesn’t cause the crash, it is most likely to determine whether someone is killed or injured or walks away unharmed.”
The agency is currently reviewing speed limits on sections of New Zealand’s state highways where changing speed limits could make a big difference in preventing deaths and serious injuries. Speed reviews are done on a case-by-case basis to determine what is appropriate for a particular section of highway.
The main cost savings are from fewer deaths and serious injuries. The costs for attending crashes, hospital care, rehabilitation, loss of family members and loss of productivity are all significant, he says.
Ōtorohanga District Council recently hosted a series of public meetings discussing lowering speed limits on rural roads.
Ōtorohanga District Council transportation Engineers assessed the district road network and recommended safe and appropriate speeds. The recommendations are a starting point.
The recommendations are:
• rural roads that are sealed 100km/h down to 80km/h;
• rural roads that are unsealed and sealed rural roads that are particularly arduous to drive 100km/h 60km/h;
• rural roads adjacent to a school 100km/h 60km/h;
• urban roads around Ōtorohanga and Kawhia 50km/h 40km/h;
• urban roads adjacent to a school 50km/h 30km/h;
• Aotea Township 50km/h 30km/Changing a speed limit is a legal process expected to take about a year to complete.
Rodney said at the same regional transport committee
meeting both himself and the Te Aroha delegate again raised the issue with NZTA about re-painting the bridges in both towns.
“One of the first meetings I went to, Te Aroha had the same problem. We brought it up again at our last meeting,” Rodney said. The guy from Te Aroha said, ‘Will we have to go back to what we did in the 90s, when all the locals painted the bridge ourselves?’
“It’s not settled whether that’s what’s going to happen now.” …
So now our Oruwhero rd between Te Awamutu and Otorohanga is now 80 kms even after spending millions on realigning a couple of bits of the road. Doesn't make much sense to me.
Should TRMC really get involved with this.????
Who wrote this? I think, if personal opinions are shared, you should at least put your name to it. It’s definitely a topic for debate and discussion, but reading the response to the first question, I wonder if this is going to turn into a fight.
The National Executive, and every member in TRMCC should write to the Government and request they fix NZ roads – in my humble opinion I feel we should make it a club campaign, it affects us all
And the real problem in NZ is not speed, or bad driving, but poorly designed and built roads. Much of the NZ road network is too narrow, and has been designed and built on the cheap since the end of WW2 (1945). The Govt & its departments will always say its due to our small population – well when it was 3.0mil there was some validity in that argument, but now its 5mil and with all the revenue collected – its not good enough IMHO
Just about all of Taupo to Turangi is now 80 km, fuk all speed signs too tell you, but 4 Highway Patrol Cars have made it home.
The 42 km around Lake Rotorua is now between 50km and 80 km per hour, including the passing lane? So it matters not if it is Te Awamutu, Otorohanga, around Auckland, or the Bay of Plenty, this is the right platform for discussion. I believe that poor driving skills are a huge contributor to our road toll – so how do we get the bad drivers to improve their game? Best 2 things I ever did a Defensive Driving Course in the 1980's while at high school and the ACC funded Rider Training when I got my bike. Teach young people how to drive/ride safely – you can't tell me that your typical city teenager who has just gained their Drivers License is ready for a road trip that requires good driving skills say like a trip from Auckland to New Plymouth and back through the Forgotten highway and back or to Gisborne through the gorge and back around the coast as examples? There will be some who have had good support to get their license and have done 100's/1000's of km while learning, but usually, new drivers are only taught enough to get the license, not actually how to drive! And don't get me started on the poor roading, where the contracts only require 2 or 3 years of good surface, why would you do a really good job when you can get another contract to reseal it after the 3 years???
Govt and pigs