Forgotten world highway

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by MCmad, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. MCmad

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    Very little indication of what amazing road and scenes lay ahead

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    155km of some of the twistiest roads youl ever ride

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    Mr CB1300 streaming off a bit (or is he just very spiritual)
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    Tighest corner speed posted in New Zealand 15kph (about 9mph American)
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    Leguna Seca eat your heart out
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    Strangly Im glad it was wet cause if Mr road racer fanged up to this without caution in the dry it would be messy
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  3. MCmad

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    Crossing the Border out of New Zealand for a while
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    and from the other side
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    The Heart of the republic and an excellent pork and steak pie, mash and pees to be had (and you can get your passport stamped at the same time)
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    Man tending to his trusty stead (blue swade shoes and all)
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    To continued (will they make it out alive :evil)
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  4. motu

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    It's a long ride finding the perfect road boy - but you've found it.The gorge was fresh metal when we went through in Nov,it was harder work than usual for that road.
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  5. GB

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    Looks like a fantastic ride in a republic I've never heard of! :thumb

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  6. BikePilot

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    That does look like a great road :clap
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    Not much metal on that day plus it was tacky as it was wet, the KTM felt like it had more grip than on the seal and saw about 160k's at one stage when playing catch up camera man

    MR CB1300 in action
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  9. MCmad

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    Some of the best Ive ridden so far in 30 years

    But the scenery can be a little distracting even on an overcast day :eek1

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  10. Animo

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    Yet another beautiful place where I will not be able to ride :cry

    Please post more pics :clap :clap
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    That's the annoying thing about these sites, and i know how you feel, will check out your links and dig out some more pics,
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  12. zandesiro

    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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  13. skyguy

    skyguy Been here awhile

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    Dang! I was just there, and I SKIPPED the FWH. It had been pouring rain for a couple of days, and I was worried that the gravel section would be, well, the mud section. I'll have to live vicariously thru your pictures - so post some MORE!
    And didn't Whangamomona elect (at different times) a goat and a poodle as presidents of their Republic?
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  14. MCmad

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    We are going to do the trip again in the sun in a while (was raining this time) so will have a sunny prospective next time

    I think the goat was actually a man :D, I got passport anyway so maybe can run for next Presidency :evil

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    Don't mean to rave but even in the rain this may have been the best road I've every ridden in my Life (pics cant really give the full effect of riding for near 100miles like this)
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    zandesiro In rust we trust....

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  16. ShaftyNZ

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    Nice RR 800, well done. I have pics of that hairpin in the dry somewhere....

    Welcome to my back yard - when not travelling o'seas I live in Matiere, and reckon the FWH is a hidden gem tho it was recently voted NZ's best bike road.

    The condition of the metal is generally excellent but our rural roads are maintained by regular visits by a roving grader. I exited the Rural Riders Rally thru there to find deep fresh metal and the grader hogging the road a couple of years back :cry A great way to master a hangover!

    If anyone would like a status report on it, I am happy to fang through there on the ST for a gecko! :D

    Once again thanks for sharing

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  17. MCmad

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    Sorry guys I will try dig out some more pics and Pete will look you up on our next trip perhaps in November (in the other direction with sun)

    even the Train has fun down here (at least it did when it ran last)
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    some scenery with the train track
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    The beach (just thought id throw a curved ball :lol3)
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  18. Shaggie

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    aha! thanks for this pic - we went thru this way on our honeymoon 11 years ago and i've always tried to remember which road it was - there's a cafe perched up on top of one of these hills isn't there? with a verandah around it? :ear

    cheers for the nice RR n pics!

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    You bet!

    Pete :freaky
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    Kaieto Cafe, Tahora Saddle...........
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