2020 Northland Ride

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  1. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    Did anyone ride this route before?
    More questions to follow...
    Thanks

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  2. glitch_oz

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  3. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Hmmm, spotted that Mangatoetoe Road sign...I may have done some of that years ago on the Concours...

    I possibly made a navigational error...
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  4. Kiwigber

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    Jacksons Road is a forestry road with a big F off gate at the western entrance-did it earlier this year,dont recall gate at eastern end.Andrew,liaise with Mark Waters who helped us (and fed us last time) he knows every road in the area-get him on cmh2os@xtra co nz.-I am sure he would like to join us again.
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  5. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Didn't see a gate at the eastern end....(which doesn't mean there wasn't one, I was taken by the views.
    There's also the Omahuta Forest/ Kauri Pa loop at the western end which was in good nick then (at time of prepping for the Araroa Trail, I guess).
    Mokau Ridge track is locked solid at the Waiare Rd. end.
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  6. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Yes, I am mostly "concerned" about that bottom part. I will reach out to Mark.
    Thanks for all the feedback.
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  7. Mike_J

    Mike_J Learner Rider

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    As Glitch says...all easy secondary sealed road and gravel combo.

    If you are looking for more then l would suggest you might look at turning in Kohumaru Rd, Kenana Rd, Tipatipa Rd, Otangaroa Rd, Weber-Waihapa Rd, through to steel footbridge crossing that gets you to Pupuke-Mangapa Rd, Mokau Ridge through to Waiare Rd and onwards.
    Mokau Ridge/Jacksons etc is all open at the moment (was closed last summer because of fire risk. Logging finished 3 years ago) however one significant flooding could collapse a dodgy culvert not far from Jacksons Rd/Mokau ridge intersection. You might also be interested in a short in and out gravel ride to top of a farm with a pretty awesome view over that entire area not far from end of Otangaroa Rd.
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  8. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    And I saw that SH1 is closed at Mangamuka Gorge. It shortens the number of possible variations, but there are still a lot to ride.
    Is there works on the hwy now or everyone just waiting for a second slip which will fill up the hole created by the first one?
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  9. Mike_J

    Mike_J Learner Rider

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    Bypass Mangamuka Gorge to the east via Otangaroa Rd/Fern Flat Rd/Peria Valley Rd or west via Awaroa Rd if heading up/down on the western side.

    Work is progressing but extra fill is probably required via another massive downpour....
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    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    Thanks for all the suggestions. This is what I've come up with based on the suggestions.
    -How would you connect the two parts if you can't ride on SH1?
    -Where is exactly the road physically missing?
    -Looking for another 150-200km on the western side of SH1. We have done Paponga Rd, Waiotehue Rd last year. Looking for new ones in the first place if possible.

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    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Based on the lines I will call this the Superman v.s. Godzilla ride. :-)
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    Looks like there are no probs linking via SH1.
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  13. glitch_oz

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    ?
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    West Coast Rd., the mud-volcano at Runaruna, the tiny chapel on a hill above Whangape Harbour, Gumfields above Ahipara (great views, too), up the back of 90mile and gravel around Kaitaia or cut south via Takahue.

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    Some worthwhile additions, if wanted

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    Pawarenga chapel


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    Ahipara from the Gumfields Rd.


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    smoked Hapuka , Mangonui Fish Shop


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    Not sure about Gumfields these days,some ominous road signs there these days.
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    Ominous?
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  17. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    The western side of SH1 has got less options due to all the harbours on the Westcoast. Lots of worthwhile in+outs, but very few loops.
    Sorry, above map link has a small error (Proctor Rd., which is nice and scenic but ends at a gate/ private property).
    Here's the one including Warawara Forest Rd., the narrow lane up the hill that the chapel sits on.
    https://bit.ly/3hfzLS0
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  18. enduro0627

    enduro0627 Been here awhile

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    Ok, I have a rough plan now. I am working on to free up the 10-11-12 October to do a pre-ride/route-check on this.

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    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Amazing Andrew. That will be great. Can I suggest we take a left just out of Ahipara onto Sandhills Road which runs around the back of Kaitaia. Its mostly gravel. Pretty sure there's gas at Awanui if that's needed.
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  20. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    There's fuel at the Ahipara Superette at the southern end of town, as well as the BP at the end of Sandhills/ Gill Rd. in Awanui
    Fuel map : https://bit.ly/2R3E3RN

    Edit: Forgot to mention, loop above is a mix of good gravel and seal, alternating sections.
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