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Manawatu Adventures

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Night Falcon, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  2. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    Did you have a go at the Devils Staircase and Rock Garden? What condition are they in? I haven't been in there for about 10 years. She used to be pretty rough. And yeah, that papa clay is evil shit.
  3. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Andy Mac told me it'd been bulldozed a few years ago, & was trying to encourage me to take Gus down there while it was still fresh.

    I'd expect that with a bit of rain & some 4wds running over it over the last few years, then it'll be back to it's normal impossible self.
  4. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Apparently we went down at least a part of the Devil's staircase (and then back up it). It was steep and very rocky. No clay on it though. I think it was on that downhill where I parked temporarily in the shrubbery...

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    Dunno about the rock garden, will ask Colin.
  5. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    That'll be right!!
    The juiciest pics don't show!
    Boo :-)
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  6. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    Beautiful day for a ride, Just under 350k's for the day.

    Had this bridge on my photo bucket list for some time.
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    Route 52
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    Holy Tigers Batman....
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  7. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    It was a great day for riding alright. Been a pootling too...pics and stuff at some stage ;)
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  8. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  9. bart-nz

    bart-nz Been here awhile

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    I've been riding too. Getting a bit more serious on my photography, so it's more about getting somewhere before sunrise and taking shit loads of photos. Will post some up when I get time.
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  10. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Structural Failure

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    :lurk
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  11. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Somewhere...

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  12. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  13. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Nice. Was foggy as when went past the limeworks...couldnt see more than about 10 metres.. will have to go back.
  14. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Yeah, been through there a few times when it was like that. Even skipped it once when it blowing a howling gale - it knows how to blow there...
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  15. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  16. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    El mucho fun!

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  17. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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  18. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Perhaps the 'Chris Birch' sticker should have been put on upsidedown.....
  19. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Nah, it was on the other WR, not mine ;)
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  20. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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