Marlborough Adventure Rides

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Kokopelli, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Shouldn't you use a canoe for that?
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  2. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Canoe? Where does the engine go?
  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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  4. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Planning to go Nelson tomorrow morning via the Maungatapu.
    Anybody keen to join me?
  5. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi backwards & upsidedown Super Supporter

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    have fun...
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  6. KiwiPewe

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  7. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Got one more day of work
  8. KiwiPewe

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    Work? As a teacher?

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  9. Underground

    Underground unbefuckingbelievable

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    Anyone keen on a ride through Molesworth tomorrow, Monday? Heading through 2up and staying in Hanmer.
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  11. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Righto, @Kokopelli , Ross and moi are thinking about doing the Rainbow-Severn-Molesworth run sometime this week. Anybody else interested?
    We haven't set a date yet, and most likely try to avoid Thursday and Friday, for those who have to work.
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  12. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    I'm from that tiny offshore island a little to the north of you guys. I planned to come down once rainbow is open and do the loop so I'll keep an eye on this thread.
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  13. KiwiPewe

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    At this stage I'm looking at Saturday, weather looks good then. If anybody can't do that, sing out.
    @Mc107
  14. carolmary

    carolmary n00b Supporter

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    Hi there. A very long time lurker here.

    I'm planning to do Molesworth on Saturday afternoon and depending on how that goes, the weather, and whether it's open, hoping to do Rainbow on Sunday.
    It'll be my first real adventure ride, so am excited and apprehensive all at the same time.

    So, if you happen to see a me in the pink and white helmet, on my G650 GS, pottering along, wave as you pass by :)
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  15. KiwiPewe

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    So, Severn won't be open till the 4th, so we're going through Hanmer .
    Leave Renwick 8am ish, refuel in St Arnaud , Rainbow road to Hanmer , refuel and lunch, and then the Molesworth back home .
  16. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Anybody been through the Iron Bridge - Denniston track lately? Might cruise through in the 4wd in a week or 2. What's the current situation with access at the Lyell end?

    Cheers
    clint
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  17. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    So how did it go? Would be intetested in your impressions of it.
  18. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Fire risk probably more of an issue than anything else,
    pretty rocky couple of downs and ups where the valleys get in the way,,
    was well signposted by thoughtful mountainbikers last time I went through.
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  19. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    I went a few km on Tuesday on a fully loaded S10 ;)

    Never been in there before (mate had) and we stopped up the top of a bit of hill before what I think is a decent decent?

    Nice spot, but maybe not for a whale eh?
  20. carolmary

    carolmary n00b Supporter

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    Well, the weather was perfect and the Awatere Valley was so inviting. New tyres, and a new tent, I felt prepared.

    I started off with the best intentions, but quickly realised that going on my own with my novice gravel skills on a fully loaded bike wasn't the brightest of ideas, so I turned around after 500m of gnarly gravel, and went to Waiau via the Inland Kaikoura route instead. I was gutted, but relieved, at the same time. I was so looking forward to it.

    However, all is not lost. I did do the Port Underwood road last week on my way to the TT2000 Long Distance Rally. That was very satisfying.

    Will try the Molesworth again next summer, with a few others, I hope.
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