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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by NordieBoy, Aug 8, 2008.
Would be good to get something happening. Can't do next week though - first day of school.
Heading out to French Pass tomorrow with a friend on a CRF250 so won't be going fast if anyone wants to join us. Leaving Rai Valley around 10:30am. Also would like to explore some of the side roads.
Tarsealed almost all the way now, went out there a couple of weeks ago. Only the last 5 to 10 ks are still gravel. Side roads can be a bit rough and narrow in places.
Last chance for fuel is Okiwi bay.
Really... that's disappointing. The seal ended at Elaine bay last I went out there.
It took me two hours to ride from French Pass back to home, that's including refueling before parking her up.
Can you get up Mt Patriarch at the moment?
I was up there last week and posted some pics in NZ pics. Road was fine but it must be getting tinder dry by now
You could go up the North bank, cross the goulter and see how far you can get. You could even try and cross the Wairau and come out by the Wash bridge. The rivers are pretty low right now.
Yeah, That is what I'm worried about. Many forest roads have been closed. Thinking it might be better to head out to Balwer.
Hope you guys and girls in Nelson are all OK fingers are crossed
Would be a lot less stressy without all the rubberknecker ***tards who come out to look at the pretty flames,, and park all along the road IN THE DRY GRASS! I won't piss on their cars when they start another fire.
Wondered how you were getting on. I knew you were out that way...
Fire is still growing... and getting closer to Muzz's house and Wakefield. Hopefully there won't be as much wind as forecast.
Nelson is covered in thick smoke and very hazy.
Here's a map of what the fire currently covers.
Good luck, guys. Let us know if there's anything we can help you guys with.
What a nightmare. Hope and pray everyone is safe.
We look directly across at the end of Teapot valley, so have got a good view but hopefully are fairly safe.
Could count 12 choppers with monsoons at any one time last night, including a couple of really big ones.
Noise level is off the scale, sounds like a bad day in '60s Vietnam.
Huge credit to the pilots/groundcrew/firefighters/supportstaff etc, seems incredibly well organised and effective.
Doubt they can do any more than protect property really, flames are massive at times,
and wind is all over the bloody place like a kid pissing in snow....
Luckily only one house confirmed as toast so far, but there a crapload of folk been evacuated from a large area, sympathy for them too.
Thanks for the update, Muzz.
Photos of the Nelson Fire.
Well, things aren't looking great for outlying area's of Wakefield if the wind is as bad as predicted tomorrow.
We should be fine (touch wood). We are prepared to scarper if necessary.
Traffic here is actually extremely quiet,, as all roads all around us are closed to stop 'tard rubberkneckers.
Choppers are still going hard out,fixed wings too, noise is deafening at times tho!
Pilots are incredibly skilled, must be bloody terrible with smoke,wind and a thousand kilo pendulum swaying around.
Hoping everyone associated with the fight can stay safe,, brave buggers.