Nelson rideouts

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by NordieBoy, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Would be good to get something happening. Can't do next week though - first day of school.
  2. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    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.
  3. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    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.

    Enjoy!
  4. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Really... that's disappointing. The seal ended at Elaine bay last I went out there.
  5. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    It took me two hours to ride from French Pass back to home, that's including refueling before parking her up.
  6. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Can you get up Mt Patriarch at the moment?
  7. Manakau.KTM

    Manakau.KTM Been here awhile

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    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
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  8. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    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.
  9. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Yeah, That is what I'm worried about. Many forest roads have been closed. Thinking it might be better to head out to Balwer.
  10. Whale Rider

    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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    Hope you guys and girls in Nelson are all OK fingers are crossed
    Stay Safe
    WR
  11. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Fine thanks....
  12. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    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.
  13. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair Supporter

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    Wondered how you were getting on. I knew you were out that way...
  14. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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  15. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Good luck, guys. Let us know if there's anything we can help you guys with.
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  16. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Broke Engine Supporter

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    What a nightmare. Hope and pray everyone is safe.
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  17. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    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.
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  18. KiwiPewe

    KiwiPewe Coddiwomple Supporter

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    Thanks for the update, Muzz.
    Stay safe!
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  19. rogirwin

    rogirwin Been here awhile

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    Photos of the Nelson Fire.

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  20. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    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.
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