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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Baldy, Mar 3, 2008.
Oh, them Kiwi gravel roads.... aye?
I was down there about a Month ago - tried to get excited by it but it’s really nothing on what you have in NZ.
i hear that mate. down there 3 or 4 times, ticked that box.
it's the whole grass is greener on the other side of the fence for me nev
i'm captivated with the vastness and loneliness of weeks of solo outback travel. hard to do that here.
Yup...not much riding fun left there nowadays with all the speed limits and endless "sheep-carriers" (tourist coaches), it's now a mid-week tick-box thing.
Still some good riding in the hills in the back, but better stuff somewhere else.
As for the big, open spaces of Oz...do a few trips and that starts to wear thin, too.
There's just not enough to keep the brain and soul stimulated (at least for some).
NZ has just the right mix for me of "being away from it all" and "being on your toes" to not grow sleepy and slack.
Plus a lot less stupid "nanny"-crap, which is slowly killing the place here.
Couple of Pic's from yesterdays ride on new roads to me, just north of Cheltenham
Great flowing freshly graded (came across the grader on the road) roads so nice when I got to the end just had to turn around and do it all again.
Life's a bitch, aye?
Yo, some great riding in that wedge between the SH1 and Pohangina.
From memory, there's fuel in Kimbolton, too.
fun area through there and the back roads behind Hunterville
Not much riding happening here been a lot of rain recently and bloody freezing!
Here are a few pics of a hike we did few weekends ago. Part of the Mt Somers track
Whitebaiting season is upon us
Wairau Diversion, Marlborough
Sadly creeping in here. 20-odd years ago when I moved over, it was a refreshing change from the proliferation of low speed limits and double centrelines infesting many interesting roads in NSW. They're in the process of implementing a rash of that stuff here now, with a big national project to pull speed limits down. Lowest common denominator rules.
Sad to hear...but there's still places and times like that to make the heart sing:
Early morning at Mt. Hutt
Top dam Mangahao Power Station, Shannon, this arvo.
That's the fullest I've ever seen it...
Oh man, the colours in that 2. pic....schlobber!!
And making the bike an "accessory" rather than the main item
Snap, must have just missed you! We had a 4 man crew up and down and around there today.
Full is right (video)
A little less water in it a couple of months ago
Lake Rotoiti, St Arnaud:
Kerr's Hill, on the way to the lake:
Brilliant winter day last Sunday!
Maungatapu on Friday:
Lake Camp Last night