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Slartidbartfast does the South Island (New Zealand)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by slartidbartfast, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Mo

    Kiwi Mo Long timer

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    Some great photos and a really good thread there. Makes me a little impatient for my next trip down there in Jan 2017.
  2. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    Thanks! It seems like a long time ago now. I am long overdue for a return visit.
  3. Kiwi Mo

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    SH4, Forgotten World Highway and Taihape - Napier are on by backdoor.
  4. harrytor

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    I have time only to do one pass. which pass is nicer: Lewis or Arthur pass ?
  5. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    It's New Zealand... it's all nice! I'd pick whichever makes the easiest route.
  6. Kiwi Mo

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    You can do both in the 1 day.
  7. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Life is for good friends and great adventures Supporter

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    Taking the time to re-read some of my own old ride-reports. I've been saying since the day I left NZ that I REALLY should go back. That was now 11 years ago - WOW! Still meaning to return but there are so many other places I want to ride. NZ is high on the list, however. I'd bring some friends next time, stay a little longer and ride some of the North Island too.
  8. longslowdistance

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    Great RR, both prose and photos, well done, thanks!

    BTW, the answer is 42.
    (I'll bet you already knew that.)