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  • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
  • Rank: 1200cc Rider

While on holiday at Mount Maunganui I joined up with @brainflex via the Hawkes Bay thread and we met on Pikowai Road.

Pikowai has a variety of scenery with some stunning forest sections.

On top of the viewpoint

Once the rutted stuff starts it’s fun going, though I was having a few issues due to having filled up the 30+ litre Safari tank just before the ride making the front end a bit heavy.

At this point the tank was further forward than the front axle and the suspension fully compressed so I couldn’t ride out of it. Thankfully Brainflex was available to drag the front wheel forward.

100 metres from the South end of Pikowai Road we struck a bit of a problem, there’s a been a slip which has washed away a section of the track.