Reply To: Moerangi Road
- Location: Hamilton
- Bike: 2016 Africa Twin
We rode up there on Sunday 15th, got to the end of the gravel road, where the paper road starts, only for a local to turn up in her ute and get very angry at us, saying that we were trespassing as the road was closed, and the council didn’t want anyone using it (weird since we saw a number of other cars on the road – including her!) Apparently other motorbikes had been up earlier in the week and made a big mess?
Then 2km later, heading back along the gravel road, another local turned up and blocked the road, then proceeded to tell us he had called the cops, and they were waiting for us back at the main road – to which we explained we were more than happy to speak to the cops about riding on a public road. That stopped him in his tracks, we rode back to the main road but unfortunately no police to be found.
So the PUBLIC GRAVEL ROAD is a great ride, but beware the crazy local’s who really do think they own the road 🙂