- Bike: KLX150L, R1200GS
The entire gravel road section of the Forgotten World Highway SH43 is being graded at the moment. I rode through yesterday and countless double trucks were dropping fresh metal on the road. Some sections were “fun” where the metal, spanning the entire width of the road, was up to 12 cm deep and the grader had not yet visited.
It appears to be the start of tourist season as tour buses and camper vans were steadily streaming through from the Taumarunui direction, so take care traversing the gorge and be prepared to ride close to the road edges. And watch out for the kamikaze goats that seem to take great delight from suddenly jumping out in front of you.