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  • Town/City: Blenheim
  • Bike: Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Rank: 80cc Rider

Done it today. Great ride, although has quite a few sections with ruts/washouts/rocks where you need to pick your line carefully. A LOT of gates to open and close, at least gives a chance to admire the views. But pain in the ass when you’re on your own, especially in the summer sun. Only couple spots on the road where you can stop under tree shade, 99,9% of the ride on exposed terrain. Don’t forget to take plenty of water with you. Few stream crossings, most a bike wide and few centimeters deep, there is one long (maybe 20 metres) that partially runs down the road but is mostly shallow. Going from Tarras side had a cellphone coverage (Spark) until about half of the route. Rode it on fully loaded CRF250L.