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  • #25641

    OldBeer
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    It can of course, as you are riding up and riding back.

    The reason is doesn’t is that we wanted to create something that could be done by Joe Average, on his own, on a rental bike as well as something for all of us. For the same reason, we have left out a section of beach south of Whanganui – you can do it if you want but you don’t have to. You take a risk doing 90MB on your own, if something goes wrong its a long walk to the nearest phone.

    It would be great to use this page to show what else can be done while you are in the area, as you pass.

    Feel free to add your suggestions!

    #25642

    Eddieb
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    Fair enough.

    I posted it on the Facebook group this evening. Like @oldbeer I’ve been trying to reduce my Facebook exposure.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AdventureRidinginNZ/permalink/10156372002506189/

    #25643

    OldBeer
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    Thanks Eddie.

    #25660

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    <cite>@oldbeer said:</cite>
    It would be great to use this page to show what else can be done while you are in the area, as you pass.
    Feel free to add your suggestions!

    Cape Reinga Peninsula in maps + pics ok? Beaches, camp-spots, exits + entries etc.

    #25663

    OldBeer
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    Thanks @glitch_oz!!

    #28731

    OldBeer
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    I see its nearly a year since we have posted anything here. I’m hoping to have some time this year to put into a few loop ride suggestions in the northern part of the route.

    Would be nice to know if anyone that has downloaded this has used it and has any feedback/comments.

    #28733

    Eddieb
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    @oldbeer said:
    I see its nearly a year since we have posted anything here. I’m hoping to have some time this year to put into a few loop ride suggestions in the northern part of the route.

    Would be nice to know if anyone that has downloaded this has used it and has any feedback/comments.

    Lots of people are downloading it, 8 so far this month alone.

    I was wondering how the South Island section is going?

    #28737

    OldBeer
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    I tried to send a message but don’t know whether its gone or not.
    Not at all is the answer but there may be some progress soon.

    #28780

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    I said that I would like to add loops around some of the more likely stopping points on the T2B route for those with a little more time to explore. Here’s a little example. Sandhills Road is a mostly gravel road, which as you can see runs in some long straight sections between Awanui and Ahipara. Normally that would not be especially enticing but the road follows the contour of the duns, there is very little vertical flattening of the grade. The result is a full scale motorcycle roller coaster which is a lot of fun to ride and has some nice views east and west.

    In Ahipara there is a very good motor camp, if you are camping. It has some seriously impressive facilities and lots of space for tents. Ahipara is also very proud of its local chippie, right at the beginning of the main street.

    So if you find yourself in Kaitaia with an hour or so to spare, duck out to Sandhills Road and get some shark and tatties from Ahipara. A nice way to end the day.

    Happy Riding

    #29023

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    With huge thanks to @enduro0627 of KLR Ramblers we now have a South Island track loaded.

    #29025

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    Hi all,

    I am just back from a 3 week NZ trip (https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1X0xPOy12n8JxF6pSzJFe0JrLPmg9lVXn&ll=-41.977284387426565%2C172.81573836794405&z=7) and have some suggestions voor the T2B South track:
    Tracks that can be easily added to the trip are:
    – Taylor Pass (at Blenheim)
    – Lake Brunner loop

    And I if return loops are allowed, the following were the best:
    – Mount Cheeseman Ski Area (lots of ski access roads are closed, but this one is open until the last km)
    – Skipper Canyon

    (I was unlucky Molesworth was closed due to the danger of fires)

    Great route!

    #29029

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    Hi Emile and thank you very much for this. Great to have feedback from people out there riding. Hope you enjoyed your trip to NZ.

    #29030

    OldBeer
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    If you have more details of those loops we would love to see them

    #29050

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    I had a great trip! 6800 km in three weeks and met also a lot of nice motorcyclist during the way. I am creating a video of the 850 clips I have from my GoPro right now and I was planning on posting a separate topic om my trip, including the video, photo’s and the routes themselves, but this will take some time (I hope three weeks).

    What info are you looking for for the additional loops. There are already separate topics on all loops, except the Lake Brunner loop. I drove the Lake Brunner loop by accident, because I wanted to skip the coastal part from Arthur Pass to Reefton, but drove the wrong way 😉

    Its just a parallel road (see https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1X0xPOy12n8JxF6pSzJFe0JrLPmg9lVXn&ll=-41.977284387426565%2C172.81573836794405&z=7) from the Arthurs Pass -> West coast. I would mark them as beginner track. The gravel track is curvy at the lake and more straight (high speed) at the end. The tarmac connection road back to the SF73 is also very worthwhile riding!

    I can provide a Not sure what routing software you are using (I use http://www.myrouteapp.com), but I wanted to attach the GPX for the Lake Brunner loop but the site does not allow me to. Let me know if I can help with something else..

    #29053

    Eddieb
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    @emile said:
    What info are you looking for for the additional loops. There are already separate topics on all loops, except the Lake Brunner loop. I drove the Lake Brunner loop by accident, because I wanted to skip the coastal part from Arthur Pass to Reefton,se..

    Hi Emile

    Glad you had a great trip, check out this page for what we’d need for Lake Brunner and anything else you might have to share: https://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/gps-tracks-rides/how-to-share-your-gps-tracks/

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