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South Island ride over queens bday 2019 (early June)

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    gregorydarcy
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi all I’m flying over from Oz for a short break and wanted to know if

    a. Early June is ok to ride in weather wise
    b. If there are any planned rides for this time

    Thanks in advance

    #28841
    Adventure Moto
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    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    You have got it all wrong, it is us kiwi`s who head over to OZ in June to escape our crappy winter weather.
    June will be very wet and very cold with possible snow and ice depending on exactly where in the SI you will be heading..
    Not really the best time for Motorcycling.

    #28842
    gregorydarcy
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    damn it! lol ok great thanks for the advice anyway – anywhere that may be a bit drier in SI that you could suggest?

    #28843
    KiwipilotR1200gs
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I was in the bottom of the south last year at that time, mainly for the Brass Monkey Rally. It was -2 at 3:30pm on the Saturday and -11 overnight. Lots of snow and ice throughout the various Road Passes. You may get away with some areas but generally its a not the best time to ride. I would probably suggest top of the south island possibly but the main adventure roads like the Molesworth and Rainbow are closed due to winter anyway. Good Luck.

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