Waikato Ride Outs

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    Hadrian Haine
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    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    anyone heading out today or tomorrow? not sure how long my injury and pain levels will let me ride for but anyone keen for Ohinewhi and Waitie Rds or maybe Maramarua ways?

    #20267

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Bugger, what happened to you?

    I’ve got a bit on today including a late night so not sure how the energy levels will be tomorrow.

    #20268

    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Crushed and severed my thumb, 3 months back now. But am up to 40° mobility, am off the nice blockers now so can drive, and maybe rude again but as I have weaned off the the pain has increased… But I have to say the plastics sergans and the hand and burns specialists at Waikato Hospital are amazing.

    #20269

    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    definitely making it tomorrow now if anyone is keen I am going to start in TeKawhata head up around Maramarua forestry area have one road to check there hoping it Skirts the forestry and isn’t gated (hoping). Then the long way onto Story Rd down to Ohinewai, Top, Settlement and Waitie roads. See how I am feeling at that point. might do Quine then reverse the Waitie through Ohinewai rds. So if any one want to tag along or suggest another route,feel free.

    #20272

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    What time are you leaving Te Kawhata?

    #20274

    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I am flexible, especially if it means some company… If there are no other takers I could meet. Someone coming from Hamilton closer and on a more scenic piece of road, so they could avoid the highway if they preferred..

    #20275

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I am going to leave Hamilton at abut 10 15. Happy to meet in tk.

    #20285

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Good ride today. We covered Finlayson Road, Ohinwai Road and Waiti Road. The road @hadge-haine wanted to check out was a bust unfortunately.

    The top of Ohiniwai Road

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    #20289

    Hadrian Haine
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    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    West road was the road of hi hopes and disappoint. But it was always a shot in the dark using Google Maps…
    FinlasoN runs parralel to the road I wished to explore, unfortunately it is part of the forestry system. Was great Meeting you Edward, and good to have someone to ride with. Thanks mate.
    We also used Top road and Old Hill road to link Matahura Vally road/ Ohinewai Rds and Waiti roads. These to for those unfamiliar with them run parralel to SH27 and are and winding undulating mix of sea and gravel and are worth riding and certainly better than plooding along the high to link these road.

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    #20332

    streethassles
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Regarding Finlayson Road..Unfortunatley that West side of the Forestry is heavily populated with Hunters during the weekends and of lately with People riding their Horses. You can gain access at the end of Symes road to the left through the scrub(But I wouldnt bother if you see horse floats inside the gates.) Definatley a cool bit of Forestry to check out with some amazing views!

    #20336

    Hadrian Haine
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    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I have been up Smyths road and seen it’s easy to ride around the gate there but wasn’t sure it was wise to entertain past a locked gate. Last time I went there Rally cars were running so that was interesting to park up and go for a walk around the rally cars.

    #20358

    streethassles
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    Ive gone into the forestry before through an unlocked gate..only to be locked in..lol.

    #20360

    streethassles
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    As a Kopuku rd native I can tell you all three Forest’s can get busy over the weekends. The 35 Years I’ve spent riding in there was mainly on weekdays, in the late afternoon, early evenings. So West division is for the Hunters and Horse’s..the Main Headquaters is frequently occupied with Greg Power with his trail rides and trail maintenance (Easily penetrated at the top of Ferndale road). The East side (Okaeria rd heading to the S.H) is usually host to Rally Driving Experience on the weekends, is heavily fortified and is home to one of the best trail’s in all of the Forestry which leads to the base of the famous “Bald Hill” (Bald Hill” is that perfectly form hill you can see on the Wearanga skyline as you head out of Te Kauwhata) The Trail leading to Bald hill is gnarly and challenging but easily conquered on an adventure bike with knobbies. Get to the top of Bald Hill and you are blessed with amazing 360 views. People obviously go up there on a semi regular basis judging by names and dates etched into the Trig Station. Some of the dates etched into to rocks up there go back to the 1800’s!

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