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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS North Island tracks map 42nd Traverse

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  • #19727
    andy mac
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    I rode only a short section of the main track at the Kapoors Rd end. It was the worst condition I have seen with mini bog holes created by 4WDs.

    #19736
    Eddieb
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    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Did you take any pics Andy?

    @andy mac said:
    I rode only a short section of the main track at the Kapoors Rd end. It was the worst condition I have seen with mini bog holes created by 4WDs.

    #19737
    Eddieb
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    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Did you take any pics Andy?

    @andy mac said:
    I rode only a short section of the main track at the Kapoors Rd end. It was the worst condition I have seen with mini bog holes created by 4WDs.

    #19739
    andy mac
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    No photos of main track. Mini bog holes is probably exagarated but there are some greasy sections that will be trying on adv bikes.

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    #20440
    Brainflex
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    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    I rode the 42nd today and the track is in good condition, yes there is some challenging sections but that is why we ride it.

    #20495
    Eddieb
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    #24824
    Robert Parton
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    didn’t have time to do it all, went in from Owhango for about 1 ½ hours. had time to cool my feet though, lots of fun for a newbie taking it easy. though it’s so busy I don’t know if you’d want to zoom

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    #24834
    Eddieb
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    Nice work @robert_parton. How did the Himalayan go in there?

    #24836
    Robert Parton
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Pretty good I think. Last bike was a Vespa GTS 250. It went better than that :-). At this stage the bike is more capable than the rider. Hoping to change that with a bit more practice on the loose stuff.

    #28338
    Daniel Fisher
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    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    First time doing the 42 a fortnight ago, wasn’t sure what to expect. Actually was kinda expecting some rough and mud, but it was in mostly good nick, if anything it was mostly dry and dusty, actually got stuck on first climb after stream from south as wheel dug down into the dry/crumbly hill, pushed out no worries. Also the washout that what looks like @scubbo got stuck in is still there. Talking to one of the lodges managers, they have been letting 4×4 crews in early to help with maintenance of the track.
    Soft Dusty Hill
    Soft dusty hill
    Washout With Branches
    Washout marked will branches

    Unfortunately didn’t get to complete the whole of the 42 as got sidetracked on a sidetrack to the 10man (actually only 8 beds if you would like to update the description @eddieb?) We then decided to take a “shortcut” back to the 42 which took us 4 hours to do the 6.5km, in doing so cutting out some of the main track. Ahwell just have to come back again to finish it 😉
    “Shortcut” But boy was it fun!

    The Ten Man Hut itself is pretty well kitted out with sink, water, longdrop, fireplace, lighting via car batterys and even a shower that can we warmed via a fire stoked under the water cylinder.
    Woopsie on Toptrack(10manhut)
    Woopsie on Toptrack(10manhut)
    Puddle on Top Track/10man
    Puddle on Top Track/10man
    Ten Man Hut
    Ten Man Hut

    #28345
    Daniel Fisher
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    Another photo angle of washout. I think you would be hard pressed to get a 4×4 through there.
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    #28476
    mmeredith
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    • Bike: Husqvarna FE450 Rally Lite & FE350
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    As part of our adventure from Auckland to Christchurch, we mapped our route through the 42nd Traverse (excluding 10 man hut).

    Having never done it before, we expected the worst and allowed 4hrs with a 1hr contingency, should there be any mechanical or sense of humour failures.

    Arriving ta the start (Owhango end) it was nice and sunny, but within 10min the clouds rolled in and it turned into a rather wet ride.

    The trail however was insanely fun! Fast and flowy. Most corners have a bit of a gravely camber to them so even in the wet they can be bermed. If one keeps their momentum up on the climbs, they’re nice and easy.

    The river was pretty easy to cross, and before we knew it, we were out the other end. Total time Owhango to SH47, 1hr30min (average speed of approx. 31kph).

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    Just about to start.

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    At the end. Drenched, muddy, tired, but big smiles!

    #28504
    D LUCAS
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    Im gonna give the 42 traverse ago on friday 28th. expecting to start SH47 and finishing at Owhango as per the . i usually just ride around exploring on my own. first time doing the 42 traverse. if anywants to join ill be at end Kapoors road where the junction is and where the 42 traverse track starts at 10.30 – 11.00am, changing my front sprocket for the track.

    #28564
    D LUCAS
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    Was a good day. enjoyed it so much i rode back to the start. nice easy track good for light bikes with dirt treads. track is in good condition. some photos attached. i took photos of each stream so u can see. they not very deep and easy to just ride through them. there is a lot of other trails off of the 42nd traverse. while the 42nd was nice a dry and well maintained the trails that branch off are very wet and muddy with deep puddles. im planning to go back when its been dry for a while and check out the other trails.
    in the mean time ill be exploring the trails deeper deeper in and around the back of Rotoma to Matata. just a tip if u gonna do those trails. take a machete and a portable spade. those trails have a lot of wash outs and fallen trees. might need to build ramps over trees etc. if any one planning on doing rotoma trails hit me up.

    #28569
    D LUCAS
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    oops. files to big for some photos. oh well

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