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I had a hard fight last weekend to get my bike back out of the mud. It was starting easy but after a while i was stuck in. Almost 60 min needed to get the bike out. It is shit if you are alone. And now, after two days, i can still feel the hard work, what i have done….muscle soreness. 🙂 But it was funny as well
That looks like fun, where was it?
It was about 5km close to helensville. Chatham Rd. A typical BaseCamp marked gravel road. Nothing to worry about it. I guess i have to do it again, but without any stuck in mud. 🙂
Awesome, thanks for the gpx file, I will check it out, from your pics it looks worthy of posting up as a page.
Hey, don’t ride alone. Next time give us a shout. I also want to get stuck in the mud 🙂
I have a “hall pass” to go riding whenever I want so I’m always available.
Can you pm people on this forum?
Did this on my way to collect some parts from Repco, thought I may as well make an adventure out of it 🙂 No big ruts although muddy in a few places, was able to tractor with a bit of speed. East to West will be the way to do it if muddy as would be going down the hill instead of trying to climb it and making a mess of the road.
It’s steeper than it looks here.
Went through here on the weekend and its in great shape.
The road is much more overgrown now (can’t see the road closed sign for the mound of earth and grass on it), but in summer, it’s very rideable.
The northern end starts as gravel, and you come to that road closed section. Looks like locals have deliberately let it look wild, as once through 50m odd, its flat (and there are a few farm gates onto it). Heading south, you reach the steep section after the tree lined section, and after a bit more flat, you get into the narrow bit with another clay based climb up to the road. This is quite uneven, guessing from horses hooves etc. So a bit technical, more than a gravel road, but winter it would probably look like above, a real bog.
Chatham Rd out by Riverhead has been chewed up by the 4×4 guys.
Still passable but I wouldn’t try on a Big bike.