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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS North Island tracks map Klondyke Road

This topic contains 23 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  Badjelly 1 year, 2 months ago.

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  • #2783

    Chris McKinnon – Topher
    Participant
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: 2010 R1200GS, 2006 F650GS Dakar, TY175 JE
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Great views, cool geology. Ridden through a couple of times now in both directions. Klondyke has been and continues to be beaten up by logging trucks. The coast road passes over and through some magnificent limestone outcrops and there are great views over the tasman sea from a couple of high, windy ridges.

    #2803

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

    Nice., Where’s Klondyke Road?

    #2810

    Sharn
    Participant
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: WR250R
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Near Port Waikato, cool road; did a couple weeks ago. Have a Track file for it if you like Ed?

    #2811

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

    Would love it. Email it to [email protected] if you could and a few words about whether there’s stream crossings etc like is on the other tracks on yhe site and I’ll load it up.

    #2844

    Chris McKinnon – Topher
    Participant
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: 2010 R1200GS, 2006 F650GS Dakar, TY175 JE
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Here’s a topo map clip of Klondyke Road (assuming my techno geekery is up to attching it cortrectly)

    #2846

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

    Ah, I really need a GPS tracklog.

    #2859

    Chris McKinnon – Topher
    Participant
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: 2010 R1200GS, 2006 F650GS Dakar, TY175 JE
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    A picture’s worth a thousand tracklogs

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    #3144

    Sharn
    Participant
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: WR250R
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Finally got my log done, had to edit oy the rest of my ride… I’m very new to the GPS stuff.

    I’ll actually email the track file and pics not enough room here

    Track name:
    Description:
    Track type: (Gravel road)
    Track composition (bumpy,steep)
    Would the track be particularly slippery when wet e.g. due to papa clay? (No)
    Suitable for <650cc? (intermediate)
    Suitable for >650cc? (beginner)
    Are there river crossings on the track? (No)

    #3171

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

    I’ve just created a page for Klondyke Road, thanks for sending the GPS tracklog through OneBlackFlag.

    Klondyke Road

    #3172

    roodyblues
    Participant
    • Location: Whangarei, Northland, NZ
    • Bike: DRZ 400, XRV 750, Tiger Explorer 1200
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I rode past it couple of weeks ago, saw it and thought to myself; ” Self! That looks an interesting road” but due to time constraints, carried on. Bugger ! Don’t know when I’ll next get down there.

    #3747

    RideTheCloud
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Discovered Klondyke Road a few months ago while bimbling around the port. Saw the sign and thought – wonder where that goes. Attached a photo of the view back as the road tracks up the hills and another of the view towards the Waikato river.

    #4772

    Scott Livingston
    Participant
    • Location: Takapuna in Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Thanks for letting us know about this road. Looks like a beauty. I road South from Port Waikato to the Nikau Cafe last week and the scenery was stunning. According to Ann who runs the Nikau Cafe there were some scenes of Lord of the Rings filmed in this area. I then carried on South ending up at the end of Te Akau Wharf Road overlooking Raglan. What a magic spot. Highly recommended. And then if you live in Auckland you can have a nice sealed twisty road blast (legal limit of course) up SH22!

    #4867

    Kit Tyler
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    For a beginner, which direction would be more suitable? West to East or East to West? What I mean, is it easier to go uphill or downhill? I am on a DR650 with semi road on rear and knobbly on front.
    Cheers

    #4868

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

    @kitbag_tyler said:
    For a beginner, which direction would be more suitable? West to East or East to West? What I mean, is it easier to go uphill or downhill? I am on a DR650 with semi road on rear and knobbly on front.
    Cheers

    Hi @kitbag_tyler, welcome to the site.

    I’ve only ridden it once and that was West to East. No matter which way you go you get to go up and downhill. On the day we did it it was raining and a huge tracked tree felling machine had just driven up the east side and ripped it to pieces and it was pretty slippery as it had exposed a lot of clay. I would say the West side is a bit more twisty with sharper corners though so I’d prefer to go up the west side and down the East I think.

    #4898

    Kit Tyler
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 DR650
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Sweet thanks for that! Will attempt it this weekend if the weather is nice 🙂 Pics look awesome!

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