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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS North Island tracks map Moir Hill Rd

This topic contains 18 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  Scott Livingston 9 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #9116

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Been there today. Short, but nice to ride. To problem to pass both gates.

    See the Full page at: Moir Hill Road

    #9132

    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Hi,

    I thought one could not enter the roads if there is a gate? Did you had to ask for permission?

    Cheers

    #9135

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    No, i did not. No sign etc. But i could see, i wasn´t the first rider on these day. Some marks of dirt tires behind the gate and all way down the track.

    #9276

    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    humm interesting,

    I’ve been trying to get into Riverbed forest, but all entrances have a gate, and I never felt that I could come in, so, in essence if there is no sign one should be ok?

    #9285

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

    @jonibarteam said:
    humm interesting,

    I’ve been trying to get into Riverbed forest, but all entrances have a gate, and I never felt that I could come in, so, in essence if there is no sign one should be ok?

    I assume you mean Riverhead Forest? What what I’ve heard that’s private land and pretty actively patrolled so I wouldn’t recommend it.

    Whether you can safely access somewhere often depends on the particular situation. Most roads through forests in NZ are actually private and hence you’d be trespassing, outside of forests the road is more likely to be a paper road and hence legally accessible, but these are generalisations.

    #9286

    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    You are spot on… it is Riverhead forest… damm autocorrect…
    It would be nice to have a proper place to check if a road is private or not… I’ve been looking at the LINZ site but cannot find proper information…

    Cheers

    #9297

    Paul McQ
    Participant
    • Location: Manawatu
    • Bike: an Orange one
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    For maps of legal roads, or paper roads see the Government Walking Access Commission website and the Mapping system here, your tax dollars at work-
    http://wams.org.nz/wams_desktop/index.aspx
    It’s great, has every road that the public should have access to, with a bit of common sense taken into consideration. All public roads show as purple lines. It’s a bit slow to load sometimes but a great tool.

    #9304

    Gremlin
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: 2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    I know the NGARNZ group occasionally goes into Riverhead, but they get permission, keys to the gate etc. Otherwise it’s horses/cyclists/walkers. My understanding at least…

    #9306

    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Hi Paul,
    Wams is a very cool site, definitely one to add to the collection.

    I’m currently working on generating kml files for all the gravel/metaled/unmetaled roads in NZ.
    Will post soon, and will be keen to get some help from people to check confirm the data, as I’m extracting from OSM.
    This is being done from work done by Adam Franco with his curvature.py script. (generates twisty road maps.)

    Anyone around Auckland keen to go on exploration rides?

    Cheers

    #9753

    Bladerunner99
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Yes definitely keen to help you out, just let me know what I can do to assist. Live on the North Shore.

    #9754

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

    @jonibarteam said:
    I’m currently working on generating kml files for all the gravel/metaled/unmetaled roads in NZ.
    Will post soon, and will be keen to get some help from people to check confirm the data, as I’m extracting from OSM.
    This is being done from work done by Adam Franco with his curvature.py script. (generates twisty road maps.)

    Anyone around Auckland keen to go on exploration rides?

    Cheers

    I missed this previously, that sounds like a cool project, worthy of it’s own thread or possibly even it’s own page.

    #9755

    Joao
    Keymaster
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: R1200GS
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Happy to start posting.
    Already have some files, (huge)

    Do you want to start the thread?

    Cheers

    #9968

    Rob
    Participant
    • Location: Red Beach
    • Bike: XRV 750
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    Yep keen!

    #9972

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

    Here’s the every gravel road in NZ thread

    Map of every unsealed road in New Zealand

    @rob_roy said:
    Yep keen!

    #11080

    robbo67
    Participant
    • Location:
    • Bike:
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    I rode this today, and really feel the description etc needs updating. The entry gate from the East far from easy for a bigger bike (whale of a Tiger in my case) to get past.

    As someone who is a beginner off-road, the track is not something I would class as a beginner track and even less so if you were to come from the Western end. The track in a large chunk in the middle is made up of sand/mud and in the wet must be a nightmare, again even more so for a beginner.

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