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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS North Island tracks map Old Mountain Road

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  • #2289
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Old Mountain Road is the original road connecting Raglan to the Waikato until SH23 was constructed. Now the road is little used except for local farme
    [See the full post at: Old Mountain Road]

    #4069
    awa355
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I did this road a couple of weeks ago on my Yamaha 100cc 2t scooter. Along with the Plateau rd which runs off the Kawhia/ Bridal Veils fall road. Plateau rd ( according to google ) should have linked up with Van Houtte rd which would have bought me back out on the Raglan Hamilton road. It was closed so I did some back tracking to Te Mata and SH23. I did a write up on this ride for the scooter section of the kiwi biker forum. Here is one photo I took on the Old Mountain rd. Look familiar??

    Old Mountain rd.

    #5078
    Hobbyhorse
    Participant
    • Bike: 2008 Suzuki DRZ 250
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Went through yesterday …. good surface and very interesting historically. My wife’s family used this road as access to Hamilton and beyond in earlier years.

    #5079
    Hobbyhorse
    Participant
    • Bike: 2008 Suzuki DRZ 250
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    The “outback beemer” stopped by the tank trap on Old Mountain Road.

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    awa355
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    The Beemer is looking good. I found the road further on (in the direction you are facing) was cut up quite a bit. But then on 10″ wheels I find corrugations ruts etc, that full size wheels dont notice.

    #5254
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Just went over this tonight and the gravel truck has been through, particularly on the Hamilton side there’s now quite a bit of deep gravel.

    #12884
    jr.herbert
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Took my learner rider son over Old Mountain Road today to get some metal road experience and carried on through to old lime works road. He was on a Kawasaki KLX125
    Not much metal left on the road, was fairly greasy going down the incline. Good confidence building.
    Love the history

    #20110
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Old Mountain Road has just been graded so has a loose flat surface to it and some useless scrotes have dumped and burnt a pile of rubbish at the summit.

    #27250
    Rob Crawford
    Participant
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Went over this road today. A few patches of wet clay but overall pretty good.

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