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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS North Island tracks map Vandy Road – Waitetuna (Hamilton)

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  • #4606
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Does anyone know where Vandy Road is? I wonder what it’s like in summer? Looks like it could be worth a look

    #4648
    xdodox (R.I.P)
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    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-37.8914626,175.020921,16z?hl=en

    But not sure, is that the real vandy road

    #4665
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    I found that one too but it’s too far North, Pureora Forest is a bit east and South of that.

    #4696
    xdodox (R.I.P)
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    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    If i have time on Sunday and the waether is fine, i will check it out. Then we know it. First tomorrow change my chain and spocket. New Swing arm bearings as well and a progressiv spring, rear shock.

    #4700
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    @xdodox said:
    If i have time on Sunday and the waether is fine, i will check it out. Then we know it. First tomorrow change my chain and spocket. New Swing arm bearings as well and a progressiv spring, rear shock.

    Did you check out Vandy Road?

    #4704
    xdodox (R.I.P)
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    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    No, bike is finished but no time today to go so far south. But i found few new tracks noth from aucklad. I will post it.

    #4752
    xdodox (R.I.P)
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    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    OK, now for sure. It is the real Vandy Road. I checked it out today. But for me, no way. Maybe not the right bike to ride it.
    Hard slippery, mud everywhere. deep ruts, closely road.
    I was alone today and te risk to stuck with my dakar was to big. As well hard worn rear tyre. SO, no chance for me.

    #4758
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    Cool!, it looks like a mission for later in summer when it’s possibly dried out a bit. Might have to get a few of us together, proper knobblies required.

    #4764
    xdodox (R.I.P)
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    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Yes, knobblies are requiered. Make sense to wait for later summer time.
    But i would try it.

    #4789
    Dean Saunders
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    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    shite sorry mate somehow missed this thread, me and mxnut eyed that some time ago with thoughts of getting back there in dryer months, never did get around to it. have seen dodgy fellas coming out of there a couple of times. couple of locals from makomako rd do it on atvs in summer for a laugh, apparently the paper rd goes right through to makomako but ya have to go through farmland to do that, would be good to hook it all up for a mega loop around the mountain

    #5257
    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    A couple of us checked out the beginning of Vandy road tonight, it’s definately a late summer one when it’s much dryer.


    @jake-maryniak
    at the start of the offroad section of Vandy Road

    Just around the corner you can see in pic 1, looking back to the start

    Looking further up the track from the same spot as pic 2

    #5391
    Sharn
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    • Bike: WR250R
    • Rank: 800cc Rider

    Looks a beauty, can’t wait to give it a whirl.

    #5456
    awa355
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    I went out that way today. From Te Pahue rd onto Fillery rd which is really the end of Waitetuna Valley road. A stop at Goulds quarry to get some photos, then onto Vandy road (just to see where exactly it goes). I pulled the pin at the start of the mud track. Even I’m not that stupid with the scooter.
    Vandy road

    Doing a ride report on my scooter thread on kiwibiker.

    #5467
    awa355
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Misspelt Te Pahu. Now I think I have mis spelt misspelt, AH buggar it.

    #8024
    Jake Maryniak
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Ok, so it wasn’t on the bike. Took the new truck out for a blast today, and went up to have a nosy up Vandy Rd. Unfortunately this is the state of it after yesterdays rain. Not really passable. Following two photos are of its victim, who got stuck. He had to be wintched outof the mud hole. (This is only about 5-10 metres into the track itself). Needless to say, he will need a new wheel alligment or more……

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