The Nevis

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This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Eddieb 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #1460

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

    The Nevis is 65km of riding bliss, The North and South ends of the track rise over hill ranges with stunning views for miles in many directions before dropping into the Nevis valley which provides stunning scenery, ruins, and over 25 river crossings in about as many kilometres at the southern end.

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    #7568

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

    Rode today couple of river crossing up to seat but so much fun

    #19375

    neil.
    Participant
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: XT660R
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    How actually difficult is this (summer)? would a bike with a 19″ front wheel be ok? (g650gs / v-strom etc)I have only ever seen videos and pictures of riders on more off-road oriented bikes?

    #19377

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

    When we rode it the water crossings were barely more than ankle deep and except for maybe one section a competent rider could probably have ridden it on a naked road bike. The track itself was in a pretty good state and the water crossings flat bottomed.

    Nearer the Garston end there was one crossing that had quite a deep hole which could be skirted on the right side of the crossing when heading North to South, water was still about axle deep. After exiting this crossing there was ~100 meters of quite rough ground.

    Bear in mind this area gets a lot of weather over winter and conditions can change season to season but as we have rated it above an intermediate skill rider should have no real problems on a larger bike.

    @neil. said:
    How actually difficult is this (summer)? would a bike with a 19″ front wheel be ok? (g650gs / v-strom etc)I have only ever seen videos and pictures of riders on more off-road oriented bikes?

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