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Old 01-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #15
Padmei OP
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Location: Nelson New Zealand
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Originally Posted by kiwiandy View Post
OK Thanks Will give it a go..looking at the pix here there seems t be some river crossings?.. so they have big boulders.. or are they pretty smooth?
No I havent had the bike up to Nelson yet... one day!
Cheers and thanks for the welcome
The height of them depends on the rainfall over the previous day or so. There is only 1 ford on the Molesworth iirc on Taylors pass rd which is a piece of cake.
The fords at the Nelson end of the Rainbow are ok however they do creep up on you fast - if you see a sign SLOW DOWN. The one Pete fell in was a lil slippery - but he was just unlucky to slide off the front of a rock which spun him round. I went over ok & I think having a heavier bike helps a great deal. I was riding a newish 70/30 front & a half worn E07 on the back.
There are some closer to the
here's another RR I did a few years ago which has a bit more info.

It isn't really in the middle of nowhere as there are heaps of cars & mtbs going thru so don't be intimidated by it
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