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Old 11-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Micawberism View Post
They are marketing it well. It has that same "forgotten world" feeling as 43. A noticable increase in the number of camper vans being the unfortunate side effect.
I was riding with a guy on a triumph something or other road bike, he found the first gravel section below Jerusalem needed his full consentration
Yes I wouldn’t want to be on that bit with a fat 17" front plow. I took it nice and easy even with a nice skinny 21' front. I went up the river road a couple of months ago and had to dodge every animal known to mankind - sheep,cows,horses,goats,pigs even lamas. This time I never saw anything until just out of Reatahi - weird how it changes.

And yes it does have a similar feel to 43, Taumaranui to Stratford is also one of the best road rides in the country.

Originally Posted by young1 View Post
We went up Turakina Valley Road on Saturday, my first time, gorgeous road and scenery.
I was intending to head down Whangaehu Valley Rd but the road is/was blocked so Turikina was my 2nd choice - but it was a lovely ride anyway.

What time did you come through? - I went down about 2pm ish
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