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Old 12-22-2014, 02:56 AM   #1
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Molesworth track update

For those who are heading south over Christmas/New Year, here is the current status.
I rode half of the Molesworth today, and it is in the best condition I have seen it, and I have ridden it quite a few times.

Reason for only half, Blenheim to Molesworth Station, I have run out of time down here in the South Island, I get the ferry tomorrow.
Have been waiting for the weather to improve, i.e no rain, for the last few weeks, and finally got a couple of fine days.

Not just the Molesworth, have missed out on lots of other iconic dirt roads, thanks to this weather. Shit happens





Enjoy, and hopefully the weather stays good over summer

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Old 12-22-2014, 03:51 AM   #2
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nice one Chris - hope you have better weather for the remainder of your time in Aotearoa - cheers Oaters
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:37 AM   #3
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I agree, Molesworth is best I've seen it. Went through last week in vintage car & not much traffic then either. Only saw one m/bike (Lucky Strike).
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:35 PM   #4
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Schweet! Think I'll make the most of it and fang through Sat morning
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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good stuff. heading south thru there soon myself

better luck next time with the weather, sounds like you're pretty familiar with it anyway!
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #6
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Yup, I went through in the ute a few weeks back and I agree, it's in excellent condition.

On the other hand Port Underwood is rubbish at the moment, I went through last night and it was recently freshly graded and has since developed humps of dirt in the middle of the wheel tracks.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:36 PM   #7
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On the other hand Port Underwood is rubbish at the moment, I went through last night and it was recently freshly graded and has since developed humps of dirt in the middle of the wheel tracks.
Was quite lumpy the other week too on any decent heading north. Keen to go for a blat out that way tomorrow after work if you are
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Old 12-23-2014, 01:09 AM   #8
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Was quite lumpy the other week too on any decent heading north. Keen to go for a blat out that way tomorrow after work if you are
I'd love to but I have dinner with my sisters, gonna check out their school reports and wind them up
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