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Old 01-06-2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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Kia Ora.
later I came around a tight corner to see a very fresh skid mark running straight instead of round the corner.
I knows nothing...
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #17
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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.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537291

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
OK thanks doesnt sound too bad.
Thanks also for the posts with pix on your rides.. interesting and entertaining!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:03 AM   #18
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Little bit of info on cost/season dates etc here....
www.adventureguide.co.nz/articles/12/85/rainbow-road.php

www.adventureguide.co.nz/articles/12/95/molesworth.php
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #19
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I rode down the Molesworth yesterday afternoon from Blenheim, via Taylors Pass rd avoids Hwy 1, very pretty.

It was absolutly brillant Postcard perfect weather conditions, road in very good condition, little traffic except for 2 bloody BIG lowloaders hauling some big machinary, thought the 1st one was going to take my rh pannier off with the corner of his bullbar thats how close we passed each other!

Took about 4 1/2hrs including lots of photo stops.

Still one of my alltime great roads
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:03 AM   #20
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rainbow is pretty rough at the mo,well it was last week.Moleworth is ussually very good,number one rule...KEEP WELL LEFT
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