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Old 05-03-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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Rides I want to do

I have decided to compile my list of rides I want to do here in this forum. Please feel free to comment or add suggestions. There is bound to be places I havent even heard of.
Some will be places I have been but want to go back to. I will figure out as I go how to add location references to them.

North Island

Whangamomona rd

Aotuhia stn

Cape to Cape

Tarndale Slip

Puketoi rd

Pori rd

Takapari rd


South Island
Mt Patriarch

Altimarloch

Cobb Dam and Anatori

Clarence River Valley

Maungatapu Track

Molesworth/Rainbow and Severn river shortcut and other tracks off the Rainbow

Big River

Porika track

Braeburn Track

Maruia saddle

Napoleon hill

Leatham and Branch Valleys

Havelock river track

Walter Peak and Mavora Lakes

Mt Algidus sth in Cantebury. (I have read a couple of books by a woman who lived there so want to check it out )

Orari gorge

Godley Glacier

Macaulay Valley

Hopkins Valley

Omarama Saddles

Black Forest

Hakataramea Pass

Mckensie's Pass

Danseys Pass

Nevis

Hawksburn rd

Skippers and The Branches

Macetown

Obelisk rock and track south

Borland rd

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Old 05-03-2014, 08:53 PM   #2
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Can I suggest some from my travels around the TOTS?

The Marlborough Sounds

French Pass - cool roads & cuppa @ Underground's at Bulmer

Kenepuru sound.
- Titirangi bay
- A nite stay at Hopewell backpackers - awesome place & cruise over to Crail bay.
- really bad coffee but OK weges @ portage on the way thru

Port Underwood with guided tour of The Opua forest with the lookout to Tory channel.

Golden Bay
- cruise into the Cob lake via excellent footpeg grinding race track that is the takaka hill
- Out to Totaranui via excellent coffee & sweet chilli toasted roll @ ...... (TBA) in Pohara
- Anatori for sand dune riding & amazing road crossing many spectacular causeways & if you can get across Big River - a ride to the lighthouse.

Nelson hinterlands
- maungatapu track from Pelorus
- Inland moutere highway & area
- Porika track
- Braeburn track
-Matakitaki valley & Maruia saddle

Reefton
- Big River
- Napoleons Hill (haven't done it yet but apparently very good)

Molesworth Station & Rainbow rd
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Padders, Good suggestions. Have been out to Golden bay and down to Anatori before but not for a long time and we only went as far as the river as we arrived in a thunder storm and decided not to cross in case we couldnt get back. Is that Cafe down toward Anatori still open. ?
I havent been to the Cobb dam though.
Some more time exploring in the Sounds would be good. Its an area that ive often missed due to heading further south then racing back for the ferry. The Porika, Braeburn and Maruia saddle are always on may route if we have time and Rainbow, Molesworth go wiothout saying really.
I was going to put Big River onto my list. its been a few years since I was up there.
How is the Mangatapu these days, the main way was blocked at one stage eh ?

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Old 05-03-2014, 10:52 PM   #4
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How about the track from Denniston to the Iron Bridge in the Buller? Really want to do that sometime. Does it have a name?
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:04 PM   #5
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How about the track from Denniston to the Iron Bridge in the Buller? Really want to do that sometime. Does it have a name?
Is that the one with the creek that runs through the tunnel that you ride through ? If so thats on the list once we have a name for it
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:12 PM   #6
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Is that the one with the creek that runs through the tunnel that you ride through ? If so thats on the list once we have a name for it
My bad. It's Napoleon Hill.

http://www.nzadventures.co.nz/view_photo_album_2.html#

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Old 05-03-2014, 11:38 PM   #7
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A creek that runs through a tunnel? Now I'm even more keen.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:14 AM   #8
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How about the track from Denniston to the Iron Bridge in the Buller? Really want to do that sometime. Does it have a name?

Called the mackley. No tunnel, but a bloody good ride.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:35 AM   #9
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Called the mackley. No tunnel, but a bloody good ride.
Is this in the same spot
Check out min 1.07

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BpDA...al3OpSHdezfV0w
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:06 AM   #10
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Some will be places I have been but want to go back to.
Maybe some places here.

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Old 05-04-2014, 02:33 AM   #11
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:17 AM   #12
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Is this in the same spot
Check out min 1.07

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BpDA...al3OpSHdezfV0w
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:22 PM   #13
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So Phils thread has now become glitch ozs ride report ????

Nice thought but what do pics of food you ate have anything to do with the intentions of this thread?

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Old 05-04-2014, 05:07 PM   #14
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did I miss some pics of food? - damn

Phil - get rid of this thread

It does me no good thinking about all these neat places when I should be working
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:35 PM   #15
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Some food for thought here.

http://www.offroadexpress.co.nz/Foru...hp?f=9&t=29534

Pics at the end of those threads.


Haven't had the bike down there yet...but just sorting some chains (and a wetsuit? haven't quite figured that bit yet haha) for this winter.

You could always be boring and go in the summer when it is equally awesome though. Hopkins would be my pick of the two (although if you don't like getting wet the Macaulay has more options for crossing depending on the time of year) and there is also the Dobson next to the Hopkins which I haven't done yet.

So onto the list?

Godley Glacier
Macaulay Valley
Hopkins Valley

Good hunting and tramping in both those areas also if you want to mix it up. Not sure on fishing.
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