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Old 04-29-2014, 01:21 AM   #31
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Other than the wind... its no drama at all...
If theres any wind down in the valley..it's going to be near gale force
up the top...

Yer can tell people how windy it can be up there... but they really
don't have any idea till they have been up there on a windy day..

ride on the side of the road closest to the wind... so yer got enough road
to recover when yer blowen side ways..

a couple pics from near the top...
http://imageshack.com/a/img705/426/ssa41841.jpg
http://imageshack.com/a/img638/962/ssa41842.jpg









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Old 04-29-2014, 02:55 AM   #32
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Thanks for the ride guys, sorry I could not stay for a drink (racing went well-I won the Ray Anderson memorial club champs for small bore class and was second in open 4stroke behind former world GP MX star Josh Coppins-yes he kicked my arse Ha Ha ). I had a great time and am keen as to do it again soon.Nice to meet you Padmei,thanks for the photos (I must do something about that L Plate !! ).
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:05 AM   #33
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Hmm I havent been up there in a while, might join you.
Choose a clear day the view is amazing.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:55 PM   #34
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Saturday is looking pretty good.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:47 PM   #35
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Saturday is looking pretty good.

Should be all good for this if you are still keen. Will know for sure tomorrow, but am at 90%.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:19 AM   #36
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Yes, should be good to go. I have no idea if I can find it or how far it is from Blenheim.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:19 AM   #37
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I'm in at this stage as well.

10am at the Blenheim Rail Station?
Fuel across the road and it's on the way through Blen.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:24 AM   #38
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Yes, should be good to go. I have no idea if I can find it or how far it is from Blenheim.
A check of the map shows it to be roughly 50-60km each way from Blenheim

Turn off SH1 before Seddon heading up towards the Molesworth, go about 20km and turn off to the right heading up into the mountains.

It's a pretty clearly marked road on the map so should be well signposted.
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:41 AM   #39
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Good that you'll come as well. Taylor Pass should be open again.
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Yes, should be good to go. I have no idea if I can find it or how far it is from Blenheim.
First gate on the right about 20/30 metres after the end of the seal.....
It looks like a private drive.... He did have a illegal piss off sign on the gate .. Ignore it , it's legal access..
just don't wined it up till yer well passed the house..







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Oooh yea, could always head up over Taylor Pass to start the day off, and depending on the the time we could head back over Taylor Pass, hit the twisty seal over the Dashwood for a quick return home or even head back around the Redwood Pass.

Sooo many options
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10am, that means an early start for me.
Yeah Taylors Pass, that other way is aweful.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:39 AM   #43
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10am, that means an early start for me.
Yeah Taylors Pass, that other way is aweful.
I road a Zundapp through Taylor Pass when I wert lad. Took off the mudguards to make it more of a speedway weapon, 49cc of gravel mincing step-through power (early Recluse clutch). As I recall, nearly ran over a rabbit - still running over 4 legged animals to this day You boys have fun out in the boonies!
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See you guys at the railway station at 10.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:18 PM   #45
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That's Saturday, I hope? We'll have to keep an eye on the weather.
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