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glitch

Mapping the next ride...
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Love the yarn....and love the pics!
Stepping back from the actual event, the planning and thought going into this is pretty massive.
And also pretty intricate, considering the "theming" of it.

To be honest, long distance stuff has never been my thing and I couldn't really imagine it in a place like NZ where every single kilometer comes with a massive WHOWW factor.

I guess it's all the same to the locals though.

There's a EuroAlps annual King-of-the-passes event, trying to clock as many pass-roads within 8 riding days spread over the June-Sept riding season, each pass with a point-rating etc.
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
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Doubt it was a "waste"...those things are little miracles nowadays.
Nice bit of kit.

Really enjoyed a gawk and read of the latest TT2000 installment, that Quad tour looks amazing. I always wondered what the back country of Wanaka would look like, cheers for the pics.
That little detour at Hawea Flat got you ohh-soo-close to the start of the road along the shore to Dingleburn, a true stumper. :chug:

https://dxcprod.doc.govt.nz/globala...it/otago/hawea-conservation-park-brochure.pdf

Next time :)
 

banditrider

World Tourer
Looks interesting. I'd actually wondered about having a look up the other side (turn off by the Neck) on Meads Road but flagged it due to the coming weather.

Lake Hawea is such a stunning lake (parked right next to another lovely one) but man she was wild when we went through!
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
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Looks interesting. I'd actually wondered about having a look up the other side (turn off by the Neck) on Meads Road but flagged it due to the coming weather.

Lake Hawea is such a stunning lake (parked right next to another lovely one) but man she was wild when we went through!


Kidds Bush Campsite at the end of Meads Rd. is one BEWDIFUL spot even for a picnic or swim, can't remember if the continuation into the "Something" cattle/ sheep Station is open to the public though. It's in the same DOC Hāwea Conservation Park as Dingleburn.

Even well worth the ride in/ out above the pebbly beach with that breathtaking backdrop...

Kidds Bush is getting more traffic through the main season nowadays, it's listed in various Camper/ Camping guides etc.

https://bit.ly/3v3q4xd

Lake Hawea sure is a stunner, but in those conditions pretty bloody cold, too, I guess.

Neat (and cheap) stay in the area Hawea Pub https://bit.ly/3dBtrW7 https://bit.ly/3n3WDs7
 
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