Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby mfw on Mon 21/Mar/11 3:01pm

OK the MTB'ers have got this are-the-port-hill-still-closed-t107201.html but what about the roadies?

According to CCC the following roads are open:

1. Mt Pleasant, access from:
- Cave Tce / Moncks Spur Rd
- Glenstrae
- Cannon Hill Cres / Major Hornbrook

2. Summit rd from Mt Pleasant Rd to Evans pass

3. Evans pass to Lyttleton on Old Sumner Lyttleton Rd (unsealed?)

4. 'Short bays' bays roads

5. Dyers pass from both directions

Which means you could do a hill loop by stringing together 1 to 5 if you can find a way to get scramble down from Evans pass Old Sumner Lyttleton Rd (in roadie shoes :crazy: ) and then at the bottom patch your way through Lyttleton.

Anyone know if this is possible, and what the surface of Old Sumner Lyttleton Rd is like?

Failing that it just leaves Dyers, which is better than nothing. :D
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby Spyder on Mon 21/Mar/11 3:09pm

Didn't GUB say that the Bastard is open? So that would allow for variations down that end (South Short Bays?)?
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby scatter on Mon 21/Mar/11 3:18pm

Spyder wrote:Didn't GUB say that the Bastard is open? So that would allow for variations down that end (South Short Bays?)?


CCC sez nup.
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby danose on Mon 21/Mar/11 3:21pm

old sumner road is pretty rough dirt (not even shingle) - wouldn't want to take a roadie on it.

why not just do the 'alternative' short bays (the dyers/kiwi/govs/gebbies/bastard loop) - it's all good. Ditto the purau loop instead of long bays.
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby Spyder on Mon 21/Mar/11 3:27pm

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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby danose on Mon 21/Mar/11 3:35pm

Spyder wrote:http://www.ramm.co.nz/ChristchurchEQ.php

Agreed, Bastard is red.


they're showing ALL the summit rd from top of mt pleasant rd right thru to gebbies pass closed - that was true a couple of weeks back, but I know the kiwi/rapaki section is now open (closed just from mt pleasant back to there now), and similarly they'd relaxed the other direction (road is definitely open as far as the bellbird)
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby hpg on Mon 21/Mar/11 4:30pm

Kiwi to the top of the Bastard has been open for a while. I know of a couple of folk who rode the Bastard on the weekend and didn't have to break any road blocks to do it so I think that is OK too.
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Mon 21/Mar/11 5:32pm

bastard is open :) :) :)
i rode it thursday last
there has been a slip cleared and a couple of small holes.
usual care descending i'd imagine.
port levy hill is open :satan:
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby rochie on Tue 22/Mar/11 6:13am

Bastrad def open for business. Few gouges in the tarmac but otherwise fine.
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby DerrickN on Tue 22/Mar/11 1:14pm

From what I have gleaned from riders using Summit Road recently:
Evans Pass to Mt Pleasant Road OPEN
Mt Pleasant Road to Sign of Kiwi CLOSED - still a boulder field especially by Gondola area
Sign of Kiwi to Gebbies Pass - OPEN (with care - a few dents and holes)
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Tue 22/Mar/11 1:55pm

is Sumner Mt pleasant open anybody?
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby RJD on Tue 22/Mar/11 2:07pm

Yes.
Mt pleasant -> sumit road -> evans pass to sumner is open.

least it was a week after the quake.
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Sat 26/Mar/11 7:56pm

RJD wrote:Yes.
Mt pleasant -> sumit road -> evans pass to sumner is open.

least it was a week after the quake.


went out to sumner to visit friends yesterday - serious road muntage :( - I think i'll stick to southern parts of the port hills for a while.
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby Spyder on Sat 26/Mar/11 7:58pm

The road up to the Kiwi is fine as is the Summit Rd from Rapaki (where it is closed) through to the Bastard. Some evidence of rockfall on the sides, but OK.
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Re: Port Hills Road Riding - Post Earthquake

Postby rochie on Sun 27/Mar/11 7:06am

XLNT coffee too at SOTK, now the post-ride feedstation of choice. And lolly cake.
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