Riding In Kaikoura

Postby brucee on Mon 2/Feb/09 9:43pm

Goin to Kaikoura this wend and was wanting to know if anyone had the heads up on some good riding or should I just go and do Mt fyffe ?
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby tricky on Wed 4/Feb/09 9:27am

Do a forum search, I asked the same question 18 months back and got a couple of good leads.
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby swtchbckr on Wed 4/Feb/09 11:40am

Check out your friendly topo map...
Okiwi Bay, just south of Clarence River mouth. DOC tracks. ride to Jacobs Ladder (600 odd m) (or yards just below). couple hours frickin' steep climbing, 10-20 mins w00t inspiring descent. some cool ass remnant podocarp forest in the Black Miller Stm valley. rough as guts ex logging / 4wd tracks that are virtually single track in places... you could feasibly ride right through to the Seaward Valley Rd, or down to Half Moon Bay too (not sure about access there tho).

That and Mt Fyffe...1700 m of steeeeep climbing followed by what, 20mins brake destroying descent.
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:30pm

1602 m if the sign speaks the truth - I did a blat down to kick the year off.....

Ima speil for the hell of it:

Upcoming birthday had me worrying about age - I was woken by the sound of a plan hatching
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:30pm

Locked and loaded on new years eve - everything I need for 3 days....
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:31pm

0300 ferry down to greet the new year...
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:31pm

Halfway by my reckoning. I'm fully expecting Oli to identify make and model (due to bike industry experiance, not age!)
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:31pm

Must...remember....to.....vaseline...my....arsecrack....on....the....way....back.....
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:31pm

Thaarshebe...
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:32pm

Immortality is mine!!
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:32pm

Home straight....
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:32pm

Noice....
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:32pm

Echos of Bathurst thread ringing in my ears...
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby JaredTheAmazing on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:32pm

Faaaarkin loved this. 3 Jan 2009 - after all that, back in Wgtn I caught up with the bro and discovered I'm actually a year younger than I thought I was anyway. Simultaneous Doh+Woot!
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Re: Riding In Kaikoura

Postby swtchbckr on Wed 4/Feb/09 1:57pm

choice.
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