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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun View Post
    I came across this road when i was in SI last year, and turned out to my favourite road the tour. and we never planned on using it, just stumbled on it.
    Starting Point: Waiau, Canterbury
    Yeah the locals are very protective of the "Waiau Loop". What did you think of the odd mid corner handful of pebbles ? I got hebie Gebies

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    I love heading up central from Dunedin via SH 8!!
    My favourite bit, getting to go through the Manuka Gorge...

    Love those little twisties!!!!!!!!

    I hope they never straighten it. I don't care if they build another section of road to go around in the future so long as that section is left open as a scenic route.
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    Great little short ride is up over the Pareora gorge. Turn off just south of Timaru south side of the Pareora river and head towards the hills. Twisties for africa and good road. Brings you out at Cave on the main road to Fairlie. Nice loop through there to Geraldine via Totra valley,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kemet View Post
    I love heading up central from Dunedin via SH 8!!
    My favourite bit, getting to go through the Manuka Gorge...

    Love those little twisties!!!!!!!!

    I hope they never straighten it. I don't care if they build another section of road to go around in the future so long as that section is left open as a scenic route.
    Really impressed with the " realignment" at the top and now the loss of Raes Junction's excellent 45k corners. Bloody job creation schemes!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cold comfort View Post
    Really impressed with the " realignment" at the top and now the loss of Raes Junction's excellent 45k corners. Bloody job creation schemes!!
    Why do you think all the Norfies go sth. And you wondered where your petrol taxes went ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cold comfort View Post
    Really impressed with the " realignment" at the top and now the loss of Raes Junction's excellent 45k corners. Bloody job creation schemes!!
    Yup, many a peg I scraped on those.

    Attended a fatal bike cornering or two there too.....
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    ANY road between Picton and Bluff is all good.

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    my fav would be from Hamilton to whatawhata, only about 20klms.
    why: because every time i ride on it means i'm on my way to a KB adv ride and im excited as f@#k
    'Good things come to those who wait'
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    Quote Originally Posted by dino3310 View Post
    my fav would be from Hamilton to whatawhata, only about 20klms.
    why: because every time i ride on it means i'm on my way to a KB adv ride and im excited as f@#k
    im a dumb arse, wrong Island
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    Bollocks, get of your arse and go get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino3310 View Post
    im a dumb arse, wrong Island
    And I was just going to look for another Hamilton in the South Island!
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    "Stretch" of road

    SH1

    From: Christchurch
    To: Timaru
    Distance: 164kms


    You will need:
    • A Hayabusa
    • Radar detector

    Duration: 39 minutes and 21 seconds (hopefully)



    Just kidding, it's the noctoriously the most boring route NZ have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    SH1

    From: Christchurch
    To: Timaru
    Distance: 164kms


    You will need:
    • A Hayabusa
    • Radar detector

    Duration: 39 minutes and 21 seconds (hopefully)



    Just kidding, it's the noctoriously the most boring route NZ have.
    25mins from Hoyts Moorehouse Ave to Chertsey pub on a XJ750 many moons ago & it can be verified

    it ain't no boring road by any means..... take that attitude and it'll bite you nigh on 20yrs of living in the middle of it & travelling it every day taught me that even though it's as straight as hell it's a place to be on the alert 100% of the time so it's far from boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.W.R View Post
    25mins from Hoyts Moorehouse Ave to Chertsey pub on a XJ750 many moons ago & it can be verified

    it ain't no boring road by any means..... take that attitude and it'll bite you nigh on 20yrs of living in the middle of it & travelling it every day taught me that even though it's as straight as hell it's a place to be on the alert 100% of the time so it's far from boring.
    An hour&twenty-five from Timaru taxi base to Hagley Park in the 'lorry' back in the 70's, apparently,

    And you're right about SH1 there, maybe no corners but still not boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scumdog View Post

    And you're right about SH1 there, maybe no corners but still not boring.
    Those railway crossings, overbridges, river bridges, and the nor' wester which can be a right royal pain in the butt. All need your attention.

    I won't mention the campervans ... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Those railway crossings, overbridges, river bridges, and the nor' wester which can be a right royal pain in the butt. All need your attention.

    I won't mention the campervans ... lol
    Sounds like it's just like any else road in NZ without corners


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