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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
    100mph average, shouldn't be that hard depending on the time of day and how many chances you're prepared to take
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    100mph average, shouldn't be that hard depending on the time of day and how many chances you're prepared to take
    It was reckless enough back then especially as I was 2up and nowdays would just end in a mess

    being 20, racing a couple of Roadknights, & showing off it was act and think of the consequences later......now it's think of the consequences then act

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.W.R View Post
    It was reckless enough back then especially as I was 2up and nowdays would just end in a mess

    being 20, racing a couple of Roadknights, & showing off it was act and think of the consequences later......now it's think of the consequences then act
    Them last few words are really it for me these days too!
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    Road 25a that crosses the southern coromandel, nice new asphalt and you can keep up a good speed there!

    sorry missed the south island part

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    Reading this thread again and I realise I'm a lucky lucky boy. Mrs Oakie and I are doing a 7 day trip in November that takes in many of the roads mentioned ... Temuka - Pukaki, Lindis Pass, Cromwell - Queenstown, Crown Range, Wanaka - Haast ... Haast to Westport over 4 days ... then back home over the Lewis Pass. Mmmmmm.
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    Having just finished the southern escapade I gotta list a few of my new fave roads.
    still love the Waimate gorge!
    Going up the crown range from the wanaka side.
    and riding up to the lindis was like a symphony on 8 wheels. The three in front of me leaning into the corners all at an even pace........booooootiful
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ CBR View Post
    Nice and whindy, great view of the huge boats in the harbour from cliffside road. Grab a drink in Akaroa then do it all again! Better for summer rides as quite a few shaded parts of road.

    Stats:
    82.6 km – about 1 hour 19 mins

    http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?f=d&so...,0.725098&z=11
    Going VIA summit road makes this one even better!
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    the road up the west coast of the south is...grail to us on the east coast the cherry on the top after the stunning ride through arthurs or lewis passes this road makes you droooool more than homer looking at marge(she is kinda hot) amagine sun at your back the tasman blue as blue up round the cliffs by punakiki, the camper van about to wipe you out full of beautiful blonde german or even betterer swedeish tourist girlies.
    who could ask for more

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    Bloody hell!

    Hard to make a choice..

    Takaka Hill
    Hundalees Ferniehurst - Oaro SH1
    Lewis Pass
    Arthurs Pass
    Hasst Pass
    Araroa
    Mt Cook Road
    Fairlie - Omarama
    Crown Range
    Devils Staircase Frankton - Kingston
    Te Anau - Milford
    Wport - Karamea
    Catlins
    Otago Peninsula

    If I HAD to make a choice. I would say Te Anau - Milford on a stunning day..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    Another part of the Haast pass, not yet mentioned, is the beautiful lakeside run from Makarora to Lake Hawea township..one very fast stretch of sweepers with stunning views of first Lake Wanaka then it's switches to Lake Hawea.
    Oh Yeah, Last weekend on the new bike. Hawea- Haast - Hawea. Wind / Snow slush / Hail BUT awesome all the same.
    And the espresso at the Makorora Cafe ain't too bad either

    Quote Originally Posted by Retroqueen View Post
    riding up to the lindis was like a symphony on 8 wheels. The three in front of me leaning into the corners all at an even pace........booooootiful
    Isn't the Lindus great, both ways

    Quote Originally Posted by DougieNZ View Post
    Bloody hell!
    Hard to make a choice..

    Otago Peninsula

    If I HAD to make a choice
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    [QUOTE=xknuts;1129446731]Oh Yeah, Last weekend on the new bike. Hawea- Haast - Hawea. Wind / Snow slush / Hail BUT awesome all the same.

    Last weekend! When there was 20cm powder at Trebles last day!! Call yourself a snowboarder- i'm very disappointed.
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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.
    sadly sooo true
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    Lewis Pass and the pig route are my faves

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    fast and furious to the top of the crown range from the queenstown end then a cruze down to wanaka, could not stop smiling when i took my lid off, but me mate on his guzzi took his lid off and grumply said < thats a bloody goat track.> guess my favorit wont be everyones, up north i liked 90mile beach longest strieght in the country and know speed cameras ,

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    Queenstown, earnslaw, te anau. Very pretty, take the camera.

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