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    Your Favourite Road (North Island)

    WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE STRETCH OF ROAD?

    What the aim of this thread is for people to let others know there favourite bit of road thru out the country.

    So if people are planning a trip, can check out some other bikers favourite routes

    There is one thread for North Island Roads, and another for South Island Roads

    Rules
    • Only 1 route per person per thread.
    • Check that someone else hasn't already used your route, if so choose another your favourite, place another favourite of yours, or do not reply.
    • Your Route has no more than 100kms long. (can only be 50km etc, but no more than 100kms, aka no saying coro loop, which part is your favourite)
    • Add a map of some kind. (google, wises or simlar showning where its located for ease of use of others)
    • Add a brief description, of road type, and if there are and interesting sites along route for people to look at.
    • This thread is not for listing the merits, or do's and don't's of peoples favourite roads.


    Example post layout

    Starting Point:
    Finshing Point:
    Distance:
    Type of road:
    Hazards:
    Time of year to avoid this road:
    Points of Interest:

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    Starting Point: Murupara
    Finshing Point: rotoehu via Te Teko
    Distance: 85
    Type of road: Fairly tight back road
    Hazards: Can be alot of backwards locals, and trucks on this route
    Time of year to avoid this road: can be riden all year around but winter should be a bit more careful
    Points of Interest: Some good photos can be taken at some of the lakes


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    Had the best day on this on my 250... first time knee down. Want to re-ride on the 910R now!!

    Starting Point: Opotiki
    Finshing Point: Waihau Bay
    Distance: 102kms (sorry, so close to 100 anyway?)
    Type of road: sealed, good surface
    Hazards: Really skinny bit half way, falling rocks, horses
    Time of year to avoid this road:
    Points of Interest: good pub at the end! Classic old car/house wrecks, wicked 25/30km corners, sweet bridges to take photos from

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    Starting Point: upper hutt
    Finshing Point: waikanae
    Distance: 32.4
    Type of road: sealed, narrow windy backroad
    Hazards: narrow, rockfalls & ice in winter
    Time of year to avoid this road: can ride all year, winter may be rocks on the road, road dosn't dry to well and can occasionaly snow
    Points of Interest:usually dont see another car 1ce you get past staglands, 80 & 50 kph areas through native bush, most peaceful ride I know & the first road I scraped my pegs on


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    Absolute heaven if you have a 250 single.

    This is the good bit through Waipoua Forest, it peters out around where you get to Tane Mahuta.

    Starting Point: Kaitui
    Finshing Point: Waimamaku
    Distance: 25km
    Type of road: Sealed, lots of tight >90 degree cambered corners, uphill
    Hazards: Through the middle of a dense forest, so not a lot of light gets in there. Moss, water falling down the hills crossing the road (beautiful waterfalls though!)
    Time of year to avoid this road: What's the time of year ever got to do with riding?
    Points of Interest: Stop at the top of the hill and check out Tane Mahuta if you're in the tourist mood.


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    SH43 - The Forgotton Highway

    Starting Point- Stratford
    Finishing Point- Whangamomona
    Distance- 63km
    Road Type- Sweeping 2 lane country road into windy single lane back-road
    Hazards- Poor condition of seal in some places (tar patches), and the only 15k corner I know of in the North Island
    Points of interest- Several very tight saddles along the way, with awsome views of eastern Taranaki Hill country at summits
    -The famous Whangamomona Pub at the end, steeped in heritage, with cold beer flowing from the taps

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    There are a few but one this one sticks out is around 8 mile.
    Tikitiki Road off SH4 - onto Kahuwera through to Piopio and onto Mairoa.

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    Bucklands Road. Between Karapiro Highway 1 and Hinuera Highway 29

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    Mangakahia rd or Twin Bridges


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    Kaikohe to Maungatapere or in reverse, either way is doesn't matter.


    Finshing Point:....Kaikohe
    Distance:.....70kms
    Type of road:..amazing
    Hazards:.....Cows
    Time of year to avoid this road: ....Milking time
    Points of Interest: ...Subway in Kaikohe

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    SH 4. All of it. In either direction. In any weather.

    Stop at the Out Of The Fog Cafe at Owhango for the best coffee and food for frikken miles.


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    Starting Point: Hetherington Road, Huntly (behind the power station)
    Via: Naike - Pukekawa
    Finshing Point: Mercer
    Distance: 70kms
    Type of road: sealed, good surface
    Hazards: Dried Cow Poop
    Points of Interest: Ride it Hard, you wont have time for points of interest..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun View Post
    Starting Point: Murupara
    Finshing Point: rotoehu via Te Teko
    Distance: 85
    Type of road: Fairly tight back road
    Hazards: Can be alot of backwards locals, and trucks on this route
    Time of year to avoid this road: can be riden all year around but winter should be a bit more careful
    Points of Interest: Some good photos can be taken at some of the lakes
    Backwards Locals? lol im from those neck of the woods
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshy28 View Post
    Backwards Locals? lol im from those neck of the woods
    Well turn around and face the front.

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    Starting Point: Riverside Drive, Whangarei
    Finshing Point: Riverside Drive, Whangarei (Its just a nice little loop road for a spare sunny hour)
    Distance: 40 km
    Type of road: Repeated brilliant slow corners, the surface is a little worn in places, and has recently been 'repaired' for about 1 km in the middle with loose surface.
    Hazards: Loose surface occasionally, locals in utes.
    Time of year to avoid this road: Winter, just due to the road never being dry in the shade.
    Points of Interest: Instead of going back to Riverside, you can head left at the Whangarei Heads Road to Pataua South, then across a pedestrian only bridge to Pataua North, and extend the trip nicely. Roads are slightly better cond. then the mount, but theres always cow pats somewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by meowmix View Post
    Starting Point: Riverside Drive, Whangarei
    Finshing Point: Riverside Drive, Whangarei (Its just a nice little loop road for a spare sunny hour)
    Distance: 40 km
    SLOW!!!
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