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    Coast via Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt.

    Wainui Road, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt to Main Road to Coast Road and back.

    Distance is about 50ks there and back, road is sealed, reasonably wide, gentle bends but the Wainui hill road might prove a challenge for smaller engined bikes (uphill 80km speed limit with a lot of bends).

    This is not my favourite road, but most of the roads I like are short, like the short 70kph stretch of Middleton Road between Churton Park and Tawa, or Whitemans Valley Road Upper Hutt, or Alexandra Road Wellington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxxk View Post
    Not entirely sure how to explain this but, on the way to Turangi from the turn off from Whakamaru is a great road, theres one bit in particular that has nice sweeping corkscrew corners one after the other up the hill, its a few k's past the turn off to go to Taumarunui, Someone may know where i mean
    Agreed. Great road. No traffic. No slower than taking the main state Highway. Great corners. Pretty much ticks all the boxes.

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    Vinegar Hil to Ashurst ... twisty tight in places, straights in others .. only ever seen a cop on it once ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hispid View Post
    Starting Point: Redoubt Rd
    Finshing Point: Redoubt Rd, Manukau or Botany
    Distance: One way, 52km (50 mins)
    Type of road: good quality in most areas.

    Hazards: Cars in the way. Slippery in the wet.

    Points of Interest: Nice and twisty .



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    How do you get 52ks on Redoubt Road. I live just off the road so I am confused about where your starting and finishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankyman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fxxk View Post
    Not entirely sure how to explain this but, on the way to Turangi from the turn off from Whakamaru is a great road, theres one bit in particular that has nice sweeping corkscrew corners one after the other up the hill, its a few k's past the turn off to go to Taumarunui, Someone may know where i mean
    do you mean sh 32 aka "western side lake taupo" Sh30 through Bennydale also worth a squirt.A completely diffferent type of rideis this one. I call it Homewood Road Used to do it on my UJM but it would probabaly be called adventure bike ride now.I think there is a bit of gravel on it.Used to be much more gravel

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    Mangamukas, Kaimai , Heatherington, Walton,Arapuni , Mango, Raglan ,and will throw 309 in

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    Mangamuka SH1 re-surfaced

    An update for everyone - having closed SH1 south of Kaitaia off and on for a couple of weeks I can report that the road has had a major refurbish with new hotmix in just about all of the places that it was needed. The single major slips on each side of the hill have been left out but the rest is fantastic. AND the trees and bush on the side of the road have had a huge prune so there are far fewer shady spots and much better sightlines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWST? View Post
    do you mean sh 32 aka "western side lake taupo" Sh30 through Bennydale also worth a squirt.A completely diffferent type of rideis [UI call it Homewood Road Used to do it on my UJM but it would probabaly be called adventure bike ride now.I think there is a bit of gravel on it.Used to be much more gravel
    Did Homewood road last weekend, still plenty of gravel
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    SH25 from Coromandel Town over the hill towards Whitianga. Difficult to overtake though, especially trailers.

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