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    Molesworh, Nevis, Von travel times

    I'm a fairly inexperienced adv rider on a CB500X so I'm not going to be caning it but hoping someone can give me a rough idea of the travel times for the trips below


    Blenhiem to Hamner Springs via Molesworh

    Cromwell to Garston via the Nevis

    Mossburn to Mt Nicholas via the Von

    Thanks
    Mac

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    molesworth closed due to extreme fire risk.its dry as down there

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    Blenheim to hanmer, 2.5-5hrs depending on speed and stops. If you haven't been thru there before, you may stop quite a bit to take photos etc.
    Haven't done the other two...
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    I did the Blenheim to Hanmer via Molesworth last year. With quite a few photo stops we managed it in under 5 hours.
    Navy Boy

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    Thanks guys, loosely planning a trip for Jan next year

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    what will you be riding through the Nevis?
    drove through there in feb from Garston north... that end is full on 4x4 or MX the other end is a breaze... but remember this was at its dryest
    cheers DD
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    Agree with the Molesworth estimates.

    Nevis is just a lot of water crossings, most of them pretty easy through summer at least, rest is easy enough even on a postie if ridden sensibly.
    Pics from a March '13 ride here http://www.austouring.com/forum/show...=nevis&page=15
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    time about 2.5-5hrs. depending on stops and photos

    Von Rd. is straightforward , 3 or 4 easy creek crossings, the rest usually fairly quick and easy.
    Include Mavora Lakes and it's a 2-5hr. run to/ from Te Anau from either Mt. Nicholas or Walter Reid incl. the lakes and Careys Hut
    Info, pics and links here: http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6428
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    pete

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    thats a farking good day you went through the nevis man... usualy a lot weter
    cheers DD
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    thats a farking good day you went through the nevis man... usualy a lot weter

    Yeah, been lucky twice, both times late Feb-late March, methinks. ('13 + '16)

    http://www.austouring.com/forum/show...t=5831&page=18
    post #88 onwards



    Less crossings but more water in the Clarence Reserve runs...also easier to pick a good line on a bike than with a 4wd.
    Going by the reports and RR's on ADV and FB, Feb/ March this year were a breeze, too. Even as late as the Easter weekend.
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