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    Road info needed

    Gidday all, can anyone give me some insight into current road conditions on the below roads please

    SH43 - I know there was some slip repairs been done but unsure of which side of the Moki tunnel it is

    Gentle Annie - I know its sealed all the way through now but what's it like currently?

    Parapara's - A detour is in place but what is it like, is there much of a hold up ?


    I have a week off soon & want to do some riding using the above roads, any info is gladly appreciated
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    I rode through the Gentle Annie on Friday last week; it was primo, don't recall any road surface conditions that concerned me barring some sheep poo where stock had been moved on the road.

    I went up Whanganui River Rd through to Raetihi and that was all pretty good, no idea about 43 or the Paraparas.

    I used Ongo Rd from Hunterville through to Fordell and Whanganui and that was a beauty; it is signposted to Whanganui further along, just watch for the sign for the first left fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadbury View Post
    I rode through the Gentle Annie on Friday last week; it was primo, don't recall any road surface conditions that concerned me barring some sheep poo where stock had been moved on the road.

    I went up Whanganui River Rd through to Raetihi and that was all pretty good, no idea about 43 or the Paraparas.

    I used Ongo Rd from Hunterville through to Fordell and Whanganui and that was a beauty; it is signposted to Whanganui further along, just watch for the sign for the first left fork.
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    2 weeks back did Wangas to Fordel, Hunterville. Great stuff, then Gentle Annie fro m TieHappy direction, even better than the other way especially near the top where you can slam it down a bit. Keeping in mind that it is a road
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    2 weeks back did Wangas to Fordel, Hunterville. Great stuff, then Gentle Annie fro m TieHappy direction, even better than the other way especially near the top where you can slam it down a bit. Keeping in mind that it is a road
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadbury View Post
    I rode through the Gentle Annie on Friday last week; it was primo, don't recall any road surface conditions that concerned me barring some sheep poo where stock had been moved on the road.

    I went up Whanganui River Rd through to Raetihi and that was all pretty good, no idea about 43 or the Paraparas.

    I used Ongo Rd from Hunterville through to Fordell and Whanganui and that was a beauty; it is signposted to Whanganui further along, just watch for the sign for the first left fork.
    I was thinking of Te Awamutu to Whangamomona via Ahiti/Mt Dampner rd then Whanganui River Rd & home, should work out to be a great day ride @719km, the next day I was thinking of doing Te Awamutu to Taihape via National park, Gentle Annie/Hastings, Napier/Taupo then Home another great day ride @670km

    my 3rd day of riding I had Te Awamutu to Coromandel clockwise/ Tauranga/ Whakatane Ohope back home via Taneatua/ lake Rotoma/Rotorua still a great day ride @648km

    these are roads I haven't been through for awhile so if the weather plays ball all 3 rides should be Awesome
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    Those are long days depending on the roads. Are you an early riser?

    All very well I guess but it does seem to interfere with irresponsible drinking and responsible recovery time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Those are long days depending on the roads. Are you an early riser?

    All very well I guess but it does seem to interfere with irresponsible drinking and responsible recovery time.
    Yeah and do you have a "No Sore Arse"technique for staying on a bike that long?????
    LOL, pleased to see there are still some Hard barstards out there, good roads, great rides, but seriously, me,these days with wifey on her bike, they're all 2 days rides and they become bloody good fun with her along, hope you've got a ride partner too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Those are long days depending on the roads. Are you an early riser?
    His username might be a clue ...
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    Yeah ! well accustomed to long days in the saddle ( ride a Connie ), did TA to Kaikohe & back via some AWESOME Northland ROADS !!! New Years day LOve early morning riding
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseye View Post
    Yeah and do you have a "No Sore Arse"technique for staying on a bike that long?????
    LOL, pleased to see there are still some Hard barstards out there, good roads, great rides, but seriously, me,these days with wifey on her bike, they're all 2 days rides and they become bloody good fun with her along, hope you've got a ride partner too.
    Got me a ride partner who is happy for me to do some long days as long as I still find time for her & I blessed with some great roads in the Waikato
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadbury View Post
    I rode through the Gentle Annie on Friday last week; it was primo, don't recall any road surface conditions that concerned me barring some sheep poo where stock had been moved on the road.

    I went up Whanganui River Rd through to Raetihi and that was all pretty good, no idea about 43 or the Paraparas.


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    the wanganui river road also has a gentle annie title

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    Quote Originally Posted by insomnia01 View Post

    Parapara's - A detour is in place but what is it like, is there much of a hold up ?


    I have a week off soon & want to do some riding using the above roads, any info is gladly appreciated
    parapara is business as usual again, slow bit for a couple of hundred meters where the slip was but it's been blessed by the local mud people and won't hurt you

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    slow bit for a couple of hundred meters where the slip was but it's been blessed by the local mud people and won't hurt you
    is that meant to be a funny comment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by insomnia01 View Post
    is that meant to be a funny comment?
    i find anyone who is over ten years old and has an invisible friend they need to guide them through life amusing simply.

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