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    Burt Munro Challenge

    Any info if the road and venue are dry enough for tomorrow?

    Today was a 'wash out' to say the least.

    Dry-ish in South Otago but oh boy, south of Gore was a no-go.

    Booked in for the Burt Munro so want to get there...
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    ...someone from here got there...I know that for a fact...from all media reports, it seemed like they wouldn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellipsis View Post
    ...someone from here got there...I know that for a fact...from all media reports, it seemed like they wouldn't...
    Thanks, looking at heading there after lunch tomorrow..

    Seen quite a few bikes heading north with tents & gear strapped on, I guess they gave up trying to get through...
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    Fuck yeah, been a bit grim!....hopefully the forecast rain will be light showers or drizzle before packing it in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scumdog View Post
    Any info if the road and venue are dry enough for tomorrow?

    Today was a 'wash out' to say the least.

    Dry-ish in South Otago but oh boy, south of Gore was a no-go.

    Booked in for the Burt Munro so want to get there...
    Quote from someone in Invers 5hrs ago

    The Burt Munro Challenge Rally Site in Invercargill IS NOT UNDER WATER. It is as dry as a whistle at the Rally site.
    For people posting that it is under water, please stop, especially when you live out of town.
    Invercargill is currently isolated due to flooding with no way in or out of the city at the moment. Water should go down at low tide later tonight providing we have no more rain.


    Had two stay here last night and left this morning heading down via Catlins and got there

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    Check this link in the morning for the main roads - https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic

    While the water is going down now there will be some damage, thinking SH6 in particular, so could be slow going in places. Some of the standing water could well hide damage or big fuck off potholes so watch out.

    Try this one for the back roads but council office staff will be off tomorrow so it is unlikely to be fully up to date - https://www.aa.co.nz/travel/roadwatch/

    Just remember, when you do finally get there after a heroic battle against the elements and everything our great Lord can throw at you, you'll be in Invercargill.


    EDIT - For those heading down the east coast it looks like SH1 at Moeraki could be closed until mid/late afternoon today. No detour available.

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    i heard Gore was well flooded, that'll give the locals a chance to use their webbed feet and hands for a change....

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    Glad you made it down here Scumdog. Good to see you again after all these years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scumdog View Post
    Thanks, looking at heading there after lunch tomorrow..

    Seen quite a few bikes heading north with tents & gear strapped on, I guess they gave up trying to get through...
    I got all the way from Cromwell to Invers in a van yesterday.
    Turned right at Moa Flat & followed the detour.
    Saw you at the drags last night scummy. You were in conversation with a bloke & his son, so finished my hot dog & left you to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJim View Post
    Glad you made it down here Scumdog. Good to see you again after all these years.
    Likewise

    Road to Gore was open when we headed through this afternoon, only had gusty strong wind to contend with.

    What an event, man there's some mad bastards on those bikes at the races.

    As for those thaat overtook me by crossing yellow lines (and I'd moved well to the left to let them slip past - but no, they had to cross right into the centre of the opposite lane) and did so as they were approaching a blind crest on a hill - I have other descriptions for them, grrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    I got all the way from Cromwell to Invers in a van yesterday.
    Turned right at Moa Flat & followed the detour.
    Saw you at the drags last night scummy. You were in conversation with a bloke & his son, so finished my hot dog & left you to it.

    That bloke was probably McJim!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scumdog View Post
    That bloke was probably McJim!
    Oi, forgot to mention that I harangued you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Oi, forgot to mention that I harangued you too.
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    A visiting Aussie - posting on another forum - described Sunday as "another day of extreme spectating"

    I think he's caught on to Southland ways now, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Oi, forgot to mention that I harangued you too.

    You did too - after ya figured out who I was!

    Several KB (and ex KB?) types accosted me over the weekend, always good to catch up.
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