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    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    Muldoons corner on the Rimutuka Hill road - because its so tight.
    (for the benefit of the children Muldoon was minister of finance 1967-72)
    Them were the days !! Haven't been over the hill for 6 or 7 years. An old friend popped in just yesterday on his NUDA Husky, we were laughing about all those years of Rimutukas....

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Them were the days !! Haven't been over the hill for 6 or 7 years. An old friend popped in just yesterday on his NUDA Husky, we were laughing about all those years of Rimutukas....
    yes...there was a time that we would go over THE HILL and back at least once every weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    I had not heard the alternate name for SH93.

    There is the Devil's Staircase near the southern end of Lake Wakatipu. Not sure how it got that name.
    Just for the short and winding bit near the Kingston end. The Road to Paradise (The Glenorchy road) is another good motorcycling road.
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    the road from wellington north is called state highway one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    the road from wellington north is called state highway one.
    I can't see people using it much (well not from here anyway).

    Is Transmission gully finished yet ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    I can't see people using it much (well not from here anyway).

    Is Transmission gully finished yet ??
    i think the major excavations and structures are all finished sealing minor realignments etc to go

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    There's the Two Hell, an infamous highway

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Them were the days !! Haven't been over the hill for 6 or 7 years. An old friend popped in just yesterday on his NUDA Husky, we were laughing about all those years of Rimutukas....
    It's still a blast Gazza. More traffic these days, double yellows the whole way and dash cams to worry about now, but pick your moments and you can still have some fun. The quality of the turns and seal is excellent. Apparently the billboard says IT IS NOT A RACE TRACK. Really? It looks like a race track, smells like a race track, performs like a race track with sweepers and tight turns beautifully banked for full lean. It would be awesome for a closed road hill climb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    It's still a blast Gazza. More traffic these days, double yellows the whole way and dash cams to worry about now, but pick your moments and you can still have some fun. The quality of the turns and seal is excellent. Apparently the billboard says IT IS NOT A RACE TRACK. Really? It looks like a race track, smells like a race track, performs like a race track with sweepers and tight turns beautifully banked for full lean. It would be awesome for a closed road hill climb.
    There's one of those "This is not a race track" signs on SH43. Where do they get these silly ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    There's one of those "This is not a race track" signs on SH43. Where do they get these silly ideas?
    Racing on public roads is illegal, so why say it's not a racetrack? Or is it some weird reverse psychology?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    It's still a blast Gazza. More traffic these days, double yellows the whole way and dash cams to worry about now, but pick your moments and you can still have some fun. The quality of the turns and seal is excellent. Apparently the billboard says IT IS NOT A RACE TRACK. Really? It looks like a race track, smells like a race track, performs like a race track with sweepers and tight turns beautifully banked for full lean. It would be awesome for a closed road hill climb.
    There was a few times in the late '70's ... a minor 'Traffic accident" closed the road. That left both lanes free for a fast run up for a few.

    Then a shit cup of coffee at the shop at the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    Muldoons corner on the Rimutuka Hill road - because its so tight.




    (for the benefit of the children Muldoon was minister of finance 1967-72)
    Muldoon also took the Finance ministry when he was PM - 1975 - 1984 ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    There's one of those "This is not a race track" signs on SH43. Where do they get these silly ideas?
    The Forgotten Highway - Of course it is not a race track .

    Race tracks have flag marshals, ambulances, one way traffic, run off areas ..

    If you are going to race on a road then you need to realize you are not on a race track - and look after yourself and each other ...
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