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  1. #31
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    Thanks heaps for these! They're really helpful and I will definitely be using them

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    The sultan street carpark was really good,
    the parking building easy to get into and the roads look nice.
    I was on my pocket bike so the carpark and building were my main riding grounds. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klingon View Post
    Another Auckland one - Unitec. Accessible from Carrington Road.

    It's got everything - big empty car parks, roads with stop signs, give way signs & pedestrian crossings, speed bumps, all in pleasant park-like surroundings. So you can choose whether you want to practise slow-speed car park stuff, or start getting up to speed and changing gear on some of the internal roads.

    Pretty much empty during weekends and Uni holidays.

    One hazard to watch out for: learner car drivers in the car parks!
    Beware of other learner drivers on weekends. It is used as a training site by a few driving schools...
    The local community use it when parents are showing their kids how to drive. If you know the makup of Mt Albert, then you know what type of drivers you can encounter...

    ALSO... the place is riddled with security cameras!!!
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    One place is the little dead end road off of Corban Ave.its quiet
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    dunedin.....iv pretty much just started riding. and i found that north road in north east valley heading past baldwin street is great once u are confident to leave a carpark. the road tends to be empty nice sweeping corners. this will help in ur gear changing and will improve your ability to enter a corner well.

    this road has helped me heaps!
    give it a go!
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    Wellington: Coast Road past wainuiomata all they way to the beach. Its an open road too so 100 all the way :P

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    great thread!! in napier ive taught friends at the park island carparks early
    on a sunday morning [no sports] or in the pettigrew arena and eit
    carparks also; and lets not forget the taradale river...nothing like
    riding gravel right from the get go
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    Good stuff guys, look forward to trying ALL of the auckland ones lol...

    The more practice the better yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by locojob View Post
    Good stuff guys, look forward to trying ALL of the auckland ones lol...

    The more practice the better yes?
    Yes

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    One for wellington.

    Newlands Intermediate school (off Helston road - from Newlands road). Never locked off. Road going down to the carpark is excellent for hill start practice. Once down in the park, it is a flat, large square with a couple of speed bumps at the entrance if you get bored

    Excellent for figure 8's and long straight basketball court lines for slow straight line manoeuvring practice.

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    North Shore - Chelsea View Drive in Chatswood is good as it has everything you need for small road riding - lots of side roads to practice turns, stop signs, great hills for hill starts and two empty parking lots - one opposite the primary school (just don't go around kid pickup/drop-off times).

    After riding down a 1km stretch over humps you can even get onto the main road for about 200m with one set of lights and get off it back onto the quiet one if you freak out..(my 1st 2 times I panicked at the lights and stalled twice...hehe).

    Great winding roads with just a car or two in a realistic but not too stresful setting Awesome for practicing gear changes and e-stops.

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    North Shore - Smales Farm is also good, some traffic and the one parking area is blocked off but it has a traffic circle and a 'loop' through traffic if you want to.

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    The Eden park stadium used to be a good... till they blocked the whole thing off for the construction of a new stand. I learn't to drive and ride there!
    Correct me if i'm wrong on the car parks being gone during construction.

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    Pukekohe has a great site to practice

    Harvey Norman carpark Manukau road

    it has roundabouts
    intersections parking bays and straights to practice slow riding and slalem

    its available from 6pm every evenings

    so great for summer time

    then when confident a nice trip down to Tuakau and Back some small bends to practice what you been learning

    traffic is reasonable so not pressured

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    Smile wellington

    Quote Originally Posted by Korea View Post
    Anyone got any tips for Wellington region?
    Theres is a huge car park where the hockey park is on mt albert rd, newtown-ish area

    Its where i started!!!

    its great for learning to turn at low speeds and just getting used to handling your bike -although the car park is big enough to get out of second gear its a start

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