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Old 19-05-2019, 03:17 PM   #541
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Anyway, what a great way to spend the day. We did something like 95km - maybe 75km of that off road in about 4 and half hours. Great entertainment for about 4 litres of fuel!

And yeah, I'm a little sore in places today...


THAT'S what it's about!

I always wondered what's around in the area as there don't seem to be too many formed tracks/ roads (going by SatView).
Curious what area you'll pick next.
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Old 19-05-2019, 04:25 PM   #542
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There's plenty more tracks in there apparently. Some in better condition than others. Luckily Colin knows them like the back of his hand - he probably made some of them ;)
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Old 26-05-2019, 05:08 PM   #543
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Old 28-05-2019, 08:52 AM   #544
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Nearing the falls, we turned off onto Fields track for the sublime ride up the hill to the usual photo stop.

Love Fields Track...and Oruakukuru Rd. a bit further north, which has got awesome views across the farmland to Ruapehu.
You've got some choice riding country there.

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There's plenty more tracks in there apparently. Some in better condition than others. Luckily Colin knows them like the back of his hand - he probably made some of them ;)
Just wondering....is it a known/ well frequented area for the "outdoorsies" (hikers/ 4wd etc) or rather more a timber/ plantation/ commercial area?
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Just wondering....is it a known/ well frequented area for the "outdoorsies" (hikers/ 4wd etc) or rather more a timber/ plantation/ commercial area?
I believe (might not quite have nailed it) it's a mix of scenic reserve and pine plantations. Certainly plenty of mountain bikers, 4WD's and other trail bikes around.

Apparently a lot of the roads were put in for forestry and haven't been maintained. The pines didn't look that flash in places - haven't been looked after either. Eventually someone might want to extract some $ out of the trees so the tracks will probably need sorting out too.

At the moment there's a heap of fun to be had in there - gotta get back down there again...
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