As we haven't had any significant rain for I don't know how long, I decided that North Range Road should be pretty dry and that if I took it carefully I shouldn't get into too much trouble. I was right on both counts and kinda had to go out of my way to find the odd puddle to splash through...
The above video just shows you the more "gnarly" sections of the road, the rest of the road is pretty good gravel and you get a lot of good views of the windmills and out across the Manawatu.
After dropping down of the ridge (after North Range Road becomes Hall Block Road) I simply pottered in Ashhurst for a quick bite before cruising home. A cruisy little ride of only about 70km or so.
More pics here.