Sunday, March 03, 2013

North Range Road

This weekend was another cracker (even though it's supposed to be autumn) and after not doing a lot on Saturday I decided that I had to get in a little ride.  After putting 3k on the Connie last weekend I thought that it was time for the DL to see some action.

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.

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  1. Judging by the windmills in the video it looks like it was a little breezy that day too.

    I like the mix of still photos and video. A great day for a ride.

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    1. Actually not windy and for once not too hot - although it was hard work for the rider through the gnarly stuff!

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  2. It may have been only 70km but it looks rugged - great video!

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    1. The vid only shows the worst of it. The rest of North Range Road/Hall Block road is good gravel. And then there was plenty of nice tarmac as well.

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  3. I told the rain to make it's way over to you, it said OK, here's hoping it wasn't lying.

    Love those windmills

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    1. Supposed to get some today but nothing yet...

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  4. Great video Andrew!

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    1. Thanks Dar! Get an Adv bike...

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