Remotologging #349

After picking up the new engine, heading south then leaving the motel in Oamaru (Article: New engine run) the destination was Gore. All up 10 days were spent in Gore and a number of great new tracks were GPS logged and are making their way onto the website.

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Dolamore Park Road
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Kelvin Road
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Waikaka, the cheese rolling capital of New Zealand. That�s awesome!
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A cool old church in Waikaka
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Waimea Valley Road
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Switzers Memorial - Switzers Road
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Cairn Road, an absolute minter of a run
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Clinton boasting �Our Three horse town� slogan, but�
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...there are 5 horses, what's up with that?
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Didn�t your mother teach you it�s rude to stare.
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An eerie day on the Mataura River Bridge, Mataura
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After 10 days in Gore and barley a glimpse of the sun the NZ forecast charts were studied to find the best place to chase down the sun. I had intended to head to Haast but there was more than an extra helping of rain on the way so Central Otago it was. The planned route was soon thrown out the window when the Clydevale bridge was closed and the detour loop to the other side and pickup the route was over 90km. So, from there it was a case of discard the GPS route, follow my nose north, check out any interesting roads along the way and see where I end up
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The lonely graves
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Millers Flat Bridge
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A knock on a friendly farmers door, flick him $20 for track maintenance and I was off on a cool dirt track out the back of Beaumont
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Looking out over the Beaumont Bridge
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The Roxburgh Bridge
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Due to the prematurely warm weather I thought I�d have a nudge at getting up to Potters Hut for the night up Wakaia Bush Road
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Just 3km out from the summit the snow became too deep, frozen packed and slippery. Impossible/too dangerous to continue so after a whole bunch of bike wrestling and sweating I decided to head to Alex for a comfy night in a motel
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The next day of riding from Alex to Omarama was superb, it was sooooo nice to have the sun out in full force and some great tracks were ridden
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I could be wrong, but I believe these are fellow deer, presumably selectively bread for their white coats
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Lower Manorburn Dam
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A balmy 17 degrees!! Warmest day I've ridden in so far this winter
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Fraser Dam
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The Shakey Bridge
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Thomson Gorge Road
Author of this article: RMOTO