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  • Offline Jim333   nz

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    Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    on: Aug 30, 2023, 01.06 pm
    Aug 30, 2023, 01.06 pm
    Went for a ride up to Erewhon Station. It's nestled in the Southern Alps in New Zealand and is known for breeding working horses.
    The day was bright and sunny but a little cool to start with.  :190: The XCA was great fun on the good condition and mostly deserted gravel roads (even with it's road biased hoops). Plenty of drifting going on with the rear. :007:
    Winter's the best time to head up here and to take in all the snow capped mountain views.
    Had a few "pinch myself to make sure its real" moments heading up.

    PS The area is also known for some of the filming of Lord of the Rings.
    “The Two Towers”. Edoras, the capital of Rohan, was located on Mt Sunday at the neighbouring Mt Potts Station.











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    Re: Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    Reply #1 on: Aug 30, 2023, 10.46 pm
    Aug 30, 2023, 10.46 pm
    Lovely South Is. winter day. Nice pictures.

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    Re: Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    Reply #2 on: Aug 31, 2023, 10.51 am
    Aug 31, 2023, 10.51 am
    Stunning scenery

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    Re: Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2023, 02.36 pm
    Dec 01, 2023, 02.36 pm
    Wow what a place to ride!
    On my bucket list is to take a campervan around the south island with a lightweight off roader.
    The road to Milford Sound looks a cracker.
    Bikes over the years.
    Honda XL125  Yamaha RD50  Suzuki AP50  Kawasaki KH250
    Suzuki GP100  Triumph tiger 1050  Honda CB200  Yamaha FS1M 
    Honda C70  Yamaha DT175 and a few I can't remember...getting old!

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    Re: Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 2023, 06.57 pm
    Dec 01, 2023, 06.57 pm
    *Originally Posted by Tigerken [+]
    Wow what a place to ride!
    On my bucket list is to take a campervan around the south island with a lightweight off roader.
    The road to Milford Sound looks a cracker.

    Sounds like a great idea, there's so much adventuring to do down here

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    Re: Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2023, 02.32 pm
    Dec 02, 2023, 02.32 pm
    Looks really stunning
    Whoa

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    Re: Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2023, 01.50 am
    Dec 03, 2023, 01.50 am
    Heading over in a few weeks, flying into Auckland , then down to Queenstown for a few weeks touring around over Christmas/NY.  Hoping to hire a bike at some stage for a few days. Stunning looking country, can't wait to get there

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    Re: Visiting Erewhon in Lord Of The Rings country
    Reply #7 on: Dec 03, 2023, 11.04 am
    Dec 03, 2023, 11.04 am
    *Originally Posted by Phil_from_Derry [+]
    Heading over in a few weeks, flying into Auckland , then down to Queenstown for a few weeks touring around over Christmas/NY.  Hoping to hire a bike at some stage for a few days. Stunning looking country, can't wait to get there

    You will have a great trip, if you are around Christchurch and on 2 wheels I can show you some of the local must do roads

     



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