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    Quote Originally Posted by XR500 View Post
    Searching for an old scope in the 40 foot container (moved house) and instead found my old photo album.

    1979. Riding up Takapari road on bikes maybe 3 times the weight of current MTB's. And way before 'mountain' got tagged on the front of a bike with fat tyres and more than 3 gears. 1979. Even managed to get half way up ( an almost new back then) Travers A frame hut before the legs gave out.

    Got photos of the road, which was lovely and graded. no potholes or washouts etc. But none of the turn off at spot height 1170 of the dozer tracks heading north sorry.
    Hope everyone keeps off the roof now the A Frame (Traverse)hut has been refurbished.Its a good climb from the Dannevirke side and the hut is much appreciated when you get to the top.

    Did the fella drive his dozer down the "Cats Paw" slip that is about that height,fella must of had balls of steel!Name:  picture 01 332.jpg
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    I am unsure exactly which spur/slip he chose. I can only remember seeing the old dozer marks heading North along the ridge from the road. I biked up there in 1979, and worked in the MOW with his son in 1985. Even back then he was aware of the potential for shit to get flung at him, so he was careful where he went and what he dozed. Ordinarily, in that sort of terrain safety would dictate you would doze yourself a big fuckoff track in front of you.
    He didn't do that
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    @XR500 the mans a fecking legend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Hope everyone keeps off the roof now the A Frame (Traverse)hut has been refurbished.Its a good climb from the Dannevirke side and the hut is much appreciated when you get to the top.

    Did the fella drive his dozer down the "Cats Paw" slip that is about that height,fella must of had balls of steel!Attachment 174955
    No was down above the Stanfield you can still see the track walk up toward the saddle and look back you'll see a very clear 3m track of leather wood in the native from the road down

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