scooters from other makers (not Italian or Japanese) tech or other discussion

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Postby nicjo005 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:40 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to ride from the Hutt valley to Wellington by scooter? I am moving up to the Hutt in a few months, but from the maps of wellington, there is only a SH along the harbour and I cannot see any other roads.

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Postby ramchop » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:04 pm

That road's part of my daily commute. That section is not a motorway. There's a hard shoulder/cycle lane from Petone to Ngauranga. In wet weather bits of hillside fall onto the cycle lane heading north so it can be a bit of an obstacle course sometimes. But it's not too bad.

After Ngauranga you can hop off the highway onto a 2 lane fairly fast road into town. (it used to be an 80km/h zone but I think it's been reduced slightly - at that point I head a different, much more "fun" way, up the gorge)
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