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    Atom in it's element...

    There are plenty of on track and rocket launch (0-60) type videos about. However I love this one I made years ago (2007). To me this is an Atom in it's natural element.

    The quality is not great and the sound so bad I dubbed a local artist sound track over the terrible noise. Apart from that it's not messed with in any way. It's as the camera rolled.

    This is what the road is like after 1:13. It's a regular cruise for me and great fun when you get a clean run without traffic.



    This is the video...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui49s1J7h9I


    Here's a photo my son took on the same road in the other direction 12th Feb 2012...
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    Wow. That is beautiful.
    "Opportunities do not come to those who wait; they are captured by those who attack."

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    Thanks Gage. It's only 90 miles from Hobbiton.

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    nice. can you link google maps to that location?

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    Thanks Eric. For you sure.... http://g.co/maps/7jrkp

    It's called Kawakawa-Orere Road. I live in Manukau. A drive out around that area usually consists of a loop that includes Clevedon and Kaiaua. http://g.co/maps/5yuvn

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    Oops. Sorry did you mean Hobbiton? http://g.co/maps/zg7ng

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomJohnny View Post
    Thanks Eric. For you sure.... http://g.co/maps/7jrkp

    It's called Kawakawa-Orere Road. I live in Manukau. A drive out around that area usually consists of a loop that includes Clevedon and Kaiaua. http://g.co/maps/5yuvn
    Thanks, perfect. I wanted to see if I could drive the road with google street view. The end of the road has a nice view too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bolus View Post
    Thanks, perfect. I wanted to see if I could drive the road with google street view. The end of the road has a nice view too

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    Yes that's Kawakawa Bay. When the video was shot, that's the direction I came from.

    In street view the road looks an utter mess. A couple of years ago there was a huge deluge during winter that caused lots of slips. You could not actually get right through to Kawakawa Bay from the Clevedon side for a number of months. Google must have sent their car through at around that time. The seal is normally very clean and not all that clay around.

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