Arthur's Pass looked way cool.
The one lane bridges are cool in their own way. Is there a particular reason for only building one lane?
What were you normal speeds there?
Thank you for sharing nice videos.
Look forward to more.
Arthur's Pass is nice, and if I had a camera facing to the back of the bike, I would have had some very scenic footage! Wait for future videos. There were many much more scenic places that I had ridden through.
New Zealand's infrastructure had been designed for low volume of traffic, which makes sense with low population. Even with all the international tourists nowadays, the traffic volume is still very low to our standard. On top of that, drivers in NZ are very considerate and will follows traffic code quite strictly, and that makes the one-lane bridges very practical. Oh, the direct answer is that it is a lot cheaper to build a single lane bridge than a two lanes one!
On the highways, the speed limit is 100 kph, and if there are any police around (and there could be, even out in the "wilds") you had better keep close to that speed. They have very low tolerance for going over the posted speed limits. As you approach a town or village, the speed limit will be lowered, and very prominently marked. I usually cruise at about 110 kph in the 100 kph zone, but will speed up a lot while passing (or going round some nice bends!), and then back down to the 110 again. Of course, I was always alert for potential police car, because 10 kph over would get me a ticket without a doubt. In populated areas, I rode just the way that I do here, and that is to observe the speed limit quite strictly.
It's a pleasure to share Lee! Especially since I am taking up videography as a new hobby. Not very good at it yet, but I am working on it!!
Photography had been my hobby since I was about 12 years old, and I have literally thousands of shots from this trip, with a fair percentage as being very good. I had been spending a lot of time making fine adjustments to them in Photoshop, and printing them on large stretched canvas. That last part is also something new for me, even though I have had a large format printer for many years now.