Was over in Queenstown NZ recently and I think I had a glimpse of what the old pac might have been like before they kept cutting the speed limits. Except, this time is 10x better. Driving around the south island, I was amazed by the roads. Nice sweeping bends, amazing lake and mountain views, and lack of traffic!! Oh and did I mention the 100kph speed limits. Some of it was quite funny: http://goo.gl/maps/qD6gl "Ok folks, the speed limit is now 100kph!... btw 50m ahead is a 45kph recommended blind corner over a rising crest! Have fun!!" Must be bike heaven over there in summer... I'm not sure about all the grit they like tossing around in winter though... Some of those corners I was wondering how you'd even do it over 80kph in a family car/farm ute!