2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby VERT on Fri 6/Mar/09 1:41pm

2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge


Back again for the 2nd year running is the Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge.

How fast can you ride the Grand Loop at Makara Peak? Come along on Monday 16th March and find out!

You will be timed from the shelter at the car park to the top and then back down again, fastest rider becomes the Makara Peak Grand Loop Champion for 2009!!

Tracks used are Koru, Sally Alley, Missing Link, Aratihi, Ridgeline, Ridgeline Extension, Big Toms, SWIGG, Starfish.

Registration from 6pm with racing starting 6:30pm.

Entry is $5 with all proceeds going to Makara Peak Supporters.

Will be spot prizes too!!


Last year times ranged from around 40 minutes to just over an hour, If you are thinking you might be quite a bit longer than that it might start to get dark under the trees through Swigg/Starfish, if you are not comfortable riding with fading light, bring a light with you.
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby ThingOne on Fri 6/Mar/09 2:44pm

Great stuff Vert, it will be epic..!
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby one_uknw on Fri 6/Mar/09 3:48pm

Thur. Up's Pete!
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby Vee on Fri 6/Mar/09 6:36pm

Will there be directions etc? I've never done Missing Link/Aratihi.
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby ThingOne on Fri 6/Mar/09 6:39pm

Vee wrote:Will there be directions etc? I've never done Missing Link/Aratihi.


Yep, someone will be able to tell you,
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby Simon_K on Fri 6/Mar/09 9:49pm

Grrrr, I fail at the uphill but the trip back down would be epic..Dilemmas!
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby Conners on Fri 6/Mar/09 9:56pm

Race this event, and I guarantee you will be transformed into a pinner just like the guy on the poster.

Seriously though - gutted I'm not in Welly for this - was awesome last year...
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby -Reaper- on Fri 6/Mar/09 10:17pm

:sneaky:

This shall be fun...
hopefully i can get my hands on an uphill steamer bike...
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby Monolith on Fri 6/Mar/09 10:40pm

I'm keen as for this. Will hopefully have a replacement for the Scale by then too :o
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby Owen on Fri 6/Mar/09 10:46pm

-Reaper- wrote::sneaky:

This shall be fun...
hopefully i can get my hands on an uphill steamer bike...


You can borrow one off me..
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby thelongwalk on Fri 6/Mar/09 10:49pm

yep
looks like fun
will be there
though i always find the 1st bit of ridgeline a arse
practice.. practice
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby Vee on Sat 7/Mar/09 11:24am

The uphill will fail on my Stinky. Some sort of light trail bike would be perfect...
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby one_uknw on Sat 7/Mar/09 11:39am

Mikael's rockin' the Stinky...
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby -Reaper- on Sat 7/Mar/09 11:05pm

Owen wrote:
-Reaper- wrote::sneaky:

This shall be fun...
hopefully i can get my hands on an uphill steamer bike...


You can borrow one off me..


I have an idea of some uber-wanky bike I can probably source :exclaim:

Chur for the offer though.
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Re: 2009 Makara Peak Grand Loop Challenge

Postby Nick_K on Sun 8/Mar/09 10:02am

Choice, I'll be there.
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