Motueka Pump Track

Postby nz_kgb on Sun 8/Mar/09 1:47pm

in the latest SPOKE magazine, there is an article about pump tracks and a photo of a (chainless?!) Santa Cruz rider riding a track in Motueka.

As far as I was aware, there was a track out in Ngatimoti that was awesome - but private. Can anyone shed any more light on this? Has another one been built or has this one been opened up?

I have done a couple of trips to Queenstown recently and the pump tracks down there are very inspiring - would love to ride/build one locally. We have a mate with a farm that we are working on getting some land set aside for another one - would be great to visit this one out in Mot for some ideas.

Cheers, K
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby Jay1491 on Sun 8/Mar/09 9:26pm

Hey i haven't seen the latest spoke but the only pump track i know of is the one out in Ngatmoti, which i think is built on a reserve with permission, which is public.
There is talk of building one in Kaiteriteri too- http://www.vorb.org.nz/design-released-for-kaiteriteri-mountainbike-park-t88392.html

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http://www.vorb.org.nz/post1771477.html?hilit=%20gazzbikes#p1771477
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby Jay1491 on Sun 8/Mar/09 9:32pm

lol forget the rest of that stuff- http://pumptrack.wordpress.com/
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby nz_kgb on Mon 9/Mar/09 7:04pm

Awesome! Thanks for that info - will have to make the trip soon and check it out!
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby DogsBollocks on Mon 9/Mar/09 7:14pm

nz_kgb wrote:Awesome! Thanks for that info - will have to make the trip soon and check it out!

Hey lads. Give me a pm if you head up that way. My sister lives just up the valley from him and can either get his contact details for you or show you in there herself. Apparently can be a bit of a mish to find if you don't know where you are heading.
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby rip_banshee on Tue 10/Mar/09 10:09am

Yup, I have been building the Fire Pit pump track for a couple of years...... come on out and have a ride on it. It is on public land. It would be cool if you can ride on DJ tyres as DH / XC tyres rip up the track and you will go faster anyway on smoother DJ tyres.

Check out the blog http://www.firepit.co.nz for more info and location. I also update track conditions fairly regularly on this twitter feed https://twitter.com/pumptrack as the track needs to be super dry if you guys are keen to come out from town

Cheers D
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby nz_kgb on Wed 11/Mar/09 8:10pm

Thanks for the invite rip_banshee

I have some Larsen TT tires I could wack on if they suit - will be on a single speed Kona Unit that I have just built up.

Will try to get out this Saturday - I am no pump track wizrad having just started riding a couple of years ago and being over thirty :) but love riding my bike and trying something new.

Appreciate all the effort you have gone to though so certainly don't want to destroy it - let me know if those tires will be ok otherwise I will have a look around for some more suited before I ride the track :)

Cheers and thanks for all your efforts - I have done a little bit of track building clearing the windfall damage but can see this has taken a lot of time to develop - good on you!!!
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby rip_banshee on Thu 12/Mar/09 12:56pm

Hay nz_kgb

cool mate, come on out, I have my Santa Cruz jackal around, you can have a ride on it if you like, it is wicked on pumptracks. I probably won't be around on Saturday but I will be around on Sunday not sure what the weather is doing this weekend. flick me through an e-mail [url]pt@firepit.co.nz
[/url] and I will make sure I am around on sunday

also keep track of firepit Web sites for the track conditions

Cheers

D
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Re: Motueka Pump Track

Postby gazzbikes on Mon 23/Mar/09 9:28pm

Jackal schmackal, I'll bring my Crazy Horse and school you how to ride!!!
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