Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby mitch7 on Sat 17/Oct/09 6:22pm

swtchbckr wrote:so. if you do the loop, is this extra? planning on riding the loop on Friday Morning (fingers crossed the rain stays away).

if we do the loop, is there a good track down into Rarangi, rather than riding the road?


no...not part of the Loop
but its off the fire break rd (pretty much 4wd all year round) on the Northern side of Whites Bay, which is where you would go to ride the loop...
You drive to the top carpark ,through the bollards and the DH track is on the hard left...

it comes out on a hard right handed down towards Whites bay ,there is a fair bit of room for parking..(thanks to DoC widening the area)...So its shuttleable !!

the track itself.runs parallel with the fire road heading back down the hill, then veers off to the right down a ridgeline...steep and twisty with berms,little drops etc..then it hits the native bush and the track changes up a notch or two..some big steep drop/chutes...some berms that are almost wallrides...and other jumps/kickers...all while twisting through some great bush..

then its back out into the scrub...a real nice left hand berm and then you hit a nice long jump (Cock Monster )...and the trail winds back and forth down through manuka (although its nice and wide) at this point....then back out onto the road...

sweet :)

unfortunately weather has been crap and it would be to hairy to ride and would root the track....what we need is sun and lots of it...HTH
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby mitch7 on Thu 22/Oct/09 11:41pm

Trail has Name....Double Eagle! :)
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 23/Oct/09 9:20am

saw this new track, off the side...

we rode the loop last friday morning, in the rain. it was MINT.
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby eyeball on Fri 23/Oct/09 4:07pm

hmmm looking at going out to have a look this weekend hows the trail looking? rideable? hopefully no rain don't wont to ride it in the wet and stuff a new trail.
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby Dominator on Wed 18/Nov/09 9:03pm

How's that! :p
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby Dominator on Wed 18/Nov/09 9:39pm

How's That! :p
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby hotshitonwheels on Thu 19/Nov/09 8:06am

You reckon itl be ride able on saterday kus last weekend we rode and some bits were slipery as :hmmm:
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby Dominator on Thu 19/Nov/09 4:40pm

If there's no rain between now and then it should be bone dry. Rode it on Tuesday before the rain was dusty...

Try not to skid too much on the steeper stuff, the surface will take a while to settle.

Chur.
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby Colin on Thu 19/Nov/09 5:23pm

So off the 4wd road for the Whites Bay loop.

This is the 4wd road you go up when starting the loop, rather than the one you come down on at the end of the loop?
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby Dominator on Thu 19/Nov/09 9:24pm

Head past Whites Bay onto the gravel road. There is one left hair pin, a few wee corners then a right hairpin. There is a parking area on this hairpin and the exit of the trail can be seen. From here it's up the gravel road to the top, just after the top is the pylon access/whites bay loop road. At the top of this the loop track goes right, Double Eagle goes left. DO NOT WALK UP THE TRACK!!!!! This is DH only. The locals are already getting it dialed and if you are on the trail... you get the idea. Hopefully we will be able to get an alternative to the gravel road climb to avoid the traffic/dust.... Maybe.... One day....
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby dirtworker on Fri 20/Nov/09 7:32pm

i saw the vid . looks like a sweet section , whats the gap between the two rollers ? enough speed in the run up to make it a step down if you throw a lip in there ??
just wondering. :)
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby Dominator on Fri 20/Nov/09 7:54pm

You might be best to have a look for yourself. The gap between the would be transition and the corner is nil...

We made the papers, check the whip....

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-expr ... l-thrills/
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby Jimi on Sat 21/Nov/09 5:51pm

Awesome effort guys. The trail sounds wicked. I'm looking forward to bringing my DH bike over next time I'm in Blenheim. I haven't bothered in the past. It will be great to see the DH scene boom in my home town.
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby eyeball on Sat 21/Nov/09 6:52pm

It's a really sweet track it certainly helped Marlboroughs downhill scene alot, would definetly reccomend anyone bringing there bike if there coming though Blenheim props to all the builders and all that made the track possible :thumbsup:
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Re: New And "legal" Dh Trail Underway At Whites Bay.

Postby mitch7 on Sat 21/Nov/09 11:26pm

Dominator wrote:You might be best to have a look for yourself. The gap between the would be transition and the corner is nil...

We made the papers, check the whip....

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-expr ... l-thrills/


just so you all know that jump is called "Cock Monster"....

had some runs up there today.track is bedding in nice and hard ...lines are becoming obvious...
yeah its all good. :thumbsup:
Boyd whipping it off Cock Monster.jpg
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