Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby gluteusmaximus on Mon 5/Dec/11 12:02am

Hi Waipa People. Just to let you know we are developing (early stages) a few tracks in the Bob Horsfall and Rotary Park reserves down by the Kiwi House in Otorohanga. I have been eyeing this reserve area up since I started working down here in 2004 and finally 7 years later I have found enough supporters in the council and community board to let me loose. First track is a x country loop using the lower levels of both parks and linking in with some old unused walking trails. The second track will be a downhill track in Bob Horsfall reserve, from Mountain View road down to the Maori Wardens hut in the domain. This will have an unique option for a car shuttle back up (lazy buggers) for the downhill specialists who don't want to face the grovel climb back up the road for another run. Potential for a few other grunty climbs and downhill sections in the future but looking at getting these two trails up and running first. Hoping to have the x - country loop done by February and the downhill by May-June next year.
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby thelongwalk on Mon 5/Dec/11 10:19pm

Good on ya mate
Best of luck.
Build good track and they will come
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby properzel on Tue 6/Dec/11 11:36pm

thelongwalk wrote:Good on ya mate
Best of luck.
Build good track and they will come


:withstupid: He's right, he's (almost) always right. Just don't rush it through - Take your time, look at teh whole picture, not only the meter you are workin' on. Quality, mate... Dig it properly in the first place, you won't regret it.
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby trancemaster on Wed 7/Dec/11 10:31am

yep best wishes, a lot of traffic passin gthru there, ill ride there - on the way thru to skiing or to the tongariro NP area trails.
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby RussS on Wed 7/Dec/11 12:36pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby gluteusmaximus on Sat 17/Dec/11 5:19pm

Going to run the GPS over it shortly to see what distance we got here.
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby Noggie78 on Tue 3/Jul/12 1:22pm

Hi, could we please get an update on what is happening with the domain track in Otorohanga.. :)
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby kingmooloo on Wed 16/Jan/13 9:21pm

Update plz
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Re: Otorohanga Domain Track

Postby gluteusmaximus on Sat 2/Nov/13 11:15pm

Hello Waipa People bit of an update in Otorohanga.

After shoulder surgery and an ongoing Achilles tendon problem I have finally got back into the mountain biking world. Looking this summer at finishing what I started a few years back. Due to the Native bush nature of the area I am working with gravel and limestone fill will be needed to make the track all weather. Gets very wet in winter. The redwood side by the kiwi house is nice but unfortunately there is not enough of it. So with kids in tow will begin working on the track this December 2013. Just rode Sainsbury road Pirongia and well the Pine tree sections are awesome. Will be great when the track follows the road back to the car park.

Cheers
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