The Luge - What A Find

Postby Rik on Mon 26/Jan/15 10:35pm

I've just discovered 'The luge' at Craigeburn. What a glorious track it is, two kilometres of rooty DH goodness.

http://www.craigieburntrails.org.nz/tracks/luge/

I'd imagine it'd be terrifying in the wet with so many trees in close proximity. But in the dry, it is pure sweetness. :love:

Just had to share it with you :D
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Mon 26/Jan/15 11:22pm

Yup it's pretty up there :thumbsup:
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby Wobbler on Mon 26/Jan/15 11:26pm

One of my favorite tracks for sure.
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 27/Jan/15 1:04am

Its even moar fun in the wet! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 27/Jan/15 7:35am

Percy Pig wrote:Its even moar fun in the wet! :thumbsup:

:withstupid:
surprisingly, it's not actually that bad in the wet...
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby danose on Tue 27/Jan/15 8:00am

swtchbckr wrote:
Percy Pig wrote:Its even moar fun in the wet! :thumbsup:

:withstupid:
surprisingly, it's not actually that bad in the wet...


especially with swampthings on :thumbsup:
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby danose on Tue 27/Jan/15 8:07am

better hope they get the fire up there under control before it gets into the forest around the tracks :(
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Tue 27/Jan/15 8:09am

everybody shaddup now :paranoid:


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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby Rik on Tue 27/Jan/15 9:32am

danose wrote:better hope they get the fire up there under control before it gets into the forest around the tracks :(


Yeah - you could smell the smoke in the air from Springfield. Gave the pies a delicious hint of smokiness
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Tue 27/Jan/15 9:40am

fire covers 300 ha this morning and they are using 7 helos and a water bomber plane. I always imagine that as a Lancaster bomber or a B-52 when they say that but usually it is something far more lame.
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby CrustyMTB on Tue 27/Jan/15 10:14am

Henry Dorset Case wrote:fire covers 300 ha this morning and they are using 7 helos and a water bomber plane. I always imagine that as a Lancaster bomber or a B-52 when they say that but usually it is something far more lame.
On Vancouver Island they had these when we lived there;
bc-mars-24nw1.JPG


They lived on a lake up in the mountains, great place to visit with the kid. They've retired them now :(
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby Trail on Tue 27/Jan/15 11:23am

yep. Luge is super fun. I think it went straight to my favourite track ever back when I first rode it back in the mid 90s... I have ridden other trails around the world and here in NZ that I now rate above the luge... but it is still well up the list :thumbsup:
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby AgrAde on Wed 28/Jan/15 11:57pm

I was with a few people on edge track when we saw the smoke. Couldn't tell what side of the road the fire was on... Personal record down luge on strava :lol:
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby swtchbckr on Thu 29/Jan/15 9:45am

CrustyMTB wrote:On Vancouver Island they had these when we lived there;
bc-mars-24nw1.JPG


They lived on a lake up in the mountains, great place to visit with the kid. They've retired them now :(

I've always thought a flying boat would make the meanest 'campervan'... fly into anywhere, spend the night, fly off... waaay cooler than relying on roads.

All accounts put the fire on the East side of the road, so the Luge etc area should be okay. Easterly winds are a big thing up there, predominantly westerly or southerly, both of which should blow it away from the mtnbike tracks.
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Re: The Luge - What A Find

Postby 98percentCAULIFLOUR on Thu 29/Jan/15 9:56am

Facebook update from Craigieburn Trail guys.

"This week's massive scrub fire at Flock Hill has fortunately not managed to jump State Highway 73, and as such, there is currently no impact on the Craigieburn Trails. Hopefully, due to the continuing epic efforts of DoC and Fire staff and others, this will remain the case."
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