The Unknown Track Builder

Postby Simpleone on Tue 4/May/10 6:32pm

Probably all the riders in the Christchurch mountain bike community appreciate the efforts of the Port Hills Rangers, Track Volunteers and occasional contractors.  There has however for a long time been another keen builder, unknown to most.

For the last 7 years or so, three days a week, Ian Morris has been pedaling up the hill to the Ranger station to volunteer a days work.  Plenty of Christchurch  locals will have seen Ian plodding up Dyers Pass Road, work boots on, helmet with a cap underneath, most not realizing he’s off to work!  Ian is also a regular visitor to the local bike shops, being a true bike fanatic.  He has a quiet demeanor, always polite and softly spoken.

Recently though he had is bike stolen, so a plan was hatched by  Marcus “The Smoke & Spice Man” Peters to get together and get Ian a new bike.  So with the Port Hills Rangers, Marcus and ourselves, Ian got his first ever brand new bike.

We think he was pretty stoked!

ImageSo if you see him give him a nod, or a wave , he does a lot of good work!

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Original Published: 6:29pm Tuesday, 4th May 2010 - NZST
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 4/May/10 6:34pm

Nice work guys!
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby wuffy on Tue 4/May/10 6:36pm

Good stuff :thumbsup:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby MattV on Tue 4/May/10 6:38pm

Excellent! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby pedalingkiwi on Tue 4/May/10 6:44pm

Hey thanks for the good news story Ewen - I've seen Ian (not that I knew his name) on his bike in Vic Park, Bowenvale, & all around the city - and just thought he was a heck of a committed rider. Little did I know what good works he was just coming from or going to.

Big thanks Ian :thumbsup:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby TonyT1961 on Tue 4/May/10 7:00pm

Nice work fellas :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby SlackBoy on Tue 4/May/10 7:36pm

That is awesome right there
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby slowMTB on Tue 4/May/10 7:42pm

What a top bloke. Nice to see people still give a toss , nice one fellas :thumbsup: :love:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby dented on Tue 4/May/10 7:55pm

This stuff is what makes this whole thing great. Great gesture guys, and good on you Ian, what goes around comes around :thumbsup:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby nagem on Tue 4/May/10 8:05pm

Nice one!! :love:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby wuffy on Tue 4/May/10 8:07pm

Its also great to see that new exit down bridges coming right along! Had a wee walkies down to see what its like, looks like it'll be good fun!
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby Rik on Tue 4/May/10 8:20pm

Fantastic !! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby RussS on Tue 4/May/10 8:41pm

Always good to see a genuine bloke looked after when the chips are down - nice on guys :thumbsup:
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 4/May/10 9:42pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

way to go! :D
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Re: The Unknown Track Builder

Postby Oli on Tue 4/May/10 9:55pm

Cool story. :thumbsup:
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