Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby scatter on Thu 21/Feb/13 12:47pm

There may be a short term effect but given the rainfall that Wellington gets, it should be leached away pretty quickly.
The plants in that area should be relatively salt-tolerant given how much blows in off the sea in a southerly
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby wachtourak on Thu 21/Feb/13 1:19pm

Lynskey wrote:I don't think it'd be a huge loss if it never opened again ;)


:D
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Thu 21/Feb/13 1:32pm

Track looks fine to me

Hope a ranger can let us know if it is ok to ride. The council website has no relevant news on it.
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby bugle on Thu 21/Feb/13 2:11pm

scatter wrote:There may be a short term effect but given the rainfall that Wellington gets, it should be leached away pretty quickly.
The plants in that area should be relatively salt-tolerant given how much blows in off the sea in a southerly


Where would we be without our Vorb scientists? Thanks Scatter :)
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby dragon_style on Thu 21/Feb/13 5:52pm

Had a look from Barking Emu this afternoon. All seems to be out on the Tip Track front, couple of vehicles up there keeping an eye on it. Track looks fine.
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby sifter on Thu 21/Feb/13 5:57pm

dragon_style wrote:Track looks fine.


:( :vomit:
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby Joel on Thu 21/Feb/13 5:57pm

given it is pretty much gorse everywhere up that way, no great loss if nothing could grow anyway!
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby Simonk on Thu 21/Feb/13 9:19pm

Joel wrote:given it is pretty much gorse everywhere up that way, no great loss if nothing could grow anyway!


I wonder if that's what the arsonists who are attracted to hills like this every few years tell themselves?

There was plenty of healthy Hebe arborea above the Tip Track. And the gorse was starting to provide a good nursery for other seedlings. This sets things back a decade or two.

Luckily the best native bush is below the track, so looks OK.
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby Simonk on Thu 21/Feb/13 9:33pm

bugle wrote:I do wonder what happens to the soil when they dump thousands of liters of salt water to put out these fires...


There's a fire-control pond right at the top of this fire - wonder how much they get to use that?
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Thu 21/Feb/13 9:53pm

That pond is tiny!

Is the track open to ride up Simon? I just want to know one way or the other.

Been riding up it every week, at least once, for over ten years. There was indeed plenty of regenerating native plants under the gorse, helped along by the regular dosings of poison and hunters.
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby Simonk on Thu 21/Feb/13 10:33pm

BrokenKonaRider wrote:That pond is tiny!

Is the track open to ride up Simon? I just want to know one way or the other.

Been riding up it every week, at least once, for over ten years. There was indeed plenty of regenerating native plants under the gorse, helped along by the regular dosings of poison and hunters.


I doubt it, unless the rain tomorrow morning is significant. Saw a photo of a flare-up posted on FB a couple of hours ago - looked like there was real life left in the fire at this stage.
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby SlackBoy on Fri 22/Feb/13 12:34am

wachtourak wrote:
Lynskey wrote:I don't think it'd be a huge loss if it never opened again ;)


:D
whats the tip track???
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 22/Feb/13 3:11pm

BrokenKonaRider wrote:That pond is tiny!

Is the track open to ride up Simon? I just want to know one way or the other.


Anyone got word on whether it'll be open tomorrow? Was planning an assault 'cause I'll be nearby anyway.. Won't take the bike if not.
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby Lynskey on Fri 22/Feb/13 4:49pm

SlackBoy wrote:
wachtourak wrote:
Lynskey wrote:I don't think it'd be a huge loss if it never opened again ;)


:D
whats the tip track???


As far as I can tell it's a myth, invented by roadies to take some credibility away from mountain bikers.
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Re: Tip Track Leaderboard

Postby Simonk on Fri 22/Feb/13 4:52pm

A myth that comes back to haunt them every time PNP have a race to the top of Hawkins Hill!
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