Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Mon 22/Mar/10 1:34pm

I have gone and built a SS.

Now I might have to turn up to some SS racing :crazy:

http://mountainbikingzane.wordpress.com ... nglespeed/
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Mon 22/Mar/10 1:35pm

swtchbckr wrote:yeah, could totally be up for the full loopage. i'd say Chris (st'feeslicker) 'd be up for it

timing's always tricky tho.


Doh, think I missed this reply... have PM'ed you to see if there is a weekend that might suit?
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby stiffeeslicker on Mon 22/Mar/10 1:42pm

Check your PM's ;)
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby JohnnyC on Mon 22/Mar/10 4:52pm

inzane wrote:I have gone and built a SS.

Now I might have to turn up to some SS racing :crazy:

http://mountainbikingzane.wordpress.com ... nglespeed/


nice! Those old blizzards are sweet, those look like v-brake levers though? The brakes should work a bit better with proper canti levers on it. I hope you find a fork soon too, I think you'd make short work of that one :crazy:
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Wed 24/Mar/10 8:54pm

Yup V-brake levers with a pull ratio adjustment ;) Should not be too far off canti levers.

Yeh, one run down Vic park and I forget how many times I bottomed the forks out :crazy:
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Wed 24/Mar/10 8:56pm

Went for a ride this evening... got freakin stormed on big time. Really nice evening heading up the hill. Warm and still... there was a big black cloud advancing from the south, but we thought we might beat it...

we were wrong :lol: and abandoned ride halfway up Worsleys after a severe pelting of hail. Coming down in the sloppy hail and mud was quite fun, but the ice cream headaches riding down the road were the pits!!
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Sat 10/Apr/10 6:48pm

Fantastic day out in the mountains today

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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby swtchbckr on Sat 10/Apr/10 7:53pm

DANG!!! wish i'd been able to join ya's! i spent the day looking after the boys :) (including taking Hugo for first Tag-a-long ride along river (he's only 2 and a half)), cleaning a fridge :angry: , doing washing :o , and stripping paint off a door :eh: ... i think you win in the 'fun' stakes... :D

good to see Chris got up out with ya's too.
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Sun 11/Apr/10 8:47am

Dont worry. There will be a next time :thumbsup: I will give you a heads up for any missions we have planned.

I think the trip was a bit of an eye opener for Chris. A bit different to what he is used to :D He loved it tho...
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby stiffeeslicker on Sun 11/Apr/10 1:02pm

YARR! I'm definitely not built for lugging Pigs up mountains but it as well worth it! :)
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Mon 3/May/10 10:15pm

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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby Colin on Tue 4/May/10 12:21pm

Awesome

Planning on more South Is riding, but will wait for summer
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Tue 4/May/10 12:40pm

Yeh, my uber-tacky DH tyres at 15 PSI were still having trouble hanging on in places :crazy:

All good fun tho!! :D

Last year we got a number of Ski one day and hike-a-bike the other weekends in. The conditions can still be great for biking in Winter.
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 4/May/10 1:49pm

hmmmm.... i think i've worked out where that is!

the name on the photos helped a bit... but exact location is a tad trickier to discern with my GIS skillage.
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Re: Mountain Biking Zanes Blog

Postby inzane on Wed 5/May/10 9:08am

swtchbckr wrote:hmmmm.... i think i've worked out where that is!

the name on the photos helped a bit... but exact location is a tad trickier to discern with my GIS skillage.


Yeh, it is not so secret. There are a number of tracks up into the Richmond Ranges from the North Bank of the Waiau River if you go up and along past where you go into the Wakamarina. Being a Forest Park rather than a National Park means that bikes are not excluded from the park. Riding involves a lot of walking uphill with your bike on your back, and for many people the tracks we were riding might involve a fair bit of walking on the way back down the hill too :lol:
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