Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby BenB on Fri 11/Mar/11 6:35am

I've seen a few videos from VertigoBikes of the new gondola tracks and I'm not impressed. They all look far too smooth and boring for my tastes.

What I really want to ride is something more technical like Mini Dream Track, but can I use the gondola for lifts?
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby mudguard on Fri 11/Mar/11 8:29am

BenB wrote:I've seen a few videos from VertigoBikes of the new gondola tracks and I'm not impressed. They all look far too smooth and boring for my tastes.

What I really want to ride is something more technical like Mini Dream Track, but can I use the gondola for lifts?


I don't think access to Dream Track is priority for Skyline. Small steps, at least they're letting bikes up! I spent 2001-2005 pushing up that goddamned hill!

And isn't Dreamtrack off Fernhill as opposed to Skyline? So you would have to do some pushing.
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby qmtbc on Fri 11/Mar/11 9:20am

BenB wrote:I've seen a few videos from VertigoBikes of the new gondola tracks and I'm not impressed. They all look far too smooth and boring for my tastes.

What I really want to ride is something more technical like Mini Dream Track, but can I use the gondola for lifts?


OK, we're do we start here...
Have you even ridden up Skyline ???
yes Vertigo have some videos of the NEW track up skyline. it is built for beginner / intermediate riders.
If you want tech on Skyline try Ants track, Grundy, Turd Sandwich, L&P, Armageddon etc, those tracks have been there for ages, mountain biking on Skyline has been happing for 20 odd years, not just since the Gondola opened.

now to clarify your dumbness about Mini dream. It's not a technical track, its a jump line, about 100m long so you dont need a lift, and you can't access it easily from the gondola anyway.
Oh and Dream track is different to Mini Dream, and no it's not easily accessible for the gondola either.

next time please actually get out on your bike & explore the trails, rather than making idiotic statements on the internet based on watching a couple of vids.
see you on the trails

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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby luvin_dh on Fri 11/Mar/11 9:28am

Haha this post made me laugh. Ive been over to queenstown a bit lately to ride the gondola and there are plenty of technical tracks up there. If you can get down Grundy and Ants track at full pace when its a bit wet you are doing well. You obviously dont have a clue either about mini dream it is not technical at all, its just some plane old jumps which sure are fun but dont compare to a "technical" dh track.
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby Whoops on Fri 11/Mar/11 9:29am

qmtbc wrote:
BenB wrote:I've seen a few videos from VertigoBikes of the new gondola tracks and I'm not impressed. They all look far too smooth and boring for my tastes.

What I really want to ride is something more technical like Mini Dream Track, but can I use the gondola for lifts?


OK, we're do we start here...
Have you even ridden up Skyline ???
yes Vertigo have some videos of the NEW track up skyline. it is built for beginner / intermediate riders.
If you want tech on Skyline try Ants track, Grundy, Turd Sandwich, L&P, Armageddon etc, those tracks have been there for ages, mountain biking on Skyline has been happing for 20 odd years, not just since the Gondola opened.

now to clarify your dumbness about Mini dream. It's not a technical track, its a jump line, about 100m long so you dont need a lift, and you can't access it easily from the gondola anyway.
Oh and Dream track is different to Mini Dream, and no it's not easily accessible for the gondola either.

next time please actually get out on your bike & explore the trails, rather than making idiotic statements on the internet based on watching a couple of vids.
see you on the trails

chur


Yes the OP's tone and wording were rude, but perhaps they don't live in QT?
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby All Mountain Rider on Fri 11/Mar/11 10:19am

If those tracks are boring its because your going to slow. I rode a rental specialist xc bike half way up skyline before i thought bugger this is far enough and already been out to seven mile for half the morning. I was in heaven when i first let rip into those banked downhill corners, certainly wasnt boring, big fun factor, only downside was how quick its all over at that speed and your at the bottom of damn big hill!
Come up to eskdale if you want to play on rocky rooty technical single track stuff.
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby BenB on Fri 11/Mar/11 4:34pm

OK, we're do we start here...
Have you even ridden up Skyline ???

No...so I want to figure out if it's worth spending $$ on a trip.
yes Vertigo have some videos of the NEW track up skyline. it is built for beginner / intermediate riders.
If you want tech on Skyline try Ants track, Grundy, Turd Sandwich, L&P, Armageddon etc, those tracks have been there for ages, mountain biking on Skyline has been happing for 20 odd years, not just since the Gondola opened.

This is really good to know, I'll try find some pics or videos.

Maybe technical is the wrong term, it's a terrain park. What I mean is more featured, more gaps, jumps, rocks etc as opposed to easy.

Yes the OP's tone and wording were rude, but perhaps they don't live in QT?

I would like to just go down there and check it out, but it's a 6 hour drive and the fuel, gondola tickets etc all adds up.
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby All Mountain Rider on Fri 11/Mar/11 5:49pm

Of course its worth the trip. I was goiing to avoid queenstown on my holiday as dont like busy touristy places but ended up staying there a night and the mountainbike scene rocks. Can hire the latest gear from several places in town at very reasonable rates. Its an easy ride out to seven mile, dont miss sunshine bay on way out, easy fast flowing ride, watch out for walkers and apparently its only supposed to be ridden one way whooops. Seven mile isnt big place but some cool trails in there. Want to go back sometime and do the big down hill rides from the mountains.

http://www.fat-tyre.co.nz/default.aspx

http://www.queenstownmtb.co.nz/
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby integral on Fri 11/Mar/11 10:19pm

Mate, you are so right. Finally someone sees through the Queenstown hype. It is just a cold expensive overrated hoax. You would do well to stay the fuck out of there.mi can't believe the athertons are spending 2 whole months there training. What suckers!
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Re: Queenstown - Is Dream Track Accessable From Gondola?

Postby SamKnight on Sat 12/Mar/11 12:43am

QT is an awesome playground for someone on a DH/FR bike, i dont know why you would say its sh*t.

I personally cant wait to get down to try out the gondola, and the new gorge rd jumps
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