Postby mitch7 on Sun 11/May/08 9:45am

well yesterday was interesting for me.

Simbow came round, he'd built some small jumps out on ye stockbank at his work..
this was"a great opportunity to practice jumps'
i'm more o' a wuss trail rider and generally roll over stuff than fly through ye air.
So out we went, with wife and kids in tow..

Simbow had been towing me in with ye mule...top speed 30km..and I had been comfortable with this, getting air and landing fine...but Simbow reckoned we needed more speed so we tied ye tow rope to ye ATB...hit it at 40km...i completely fluffed it...muppet

endo-ed badly...and managed to headplant...out come..Broken Giro Hex(did its job),totally winded...badly concussed for awhile ,had ye staggers and memory loss..trip to hospital..
they X-rayed me neck ..apparently OK..but must have pulled some muscles..didnt sleep well.

as per usual ye bike made it through unscathed...

I'd just like to thank ye staff at Wairau hospital..and Giro ..

me wife managed to catch it on camera/video which i'll post tomorrow from work..i'm on dial up here at home..may as well give everyone some laughs..its such a lame looking jump..
:(
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Postby tartgrandmother on Sun 11/May/08 9:47am

haha, hope there be no damage, will be sure too look at yer video!
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Postby mitch7 on Sun 11/May/08 9:53am

only me pride...and helmet.
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Postby wachtourak on Sun 11/May/08 10:12am

MattV wrote: Rode around ye lake. They've put a new bridge over ye spillway since i've been through there last


did ye do an epic spill?
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Postby evilknieval69 on Sun 11/May/08 2:55pm

Shuttles at Vegas this morning, driftys in ye mud and puddles. Great fun! :thumbsup:
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Postby tartgrandmother on Sun 11/May/08 3:00pm

looks like ye had fun
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Postby MattV on Sun 11/May/08 3:14pm

wachtourak wrote:
MattV wrote: Rode around ye lake. They've put a new bridge over ye spillway since i've been through there last


did ye do an epic spill?



be Amy Winehouse hot?
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Postby Monolith on Sun 11/May/08 4:22pm

From home headed to Makara Peak via st albans, then into salley alley, ML, then ye 4wd to ye top. RL, RLE, then lazy fern down to ye carpark.

Salvation, scouthall, goldmine, down aro valley, along ohiro road to ye tip track.

Up ye tip track. Along and down carparts, then ye roller coaster to aro valley.

Repeat.

Then repeat once more for good measure.

Back along ye rollercoaster, down to ye sanctuary. Along ye road to makara peak, and did a koru/SA/ML/4wd to ye top, then 4wd down (I wasn't feeling like muppetting down ridgeline) ye RLE and lazy fern.

Good fun :) :thumbsup:
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Postby jamieinauckland on Sun 11/May/08 5:32pm

round and round in circles, tahi, dipper, diamond back and a few bits o' wet road.
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Postby SteveWallace on Sun 11/May/08 5:43pm

Second week living in Welly, investigating local stuff,

Down Nicholson walkway from Khandallah to Hutt road, up to top o' wadestown hill to ye townbelt ridgeline track - great views but not enough track to justify ye climb from Thorton, threaten o' rain so off home via ye most exploratory laneway routes possible.

Did ye grand loop o' Makara on Friday, beautifully sunny - great tracks guys, and did ye skyline on Wednesday - very muddy and churned from tractors/4WD in places and ye cattle have sheared off small bits o' ye single track, but a good long technical ride all ye same.

Loving ye MB scene in Welly :thumbsup:
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Postby haggleman on Sun 11/May/08 6:45pm

Makara peak - went up Koru, 4WD track to ye skills area, 4WD all ye way to ye peak, down ridgeline, ridgeline extension, magic carpet to ye skills again, down livewires difficult to ye carpark. Had a bite o' a snickers then tagged along with Dan and Helena (first time MTBer!) back up Koru, Magic carpet to skills, then down through Lazy Fern.

Nowhere near as epic as Mono's :P
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Postby Malcy on Sun 11/May/08 8:21pm

Makara, nice.

Koru, Sally, Ridgeline Extension, Magic Carpet, Skills, then Lazy Fern.

It was a friend o' mines chance to ride her new Trek 5.5 and ride with cleats for ye very first time. It went well!!

Nice.
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Postby Nick_K on Sun 11/May/08 9:25pm

Just back from a very wet ride up Wrights Hill, scout hall, goldmine, fenceline, and carparts.

Woot for ss, I think I'm done with gears for a while.
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Postby free_rider21 on Mon 12/May/08 8:12am

Monolith wrote: From home headed to Makara Peak via st albans, then into salley alley, ML, then ye 4wd to ye top. RL, RLE, then lazy fern down to ye carpark.

Salvation, scouthall, goldmine, down aro valley, along ohiro road to ye tip track.

Up ye tip track. Along and down carparts, then ye roller coaster to aro valley.

Repeat.

Then repeat once more for good measure.


All that 3 times. :crazy:
How many km was that?
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Postby mitch7 on Mon 12/May/08 9:31am

heres ye vid link to yesterdays post

http://www.vorb.org.nz/video-view-93681.html

I be a muppet :0

have a great monday!
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