Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby BUSHLOVERACING on Sun 8/Feb/09 12:01pm

Round 4 of the legendary Penny Farthing Cycles PNP MTB X-Country series.

All information can be found here on the PNP website

The Penny Farthing Cycles PNP XC series caters to all riders from Elite to recreational, and all age groups. The 5 rounds are held at the Wellington region’s primo trail locations – Makara Peak, Wainui Trail Park, Mount Victoria and Belmont Park.

generous sponsorship ensures a deep pool of spot prizes at all rounds.

At the final round, the series’ enduring and fabulous Gold Sponsor, Penny Farthing Cycles are presenting a $1,000 store voucher. The lucky recipient will be drawn from those riders who entered the entire series in advance.

Entry form will be available later in the year. Watch this event thread for further details, entry form availability and details of organised course pre-rides.

For any further information email the series’ famous organiser, Marco Renall on mtb@pnp.org.nz, or post a question here for the masses.

See you all there.

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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby ryda on Tue 20/Oct/09 1:52pm

Just trying to suit out the way around the C course

CLASS C: Men Rocket Bikes Enduro, Men U17, Men U19, Women Senior, Women Master & Men M3

Start outside WRC Woolshed building

Head north for 50m thru gate & veer right up 4WD track

First right into Danzig single track

Climb Danzig to top & turn left. This is Old Coach Rd

Immediate left down singletrack

Go downhill for 50m, then right and back up to Old Coach Rd

Turn left and follow fairly flat 4WD farm road to saddle

Thru saddle (C1 arrow)

Up 2 steep grassy climbs then descend to bunker

Left and up to cross the airstrip

Keep going north to Gas Plant

Veer left onto Belmont Rd (C arrow)

Follow Belmont Rd flat, then downhill

Right at style towards Boulder Hill (Murphys)

Go downhill to first intersection and go right to Kilmister Block

Acute right and climb to Belmont Rd

Right at Belmont Rd and climb to just before Shearer’s Quarters

Turn left (C arrow) and up 4WD grass track to saddle

At saddle go straight thru


Head south with view of Wgtn harbour (C2 arrow)

Big descent down Bridle Way

Left at T intersection

Up grassy 4WD & first right thru gap in fence

Down & up and across to Green Shed

Left up Danzig (C3 arrow)

Turn left at top at Old Coach Rd

Immediate left down singletrack

Go downhill for 50m, then right and up 4WD

Left at Old Coach Rd

Left down Choppers (C4 arrow)

Left at bottom and across to Green Shed

GIVE WAY TO ANY RIDERS CLIMBING DANZIG

Down Big Weta (C5 arrow) to bottom

Left at bottom

Follow track along creek for 500m

Left and home on road to finish at Woolshed building

where I have highlighted it red above, I get a bit lost when trying to figure it out on the tracks web site

the red on the pic below is Kilmister
kilmister.JPG
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby Zoom on Tue 20/Oct/09 2:07pm

All the farmland in the park is closed for lambing until 23 October
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby XCrazy on Tue 20/Oct/09 2:11pm

The directions already have me lost :blink:
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby Nick_K on Tue 20/Oct/09 2:14pm

XCrazy wrote:The directions already have me lost :blink:


How bigs your stem?
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby Zoom on Tue 20/Oct/09 2:15pm

Nick_K wrote:
XCrazy wrote:The directions already have me lost :blink:


How bigs your stem?


What sort of question is that to ask of a man? :o
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby Lynskey on Tue 20/Oct/09 2:19pm

Will anyone be single-speeding this round? I've never ridden Belmont...
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby Nick_K on Tue 20/Oct/09 2:22pm

Lynskey wrote:Will anyone be single-speeding this round? I've never ridden Belmont...


Due to ongoing ss issues I may or may not be ss'ing.

Belmont is radfor ssing. To bad a trip upto the trig isn't on the cards, its a great extended ss climb.
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby XCrazy on Tue 20/Oct/09 2:24pm

Zoom wrote:
Nick_K wrote:
XCrazy wrote:The directions already have me lost :blink:


How bigs your stem?


What sort of question is that to ask of a man? :o

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby FSR_Man on Tue 20/Oct/09 5:50pm

confusing course much?
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby DaveAldred on Tue 20/Oct/09 7:00pm

Far fewer riders spend much time at Belmont than areas like Makara, and fewer still ride out further than the Danzig or Trig/Koro Stream areas; so there are elements of this course that are going to be a confusing read. But fortunately the open ground up at Belmont lends itself well to very visible decent signage, so on the day there won't be a problem.

I am heading up with epic EPO abuser, Tigerbone Bushlove, tomorrow night for a recce of the B Course. I should be able to GPS our ride which will provide a bit of additional help and insight when reading the description. Best bet, as with all the race courses, is to find the time to have an explore before the race. While this isn't always necessary or possible when you are busy, it certainly gives more confidence on the day and enables you to banter about what tires to run with a commanding authority. Watch this space for the discussion between Tigs and I on what tires to run. Tigs will say "Race Kings" because that is all he has.

Lynsky - The SS will be fine. Belmont is good for it. None of the gradients are too awful, with the exception of the start where the race heads up a tough steep 4WD. I ran this last year which was much faster than blowing out my shanks,failing and falling off into the proper riders. Btw - I enjoyed reading your blog post about Mt Vic round. Nice one!

For maximum points, smash your shanks on this "Up 2 steep grassy climbs then descend to bunker" and watch the gearie guys cry in your wake ftw.

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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby FSR_Man on Tue 20/Oct/09 7:10pm

i shall watch this space then,

PS davo how the heck did you pass me coming down the descent from the field on your SS when i was honking along in my big gear at the mt vic round??? incredible!
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby DaveAldred on Tue 20/Oct/09 7:28pm

Not sure where that bit was, but I carried the most speed when I was in the process of crashing. Did I then crash in front of you?!
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby thelongwalk on Tue 20/Oct/09 8:00pm

DaveAldred wrote:Far fewer riders spend much time at Belmont than areas like Makara, and fewer still ride out further than the Danzig or Trig/Koro Stream areas; so there are elements of this course that are going to be a confusing read. But fortunately the open ground up at Belmont lends itself well to very visible decent signage, so on the day there won't be a problem.

I am heading up with epic EPO abuser, Tigerbone Bushlove, tomorrow night for a recce of the B Course. I should be able to GPS our ride which will provide a bit of additional help and insight when reading the description. Best bet, as with all the race courses, is to find the time to have an explore before the race. While this isn't always necessary or possible when you are busy, it certainly gives more confidence on the day and enables you to banter about what tires to run with a commanding authority. Watch this space for the discussion between Tigs and I on what tires to run. Tigs will say "Race Kings" because that is all he has.

Lynsky - The SS will be fine. Belmont is good for it. None of the gradients are too awful, with the exception of the start where the race heads up a tough steep 4WD. I ran this last year which was much faster than blowing out my shanks,failing and falling off into the proper riders. Btw - I enjoyed reading your blog post about Mt Vic round. Nice one!

For maximum points, smash your shanks on this "Up 2 steep grassy climbs then descend to bunker" and watch the gearie guys cry in your wake ftw.

Davo

Run???
I do believe running is for youth and emergencies.
lookin forward to it as never ridden there,
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Re: Penny Farthing Cycles Pnp Mtb Rd 4/5 Belmont Park

Postby FSR_Man on Tue 20/Oct/09 8:08pm

DaveAldred wrote:Not sure where that bit was, but I carried the most speed when I was in the process of crashing. Did I then crash in front of you?!

haha nope at that fast section just before you cross over the rd nearish the end of the lap
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