Calendar Event: February 2, 2008 - February 3, 2008

Westport Mobbing

Postby mtbrat on Mon 7/Jan/08 1:03pm

Finally the time has come for a weekend of riding on the West Coast.

The new trails at Denniston are just too enticing and we have reached our safe range of driving and jungle riding in one day.

Up on offer is a weekend of riding as full as you want it to be. :cool: :thumbsup: :paranoid: :sly:

On the menu is:
Denniston Mines
A maze of trails to explore. Lots of maps and miles and hours to consume us.

Charming Creek
Classic miners trail with added bump from the old wooden sleepers from the railway. Lots of relics and typical west coast jungle. We will be doing the in and out version, which maximises singletrack riding. About 3hrs return

Brittannia Track
A nice old benched walking track that leads up to a waterwheel stamping battery. About 2hrs return.

Tiropahi Tram Track
The trail has kindly had the gorse curtailed and signposted to limit getting lost. This 3hr+ ride is boggy most of the time. Classic West Coast jungle riding... :)

Plus a full on social calendar on Saturday night. We hope to be entertained and entertain the lively locales. :eh:

We suggest that everyone stays at Westport Motels
32 Esplanade, Westport
0800 805 909
+64 3 789 7575
+64 3 789 7568
westportmotel@xtra.co.nz
www.westportmotel.co.nz

Our motels are set in spacious grounds surrounded by mature trees. Comfort, space and style in 17 ground-floor units, studio and family-size. Cooking facilities, high-speed wireless Internet, hot bubbling spa, guest laundry, full breakfast service. Generous off-street parking with lock-up garage for cyclists. Quiet location on the Esplanade away from the main road yet a short walk to restaurants, shops and cafes. Courtesy car to/from terminals. Pets by arrangement. 5% discount to AA Members. Tariff: $80-$120 (2 persons) extra adult $15, child $10.


Book yourself but mention us so we can be as close together as possible...

Tim, the local legend, is going to be on hand to show us the trails and the hard work his crew has put in... :thumbsup:

For those wanting to get as many rides in as possible, you might want to consider coming over with us on Friday night.
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Postby mtbrat on Thu 17/Jan/08 11:27am

Any other takers.... :eh:

So far we have four
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Postby Gravy on Thu 24/Jan/08 10:19pm

bugger

I'm going over there next week 29th - 1st :(

Staying in Granity so planning to ride at Denniston in between doing family and kids stuff. Maybe get to Charming creek cos its just up the road but I've ridden it before so it may be a road ride up to Millerton for some true uphill punishment :satan: :satan: :crazy:
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Postby mtbrat on Sun 27/Jan/08 10:18am

Tell us how it goes!

Anyone else for excitement and fun times next weekend?
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Postby mtbrat on Fri 1/Feb/08 9:06am

w00t
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Postby mtbrat on Mon 4/Feb/08 12:44pm

Fantastic stuff. Some of the best trail riding and scenery and relics I have every seen!

photos and a report up laters....
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Postby mtbrat on Mon 4/Feb/08 8:26pm

Charming Creek

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Postby mtbrat on Mon 4/Feb/08 8:27pm

Britannia Track
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Postby mtbrat on Mon 4/Feb/08 8:50pm

Our roadtrip begin just before Friday rush hour and we got jammed at the John's Rd / Main North Rd intersection.

But soon enough we were free and picked up Cd then it's off to the blissfully empty roads of the Rahu Highway and then the Buller Highwyay.

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Postby mtbrat on Mon 4/Feb/08 9:00pm

we arrived l8 in westport and nary a shop was open, the hotel was ok and went in hunt of food, we just managed to get into the local fish n chippy but said owner really wasn't interested and we weren't allowed burgers, although about a half dozen people came in while we were there asking for them :paranoid:

a good night's sleep was met by a hearty breakfast of pancakes by mtb_babe :love:

All through the night it rained as only the west coast can and again in the morning we were greeted by rain.

Undeterred Cd and I geared up for the Charming Creek track whilst Lisa went to explore Westport....
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Postby mtbrat on Tue 5/Feb/08 9:00am

So our first ride was the Charming Creek walkway, which was one of the all weather rides, which was good as it was bucketing down.

It was a pleasant drive north through the rain and low cloud, the surf was thundering to our left and we whizzed through sleepy but very proud villages on our way to Ngakawau.

We were met by the Solid Energy coal site and watched a few aerial bins come in.
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Postby mtbrat on Tue 5/Feb/08 9:00am

So our first ride was the Charming Creek walkway, which was one of the all weather rides, which was good as it was bucketing down.

It was a pleasant drive north through the rain and low cloud, the surf was thundering to our left and we whizzed through sleepy but very proud villages on our way to Ngakawau.

We were met by the Solid Energy coal site and watched a few aerial bins come in.
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Postby mtbrat on Tue 5/Feb/08 9:00am

So our first ride was the Charming Creek walkway, which was one of the all weather rides, which was good as it was bucketing down.

It was a pleasant drive north through the rain and low cloud, the surf was thundering to our left and we whizzed through sleepy but very proud villages on our way to Ngakawau.

We were met by the Solid Energy coal site and watched a few aerial bins come in.

We suited up and girded our lions for the start...
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Postby mtbrat on Tue 5/Feb/08 9:01am

So our first ride was the Charming Creek walkway, which was one of the all weather rides, which was good as it was bucketing down.

It was a pleasant drive north through the rain and low cloud, the surf was thundering to our left and we whizzed through sleepy but very proud villages on our way to Ngakawau.

We were met by the Solid Energy coal site and watched a few aerial bins come in.
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Postby mtbrat on Tue 5/Feb/08 9:02am

The track was eminently rideable and we were quickly enveloped by canopy. The views were outstanding and we certainly appreciated the hard work and toil that went into putting this railway in. The benching was amazing.

Lots of bridges and tunnels, and not too much slip damage.
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