Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Dr. Fuentes on Sat 14/Jul/12 1:22pm

I took the opportunity to stay mainly out of the wind today, so headed down the hill to Aro Valley, before cruising up Transient, then along the tarmac to the Wind Turbine. From there I ducked in to CPX, then down to Long Gully. The climb up the back of Wrights Hill was tough - my gear was too long and my stem too short. Nevertheless, I made it up, knees intact. I then headed down Salvation, and hit a wee lap of Koru and Lazy Fern before heading home.

It was nice to get out in the mud having not been on singletrack for a couple of months :thumbsup:
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby tcr on Sat 14/Jul/12 4:53pm

Les Mills :(
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby niblik on Sat 14/Jul/12 8:54pm

was a busy day up on the port hills today..

encountered plenty of others as we went up huntsbury, along bowenvale traverse to drop down victoria park..

great fun on a beaut day.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nostromo on Sun 22/Jul/12 6:43pm

Baboon loop. Good to be out on the bike after a break of a few months.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby thelongwalk on Sun 22/Jul/12 8:23pm

Yesterday went up Transient-Carparts ext-Barking Emu, then return, with Carparts added on the way down. The best conditions for a while and still managed to come off once.

Went back today and filled one big puddle with rock. Tip top.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby gristle on Sun 22/Jul/12 8:28pm

Cpts Extn, Barking Emu, most of Redrocks, Down Waipapa and up the Radome track (ouch) then back the way I came, including Carparts. Some scenic parts down in the gulley, nice and isolated.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Oli on Sun 22/Jul/12 8:57pm

nostromo wrote:Baboon loop. Good to be out on the bike after a break of a few months.
Great stuff, bro. Sorry I couldn't join you.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby nostromo on Sun 22/Jul/12 9:19pm

Oli wrote:
nostromo wrote:Baboon loop. Good to be out on the bike after a break of a few months.
Great stuff, bro. Sorry I couldn't join you.

:thumbsup: I'm sure it'll happen soon, the instigator is back on the job again.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Colin on Sun 22/Jul/12 10:09pm

Yesterday - various tracks at WTP

This afternoon some lower stuff at Makara Peak

Things I learnt:
* I've been too long not really trying on the hills. Now weak like an old man.
* I'm not strong enough to live with 1x10
* Light bike is fast. Didn't think mine was heavy.
* I may be thinking about a new bike. Damnit.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby wachtourak on Mon 23/Jul/12 6:29am

Yes, you need one of those, and some Enve wheels.
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby BrokenKonaRider on Fri 27/Jul/12 11:40am

Up tip track and down BE etc to Aro. Fantastic morning, lots of frozen puddles and spider webs on the reasonably muddy tracks. A bit of sun strike on BE; hope the track builders fix that problem soon (/bait)
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby gristle on Fri 27/Jul/12 12:34pm

Nah, just follow you down and your giant head will block the sun (/hooked)
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Manic_Monkey on Fri 27/Jul/12 4:14pm

Pretty much my first genuine Mtb ride! Mt. Dick out from Carterton Wairarapa. Yep it's a hard ride Mt Dick. 2hr ride includes 1hr on the road out n back, about 40 minutes up, 15 minutes down and 5minutes taking pic's.
Cool frosty sunny day. One to remember!
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It's a hard ride Mt Dick
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Enjoy your ride!
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10k from home
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Lake Wairarapa
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Tararua Mtn Range
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Northern Range from look-out
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GREYTOWN
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CARTERTON
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The way home...It's all downhill
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby thelongwalk on Fri 27/Jul/12 5:28pm

So the good news for you Brokenkonarider is that Carparts ext defeated me. A track that gets no sun for 3 months will always be a bit muddy in winter, unless the whole thing is covered in rock- which was never going to happen. And while we may make "improvements" to Barking Emu I was told by WCC that Transient user count is 2500/month in winter. So lots more wear and tear will occur and we will always be behind. I'm sure you can skid up some corners for us as well.

Spare a thought for Makara though- Koru's count is 4500/month mid winter.

Nice pictures Manic-monkey
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Re: Where Did You Ride Today?

Postby Colin on Sat 28/Jul/12 8:11pm

Makara Peak on a stunner day

First time down Ridgeline in ages

Golly it's a puckertastic wild thing at the moment

Must go back and try harder to clean it
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