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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 3:04 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Another day off, so I thought I'd check out Makara Peak MTB park, about 30 minute drive from home...well, I wasn't disappointed, 20kms of singletrack and a trials area to play in...yeay...just made me realise I'm not as fit as I used to be, but heck, I still had alot of fun going around..enjoy the pics!


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File comment: pleanty of tight corners, almost came a cropper a few times...
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File comment: Out to the west is Wellington City, just 10 minutes drive away...
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File comment: Clearly not good for the environment...bloody MTBer's...:)
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 3:08 am 
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The skills area was empty when I got there thank god, so making a pillock of myself on the see saw wasn't as embarassing as it could have been.. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 3:12 am 
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Bloody long drag upto the peak, but the view was well worth it...


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File comment: Beautiful, well worth the 40 minute ride to the top
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:16 am 
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That looks great. Who was the mystery photographer or do you have a tripod?

Where in NZ are you?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:20 am 
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that sea saw looks a lot tamer/safer than when I last rode it, seemed to pivot both down & sideways at the same time :lol:
yup, its a good little park, espically being so close to downtown. the 1 narrow ridge off the highest point is pretty cool, as is the switchback s.track to the road at the back of the park :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:47 pm 
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Looks fantastic. :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 11:12 pm 
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Makara Park is excellent MTB'ing - i remember some good weekends heading off to it. It's bloody hard riding tho - I don't think there's a flat section anywhere and the scenery is awesome with the view over to the South Island. There's also some awesome rides from the Windmill down to Red Rocks in that area.

I still rated the mtb park near Auckland the most in NZ - the singletrack trails are the best I've ridden anywhere in the world (Rotorua, Coed y Brenin, Afan)


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2007 9:37 am 
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And long time no talk. Back from our world trip and visited retrobike for the first time in 6 months. Been busy blogging at benkepes.wordpress.com

See you at Mak peak sometime!


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:01 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Deffo Bennz, lets hook up at some stage!!

John >> Trusty ol' tripod for these shots, but broke the bast@rd coming down the ridgeway track...d'oh, in Wellington at the moment mate, been here since Jan 2006 gaving emigrated from Kent...lovin' it! (if that's not stealing it from the MacDonalds ads)

Scant >> Yeah, the seesaw was pretty tricky, saw it first off and thought it would be a piece of pi$$, but it took a few times to nail it..heh heh

Richard >> Park in Auckland sounds pretty cool, where exactly was it...?

Rich


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