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Old 10-12-2014, 12:53 PM   #1
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How to get thru the Maungatapu track from the nelson end

Hi all.
I made a lil movie showing how to get past the locked gate & under the wire at the Maungatapu track.
It took a few tries to get it working so hopefully it'll work. I couldn't get onto youtube for some reason.

unfortunately I edited out the bit in the middle of the track showing the steepish shaley rock bit.
The wire rope had been busted thru at the top. there is now a rut in the middle of the track under the rope to give the bikes a bit of clearance however I reckon once they see the rope broken they'll prob fix it for good???

Maungatapu Track gate bypass from Crayfish66 on Vimeo.

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Old 10-12-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Maungatapu track

Thanks Padmei,

Grant and I went through Wednesday morning on the Orange bikes and really enjoyed ourselves. The Pelorus side is currently smooth as a smooth thing.

No sign of the wire rope.

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Old 10-12-2014, 10:36 PM   #3
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Thanks Padmei. I'm looking forward to riding through next week
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:52 AM   #4
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Excellent Padders, thank you very much for this.

Must be time for the Marlborough lads to do a ride through.
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:51 PM   #5
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Excellent Padders, thank you very much for this.

Must be time for the Marlborough lads to do a ride through.
Yip, but I'll need to get a new rear tire.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:03 PM   #6
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This is a community safety bulletin:D

Went over the maunga again today & felt I should issue bit of a caution.
I found it very rough on the way up from Nelson & traction in places over the loose shaley rocks testing for me on my unloaded battered Bavarian tractor.
Of course I haven't been getting out riding much lately however I have ridden this track over 50 times I reckon & I believe it is the worst I have seen it in the steep bits so would caution those that are thinking of riding it with heavily loaded expensive bikes unfamiliar with the track or without much experience to perhaps take the highway option.
Not trying to put people off having an adventure but I could see some expensive plastic being broken quite easily.
This of course does not apply to smaller trail type 650cc bikes or those with experience riding this terrain.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:07 PM   #7
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Went over the maunga again today & felt I should issue bit of a caution.
I found it very rough on the way up from Nelson & traction in places over the loose shaley rocks testing for me on my unloaded battered Bavarian tractor.
Of course I haven't been getting out riding much lately however I have ridden this track over 50 times I reckon & I believe it is the worst I have seen it in the steep bits so would caution those that are thinking of riding it with heavily loaded expensive bikes unfamiliar with the track or without much experience to perhaps take the highway option.
Not trying to put people off having an adventure but I could see some expensive plastic being broken quite easily.
This of course does not apply to smaller trail type 650cc bikes or those with experience riding this terrain.
Saw you on the way back just before Atawhai. Sounds like a challenge :-) I hope you had fun.
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Old 11-01-2014, 10:10 PM   #8
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Saw you on the way back just before Atawhai.
How did you know it was me????
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:17 PM   #9
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How did you know it was me????

You weren't wearing sunglasses??

Maungatap sounds good. Evening ride?
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:27 PM   #10
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How did you know it was me????

Hahaha, let's put it this way, you're somewhat unique. I flashed the headlight once.
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:59 AM   #11
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Hahaha, let's put it this way, you're somewhat unique. I flashed the headlight once.
Ahhh & here I was looking for the cop behind you...



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Maungatap sounds good. Evening ride?
No. I don't think I will take Schmidt over there again. I reckon I've been pushing my luck as far as damaging the tyres/ rims on the rocks.

Remind me to read these words again in a few weeks when I feel like going for a ride again.
Saw the frog of craziness coming back from a jaunt to the top.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:59 AM   #12
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Interesting you say you thought the track was rough.... I thought the first few km were just primo where the track has been graded and the deep ruts smoothed out, higher up, there were the usual loose rocks but nothing compared to the storm damage and track erosion from 18 months ago. Me still likey.
I kinda had fun
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:14 AM   #13
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Interesting you say you thought the track was rough.... I thought the first few km were just primo where the track has been graded and the deep ruts smoothed out, higher up, there were the usual loose rocks but nothing compared to the storm damage and track erosion from 18 months ago. Me still likey.
I kinda had fun
Yeah I hear ya. It is primo over the jumps & a bit further from there but it was the shitty bits by the bridge that got me thinking.I just didn't want anyone to come to grief & blow their travelling budget on replacement plastic bits
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:19 AM   #14
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Interesting, I'm gonna have to check it out in the coming weeks as come January I plan to be going over it fully loaded
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Old 11-03-2014, 01:22 AM   #15
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your heartless Padders

Hey Padders why don't you start a thread saying how hurt your feelings are. See if you can get a sympathy F*#k from one of the locals.
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