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Dunedin circuit

Started Oct 6, 2015 0 Replies

Years ago in the long distant past... there was talk of a trail network (I believe a dream of Kashi's) to link all the hills around Dunedin (yes the Three Peaks Enduro is some manifestation of…Continue

Can the track listings be expanded?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MBO Oct 8, 2015. 1 Reply

There are many tracks around Dunedin that do not appear on the Mtb Otago website such as: McKessars Road, Telecom, Three Peaks, O'Connels Road, Purakanui Estuary, Heywards Point, Chain Hills,…Continue

Three Peaks track

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Corcoran Sep 30, 2016. 9 Replies

Hi,the three peaks track is cleared and good to ride (as long as the wind yesterday didn't down anything).I haven't spotted more tracks than my own... has anyone else ridden it?I've put in many hours…Continue

 

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Dougal McQueen replied to Andrew Wilson's discussion New Three Peaks Track?
"Unfortunately I have had my permit application to City Forests declined. To work in City Forests now requires $5 million liability insurance, full certification, and compliance. I'm sure MTB Otago is fully aware. It's a pity but it means I…"
Apr 12
Johnny Corcoran replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"understood. Has thought been given to continuing the track over the road and down to haggis basher one day?"
Sep 30, 2016
MBO replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"The word is City Forests aren't too happy with the unsanctioned work going on up there... Best avoid until we get confirmation either way"
Sep 30, 2016
Johnny Corcoran replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"has there been any change in the status of this track? keen to explore somewhere new with a spade."
Sep 30, 2016
Dougal McQueen replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"Talked to City Forests: the track was not logged on their GIS so the contractor did not know to leave it clear. The contractors will be back in spring to finish the job and may be required to leave the rest of the track clear. What's been left…"
Jun 14, 2016
Dougal McQueen replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"Forestry crews have been pruning and thinning the Mt Cargill forest. They have not been clearing the track so it is presently lost. I will ring City Forests tomorrow..."
Jun 12, 2016
Dougal McQueen replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"Have put in a few markers on the top section of track, more to follow as I make them. Updated map: I've started shaping Nemo's (the thin red line linking 3P top and 3P bottom). The entrance is reasonably obvious: turn right at bottom of 3P…"
Nov 16, 2015
Elaine Hargreaves replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"Hi Dougal, We rode the 3P track about 6-8 weeks ago - the downhill through the trees was fun. It could do with some signage on it though, even just some arrows spraypainted on the road/track at the junctions - we got a bit lost after coming out of…"
Oct 13, 2015
MBO replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Can the track listings be expanded?
"Hi Dougal, Many of those tracks/routes/paper roads/roads are impassable and not maintained. If you want to compile a list with location, ride-ability and access rights; I'll look at including them on the trails map.  Adrian"
Oct 8, 2015
Dougal McQueen replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"Rode today.. one small tree down, will take a saw next time. I also went down a skidder track I have been eyeing to improve, pretty much a breeze straight through. A couple of hours with a spade and a few riders through will improve it. Named…"
Oct 7, 2015
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Oct 6, 2015
Mike replied to Dougal McQueen's discussion Three Peaks track
"Great effort Dougal"
Oct 5, 2015
Dougal McQueen posted a discussion

Three Peaks track

Hi,the three peaks track is cleared and good to ride (as long as the wind yesterday didn't down anything).I haven't spotted more tracks than my own... has anyone else ridden it?I've put in many hours clearing and digging. Can someone put it onto the MTB Otago site? Some signs showing the way could also be useful...The access rules are as per City Forests rules... access outside business hours.From now I will be working to open up a few more routes up there.…See More
Oct 5, 2015
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