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    Yeah must be one of the old ones. Pretty mental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautonier View Post
    Which track is Crusher? It's not on the trail maps. Eaton's cutting?

    Good news about the gondola, are there any plans to put more tracks over that side other than Charlottes? I heard a rumour a while ago about a trail going in directly under the gondola, which would be a great place to put one. Also plenty of potential to put more trails in around Charlottes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautonier View Post
    Which track is Crusher? It's not on the trail maps. Eaton's cutting?

    Good news about the gondola, are there any plans to put more tracks over that side other than Charlottes? I heard a rumour a while ago about a trail going in directly under the gondola, which would be a great place to put one. Also plenty of potential to put more trails in around Charlottes.
    Yup what Flip said ... It starts about 1/3 of the way down pins 'n' needles. Nice surprise trail with some steep and tight features.

    Gave Deadwoods and Crits a go for the first time yesterday.
    The climb on Deadwoods caught me off guard the first time ... thought I got lost haha.
    Crits is great for learning high speed control over ruts. Had a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkdbboy View Post
    Yup what Flip said ... It starts about 1/3 of the way down pins 'n' needles. Nice surprise trail with some steep and tight features.

    Gave Deadwoods and Crits a go for the first time yesterday.
    The climb on Deadwoods caught me off guard the first time ... thought I got lost haha.
    Crits is great for learning high speed control over ruts. Had a blast.
    Crits is a damned tyre eating rock chute. Crusher isn't sanctioned but is due to be in stage 2 of the trail network at Red Hill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip666 View Post
    Crusher is off pins and needles

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    Awesome, I'll have to check it out.
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    Yup, Crusher isn't officially there, but branches of Pins & Needles, and has an in-principle green light on the Stage 2 proposal. When it gets formal approval that will be one of the first to be added to the official trail map.

    More stuff closer to the chairlift is still pending approval. There is something laid out pretty well under the chairlift (cheekily named Screaming Eagle), but that got vetoed by the old chairlift CEO; whether that gets reviewed since The Management is changing remains to be seen....
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

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    love the trails up there- well done to all involved in lobbying for change and those that swing a trail tool.

    Many thanks

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    Nothing specific yet for this season, just a general heads up; now that we're starting to see some nicer weather, be on the look out for snakes - as you should on any MTB trails. We don't get a huge number of sightings but they are around; Blacks have been seen around East Link and High Roller, Browns further up the hill & around the Charlottes area and Tigers over on the southern slopes, Sawtooth and the roadside trails along Purves & Baldrys Rds.

    Also keepin mind that with the Gravity Enduro event now just over a week away, quite a few of the trails will be closed to general access on the weekend of October 7th/8th, particularly on the Sunday when the Serious Business of racing is on.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

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    I had a chance to get out with the trail crew yesterday arv to assess some of the trails after the race (Wombat, Fall Line and Pins & Needles). They held up amazingly well. The massive dumping of rain we had in the hours after the race has actually helped repair the trails! The sheer volume of water has carried a lot of loose sandy stuff striaght off the trails, and in other bits packed it up against tree roots & rocks to smooth out the approaches to them. We didn't get over to Crits, Charlottes & Sawtooth to check that side out.

    On a related note, the bottom half of Sawtooth will now be permanently closed off, and a new line will be cut in, hopefully in the not-too-distant future.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

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