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Helibiking The Coppermine Trail

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Up until now most of my biking have been relatively flat with a few beginner single tracks thrown in for good measure.

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Ben Nevis Helibike

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These two Panorama's taken by Murray Findlay give you some idea of the stunning views you get up on Ben Nevis. The day was a stunner and there wasn't a breath of breeze up there either, it was just idyllic!

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Coppermine Helibike

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What a great day we had on Saturday with the Coppermine Helibike, beautiful sunny day and lots of happy smiling faces.

There were 42 booked for the trip ranging from the usual scraggy ones like Juddy and Scotty to a couple that had come up from Christchurch just for the trip. Reid Helicopters brought in two of their machines as they did last year to get everyone up there in good time the 6 seat Squirrel and the 4 seat Notar.

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Coppermine Night ride

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Daylight saving has kicked in but a group of us decided to do a night ride over the Coppermine anyway!
For some it was theoir forst night ride and some it was their first Coppermine Ride and some both!
What an adventure they had!
Unfortunatly we lost Petra and Mike along the way due to a broken Derailler but the hardy 9 carried on and had a ball.
We also found a huge flatworm along the way, appropriatly called "Flatty"

In the blurry Picture left to right

Marty, robert, Sue, Steve, Heyden, Brian, Linda and Maree

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Wiggles Working Bee

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Well with the Sailing cancelled and the sky falling it was really tempting just to pull up the covers this morning and stay in bed and have one of those lazy Sundays that happen once every blue moon. Track fever got the better of me though and Juddy’s Pleading calls to assist with the building of yet another piece of boardwalk on the Wiggles was just too much to ignore, besides, someone had to pick up the morning tea!

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Coppermine Heli-Bike 2012

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What a day the weather gods turned on for us for what has now become the MTB-Buddies Annual Coppermine Heli-Bike! A final count of 68 enthusiastic people turned up, including three walkers and Mad Marti who rode down on his Muni! The first flight up contained 6 of the more “Hard Out”

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Starveall Helibike

Here is the Video of our Starveall Trip!


http://youtu.be/PAWr4yB7N3c

Great day out for all!

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Kaiteriteri ride Saturday 12-5-12

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On Saturday, 16 (15 in photo as John Sexton met us at the top) of us “Buddies” headed over to Kaiteriteri to have a play over there and give Misha a bit of a look at some of the other stuff we have to offer after showing him the Coppermine last week. The group are looking rather mirthful in this photo as I had set the camera on a post and turned on the Auto function, and in the process of running into position got my pack strap caught around my ankle and my gear went flying all over the place, needless to say I didn’t have to say cheese!

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Corkscrew Track

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With the fantastic Easter Weather it was always going to be one of those long weekends where you don’t want to waste a minute of it inside if you don’t have to, so Swity and Myself took off over to Kaiteriteri to join Bryan and Nana Ian in a ride down the new “Corkscrew” Track from the ridgeline.
This was the first time I had ridden it in its fully finished state, I had been privy to a bit of a preview of it while it was under construction when Guy Trainor took me up there for a look under penalty of death should I let slip about it. In fact… Guy, you still owe me that beer!

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