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Forums Forums Tracks & GPS North Island tracks map Thompsons Track

This topic contains 19 replies, has 10 voices, and was last updated by  paul armstrong 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #13849

    Jake Maryniak
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    <cite>@badjelly said:</cite>
    That doesn’t sound like a lot of fun…

    Will wait till the very end of summer, and take a rope or two.

    Thanks

    Consider a winch and a shovel as well 🙂

    Even the 4×4 boys going up there these days only do the Matamata side due to the poor state of the track

    #13910

    caleb-v
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    • Location: Tauranga
    • Bike: Drz 400
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Went up to thomsons track on katikati side today. Can’t get far at all.

    #13914

    Jake Maryniak
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    I have talked to couple of guys yesterday who took their 4×4 trucks on Saturday. They came back minus 1, which finally got winched out yesterday morning by an excavator that they “borrowed” from the local farmer.

    The 4×4 offroaders club advice to their members is to stay out of Thomson’s until summer. And even then make sure you take suitable recovery gear. I would probably recommend the same for the 2 wheel brigade.

    #13915

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Edit the file down to less than 500kb and try it again, or email it to me at the email address at the bottom of the page and I can do it.

    The file size limit is in place as pictures take up a huge amount of hosting space. 1 500kb image is equivalent to over a hundred forum posts in hosting space.

    @caleb-v said:
    Went up to thomsons track on katikati side today. Can’t get far at all.

    #19432

    paul armstrong
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    I’ve done thompsons track on my mountain bike from tauranga side to top at least 3 times and 2 times all the way down to the te aroha side prior to 2014. its doable but in some places on tauranga side you have to carry your mtn bike. We once attempted it with 3 guys on honda postie bikes from tauranga side but 2 of us gave up half way in through sheer physical exhaustion of hauling bikes thru the mud. the other guy was a trails bike rider and he went ahead and might have been able to make it but he was always coming back and helping us. its very hard!!!

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