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Author Topic: Parkwood Springs needs support  (Read 4973 times)
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« on: 28 Dec 09, 12:35 »

Have a read of this
http://www.gravity-slaves.co.uk/?a=519

then please fire off a support letter to Jon Dallow to help gain funding for the build.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: 28 Dec 09, 23:43 »

Looks good.. Its a small start but the plans for the future are massive. STA Letter of support on its way.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 Dec 09, 13:47 »

Any chance of them developing lift accessable runs at the ski village?  Or trails for bmx?
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« Reply #3 on: 29 Dec 09, 17:49 »

I'll try to share the plans somewhere, there are plans to use the Ski vallage drag lift on certain days of the year.... not sure about BMX but there are plans for a 4x trail.
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« Reply #4 on: 29 Dec 09, 19:22 »

The article says "By: Mon day 11th January 2011", I guess that should be 2010, as that is Monday the 11th?
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« Reply #5 on: 30 Dec 09, 13:20 »

The ski village have properly missed a trick if they don't see the potential revenue fom 'lift assisted' dh.  Also there is plenty of room for bmx track/trails.  They could even set up a membership agreement; for more to help develop and maintain the place. What do I know about it though. ???
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« Reply #6 on: 30 Dec 09, 16:38 »

erm, I think thats the idea AJP, to use the drag lift.... did I write NOT use the drag lift ? John Dallow, the guy behind the project at SCC is very open to input, why not make contact with him putting foreward your ideas ?

Looks like someone has posted up most of the email from Jon at SCC at this below,
http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/parkwood-springs-sheffield-update
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« Reply #7 on: 1 Jan 10, 14:30 »

Cheers for spotting the original typo on the year, I've changed it as I'm sure it's 2010.  10 days to get your mails/letters in!

About uplift, the article does say there have been talks with the ski village about using the lifts but since lots of skiers and boarders struggle with a T-bar lift then I reckon it would be pretty hard on a bike!  It's a small hill so not much of a push anyway but looking at the state of the ski village I'd be surprised if they don't just at every chance of revenue.
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« Reply #8 on: 3 Jan 10, 19:41 »

They use a T bar type ski lift at Bad Wildbad bike park in Germany so it is possible, I did not use it my self though as it was shut when I was there.  Will be sending off a letter, looking good for MTBing in Sheffield.
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« Reply #9 on: 4 Jan 10, 15:48 »

i used the tbar at bad wildbad. it is epically bonkers and gives the most monstrous arm pump of all time.

once you know what you're doing its ok. locals had old bit of tyre zippered to seatpost, hook bar onto there and tyre grips it. magic.
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« Reply #10 on: 4 Jan 10, 17:19 »

i used the tbar at bad wildbad. it is epically bonkers and gives the most monstrous arm pump of all time.

once you know what you're doing its ok. locals had old bit of tyre zippered to seatpost, hook bar onto there and tyre grips it. magic.

Also good for long nights alone!!
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« Reply #11 on: 5 Jan 10, 13:25 »

Jon Dallow email link in the main article is wrong correct address below

'Jon.Dallow@sheffield.gov.uk'
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« Reply #12 on: 5 Jan 10, 17:40 »

Cheers!  Updated.  That'll teach me to proof read press releases better!
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« Reply #13 on: 5 Jan 10, 21:31 »

Nick, even on a bike, the T-bars are pretty simple, they've got one in Winterberg aswell, all you do is hook it under your backside and it pulls you up nicely, once you've got it dialled you can ride no handed.  If they get one working at Sheffield it would be cool, and the short track they have at Winterberg run off the T-Bar could be a great influence to what is possible in a much shorter space than Winterberg has.
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« Reply #14 on: 5 Jan 10, 22:25 »

they like there berms there Col  ;D

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