Greg Minnaar Runs Nats Track 9

Greg Minnaar's second outing on the DH bike since his return from injury, taking on the Pietermaritzburg Nationals track (60% of the World Cup track). The onboard telemetry tells the tale...

Credit: Greg Minnaar
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  • nigelhicks101

    3/26/2014 2:42 AM

    Hey all as the PMB Track builder - I want to clear up some issues behind the statements made that this is (60%) of the world cup track - what you see here is NOT a world cup track - there are a TON of deviations off the track that will be utilized for the World Cup - this was a national event that went around all the new sections that are being built for the World Cup - so before all of you have hissy fits - wait until the event ... and then you are most welcome to complain as eveyone who doesnt ride the track always does.

    The actual track has a ton of new sections - with the only thing that is the same in this video being the pedal from the tabletops and a bit of the bottom section ...

    Just letting everyone know before they all have a meltdown in front of their PC's like has happened on Dirt's facebook page already.

    Nige - the PMB Track builder and Manager

  • general lee

    3/26/2014 2:51 AM

    Thankfully the Vital readership tends to be a bit more civil.

  • nigelhicks101

    3/26/2014 2:59 AM

    hahahaha yeah - anyway - it is what it is i suppose - I have had to weather a storm of keyboard abuse for 3 years already so one more wont matter. hahaha

    I think besides that blasted pedal section (which i cant do anything about and it really irritates me) the track has a number of new changes top to bottom which the riders should enjoy. So I'm keen to see what their views are for this year.

  • Scott_Townes

    3/27/2014 7:57 AM

    Nothing you can do? pfft, have you tried building a mandatory poma lift? You could use one of those winch systems so not only do they not have to pedal, but they'll be going 50mph! It's genius.

  • nigelhicks101

    3/27/2014 10:48 PM

    hahaha yeah Scott good idea - I put in a proposal for a travelator conveyor belt like the airports use for the pedal ... but the bosses said it would cost too much! hahaha

  • bikeboardorblade

    3/25/2014 9:37 PM

    Not your typical DH track, but it looks like it'd be a ton of fun.

  • general lee

    3/25/2014 8:49 PM

    Good to see some new bit of track as well.


    3/25/2014 2:43 PM

    vaya mierda de circuito, todo el rato pedaleando y saltando

  • erik saunders

    3/25/2014 1:36 PM

    Would be cool to see watts and front brake rear brake.

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