Making Dreams happen. The rebuild of an icon. Dream track Queenstown New Zealand
A few years ago Conor McFarlane and I had the idea of adding a couple of new jumps to the iconic dream track. We got it done and they were really well received. So a year later we again decided it was a good idea to add more jumps higher up the hill. Took us a couple years to get it underway, but the results were awesome and under budget due to all the volunteer diggers that did an amazing job.
We did have a plan for the rest of dream track in case we had anything left for more digger diesel, luckily we did because the line has become so much more epic.
It's been a huge project for a handful of us but working on something like this with our buddies is RAD. Unfortunately, Conor has been recovering all season so never got the chance to enjoy the fruits of his labour. The rest of us took up testing duties. Pretty nerve racking trying these jumps for the first time but an ecstatic feeling getting it done.
After a big crash up here 2 years ago, that broke me pretty well, I thought I'd never want to flip the big jump again, but once we made the jump bigger it seemed more appealing again. Every time we were up there digging, I would look at the jump and the need for redemption would grow stronger. After testing the jump and riding it a bunch of times I knew I could, just wasn't sure if I would. It was a real mental game. I decided I would flip it again. The time came to do it and I was able to pull it smooth as butter. I couldn't be happier. Finally got the monkey off my back.
We had some sweet sessions with the boys, and once we got the whole line open we had many more join us for some laps. It was so good to see the stoke and massive grins on their faces at the bottom of the run. I know without a doubt everyone that rides this new and improved dream track will be dreaming non-stop of the next time they can get back up there and fly into the clouds. I sure am.
Thanks to all the diggers who helped on this rebuild. Thanks to the brand's who look after me and help me have the best time on my bike. Thanks to Scrobb (Parallax Media) for the edit.