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What no rides!?
Upcoming social/group training rides would normally appear here, but things are a little quiet at the moment and it's empty.
Don't be shy - this is a community site so if you're heading out and would like some company, post your ride.
I met with the NPWS Ranger, Tiffany, yesterday on-site to check the work done so far and discuss what else was needed and/or possible for the rest.
She was really pleased with the work we’ve done and satisfied that it achieved what was intended so far as water and rider controls to address sustainability. She was impressed with the ‘big berm’ and pleased that we could provide such a feature after so many requests in the past.
As promised my notes from todays meeting. Tiffany contacted me a week or so ago to catch up as I had been quiet for a few weeks (just time poor on my part) and the date turned out perfect given the discussion on this forum in the last few days. Anyway, enough ramble, the details of the meeting.
The new work on shaft has been a real talking point, on Saturday the 1st of June we are scheduled to go back and do some more work, mostly on the middle 'old road' section.
Being an old road corridor there is scope for some creative work to make a MTB specific trail. The bare bones of this trail were put in last Saturday and the potential is there for something really good. We also have quite a bit of materials to work with on site.
This thread is for discussion and feedback on the works so far and thoughts on what people would like to see on the finished trail.
This Saturday the GTA volunteers will be working on the top half of Shaft trail.
Much has been said about the new work here and the changes to the 'flow' of the trail.
The NPWS guys have done a lot of the heavy machine work needed to address the erosion issues and the overall sustainability of the trail, but they aren't riders and I can't alway be there to advise them. So things don't always end up perfect.
Now it's time for us to come in and do the hand-tool work and finishing touches, what we can achieve on Saturday will determine how the trail rides and 'flows'.
Tony and I finally got the chance to do the much needed slashing work on Siesmick. Wow what a chore.
It was all but done when we ran out of fuel and blades, seriously!
I can only hope that we get the NPWS on-board to spray this now before it grows back.
It was very overgrown, as we all know!
Took a lot of slashing;