Never Ending Story (Trail Building Sunday 21st March)

21 March, 2010 at 22:00

One final week adding surfacing to ‘The Link’ today (the location of the legendary Big Barrow Day).

The surfacing just seem to keep on the coming, the more we use the more Bob the digger driver manages to find and deliver for us.

Once we had finished laying what was left of surfacing material (a total of 60 tonnes has been spread and wackered on the hillside!) we headed off to Deerskull. This is the singletrack descent through the larch trees down into Rainbow Valley. There were several patches that needed a little tlc – more wheelbarrowing and wackering.

During a trail inspection, we had noticed several dead trees that could fall onto the trail during high winds – one had already landed half across the trail. Martin and myself left the others and headed off with chainsaw in hand. Three trees were dispatched, two coming down with a good crash!

Rob / Andrew