Thanks to all the hard work over the last few months, we finally were ready for the putting on a show. Whilst Bruce, Dave, Liam, Rob and I talked shop to the public, several of the Racers Guild boys were breaking into a sweat riding our impressive display throughout the day.
This week we continued work on our APF display. Alex and Mick constructed the start ramp onto the sky berm. It wouldn’t look out of place covered in snow ready for a ski jump competition.
The rest of us completed the North Shore section by joining the existing framework up with the end ramp. We’ve even made provision for a skinny down into our stand area – all we need is to make sure the riders don’t come flying through the back of the gazebo.
Whilst Jez and Martin cut the decking to size, Bruce, Nigel and Steve made a start on screwing it down. We’ve purposely left large gaps – they’re not for a gap jumps but to stop it being ridden before it is ready.
If you’ve been out in the woods recently (riding around the Dog), you may have noticed that the timber work for the APF exhibition is starting to take shape. So far the start ramp, sky berm and North Shore framework are in place.
This Saturday, the DH lads (Alex, Bob, James and Mick) lifted the sky berm into place – it’s over 5’ up in the air! I’m glad it’s these guys that will be riding it.
Sunday saw Phil and new volunteer Joe clearing the area where our gazebo will be – right opposite the burger van I’m told … what more could we want? Alex, Bob and Bruce stayed back at base to build the remaining boxes for the dirt jump whilst the rest of us headed up to the site to continue with the North Shore. A few hours later we had the basic frame work in place when a trailer load of dirt jump boxes turned up. These were manhandled into place to complete our display.