There’s "snow" stopping us

19 February, 2012 at 21:00

The overnight snow wasn’t sufficient to put us hardy trail builders off our Sunday morning exercise this weekend. With a load of surfacing material dropped at the end of Werewolf bypass thanks to Bob the digger driver, we had plenty of work to keep us warm.

While Dave and Steve replaced a damaged stringer on the boardwalk, Jez resumed work on “his” corner tweaking the line and levelling the turn. The rest of the team accompanied by James fresh from his skiing holiday started surfacing the trail.

Shortly after elevenses, we were joined by Gary from the FC and Stuart from the Cemex Quarry to talk about trail surfacing material. This gave us the opportunity to show them how we lay the trail and what makes good surfacing. The quarry is providing us with 500 tonnes of material – a real big thank you guys. Stuart hung around for a hour or so helping with barrowing and laying the material – thanks again.

A Chase Trails “committee meeting” prompted an early finish – there were tea and biscuits to consume ….. it’s hungry work this trail building lark!