There is no trail building this coming Sunday as we are having a meeting with the Forestry guys to plan out what we’ll be doing over the coming months and what support the FC can give us.
Normal service will resume the following Sunday.
This Sunday saw us finish the rock ramp feature we started a couple of weeks ago. The two routes down the slope offer a drop-off to a rocky landing or an easier rock ramp – both look good. They also ride well – we do have to test ride our efforts just to make sure they work as expected.
Young Phil (“Crash Test”) turned up just in time with a rather muddy
The top launch pad gained a sump and drainage pipe to prevent the area flooding in poor weather – that’s five corners that we’ve improved drainage so no more swimming pools. We’ll be looking at applying this technique to other corners on our trails.
At the other end of the trail, the guys helped out by three new volunteers started resurfacing the trail after the Rollers. This section is very sandy and suffers during wet weather so a mixture of grit stone and quarry material was worked in and wackered flat. Further along, a “French drain” was dug along the inside edge of the second berm to drain water from the trail and into a sump hole. For the technically minded, a French drain is a shallow trench filled with fist sized stones to prevent the sides collapsing and snagging wayward wheels.