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Offline praveensm27

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Trail Build/Maintenance Day – State MTB Descent - 3rd of March
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:17:03 PM »

DATE & TIME: Sunday 3rd of March 8:30am

REGISTRATION:

Online registration link will post soon. We highly encourage you to sign in online. However, you are more than welcome to turn up on the day and sign in there.

MEETING POINT:

Parks VIC Deport (Just above the Skill Park) 13 Reservoir Road, Narre Warren North.

WORKS:

We will be working on the State Mountain Bike Course descent to reshape the existing berms and improve the drainage.

BRING:

Water, food, shovel (If you prefer your own shovel), good shoes (preferably steel capped) and appropriate clothing for weather.

Please let us know if you are attending by replying on this forum thread, so we can organise tools and food etc.

If you have any question, please ask away.

BBQ and cold drinks will be provided for free to volunteers at the end of the build.

BYO food if you have a special food requirement

Builds usually run for 4-6 hours and if you want to leave early or arrive late on that day, please message me on this forum or contact us via our form at www.lysterfieldmtb.com.

Hope to see you there.

Cheers.

 


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Re: Trail Build/Maintenance Day – State MTB Descent - 3rd of March
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 07:28:26 PM »
Hey, just confirming that the trail building is proceeding tomorrow despite the bushfires/fire ban and heat tomorrow?

thank you

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Re: Trail Build/Maintenance Day – State MTB Descent - 3rd of March
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 09:29:01 PM »
Hi Ben,

The LDTR crew will be keen to go ahead as planned. It's PV's call, and they have not advised otherwise at this time. It's unlikely, but possible that this will change before our start time.

We will only undertake to do what can be managed in the conditions. As you know, the set up is fairly casual, so set yourself up for a hot day and manage your activities accordingly. We will have plenty of cold drinks to supplement what you bring yourself.

There are a few of the trail build crew that are doing a training course in the park tomorrow - including me, so every set of hands will be appreciated.

Cheers, Craig. 





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Re: Trail Build/Maintenance Day – State MTB Descent - 3rd of March
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 04:55:23 PM »
It was a day for relaxing in the pool and eating an ice-cream. Except for these 10 awesome volunteers who have up their entire morning to work tirelessly in the heat on the mountain bike trails.

A massive thank you goes out these legends, as the sweat was pouring off their faces half an hour into the build.

We started off shifting a pile of material into a trailer, before heading to the State MTB Course Berm Section. Too dry to rebuild any of the berms and with only limited water, our focus was to repair and maintain the braking ruts and fix the drainage caused along the berms descent section.

Trips up and down the Grassy Spur Fire Trail to retrieve soil from the trailer exhausted the team.

What we did:
- Cleared many drains which were blocked.
- Rebuilt reverse grade drains.
- Repaired braking ruts before and after berms.
- Filled in areas around rock section which have eroded significantly.
- Blocked off B-Lines and guided riders to main section of the riding trail.
- Removed excess silt/soil from the main riding line.

With temperatures reaching 35 degrees by midday, this wasn't our longest build. But it was one of our toughest weather conditions to endure.

A big thank you to those who helped and also to the riders who obeyed the trail signage.

Our next build will be in nearly April with details to follow.

Photos of the build can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Lysterfieldmtb/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2103399653030551
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