Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby thelongwalk on Tue 22/Oct/13 4:40pm

properzel wrote:
jo wrote:Love your work Kev. :love: The top part of Serendipity is running awesome. :thumbsup:


I :love: you too, Kev.
.. no wait!?


Dude

what would the dude do
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby Colin on Tue 22/Oct/13 11:28pm

All this talk gave me a hankering for Serendipity.

Did three laps, plus Transient and Highbury Fling on the way home.

Bliss.
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 5/Feb/14 7:59pm

Well its been a while since I've posted, Serendipity is finished except for about six bits that need love. Anyway - this info

The council have placed some nice big boulders on the flat area at the bottom of Serendipity. As soon as we built the exit we realized we had a problem with riders exiting at speed onto the grass area used by walkers, kids kicking around a football and people chilling drinking beer. Plus mountain bikers love to skid so much.

So the boulders do a good job, you do not want to hit these fellas. I've put up two warning signs before the drop and please take it easy first time down.

Also spread the word and we will need to do something for the night riders, who will not see the signs, maybe reflective paint. Kev
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby jo on Wed 5/Feb/14 8:10pm

We decided the boulders were too heavy to move. :huh: Can we cut the exit abit higher to the left (this was one comment when we contemplated it this evening)?
In any event I had no issues with them. :)

Love your work on serendipity. :love:
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby xxgreg on Sun 16/Feb/14 10:17pm

Rode serendipity today. Cheers to all that made it happen.

And btw. the boulders have now been turned into a jump...
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby wachtourak on Mon 17/Feb/14 7:13am

Lol. awesome
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby Velocipedestrian on Mon 17/Feb/14 9:41am

Someone (maybe Kev) was busily digging away the dirt this morning. Champion.

Rocks FTW.
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby gristle on Mon 17/Feb/14 10:09am

That was Matt. Was it a serious construction or more of FU for putting rocks there?
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby Velocipedestrian on Mon 17/Feb/14 10:34am

Was walking past - didn't get a look at the track-facing-side, he looked a bit grumpy on it. (fair enough)
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby xxgreg on Mon 17/Feb/14 12:15pm

Was it a serious construction or more of FU for putting rocks there?


Was pile of compacted gravel covered in tracks.

Could use the rocks to make a bermed right hand corner, and end the track by the carpark. That would stop people speeding out onto the grass, and add a bit of awesome.
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby Velocipedestrian on Mon 17/Feb/14 12:21pm

xxgreg wrote:
Was it a serious construction or more of FU for putting rocks there?


Was pile of compacted gravel covered in tracks.

Could use the rocks to make a bermed right hand corner, and end the track by the carpark. That would stop people speeding out onto the grass, and add a bit of awesome.


But would point riders blind at pace into potential people coming up from the carpark.
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby CrustyMTB on Mon 17/Feb/14 12:48pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
xxgreg wrote:
Was it a serious construction or more of FU for putting rocks there?


Was pile of compacted gravel covered in tracks.

Could use the rocks to make a bermed right hand corner, and end the track by the carpark. That would stop people speeding out onto the grass, and add a bit of awesome.


But would point riders blind at pace into potential people coming up from the carpark.
:withstupid:

If a skilllless muppet on an XC bike (a 26er even!) like me can huck the drop and pull up in time to avoid the boulders, then there are no excuses. It's natural to want the flow to go on forever, but people with issues with the boulders need to get over themselves. #savetheserendipityboulders
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby dwgknz on Mon 17/Feb/14 12:55pm

:withstupid:

Had my first run down serendipity since the last section was opened up on Friday (no jump there that afternoon). Boulders not a problem to slow down for and make sense where they are. Just nice to have decent trails in an urban area so sharing ain't that bad. Was worse coming down Transient pre- Serendipity with walkers, runners, bikes, dogs and all other riff-raff....
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby gristle on Mon 17/Feb/14 1:19pm

The boulders are a temporary measure, the park is being landscaped some time in the future. We/WCC dont want people to carry speed into the park, so adding berms and extending the trail are not solutions, they just move the issue somewhere else.
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Re: Polhill Downhill Trail Digging Started

Postby xxgreg on Mon 17/Feb/14 1:43pm

they just move the issue somewhere else.


Yup. Away from the flat area in the middle park. The track could stay hard right against the hill out of the way of other park users. Personally I don't have any problem with the boulders. And its not about continuing the flow. Just want to make sure that the people who are going to fast don't give the rest of us a bad rep.
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