Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Robbie on Sat 4/Dec/10 6:48pm

Awesome work there :thumbsup:
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Tue 7/Dec/10 8:33pm

Thx to the revolve group plus one other (Tim?), half benched probably 35 m of track on both sides of the stream. Next dig is the 21st Dec, I wont be there but a few from the revolve group will be.

The ususal suspects should be full benching the track tomorrow from 1230.

Sleeperservice, I've left the Iain M Banks book in the plastic bag in the tools/glove holder as can't make it tomorrow. Enjoy
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Wed 8/Dec/10 12:07pm

Building a playhouse so won't be along today....

Second thoughts, one hour won't hurt.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 8/Dec/10 1:38pm

gristle wrote:Building a playhouse so won't be along today....

Second thoughts, one hour won't hurt.


yep, your right there Andrew, one hour won't hurt.

In fact it probably stops me from coming around and giving you the bash for not turning up, though I don't know where you live it must be close, I could of just listened for poor hammering. :D
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby cstarnes on Wed 15/Dec/10 9:36am

Finally a bit of moisture to help pack the track down a bit. A good day to add some more benched track to Transient. We are now working between the streams - means you cant ride to the trail head until the bridge is built unless you carry your bike for a little bit.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Thu 16/Dec/10 1:15pm

thelongwalk wrote:
gristle wrote:Building a playhouse so won't be along today....

Second thoughts, one hour won't hurt.


yep, your right there Andrew, one hour won't hurt.

In fact it probably stops me from coming around and giving you the bash for not turning up, though I don't know where you live it must be close, I could of just listened for poor hammering. :D


Yes, poor hammering and frustrated sounds because every 2nd nail is through a knot.

Craig, Finn and myself did a bush bash yesterday, there are a couple of nice bogs coming up along the trail.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 17/Dec/10 11:44am

Good to get out and bash some dirt/rocks.

And to meet some faces behind the avatars 'round here :)
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby SleeperService on Wed 22/Dec/10 3:18pm

Small team today - just a couple of us doing some benching between the bridge-to-be & the bog. Bumped into Dave from the council as I was leaving who said the bridge design is complete but consenting & tendering processes mean March would be the earliest start date.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Tue 11/Jan/11 9:27pm

So, kicking off tomorrow on Transient, realise people may still be away but anyone/everyone welcome. From 1230, sign on current track will be out to show entrance, current digging area about 800 meters in, past a couple of yet unbridged streams, heading north looking for our lost youth.

The revolve team started tonight as well, next dig in two weeks, everyone welcome, tuesday from 1745. :)
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby iodi on Sat 15/Jan/11 12:03pm

This pic shows Transient build progress as of today. I also walked along the pilot track to where it meets Planet Ride - marked by the yellow dot in the pic. Even though in a straight line it is only 120m to Planet Ride, the Transient pilot track sweeps back and forth across the valley three times so there's about another 580m of track to build.
Transient15-01-11.jpg
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Oli on Sat 15/Jan/11 12:08pm

Fantastic work by everyone involved! :thumbsup:
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby jo on Sat 15/Jan/11 12:35pm

:0
:thumbsup:
Hope to be out there digging on Wednesday. :)
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby kiwi_zg on Sat 15/Jan/11 12:47pm

Kudo's to Kevin, who has put a huge amount of his spare time into this track.
I helped out for a couple of hours last Wednesday for the 1st time. (only 3 of us :( )

This track once finished is going to be a big asset to the area (no more illegal riding on planet ride). It will provide a total off road ridable trail from Aro St all the way to Makara Peak, Skyline and beyond.
I think said he Kevin predicts a completion date of 4 months. But with more manpower I'm sure this can be reduced.
I can't wait to ride this top to bottom. :)
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby jo on Sat 15/Jan/11 12:58pm

http://www.closedforgood.org/project/143/
Hopefully some kindly BNZ volunteers do some good work come March. :)
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby wachtourak on Sat 15/Jan/11 1:37pm

Oli wrote:Fantastic work by everyone involved! :thumbsup:


What he said. This track is a great asset, being able to ride to Makara from Mt Vic without using roads for the most part is awesome. Too bad I have never had a chance to come to a dig day, due to them always being on days I work. :(
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