Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Thu 30/Jun/11 3:41pm

Currently the good Guys and Girls of the WTP are building a new trail that runs from the pump track or the begining of Westside

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This trail is being built under lights on Thursday Nights....Mad you say

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well the trails really are to wet to ride, the indoor trainer is so boring, Thursday night TV is crap...what better thing to do than give yourself a upper body work out

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6pm(ish)** to 8:30 (ish)

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** I'm normally no latter than 6:15 depends on traffic
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Thu 30/Jun/11 3:45pm

Tonight bring a Jacket, Gloves and a Head / helmet light, tools are on site, and don't worry about the cold cos you won't feel it once you start working :thumbsup:
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Fri 1/Jul/11 8:42am

last night Marco, Mr T and myself built 2 smaller berms and started the retaining for the 1st of 3 big berms :thumbsup:

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it start as a stalling pinch over a mound


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Now it has two berms although not 100% complete
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Thu 7/Jul/11 10:48am

its thursday... and we will be digging again tonight

don't let the Metservice put you off.....if it does rain (which it won't**) you won't notice it in the trees anyway

bring your Gumboots, Gloves, Head Light and a Jacket to "Banker" 6:30 - 8:30pm and help us build a big berm



** that comment might get buried under the berm :paranoid:

PS please avoid riding this trail as it is very wet and all you will do is turn it into a bog for us to work in
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Fri 8/Jul/11 8:24am

diggs wrote:if it does rain (which it won't**)


3 suspects (aside from myself) turned up last night to find out that sometimes I do know what i'm talking about

and it didn't rain while we working in the park**

Marco, Jules, Mr T and myself
Put 8 posts in the ground ready for a Massive 12.5metre 110 degree berm to be built next week

So put it in your diaries now cos next Thursday we are really going to need some help as we will be moving earth to make heaven :paranoid: We will be digging out the second*** of the 3 big berms and moving the dirt to build the first one :thumbsup:


** it was raining when we arrived and it spat twice but jackets were not required

*** the second berm is currently just an exsiting mound of dirt that needs diiging out and shaping
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby pinkmaggit on Tue 12/Jul/11 9:42am

Sounds like a cool project. Are you able to tell me more?
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Tue 12/Jul/11 1:08pm

pinkmaggit wrote:Sounds like a cool project. Are you able to tell me more?

Come along on Thursday evening and give us a hand to build it and Mr T will tell you everything

Bring a Jacket, gloves Gumboots and a head light, hand tools are on site

we will be continuing to build the first and second of the 3 big berms this week :thumbsup:
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby pinkmaggit on Tue 12/Jul/11 1:11pm

Unfortunately Thursday evenings I have other bike related commitments but it's good to see more trails going into the WTP. :)
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Wed 13/Jul/11 8:21am

we now have an order number so we can go shopping for some timbers
and the weather people are doing their Job
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So all you have to do is come and help us make this project happen

JFI the timbers are to retain the back of a rather large berm we are going to build

Don't be shy, many hands make light work

If you are coming along it would be good if you could let us know building a big berm
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby trekblair on Wed 13/Jul/11 8:08pm

Scruf Al, Scruf Goldie and Scruf Jules have got me coming along. Scruf Ryan is lost in snow.
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Fri 15/Jul/11 8:33am

absolute awesome effort last night

I think we had about 14 bods turn up (hard to count with so much activity going on & i didn't have enough finger :paranoid: )

last week we sunk the posts into the ground :)

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which meant this week we could add the retaining and fill

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thanks everybody for the massive effort :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

the dirt for this come from an exsiting mound, which is now shaped for the next next berm :thumbsup:
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby its that guy on Fri 15/Jul/11 8:52am

Is this a alternative track to Beeline Extension?
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby ryda on Fri 15/Jul/11 10:45am

its that guy wrote:Is this a alternative track to Beeline Extension?
well, yes you will be able to roll down Banker instead of Beeline Ext, much like you can roll down the 4wd track if you so desire, do we call it an alternative to Beeline Ext.? no as it is actually part of the westside trail set .
...Me if I was going down beeline, I would go down Beeline Ext then back up the 4wd track and then down Banker once its finished and open for use
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Thu 11/Aug/11 8:22am

After a couple of weeks of the dig leaders not being able to make it......

We are now back onto it, so tonight folks 6pm-8:30pm


I have heard a rumour that PNP want to use it on the 28th and we still have 2 big drains crossings to build before then + other work we want done :crazy:
so all you XC girls and guys best you turn up and help us

tools are on site just bring a head light and gloves
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Re: Banker By Night....a Wtp Trail Build

Postby diggs on Wed 24/Aug/11 10:22am

After last weeks snow the trail (banker) should have dried out enough for us to get back into it tomorrow night

See you there from about 6pm
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