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

Postby benw on Sun 10/Jul/11 10:44pm

thelongwalk wrote:The use of this reserve area has changed significantly and I would recommend that riders stay within the legal riding boundaries to ensure that the local community and other users stay on board with on going developments.

Right on.

It's worth remembering too that one of the local residents has a seat on Council and is known to bring forth some pretty anti-MTB views from time to time.

I was informed today that there is a process going on right now regarding Reserves and discussion of bike access in various spots across town. It seems that at least three Councillors, including the aforementioned one that lives in Aro Valley, are pushing back on bike access and not just in Aro Valley but also on Mt Vic.

There is still a majority of support for the extensive bike access we have in Wellington but we should NEVER take it for granted. Riding Squatters (or lower Planet Ride / Back Yard for those that still do) will only lead to the anti-Mountain Bike voices which definitely do still exist saying "see you let them build new tracks in the area and they still ride on closed tracks".
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Mon 11/Jul/11 9:29am

Saw a red van shuttling from windmill and noticed it coming out of Holloway Rd when taking a breather at the bottom of Transient on Sat.
Not to be a nanny, but if what Ben is saying is correct, then this is just ammo for the people opposed to bikes.

Of course, they might just live up there.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 13/Jul/11 9:52am

So it is wet today with the rain radar showing bits of blue. I will be turning up- just before 1pm, Craig’s away. It is supposed to clear later, query how late, we've done alright by missing most of the bad weather lately.

So currently we are working on the already dug track just past the connection to Planet Ride. We are widening this, removing all the soft rubbish, adding bumps and dips to try to get flow and armouring all the soft bits with natural rock. There appears a lot of soft bits in this area.

At our current manpower levels and with Craig also working on getting Barking Emu ready for a summers opening, were looking at 100 meters or so a month. So with over 800 meters to do plus a switchback we may be there for some time.

So we would obviously still like your help - actually we need your help- to get the track done in a reasonable time so we can then move onto the other projects. I'll be digging most Saturdays, so send me a pm if interested, or just ride up or text 0273144569. Normally 11-3. When daylight savings comes around we will review how we are going and if needed look at a mid week dig.
cheers
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Jono on Wed 13/Jul/11 10:25am

I'll be up there at lunchtime today. Weather be damned!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby properzel on Wed 13/Jul/11 11:14am

Got a gawd damn meeting at 13:30 I can't move.. and before the meeting I surely have to watch the tour highlights on sky...

Would love to get out there, just ain't work out for me today - You guys have fun and don't leave the lollies lying around open again!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Jono on Wed 20/Jul/11 8:34am

So then. I'm on for more liberation of the oppressed rock (and distribution thereof onto the muddy masses). 12-ish at the top of Transient as usual...
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 20/Jul/11 9:57am

yep, a lovely day to work on the tan lines, will be there after 12.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 27/Jul/11 11:40am

digging on today from 1230, all help appreciated.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby cstarnes on Wed 3/Aug/11 10:11am

I'll be there about 12.30ish
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby bruedney on Wed 3/Aug/11 6:26pm

Thank you so much for the awesome tracks - I rode up Transient and Highbury yesterday and down them today - A new favourite tracks
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Wed 3/Aug/11 10:53pm

Hi guys,
Rode down from the top on a night ride tonight, great job on the armouring.
Pretty solid.
Saw about 15 people out night riding in Polhill/Hawkins Hill area, so the track has succeeded in opening the area up (without using a road)
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby SleeperService on Mon 8/Aug/11 8:55am

Max (4) & Isaac (11) lend a hand with a bit of impromtu re-benching on Transient yesterday. I totally lost count of the number of riders/walkers/runners that came through while we were there, the combination of good weather & great tracks really brings them out :)
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby bruedney on Mon 8/Aug/11 5:54pm

We rode through about 20 mins after southerly front came over - Track is so sheltered that we had to strip a layer of clothing off - Wanted to do Car Parts and tip track but cold wind put us off. Again THANKS HEAPS for a great track :thumbsup:
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby way_downsouth on Mon 8/Aug/11 6:42pm

bruedney wrote:We rode through about 20 mins after southerly front came over - Track is so sheltered that we had to strip a layer of clothing off - Wanted to do Car Parts and tip track but cold wind put us off. Again THANKS HEAPS for a great track :thumbsup:


Can't say a big enough thanks to the builders, I used the track for the second time this morning (dh this time) - it is a great asset to the Wellington network and creates a fantastic link to the South Coast.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby properzel on Mon 8/Aug/11 6:48pm

Yeah.. and just amazing, how dry the track is!

I spotted Kev yesterday, putting buckets of water he collected off his roof, onto the track - Legend!
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