Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Wed 27/May/09 5:52pm

Then it was up to Moerangi rd and Loop rd to find fallen trees and into split enz to clear overhanging branches.
there is a lot of deadfall around all of the forest at the moment due to the weather we had last week, we will try and clear as much as we can, i have seen a couple of trail adoptees heading out, to clear their trails, which is great.
Cleared over growth down to the split enz viewpoint, which is a cool place to have lunch.
Bob went back out later on his bike and tells me that Pondy DH is quite overgrown from the stairs down so i'll try and get to that soon.
Thanks for your help Bob!
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before (loop road to split enz)
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after
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cleared the drain of needles to try and get the water off the road
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby CanadaExpress on Wed 27/May/09 6:01pm

Excellent work guys. I remember all of those sites on my Saturday ride. And yes the bit after the latter on Pondy has quite a few branches down which can make the steep part a bit slippery. I may have to buy another t-shirt (smile)
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Thu 28/May/09 7:20pm

i'll try and have a look at Pondy tomorrow.
Today i had a look and ride of the No Brains extension, i pushed my bike up the trail, clearing deadfall and overhanging branches as i went. Then I rode down getting GPS for the new trail map. This is the first time i have ridden this trail, i really enjoyed it. It is a good grade 4, it looks quite technical, but is not too difficult to ride, fantastic rocky bits.
Then headed over to Hatupatu to get GPS, a few riders have been hitting it up, a few riding lines forming. I cleared overhang and deadfall.
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no brains ext
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no brains ext
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Hatupatu big rock on line
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby digit on Sat 30/May/09 12:19pm

sweet work guys, nice chainsaw action, Lynsay be proud of u, Ian
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Datsane on Sat 30/May/09 3:58pm

For the life of me I cant see where you are meant to go in those last two photos :paranoid:
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 30/May/09 4:35pm

Datsane wrote:For the life of me I cant see where you are meant to go in those last two photos :paranoid:


Really??
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Datsane on Sat 30/May/09 8:21pm

I'm not sure :paranoid: What looks like trail to me seems rather narrow.
I've not riden either trail that I know of.
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Sun 31/May/09 8:04am

Ian, no chainsaw work as yet, waiting for certificates or whatever we get, hope its a badge :)

the no brains ext photos are taken looking up the trail, as i was pushing up. the 2nd photo my riding line was straight through the middle.

the Hatupatu photo is showing a rock on the line, you might just make out a riding line around the base of the rock, this line is much lower than the trail and there is still some work to be done on this section. we are going to have a go at benching the rock with pick axes, if not we will resort to other far more persuasive methods.
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Sun 31/May/09 12:41pm

Friday cleared some overhanging Ponga fronds and deadfall from split enz view point down into Pondy DH. I have posted photos on my new website http://www.spadewerx.co.nz/blog/
I will still keep posting on this thread as a to-do list and discussion of the work being done
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby cookie the rookie on Mon 1/Jun/09 8:08pm

Spadewerx wrote:We managed to source Four 100mm Waste pipes, so Jeff and I have been out and run some pipe from the drains on the inside of berms on section 2 of Corners. This should reduce the worst of the puddling through this section.
Trail conditions are great at the moment 8/10.


Hey guys Hamilton track crew here just a thought on the pipes, if you go to the carpet shops they quite often get plastic carpet cores which are 3.6 mts long which they mostly throw out great for drainage pipes and are free might be helpfull will be down for the enduro might see you there, keep up the good work.
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Tue 2/Jun/09 10:19am

Thanks guys, that may prove to be a good source. I shall make some enquiries...



Trail conditions updated http://www.spadewerx.co.nz/trail_conditions/
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Tue 2/Jun/09 5:46pm

busy afternoon in the forest, worked on Huck hound. full pictures and blurb on http://www.spadewerx.co.nz/blog/
heres a before shot of the berm we were working on...
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Sat 6/Jun/09 10:37am

yesterday put some work into the jump track.

check it out http://www.spadewerx.co.nz/blog/
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby Spadewerx on Sun 7/Jun/09 10:14am

well pleased with the results of this weeks work, I think they ride well, lots of other people seemed to think so too. :)

hope to attack the 2 berms after the one we just fixed up on LRRH. lots of rain forecast for this week tho, so see what happens...
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Re: Whaka Forest To-do Maintenance List

Postby scoobydoo on Tue 9/Jun/09 10:25am

Please leave us some mud and ruts! if possible bung in some more roots.....

Another favourite corner all smooth and easy again! Hopefully it will be back to it's rutted glory soon.
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