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

Postby gristle on Tue 27/Dec/11 12:24pm

Eastern side of the bridge (side with rockface) is saturated from groundwater, even though the rest of the track is bone dry. I know the timber is treated, but we might need to do some drainage work?
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Jono on Tue 27/Dec/11 2:47pm

It's pretty solid rock right next to the bridge, but definitely could do with some about 20m back. Craig had some tyres that were destined for a sump - was that ever put in?
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Tue 27/Dec/11 4:31pm

No sump that I saw, but was not looking out for one. It's the wet rock right up against the end of the bridge i'd be worried about, water is seeping out of it. Maybe some perf pipe with a geotextile condom over it, just to lead the water away. I think Craig has some somewhere.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby properzel on Thu 5/Jan/12 10:39pm

I'm a bit worried that you might think Craig has geotextile condoms somewhere.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Fri 6/Jan/12 7:58am

Haha, yeah that does not sound good huh. Not much point, they only keep silt out!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Mon 12/Mar/12 7:39pm

One of our tools has gone missing from Transient. It is a custom stomping device, basically a long piece of 50mm dia pipe (5ftish) welded to a piece of rolled plate approx 180 sq. It is finished in a black etching primer. It weighs a ton and would be good to have back for armouring on other tracks. If anyone sees it, drop a message on here. Cheers!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby cstarnes on Mon 18/Feb/13 11:58am

An update: Brooklyn Trail Builders (we built Transient + Fling with a bunch of other volunteers) are working on a new downhill (Serendipity - duplicates the lower section of Tranny) and a new uphill off Holloway Rd to George Denton Park, so a big loop can be done around the reserve. The consultation process took about 6 months with WCC and all consents are in place. A signed MoU is also sorted.

The construction of the downhill track is to help remove some of the usage off Transient (it got 12,000 users in Jan 13!). 3 workparties a week are scheduled. See
https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynTrailBuilders
for details and other updates.

The following link has now been set up to help making donations easier:
http://wmtbc.org.nz/donations
Just tick the Brooklyn button and the money will hit us and the track will be built faster using student labour. Its a given that not everyone can come along and give a hand. Money works really well to ease your guilt!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 20/Aug/15 10:48am

Bump for tracks.org.nz - would be great to get Serendipity added to the Polhill section.
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