Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gunslinger on Wed 9/Sep/09 9:48am

Hi Guys

Heading up there today around 11.30ish until 2.30ish. Tools provided.

Meet at the small park at the top of Aro Valley, or just follow the track at the back of the valley up (there is orange flagging tape to follow). Come up the steep slope with dodgy ice climbing steps cut into it until you get to a pine tree, turn right and you will see a newly built single track, walk along this until you find us, pick up a tool from the pile on your way.

See you there.

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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks

Postby danpsmith on Wed 9/Sep/09 1:49pm

Are these going to be a regular feature? I need to dig and build more often
I work shifts so weekends off are rare, that means I can't pay much homage to the trail gods and as a consequence keep injuring myself.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 9/Sep/09 4:12pm

Yep. Every wednesday unless particuarly bad weather. Will be a long build as there's approx 200 metres vertical climbing.
Aim is a two way grade 3 track from Aro Valley to Ashton Fitchett drive.

A good dig day today, thanks heaps to Andy, Andrew, Muzz, Craig, Ian and Kevin. Some photos.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks

Postby iodi on Wed 9/Sep/09 4:19pm

What's the gradient you're aiming for - average and maximum?
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Thu 10/Sep/09 10:31pm

Thanks heaps for the work today by the team from BNZ. Another 100 metres done, and 40 more prepared.
Re overall grade, 5-6 degrees with an absolute max of 10.
The track will be a lot of work but we feel it fills a key role by enabling a non tarmac route from town centre to and from makara. And once barking emu is finished there will be nearly continuous single track to/from the top of the tip track.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby Robbie on Fri 11/Sep/09 10:22am

Is that degrees or percent?
10 degrees of climbing, even for a short while will be a heartbreaker :eh:

Well, it would break mine :crazy:

Great work guys, the trail looks inviting already!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gunslinger on Tue 15/Sep/09 8:18pm

Hi Guys

Same again tommorrow, except I wont be there.

Jonathan will be there to show you whats what.

Midday to around 3ish, tools provided.

Have a good dig without me, dam work. :hmmm:

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

Postby gristle on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:11am

Cannot make it either today, will be there next week.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby bugle on Wed 16/Sep/09 9:46am

Broke the E13 guide on my steed, so no rding (and I'm on leave!) I may well come have a dig!
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby thelongwalk on Wed 23/Sep/09 4:18pm

Another good dig day today, hard work with 4 big mahoe's needing to be removed. Thanks heaps to andy, alex, andrew, selwyn, craig, jonathan and at least one other I forgot.We're making great progress.
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby MissChaff on Wed 23/Sep/09 4:28pm

wow tip track all the way to Makara on singletrack FAR OUT revolution....
Somebody bake these guys some COOKIES :)
Muzz if you are there next week I would be keen to come catch up (thnx for the chain guide remember?)
maybe I should bake the cookies.........
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gunslinger on Wed 23/Sep/09 8:13pm

Yep this track will be MINT!!

Hope to be there next week so will see you then, cookies are always welcome.

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

Postby gunslinger on Wed 30/Sep/09 9:35am

Hi Guys

Weather is a bit off today for a work party.

Jonathan and I will not be there today as a result, there may be other hardy souls that brave the wet, slippery, muddy conditions, good luck to them.

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

Postby bugle on Wed 30/Sep/09 10:43am

Catch ya next week boys
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Re: Wednesday Work Parties On The New Polhill Tracks. Aro Valley

Postby gristle on Thu 1/Oct/09 8:06pm

Thinking of going and doing a few hours Fri lunch. Anyone else planning on going?
Weather sounds a bit 50/50

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