Saturday, March 27, 2010

More Trail

continued working on the northern trail.  The layout of the house and land lends the property itself to having two trails, one north of the house and one south. It is slowly coming together.

Spent some time marking some more trail out and constructing it.   A beautiful stretch through a patch of forest has been added

This has been benched and winds between many trees, including several Tallowood trees

We have managed to go past the old hut, used in yesteryear when they used to log and run cattle and the property was part of a much larger one.

We have added a nifty new feature, by coppicing a few trees, Toni busily stripping the bark off the trees

Using the chain saw to notch a tree fall to add the stringers

Digging in the supports on either end and mounting them on rock

and bolting the stringers to the fallen trees 100mm batten screws used

It is slowly coming together

a test run after the decking has been added

rides well !

and then trimming it all up, making it nice and neat

the finished product, looking good !

We have also started on a big log ride.  We managed to get the trail to come to a large log, taking advantage of that fact, we have decided to build a ramp onto and off it.

Had to trim bits off it first to make i rideable.

It is scary being up there, took Toni about 20 mins to find her mojo the first time she rode it

but ride it she did, you go girl !

Yes, I had to pause before I had a go,

We still have to finish it but hopefully in the next couple weeks we will get back to it.

Further along the trail we have a nifty little rolling log ride, the logs at either end are fixed, the logs in the middle roll as you ride over them

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Social MTB Ride

We have been out building more trail, finsally organised a social MTB ride on the trail  Had riders from as far away as Coffs Harbour come ride the trails for the day.

 We had about 20 riders show up, as well as a few spectators, a good day wa shad by all.  Luckily for us thew weather held off, just.  It has been raining a fair bit lately, so the timing was perfect.

Plenty of extra pics here

We finished up riding to the Coffee Shop in the Nymboida township to finish with.  Teh view from the coffee sho is great and it was good to chat to everyone at the end

The extra trail we have built has some nice features, a rocky ridge, a big log crossing

and a nice little dip into a berm but the majority is winding single trail through the forest.

We have also started on the next section, more to come on that...