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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dig Day

We had an old fashioned Dig Day today - everything was done by hand!

Actually I lie, as I tried out our neighbour's new slope special ride-on mower on our trails and it was good fun, with quick and easy work.

Lisa, Luke and I worked on finishing up Ssh Track, taking out the large rock that I wasn't able to move by myself, tidied up a few of the chicanes and opened up the trail corridor. It's looking great now and after a bit of rain and sun will be great riding in the future. Working using your own steam makes you appreciate how great it is to have the digger do all the hard yards!

While I occupied myself with the mower, Lisa and Luke went along the River Track trimming back any encroaching foliage.

Mark turns up bang on time, and we have a BBQ feast in the Skills Area, followed by a hoon round Haven. Whilst it was hot, all the trails are riding rather well and it was a pleasure to show off all the tracks.

Phoebe in her natural habitat
Trail Work on Haven
Heading up Tear Drop

Almost at the top!
Playing on FrankNFurter

Look, something important!
We hope you are enjoying your summer of riding.
May your wheels run forever true.
See you next time.
Mr Haven.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tai Tapu Scouts visit Haven

We had a great time hosting the local Scout troupe from Tai Tapu at Haven MTB Park last night.

Conditions were surprisingly good considering the rain we have had over the last couple of days. The new section of track is riding well, even though we haven't sorted the corners, added the berms and raked it all clean.

Everyone seemed to have a great time and the River Track and surrounds were at a perfect level for the kids.

Twice as many Scouts than I expected!
Zooming down the farm track.
Sunset on the River Track
Playing on the River Track
The new traverse climb shown up nicely thanks Scouts!
Cornering at speed on FrankNFurter
Chicanes on FrankNFurter