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Saturday, October 11, 2014

October Dig Day

A beautiful springs day dawned at our most recent dig day.

With old members and new, we got stuck into the new Traverse Track, there was fair amount of bush bashing, rock breaking with equal parts elbow grease and swearing. As usual with perseverance and a lot of hard work, we transformed the seemingly impossible into a track that will in time bed in and season and become another awesome feature.

A case in point is that we have discovered a pretty big obstacle in the shape of a car sized rock, which is a bit of a pain. But past the rock the proposed track looks pretty easy digging again, and we reckon the big rock is just sitting on the surface, so we hope to jack it out of the way and mosey on.

Of course, six months later, when you are riding along the track, you won't even notice or realise the efforts that went into making the track, but that's why we do it! That said we never say no to extra assistance.

We've got three additional tracks on the go at the moment, two of Ali's traverses and another top to bottom track that will probably go from the Skills Area to Scollywood.

Anyhow, that's about sums up the Dig Day, lots of hard word, well earned metres gained on our tracks and a whole lot of fun and trash talking. Now onto the important stuff...

The Muur and AliTrack are both open for riding now - they are still a couple of areas we are working on, plus the trail corridor still needs knocking back in a couple of places, but it's all completely rideable. AliTrack was built as a climbing track and we ask that you respect the wish of the trailbuilders. Handily, the Muur is only a couple of minutes away and can be ridden in either direction. It's been close to two years in the making but we now have two tracks that connect the lower and upper track networks - no more nasty drive, well unless you want to! Today for the first time since we started trail building that I was able to ride over 25kms and not use the drive at all. Great stuff!

Here are a few photos of what you can expect at Haven.

Fred.
Reclining on Frank'N'Furter.
Arty Farty Shot.
Natives going gang-busters on the River Track.
Another Arty Farty Shot.
AYUNC.
Skills Area - Are you game?
Anti Disestablishment.
Lounging on Anti Disestablishment.
Fenceline.
Camouflage Bike on AliTrack.
Four Track Intersection.
Eagles Nest.
Project G.
Horsing around on the Packhorse.
Bye Bye Pine Forest.
McQueens Valley.
The Muur.

We hope to see you out over Summer.
May your wheels remain forever true.

Mr Haven.


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