It's Turners - but not as you knew it
Posted by PJ on August 9, 2014 at 10:31:15 PM
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The third working bee in Codgers picked up where we left off last week - at full throttle and making magic happen.
Before we get into the detail let's acknowledge the good people who we all owe a big thanks to. Steve Rolston is working at fever pitch on Turners with his digger and putting in huge hours. NELMAC lent us one of its diggers, driven by the ever enthusiastic Ben. The 30 strong crew that stepped up to put in the hard work to give us all some new trails to ride. Kurt Lancaster and Ian Patterson for inspiring us all and getting stuff done. Pomeroy's and New World for supplying the edible treats that taste oh so good after a bit of manual labour.
The weather was perfect - blue skies, warm sun, cool air. It was a day for smashing into it and that's exactly what happened.
Turners: You're going to have to go and have a look for yourself because it's not like anything Nelson has seen before. Sweeping and flowy, huge berms, optional jumps, drops and transfers. The pictures don't do it justice. It's going to make people new to our sport froth, it's going to help intermediate riders progress and have huge amounts of fun and it's going to give the best riders a track that lets them really hang it out. We are about 1/3 of the way through now. If you like what you see then make the effort to come to the next working bee and help us get it finished. Be part of it!
Climbing track: With a solid crew getting stuck in some great progress was made. At a guess there is now 120+ metres of beautiful, hand benched, stead gradient trail heading from the bottom of Turners back up to the skid site - and it's looking perfect. The gradient will suit everyone (especially when the surface firms up). As it climbs away from the road we get into some natives that help make you feel like you're in the middle of the wilderness. It's such a luxury to have stuff like this 10 minutes from town. Overall we are about 1/4 of the way through - so if you want to see it finished step up and get stuck in.
The next working bee is on Sunday 24 August, 9.00 am start. Lets aim to double our numbers. If we can get 50+ there we will get these tracks sorted and that means we can move on to the next one..... did someone say IV Line could do with a good dealing to?