We knew at before we started today that it would be a small crew as we move into the summer holidays. But it just goes to show its not the numbers that matter but the dedication. So in what can only be described as a sauna it was an amazing effort from Stuart, Steve, Robert, John, Paul and me of course to make some significant changes to section 2 today.
We started with a rather damp section puddles everywhere and what can only be described as a tired section. First job was to clear out the drains and get rid of the water, we don’t want Standing water on the trail.
Then it was time to start on the working on the big job of the day creating a berm close to the bottom of the section. This was made a trickier by a) we couldn’t get the stone right to the berm so it had barrowed the last 30m and b) we decided it would need a drain so had to dig a channel through the trail. No problem except we had to dig through solid rock, typical some sections have Dalby don’t have any stone to speak and here we are digging it out. But at least it came in handy latter when forming the berm.
So we spread ourselves out and cracked on. John created a couple of steps around some tree stumps that were looking a little tired, not any more. There is now a small roller above the drop into the berm to stop the water washing the berm out. The berm while maybe not fully formed we will have to see how it rides over the next month, is now ridable. There is no longer a hole at the top of one humps and another step further back up the slope. Lets just say section 2 is now a lot more ridable and hopefully more fun than it was at the start of the day. Wait until next month it will be even better!