So what if they have, I hear you say, well it means that with the lighter nights and we can start our evening raids on the trails at Stainburn. We made our second visit this week to finish revamping the drainage at the end of the Black and Aldo’s so hopefully we have solved the water problem ready for next winter.
With that job out of the way it was time to test our latest secret weapon, a two tonne ratchet winch. We can report that it works a treat moving rather large rocks with minimal effort. There was a small learning curve but it did not take us long to winch a decent size rock out of a ditch and on to the trail. So we decided to make use of it and re-do one of the corner features on the red climb, to make it, well “Knacker proof” as he had already started busting up version 1. It did not take us long before the feature had been demolished and re-built just that bit more nadgery, check it out the next time you do the red climb, its on the first bend after you have gone into the woods.
Buoy up by our initial success with the winch we decided to test it further by dragging out some larger rocks ready for future use and again it worked a treat. We quite easily upended a large rock and dragged it to the edge of the trail. Not bad for a £9.99 Aldi special, I can see it being used very regularly. So here is a short video dairy of the evening exploits.
if you fancy joining us we will be there one evening in the week for the next few months and as always on the first Sunday of the month, 9:30 a.m. in the main car park.
The evening digs will be posted on the Stainburn Facebook group its a closed group, just ask to join.
One final thing you do need to be a member of SingletrAction to dig; its the insurance don’t you know, but it is great fun, you get to say I built that and there are benefits with discounts at various bike shops.
Go on you know you want to and you get the chance to get muddy, its just like being a kid again.