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Offline Nate

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FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:45:50 PM »
Come join us for our first trail builds for 2018!
Not a LDTR member? No worries - anyone of any age can volunteer and help give back to the trail network that they enjoy riding at.
We will be having two builds, one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday. Please note the changed build times.

You must register to attend these builds! Links below.

Saturday 24th February Trail Build: https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=4206381f-3d07-e811-90ce-0003ff6f95e4
Sunday 25th February Trail Build: https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/public-planned-activity/?id=9cd4e673-3b07-e811-90ce-0003ff6f95e4

Please remember that trails don't just build themselves and that it takes a lot of effort behind the scenes and on the day to make changes to the trail network. If you're the regular kind of rider who rides past us on build days, take this chance to help us out. We have plans for Lysty, but they'll only stay as plans if everyone chooses to stay at home or ride.

BBQ Provided on the Saturday.
Soft Drinks and possible icy-poles (weather dependent) provided on the Sunday.

If you have questions - ask away!
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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 05:06:35 PM »
If you're able to attend either day and can be there for the whole time. Please let me know as we'll need a car which can tow 2tonne to transport the hired machine to the tracks.

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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 07:11:50 PM »
Should be all good for that weekend. My work ute is rated to 3.0t braked and has an electric brake unit.

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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 09:29:11 PM »
Should be all good for that weekend. My work ute is rated to 3.0t braked and has an electric brake unit.
Awesome! That helps heaps! Thanks Craig. Just call me if your plans change

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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 10:10:31 PM »
Oops! Double booked - food and wine festival with accomodation package pre paid. Sorry. Anyone else that can tow a machine?


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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 02:13:31 PM »
Apparently my ute is good to 3ton, I should be able to help out Saturday but was reallllly keen on riding out at youyangs Sunday. I'll have the kiddos with me too since wifeys doing the ladies ride saturday.

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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 02:50:57 AM »
Apparently my ute is good to 3ton, I should be able to help out Saturday but was reallllly keen on riding out at youyangs Sunday. I'll have the kiddos with me too since wifeys doing the ladies ride saturday.

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Thanks heaps Dale!

If anyone who can tow 2 tonne or more can help on Sunday, let me know. If no one is able to... I'll try ask on Facebook.
If not, the Sunday build may possibly get cancelled as it would take the machine around 40mins to get to the site for me to operate it. But we'll see...

If you have a friend who loves making use of the trails but doesn't help out at builds, bring them along, because these builds won't happen if we don't get riders helping us out. It's very easy for us to not go ahead with builds if we lack the volunteer support.  We get a lot of comments on how trails could be better or improved, but the similar faces showing up each build.

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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 10:05:31 AM »
Hey,

If it's just to return it in the PM I can help. Could probably get to Lystie around 11am.

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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2018, 12:33:14 PM »
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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2018, 09:39:16 PM »
Is the machine a PV overnight, or does it need to be brought in from off site?

I'll run the timing past the boss.

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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 09:51:18 AM »
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Re: FEB 24 & 25 Trail Builds
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 11:16:18 PM »
A massive thanks to the 27 individual volunteers who gave up their weekend to build Lysty. WE MOVED OVER 39 TONNES OF DIRT.

We had 2 days of building totalling over 186 hours of volunteer time in total.
Please note - this doesn't include the hours taking deliveries, the paper work or the preparing of the trails prior.

STATE MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE:
On Saturday we tackled the State Mountain Bike Course by adding a couple of features and rebuilding others. We had a couple of issues with the hired machinery, but managed to get everything done.

- Added a table top pre planned since the rebuild was done.
- Added a small gap jump (still rollable) prior to the table top.
- Rebuilt some of the kickers on the doubles on the descent.
- Cleared drains from top of the hill to the bottom of the berms.
- Maintained the braking bumps before the berm section on the descent.
- Added temporary signage to the top of trail to alert riders of changes.

DOG POUND:
On Sunday we tackled Dog Pound Trail; managing water flow along the whole trail to help improve the sustainability of the trail by minimising ruts occurring faster and silt increasing.

- Added over 15 reverse grades drains from the top to bottom of the trail.
- Rebuilt corners along the trail.
- Blocked off b-lines.
- Rebuilt some features along the trail.
- Cleared drains along the whole trail.
- Re-graded silty corners to manage water flow with the natural lay of the land.

To those who gave up their time - thank You, you guys are legends...Especially to Jim who attended both days, helped prepare the trail build trailer and pack it back up. Cheers to Cale and Craig who helped tow the hire machine.
Big thanks to Parks Vic for assisting us with being able to use machinery and with the funding.

Photos and vids on our facebook page.
Here's the photo album: https://www.facebook.com/Lysterfieldmtb/posts/1616004921770029
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