Saturday, 28 November 2009


Week two done and after the biblical rain of the past 6 days, we finally got out of the mud and started building trail! The rocky bits all went in nicely, both to keep the red route riders happy and to help solve drainage issues. The jump line also started coming together, after shipping in many hundred tons of bottoming simply to enable work to continue in the dire conditions - expensive, but better than cancelling the build 'til next summer (?) Always one to put a positive spin on things, I like to tell the squad that it's good to build trail in such awful conditions, simply to see the ground at it's worst, I don't think they see it that way.....

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Ok can we stop with the rain now? It's rained since last Thursday! I'm growing webs between my fingers everything has mud on it and the squad is getting that "thousand yard" stare. Stiff upper lip, cap in hand and can we have some more money....... Pic snapped with phone, cos there's no way I'm getting out the "proper" camera in this weather, it"s 10 am and the lights are already on, ugh.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Lochore Meadows First Week.

Well week one in the bag on the Lochore Meadows project. We're building a skills and jumps area in a wee wood near the council run visitor centre. First weeks on any project, especially for a new client and using a new contractor are always busy periods for a trail designer, but all has been well. As usual there's been


quite a bit of hands on, whether it's dealing with the odd missed tree or demonstrating the level of attention to detail trail work requires, especially with raking the Type 1!
Unfortunately the weather has been flexing it's muscles with two days of torrential rain, but always keen to put a positive spin on things, I just see it as a good test of the drainage regime. Muddy though.


- From the 'phone.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Testing Testing 1 2 3

Now a geek check from the godphone.


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Testing testing 1 2 3

Just warming up to this..... I will return.