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Manly Dam Trail Maintenance this Saturday 21st Oct

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Meet at 8am Sat morning at the tennis courts on Roosevelt Ave in Allambie Heights for a short walk into the trail above the 19th hole
as usual bring a hat, sunscreen and some gardening gloves
we'll be working on drainage improvements to this section
hope to see you there

spindog's picture

10 tonnes of rock!

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That's how much material was used last month to remediate a badly eroded section of the Manly Dam trail (8 tonnes of crushed sandstone and another 2 tonnes of flagging).
A small group of volunteers joined Trailcare for the first volunteer maintenance day at Manly Dam in more than 2yrs
The 3rd Saturday of each month is the new recurring date for volunteer maintenance at the Dam
Northern Beaches council and the rangers at the dam are supporting our sport by supplying material and hand tools for each of these days

sly_artichoke's picture

St Ives sniggle

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A can of worms about to be opened perhaps? But a few questions about the sniggles parallel with Mona Vale Rd between the Wild Flower Garden and Forest Way turn-off:
1. Are these trails legal?
2. Who is/are the landholder(s)
3. Who built these tracks?
4. If legal, can I help maintain them? If not, then I don't want to be caught trespassing!

Over to the brains trust...

[Mod. moved to Northern Beaches Trail Advocacy]

spindog's picture

Manly Dam Volunteer day - this saturday 16th March

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looking for a few more volunteers for this coming Saturday's volunteer day. Please get in touch if you're interested in helping out!

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Kinross Forest - Trail maintenance

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When: 
Sunday, 2 December, 2012 - 09:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Kinross State Forest
Meeting Point: 

The city of Orange is around 4 hrs from Sydney and 3 hrs from Canberra. Kinross State Forest is situated on the northeast edge of town, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute ride from the Orange town centre.

Meet at the Bulgas Road carpark, Western edge of the forest.

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Just a general maintenance of trails.

We're going to focus on 'Dually Andrews'. Meet at the bottom of the track (off Kinross Lane) at 9 or find someone on the trail later to help out.

spindog's picture

Manly Dam volunteer day - 1st Dec

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Final one before the xmas slowdown!

We had a few false starts however the Manly Dam rangers have arranged to have some crushed sandstone delivered to the top of the 19th hole lead in. We’re also hoping to get some sandstone flagging delivered this week as well to help armour these badly eroded sections

Plan is to get started around 8am and knock around lunch.... please let me know if you’re up for it?

Meeting point is the end of Roosevelt Ave near the Tennis courts..

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Kinross Forest - Trail maintenance

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When: 
Sunday, 3 June, 2012 - 10:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Kinross State Forest
Meeting Point: 

The city of Orange is around 4 hrs from Sydney and 3 hrs from Canberra. Kinross State Forest is situated on the northeast edge of town, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute ride from the Orange town centre.

Meet at the Bulgas Road carpark, Western edge of the forest.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

Just a general maintenance of trails.

We'll start by removing some logs at the start of "Eat at Joe's".

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Kinross Forest - Trail maintenance

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When: 
Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 09:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Ride Database Entry: 
Kinross State Forest
Meeting Point: 

The city of Orange is around 4 hrs from Sydney and 3 hrs from Canberra. Kinross State Forest is situated on the northeast edge of town, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute ride from the Orange town centre.

Meet at the Bulgas Road carpark, Western edge of the forest.

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

To make sure that our trails are in good nick for the big Single Track Mind 7hr Race on the 29th April (the following weekend) we are looking for helpers to come out to work on a few sections of track Sunday morning.

There's also a few bits of illegally dumped rubbish that would be good to remove too.

If anyone knows of any spots on the STM track that need work then let us know. On the whole the track is riding pretty well but we might as well have a crack.

I believe we mostly need to work on:
- The top of "Bogan's run" just before dead pig dam

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Latest Photos from the Awaba Build day on 13th June

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This past long weekend saw an excellent turn out for the build crew. There were the usual regulars but also a healthy mix of fresh faces so things progressed quite quickly.

This piece of trail passes through some unforgiving countryside and has required massive amounts of digging, but it will all be worth it once it is ridden in. Expect to find a steep pinch or two, some fast downhill sections and the biggest berm on the trail to date.

With the next build day only 3 weeks away, we should have this section opened at the start of July.

marhleet's picture

saw this job ad cpl of days ago ..

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Tree person Hornsby Council

if we could infiltrate a NoBMoB spy into the workers area they could make sniggle during work hours

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