Sunday, 13 December 2009

Double Skinny? (Trail Building Sunday 13th December)

We set ourselves a challenge – finish the framework for the ‘Gold Mine’ bridge today which was a tall challenge considering it’s getting dark by 4 these days. Loaded up with lengths of timber and fixings, Dave and I headed for Rainbow Valley. When we arrived, a large group of riders were eyeing up our handy work and one asked if there was going to be an easier route across … “no mate, the plan is to flood the area so you’ll need your SPD wellies!”

Later someone else asked if we were going to deck it.... “No, it’s a double skinny”. “I can’t ride that!” was their reply – sorry, but we were in a mischievous mood.

Working like Trojans, progress was swift but light was fading fast as we finished the last span. There is a little tidying required here and there before the decking goes down but first the Forestry guys need to give it their seal of approval.


It might look like a film set for the next ‘Indiana Jones’ film but it’s securely screwed together …. that said it’s best not to walk on it as the wet wood is rather slimy.

Andrew

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