Today was our first real day putting shovels to dirt. The day was cold but fruitful.
Nick Simcik, Jerad Fischer, Farid Tabaian and me
• Roughly shaped the expert pump track (by hand).
• Placed dirt for beginner pump track (with skid steer loader),
• Roughly shaped beginner and expert start hills (with skid steer loader).
• Roughly shaped expert flow line (with skid steer loader).
All dirt is in place. Now it’s all about the hand shaping.
The pump track as of this afternoon.
I can’t wait to ride these corners!
Lessons learned (again)
• Make sure you start with good dirt. Our free dirt is very rocky, and that’s making the build much more work. It will also make maintenance much harder.
• Be a stickler with the equipment operator. If dirt isn’t placed correctly with the loader, you’ll be moving it by hand.
• Water and pack the pump track. Tomorrow’s snowstorm might help in the water department.
• Shape the expert flow line.
This is Day 1 of a 14-day push, and I am already worked. I should be in great digging shape for the Sea Otter pro pump track.
Come out and help
This is a community project, and we need community muscles. The big dig days are scheduled for March 12, 13, 19 and 20. If you want to come out mid-week, let me know. Nick Simcik, Jerad Fischer and/or I will be out there constantly for the next two weeks.
Random: Rescue training in my neighborhood reservoir.
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