Sunday, March 29, 2009

Another day at the Vulture's Knob

Alot of projects got wrapped up on Saturday.  Things are starting to look good.  We went out for a spin after busting out all day working and was suprised to find 97% of the trail dry and ripp'n.  Its still March!  We are going to try to drop more large stone into the few wet spots that don't have drainage options or redesign to a higher line.  Other then a small punch list of trail polishing projects before the first XC race on April 18, the biggest project left is taking the old house down.  We've been trying to stay green by pulling wood and material from that old house, but the pile of broken house don't look pretty...stay calm, we hope to have that cleared in a couple of months.

Shawns Teeter - the beginings to a new DH / Freeride line.

MC Flow - carving out the freshness
one of many banked turns to come...can you say "improved flow"?
new water station for the XC racers
another water station
Testing the banner placement of the new finish line, this should make set up and tear down on race day alot easier.  We placed hooks in all the poles to enable quick banner placement.  No more thankless pounding of poles to setup raceday.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Vulture's Knob Update 3-22-09

A few more happenings at the Knob from this past weekend.  
The scoring shoot is taking shape.
Thanks again for those that have lent a hand with the trailwork! 

Drainage system for the water that comes from the pavalion. 

The berm is getting its finishing touch

The entry into the new shoot.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Vulture's Knob

Givin back a little lov'n to the venue that got me into mountain biking.  All winter long the VKnob Crew has been kicking ideas and now that the snow is gone and while we still have line of sight before everything greens in - the goodness of trail building has begun.  Here's a preview of new happenings at the the Knob.

The new armoured switch back which eliminites the billy goat hill climb, sad to see the goat gone but nifty stuff is in the works for that area.  What's that that a bridge over the rock tunnel?
The XC course will go under this bridge twice.

The new arch bridge will carry the freeride crew over the XC course, no more interference...NICE

The look off the drop onto the arch and over the XC course

The new finish line is taking shape.  No more crazy maze like finish.

The new finish trail will take you behind the pavillion twice.