Pave!

Pave!
The objective of the day is to complete the prototype of the rock garden. with a reduced workforce of just 4 worker, 2 operators and two of us (Jason and me), we managed to complete the rock garden for the first round of testing.        

The new horizon hill

The new horizon hill
we attempted unsupervised trail building the past 2 days, in hope certain simpler task can be done without close supervision. the end results is about 85% satisfactory and we are glad the example made earlier can be pretty much replicated. The old horizon hill is a water gulley, washing pebbles and sand when it rains, and is ...

the hardest part

the hardest part
This is going to be the toughest part of the build,  some long section of rock armor work to be worked on for the next one week. the old descent from the horizon hill at tampines bike park requires massive rebuild, specifically a rock garden descent to the feedzone area. with massive 1 foot deep ...

the long climb

the long climb
the continuous climb requires days of work to get it right. the crew is now pretty well trained in shaping the reversal, dips and climbs. and switchback will be in the next menu. Jason manages the past 2 days at Tampines and we’ve completed the lower climbs with 2 text book crown turn and a ...

Inslope Turn for a change

Inslope Turn for a change
We’ve a big team for the build today and as usual it’s best to split the team to various work area to be safe and efficient. Jason took the machine team for the day  with the objective of soil dumping the bottom of the flume ride and get it ready to be shaped.   I ...

Flume Ride

Flume Ride
the best looking if not the best ride thus far, with a full day earth moving, earth shaping and compacting. we’ve a nice 6 inslope turn in series, challenging riders in a fun yet physical way.          

in need of flow testing

in need of flow testing
The momentum is picking up over the past few days. We are officially into Day 4 of the mountain biking trail building for Tampines Bike Park and we are on schedule for completion before the Mountain Bike Carnival. With about 12 ground crew and 2 excavators, we have plenty of resources for a big trail ...

Is a flume ride

Is a flume ride
with about 10 workers available for the day. Jason and I split the work team so to work on two areas at the same time. While my team work on completing the ‘Zig Climb’, Jason started the exploratory cut at the banana berm area, effectively solve the various bottleneck when it comes to trail cutting. ...

Zig Climb

Zig Climb
  the February sun really flaunt its ray the whole afternoon. We took the trail out of the valley towards Ziggurat and build a V-section switchback upwards, taking the opportunity to train the bunch of construction crew on build techniques. The short 30metres section should take a total of a day with the help of ...

the mice drop

the mice drop
The work started at the ‘Valley’ with drainage and foilage clearance work today. The exploratory dig reveals we needed more machinery for this task especially with a few years worth of sediment piled up in the valley. Separately Jason and me led another team of 3 workers on the first path cutting work at the ...