BMX Day 1

BMX Day 1
The first day of BMX Phase 1 Objective : marking the lines, pile up the start hill and turn 1. Tom Ritzenthaler arrived the day before and we jump straight into the BMX build phase Yesterday’s rain challenged the team to a muddy work site, but giving the earth the much needed moisture for shaping.   ...

Patching Up

Patching Up
  going back to the where we begin about 2 weeks ago, we’ve finally harvest enough rocks for this major build. yesterday’s effort covered the drain crossing effectively, and the works continue with the scattered rock section. This rock garden is build on the rather flattish area effectively allow a skilled rider to negotiate and ...

The A-line and the chicken line

The A-line and the chicken line
the ride into the feedzone never going to be an easy task. we’ve added 2 sections at the bottom of the slope, incorporating a technical line and a longish contour chicken line. the trail crew got better in these few recent day and they are really master mason when it comes to rock work. Jason ...

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 ...