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 ...

The last of the green valley

The last of the green valley
Today we pop by for the final pre-build survey at the mountain biking section of the Bike Park. Is never easy to see the original form goes, especially when we know lush greenery is take out during construction (no worries, these things grow fast within weeks!)    

undressing Tampines Bike Park

undressing Tampines Bike Park
alas! The long awaited bike park revamp is here. work started first week of Feb 2010 and the past one week been one hectic week with various site meeting and coordination. We’ve in a hand a pretty experience team of earthmover to deliver the Youth Olympic Games venue for BMX and Mountain Biking.   The ...

My new Alfine gearhub

My new Alfine gearhub
..on my not-so-new Voodoo Wanga. Had it singlspeeded previously, but lacked the power to muscle the thing up climbs. However i loved the fact that the bike was so quiet, no slapping of the chain on the stays or front derailleur cage. And you gotta admit bikes just look cleaner and better that way, one ...

Building Rome in a day

Building Rome in a day
It’s been some months since we’ve touch the trails. Bukit Timah Mountain Bike Trail, centred around an important conservation area is heavily used every weekend, and with the combination of heavy traffic, user conflict adding to a pretty much ‘old-school’ mountain biking trail design,  the trail is in need of some work in order for ...

Post event : restoring the trail to its natural state

Finally, time is elongated and we got to do a proper audit on the state of trails after an event. The Cyclone Kent Ridge MTB Race left Kent Ridge with the least amount of scars. Races in dry weather, the riding surface retains its natural look and we are happy with it. We took the ...

Lead Runner Mountainbike Escorts for Aviva Ironman 70.3 2009

If you’ve been a regular at the Aviva Ironman 70.3 triathlon series that takes place every year at East Coast Park, no doubt you would be familiar by now with the mountainbikers that escort the top few athletes as they embark on the final, run leg of the race. The guys clowning around while waiting ...

Timing a couple of DH races in Malaysia

Timing a couple of DH races in Malaysia
So after the crazy few weeks that was the Eneloop MTB Carnival (see above pic), we got a job timing the 3rd Bukit Cermin DH Challenge in Putra Heights, Selangor. Prior to the carnival, we were also timing another downhill race, the Mt Austin DH race organized by Team Element JB.  Took quite a few ...