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Knapsack Build Day - August

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By ChopStiR - Posted on 17 August 2015

Saturday, 29 August, 2015 - 08:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

4 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Knapsack Reserve
Meeting Point: 

Southern end of Barnet St, (below the oval).

A small area for parking is available opposite to the gate across the road

Knapsack Meeting Location - Southern end of Barnett St

Show on Google maps: Meeting point. Login or register to get directions.

All are welcome!!!

Start at 8:00am at the southern end of Barnet St, (below the oval).

Plan is to finish the trail we started in June.

Blue Mountains City Council have hired Adrian from Synergy to lead the Maintenance days.

Trail maintenance will only run for 4hrs. To get the most out of it, please arrive early and be ready to start.

We will be trying to finish the new bit of trail we started last build day, with this complete we will then close the parallel trail that runs through the muddy bog.

Bring Shovels, Picks and Rakes. Remember to clean any soil off at home as we don't want any soil brought in from home. A good scrub with a wash down of Metho (70%) diltued with water (30%) is highly recommended to minimise the risk of spreading plant and soil born deceases and or introducing weeds.

Bring plenty of water and snacks to get you through.

Please wear full covered shoes. Preferably boots.
long sleeved shirt and trousers is recommended.
Gloves, hat and sunscreen are also recommended.

Council and Synergy need to know in advance the number of Volunteers that will be coming. With a bigger turn out means Council and Synergy will hire more staff for the day which also means we can get more done.
If too many people are turning up unannounced it is possible volunteers may be turned away. We do not want this to happen so please register if you are coming.

Please click the link to say you will be coming or send an email to

Some details may be subject to change. Please check for updates.

Who's in?
Chuck, ChopStiR, moggio, deadparrot, nakor, BakTerrier (6 riders)
Chuck ChopStiR moggio deadparrot nakor BakTerrier
What Happened?

Were you there and have a story to tell?

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moggio's picture

Goody.. unfinished business to finish. Dodged a bullit on the date too... I'm away a lot of upcoming weekends.

Chuck's picture

Yeah, lets finish the rock and roll section!

moggio's picture

Out of interest is the brush matting still over this section?

Chuck's picture

The brush matting is still in place. BMCC have been back removing more of the weeds.

moggio's picture

Surprising but good.

Not much to do to "finish" but quite a lot to do to make really great... ie as you say the rock and roll work!

miggle's picture

Can't make it this time. we are away that weekend. next time.

moggio's picture

Well that is a real bummer. I guess inevitable that dates won't always line up.

At the next one then...

Chuck's picture

Bummer Miggle, we are going to need two extra volunteers to make up for your loss.

Call for more volunteers!!

moggio's picture

Went for a ride at Knapsack yesterday and checked out this new bit. The tread will need a groom all along, and the last bit we were working on needs some more major reshaping for drainage. But all in all its really good.

The rocky bit will be the big challenge. Need some rock tools and a big crowbar or two and maybe a wheel barrow.

Chuck's picture

I'll bring my rock tools and a big crowbar.

The ground should be good for shaping after this rain.

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