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    Make your own "rain ?

    Having mostly just completed a rolling crown switchback, we were desperate for some rain.. pack the fill down etc. Doing a rain dance was proving to be a waste of time, so we invested the time in making our own

    Haydn organised everything, the local Parks and Wildlife guys (one of their members is an avid mountain biker) were happy to help out lending equipment: 500l tank hoses, straps etc, as well as organising permission to pass through a construction site to get to the trail we were building

    We parked my "truck" up, complete with 500l water tank,


    attached one of the 25m hoses, let gravity do the work and made our own rain






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    Ingenuitiy! Nice!

    Now take and stack those rocks on the outside of the turn higher.
    Then pack with dirt.
    Then rinse/repeat...

    Make that sucker a berm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Ingenuitiy! Nice!

    Now take and stack those rocks on the outside of the turn higher.
    Then pack with dirt.
    Then rinse/repeat...

    Make that sucker a berm!
    Wow!! That's really big RCS! You guys ride a lot of tandems there? Looks good though. We did something like that here in South Florida where hurricane damage caused whole sections of trail to be cleared and we ended up dredging the lakes and built up fill for some elevation and started from scratch for vegetation. We planted a lot of trees while we recut trails and ended up setting up a temporary irrigation line for the trees and the trail. We originally requested a 12 volt water pump and we were going to take water from the lakes and spot water but one of the landscape contractors came up with our system to make it a more thorough system even though it could be broken down and relocated as needed.

    Your uphill gravity feed is a good thing! Nice work and set up.
    IF YOU CAN READ THIS, YOU'RE NOT RIDING (or building)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb777
    Wow!! That's really big RCS! You guys ride a lot of tandems there? Looks good though.
    Big ? Hell no, the photo is a little deceiving, about a 2m radius i.e smaller then this plan

    http://www.imba.com/resources/trail_...switchback.pdf

    on the IMBA website

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    Damn you and your nice dirt!

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