Saturday, 12 March 2016

Caves Track

I did a good thing today ...

I think.

I went and helped groom the new (still to be opened) Caves Track in the Meehan Ranges.

At least I think I helped.

I did get to drive my pretend 4WD (Mitsubishi Outlander) up into the Meehan and that was cool ... mainly because it actually made it up to the top ...

I just wish I'd thought to turn my strava on.

So my concern is this - I don't really understand the purpose of trail grooming, especially as these trails already looked better than what I normally ride on 95% of the time ...

But I still dutifully banged and bashed and raked and hoed the new trail like everyone else ... and basically tried to figure out exactly what I was doing it for.

We made good progress (we got over half way) and did good work (at least so I was told) but other than being told that the idea was to get rid of dips and grooves and holes I still didn't know what I was doing.

Not that that's anything unusual.

The good news is that I don't think I caused any harm, and the trail does look like it's going to be awesome to ride ...

So that's my good deed for the week.

I can't wait for it to be opened so I can see what it's like to ride ...


  1. ramble means walk - are people without bikes allowed to walk on these tracks?

    1. In my mind ramble means to walk(ride) slowly and without purpose and also to use more words than necessary to get to the point :). But yes, while these trails are built for mountain biking, they could be walked. There's better walking options though with less likelihood of encountering cyclists at speed ...

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