Well the first of our December Dig Days was a massive success, and with the next (to be held on Sunday 20/12/09) being both XC and DH focused it'd be great if we could keep up this momentum.
On the day we'll split into two groups voluntarily, with Ian Crook leading the XC Dig and me leading the DH dig.
As always our progress is entirely dependant on how many people turn up, so the following list of items is in priority order (top being most important) so that you know what we'll be working on and how much we're likely to achieve.
If we have 5+ people for the XC dig we will complete 50m of singletrack, built correctly, on soil not leaf litter, armoured where necessary that drains correctly and is marked clearly.
If we have 10+ people for the XC dig day we will complete 100m of singletrack, built to the same standards.
If we have more than 15 people we can begin work on the one area where we need to cut a shelf into the bank – the section is around 10m long.
If we have 10+ people on the DH dig then we can:
Build bottom berm feature on 'moron' and complete drainage of the finish line.
Build berm at the bottom of 'battery hill' on 'puppets'
Clear drainage on 'spoons' (important but very quick to do)
Clear drainage on 'bbms' (important but very quick to do)
If we have 15+ people on the DH dig then we can also:
Remove felled trees from the bottom of 'puppets'
Route the 'punch' line into battery hill on 'puppets'
Rake and mark new bottom section of 'puppets'
If we have 20+ people on the DH dig then we can also :
Build two drops on 'punch' line into battery hill on 'puppets'
Rake and check markings on all courses (now that all the leaves have fallen and are wet, this won't need doing so frequently)
It'll be cold so we'll bring hot tea and coffee along with mince pies but please do wear some warm clothing and bring your own food and drink also if you intend to stay for the whole day.
Hope to see you all there!