Day 2: Home Improvements

Due to the Dig Day shuffle and the incredible turn out for Saturday's bike track building extravaganza in Corsley I expected to spend Sunday as a Lonely Tony, raking each course into a groomed and buff state before being stalked and ultimately eaten by a herd of deer.

The reality however was a turnout that amazed me with some people even coming out for their second day of digging, eager to add a new entrance to East 17, begging to improve the Puppets drainage, petitioning to add a new section in the top woods and desperate to clear the meadow section, all tasks that I was very happy to accommodate (after bribes, threats and favours).

Eight hours, 16 people (I think) and one completed checklist later – having navigated leaves, pink wafer biscuits, logs, badgers, soggy mud, orientation accusations and a boy racer visit – it was home time and time for a very well earned sleep.

Thanks to everyone for your help, see you next month.

Comments (6)

  1. Simon Truelove (Post author)

    The new trail is sick. Can’t wait to try it in day light!

  2. Mark Amor

    I took my group around the new trails a couple of times tonight, everyone loved it. I think we’ll have a great turnout for Dinner 2 Dusk!!

  3. Marjory Hatvany (Post author)

    Yep – loved the new bits. What name? Someone in the pub suggested Funky Gibbon.

  4. Ian Crook (Post author)

    I quite like the name suggested by Paul in the forum thread – Whatever Velvet – it seems nice and obscure.

  5. Andrew Grace (Post author)

    Ian organised a great dig day, it’s good that it rides as well as everyone hoped, just gutted that I’m stuck in London on and off for the next 10 days ;-(~

  6. Marjory Hatvany (Post author)

    Feeling rather chuffed as was going on about the velvet-ey nature of the newly raked needles…

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