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Knapsack Volunteer XC & DH Build day - Saturday 22nd November

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By ChopStiR - Posted on 12 September 2014

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
Saturday, 22 November, 2014 - 07:20

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: 

Lovers walk Firetrail Gate, get onto Barnet St and head north uphill, the gate and parking is just past the 'S' bend.

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

The meeting will take place at the front gate of Lovers Walk (Barnett St), please be ready with tools in hand at 7:20. At this time we will move to the work site for the day and a briefing will take place.

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

The day will be focused on the XC trail. However Synergy will have a team on the DH so any volunteers wishing to work on the DH are welcome.

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

Council and Synergy need to know a week 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 link to say you will be coming or send an email to

Who's in?
Chuck, ChopStiR, moggio, HEC, Kooleen, deadparrot, Butts, miggle (8 riders)
Chuck ChopStiR moggio HEC Kooleen deadparrot Butts miggle
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moggio's picture

I'll be there. Looking forward to it, though it will be a hot one that day!

If we get the numbers shown we should get quite a lot done especially if we are doing the work Adrian mentioned last time.

ChopStiR's picture

Start time has been bumped forward 30min due to the heat.

moggio's picture

Well that was fun.. got a lot done with everyone working bloody hard!

Anyone got some photos to put up?

HEC's picture

I've got a couple but they are too large at 4mb and I don't know how to re-size them

Kooleen's picture

Here is one way to do it.
Load the pictures into Paint. Select Image and then Stretch and Skew. Resize the pictures to 25% with both the vertical & horizontal and that will make them a good size to post here. Make sure you save them as another name or your original size pictures will be replaced by the smaller ones.

Other may know a better way, but thats how I do it.


ChopStiR's picture

I use Infranview, a freeware photo viewer with a lot of cool basic tools.

I batch resize all my photos at once setting the long side to 1600 pixels.

kitttheknightrider's picture

If you are on a windoz system then download freeware that is almost as good as ps

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