New pumptrack (MTBMX) project
When the NSRMTB team was approached by a private individual to design, plan and build a pumptrack for a new weekend adventure venue we were both honored and nervous at the same time. Here is the progress report after day 1…
As we arrived on site yesterday we were greeted by the familiar sight of an open field on a small holding on the eastern outskirts of Pretoria, but there was one small difference. The grader and TLB were already on site and their operators were eagerly waiting for our instructions to get this project off the ground, a clear sign that Adriaan (owner of the plot) was in deed very serious about the project. So naturally there was a bit of nervousness amongst the build team as to whether or not we will be able to successfully replicate the design on paper to and actual track.
We made satisfactory progress on the first build day and today we will aim to get all the jumps laid out and doing a small test run to make sure the track flows as intended. At this stage the location will still be kept under wraps as the other amenities at the venue has not been set up yet. As soon as the information filters through i will be sure to pass it along to enable riders to visit this new and exiting track.
I will also continue to do daily progress updates over the course of the weekend as the project develop.