One of the bonuses of popping into the Park for a bit of maintenance is all the positive feedback you get from people riding the tracks. This time I remembered to take my camera...
Christian & his mate Toby (out of pic) were up from Christchurch. Last summer they were cutting back gorse to ride some firebreaks, this year they found a bit more track on offer!
Next around the corner was Gary from Riwaka, pretty chuffed to be discovering what is now virtually on his doorstep..
This might be John from Richmond...
unless this is (sorry guys).
Above, this is definitely Carsten from Germany...
Not far behind was Richard from Ohaka
riding with Hamish of Christchurch, doing the hard yards on Swamp Monster.
Hammering down Rock'n'Roll was Wayne, also from Christchurch,
with son, Jacob, right on his wheel.
Lots of walkers have been making use of the Park's track network as well, including Sue & Steve from Christchurch.
Tony, also of Christchurch (is there anyone left in ChCh..?), decided the Pump Track wasn't really his thing..
while his biking buddy, Richard, from Brightwater, had a couple of warm-up laps.
Phil & Tania from Christchurch prove that not everyone wants a "lazy Sunday afternoon".
This was Claire's second visit to the Park - but she only has to come from Mapua.
Done for the day, I caught this family group from Christchurch & Wellington just heading into the Park.
Thanks to all the above who interrupted their ride for me to snap them. It's great to see the Park getting so much use from riders of all ages, fitness & ability.
Hopefully, everyone will grab a MTB Park cap and/or t-shirt from the Kaiteriteri Store before heading home to help fund this year's track-building programme :)