Just in time for xmas, we're offering the perfect gift for all of you Park lovers!
Ben Mills, local Art teacher and spare-time t-shirt designer, has created a super-cool tee for us that is going to be this Summer's must-wear item, at least within a 100kms radius of Kaiteriteri!
It's a talking point at your local, it's a souvenir of your visit, it's a comfortable, lightweight shirt to throw on after your ride as you head for a coffee or ice-cream, it's a motivational garment to inspire you to get onto the bike and hit some tracks...
And best of all, it's a donation to the Park, as each sale reaps $5 that we can put back into trail development!
(Going by the tee, you may think that there's no more room but we're not done yet..)
You can choose coloured graphic options or go for the simplicity of white-on-colour. Or, like me, you may have trouble deciding and just get one of each!
The women's tees have a more feminine cut and some different colour options to the mens'.
Zara (168cm) generously agreed to model the small-size White-on-Navy Blue to provide an idea of the look but there is a sizing guide on the website.
(I'm usually a medium and the men's medium is a perfect fit.)
On the white-on-colour tees, the Kaiteriteri MTB Park logo on the left chest includes some colour to distinguish it from the tracks.
The tees are priced at $40 and can be purchased on-line by going to:
So what could be better..? Supporting the Park while you're feeling and looking good!
And don't you think they'd make an awesome present...?
Some of the hand-benched tracks in the Park have been getting some pre-Summer luvin' in readiness for another full season. Scoot, Remedy, Shady Lady and upper & lower Velocity have all been prepped and are riding beautifully.
If you've often wondered about having a go at the the advanced-grade Remedy or expert/advanced Velocity, now's the time!
While work is stalled on Jaws, we'll continue administering TLC where needed around the network. High on the agenda is a bypass route for the increasingly-exposed, rata root drop on Skullduggery.
Progress on Jaws is temporarily suspended (again!) by the need for a major overhaul of the hydraulic rockbreaker. We took the opportunity of the 'downtime' to try some blasting on the granite bedrock (see our facebook page for photos) but won't know fully how successful this operation was until we apply the rockbreaker again. Unfortunately, chances of our showpiece track being open for Summer are looking less and less likely :(
At a recent Department of Conservation Open Day at the Park, committee coordinator Rod Markham had a stall outlining the aims of the programme and advice on how to get involved.
One of those who has got involved is Liz Thompson, one of the team at Physio4Health, sponsors of Shady Lady.
Her preferred running circuit takes her along part of the trapping line and she doesn't mind it if her run is interrupted by the need to reset a trap!
John McKenzie and Shaun Atkinson are the others currently making up the team.
Stoats, weasels and rats have all been recorded, with the latter dominating the recents stats.
Our Sunday morning working bees have nearly wrapped up for the year, with just one more celebratory event planned. We'll be sending out details of this shortly via email and facebook.