HAVEN MTB CLUB, McQueens Valley

February 2016
Had a great week with Scott from T5 Contracting. Haven presents a myriad of unique trail building experiences and my demand for intermediate level track in often unyielding terrain does not lessen the challenge. It is a testament to Scott’s skill and ability with his Little Yellow Digger that people often don’t know they are riding on a digger built track. You should be using T5 Contracting for you next project, we will be!

December 2013
We also had out Scott Walker from T5 Contracting to build an easy climbing track so that people can avoid our steep drive to get the awesome Upper Tracks. I was initially a bit dubious as Scott’s digger makes our one look big, but after a few hours it was all good. Scott was working a particularly steep and rocky gully which also had a few other surprises, plenty of old man’s beard, and tangleweed, the odd pine to tunnel under, plenty of broom and a couple of old fences. The weather also came out to play, but none of this deterred Scott and his wee Yanmar. The rocks were beaten into submission by the mighty The Slammer Tool and later by a nice wee hydraulic rock breaker. At the end of the week, we had a pretty tired Scott, a very happy Mr Haven, and a finished intermediate level climbing track that takes us about halfway to the top. Awesomesauce! You should try Scott out for your backyard project (normal sized or haven sized backyards!) We look forward to seeing Scott again to finish up this track and to extend our many cunning plans afoot at Haven – Canterbury’s very own intermediate level mountain bike park. You can check out more details and photos on this project here.

Shailer