It needs to be somewhere where I don't have to worry about road closures or traffic management plans because when you have to deal with one of those, you're looking at shelling out some serious cash. Cash I don't have! Unless I raise entry fees, and I really don't want to do that.
My first location to check out was Halswell Quarry, but I don't think it's going to be big enough. I don't really want to introduce laps into a Quickie Event, but eh, you never know, maybe in the future. For now though I want somewhere awesome, in a nice location, with some exploration for people who enter. Bottle Lake worked well because many entrants either hadn't been there at all or hadn't been there in a long time, so it was a bit of a trip down memory track, so to speak.
On Saturday I'm going for a ride with a couple of mates up the Port Hills to check out some tracks up there. I'll be keeping an eye out for routes that will be challenging but not so technical your recreational rider will be put off. And of course we'll need a good running track, so will find one of those too. Might be a different set up to Quickie in the Forest, but I assure you, it'll be great!