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Messages - john7722
« on: March 31, 2014, 06:39:24 PM »
March 2014 hurried drain pipe by river, removed flood debris on expert 2, clean & trim all trails, fill in erosion on new Sycamor Jump. Block off cheater line on intermediate, fill holes in intermediate trail. Remove deadfall on expt 4, cut back A LOT of Honeysuckle. 8.5 hrs.
Trail work day this Sunday @ 1030. Tasks will include: general trail clean up, replacing a water drain down by the river that the flood removed, putting dirt over fallen trees on Novice to make them a log roll over. You will need a shovel/rhino. Hand saw/prunning shears. This work will be quick with A good volunteer turn out.
Due to the abnormaly high snow fall! This experiment is inconclusive. While some of the trail that was blown clean is DRY an equal amount is still WET. Leaf covered sections are muddy while some leaf covered sections are dry. Regardless of your opinion on leaving the leaves on the trail or not! This winter was bad for the trail.
« on: January 02, 2014, 02:48:07 PM »
Kickapoo is going to be a lot of fun! The trail has a little of everything. A few BIG STEEP climbs, lots of small dirt over log jumps, Fast Flowy Sections also. If Brian Adds the "Heaven & Hell Trail" This Could be one of the more punishing races. Last time I rode there, they just opened up another new addition of narrow steep bench cut. GOOD TIMES!
[imghttp://][/img]Limkiln has about 7 trees down on it from the start of Limkiln to the campground one of them is GIGANTIC!!! (just past the wood bridge by the maintenance building) I removed most of the branches on Limkiln but some smaller sticks remain.
« on: November 11, 2013, 07:53:07 PM »
maybe a track stand with a peddle ratchet and limbo all in one . I have been hung up with my camelback a time or two. I have learned to limbo a little lower to avoid this.
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:48:26 PM »
practice doing a track stamd when you can do this! .you can negotiate the tree:-D Jeff is a tall rider and rides under it just fine as do many others. We have talked about making an up and over ,over the tree. I don't think that option has been ruled out either. as it stands now, that tree is probably going to stay because it also provides a barrier against the horses if they get up on that trail.
You will need a local to show you around!!! unless you have all day to ride and explore That trail is spider webbed. The trail builders were in the process of correcting the spider webs at one point. They had some pretty cool features and jumps, but the builders told me, the park made them remove the better ones.
Trying to see if the leaves actualy help the trail or Hinder the traiI in Rangeline! During the fall, the amount of riders decrease dramatically at Rangeline, Unlike other trails that get more traffic to grind up the leaves. So Rangeline's leaves stay pretty much untouched. I have noticed that sections of Rangeline's trail that are bare of leaves freeze faster and dry faster, sections of trail that are leaf covered, is still wet and muddy & takes weeks longer to dry in the spring . This is not theory! This is fact with regards to Rangeline. The leaves are acting as an insulator to the freeze and an insulator to evaporation. To break it down simply! The trail takes longer to freeze in winter and longer to dry in the spring because of it's leafy insulation. I want to keep expt 4 clear all winter, all the other trails are bonus and any help ! Surely will be encouraged and appreciated.