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Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« on: January 04, 2012, 06:34:05 PM »
We had three floods in the end of 2011,  With the weather forecast looking dry the rest of the week, lets see if we can get Town Run Reopened. 

Meet at the Main Parking Lot at 10:00AM.  I will try to have the gate opened by 9:30AM.  We will need to cover the whole trail, as we have had lots of strong winds since the park was closed.  So we may need to split up into teams. 

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 08:46:06 PM by jasonhilt »
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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 08:46:28 PM »
I'll be there.
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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 09:44:18 AM »
I walked/jogged part of the trail over the weekend.  There were 2 very large (2-3 foot) diameter trees blocking the trail north of the creek crossing.  I think one was inbound and one was outbound.

Since I moved into Crystal Lake, I'm going to try to make the Saturday work session

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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 02:04:29 PM »
Are the trees flat on the ground, and perpendicular to the trail? If so, maybe we can have a couple of new log-overs!
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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 03:53:20 PM »
Are the trees flat on the ground, and perpendicular to the trail? If so, maybe we can have a couple of new log-overs!


I think they'd require carpentry and bridges to get a bike over them, so that might be a little ambitious...

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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 06:48:02 PM »
I think they'd require carpentry and bridges to get a bike over them, so that might be a little ambitious...
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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 09:41:29 AM »
New to the Indy area and I would like to help out Saturday if I can.  My wife will probably kill me for volunteering since I threw my back out a couple weeks ago, but I am a glutton for punishment.  I have been riding for a little over a year, but haven't had the opportunity to help out with a work session...is there anything specific I should be bringing with me?  Looking forward to meeting some riders in the area!

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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 10:48:11 AM »
New to the Indy area and I would like to help out Saturday if I can.  My wife will probably kill me for volunteering since I threw my back out a couple weeks ago, but I am a glutton for punishment.  I have been riding for a little over a year, but haven't had the opportunity to help out with a work session...is there anything specific I should be bringing with me?  Looking forward to meeting some riders in the area!

We would greatly appreciate your help! We'll have trail-specific tools, but if you have a garden rake (not a spring rake) and some branch loppers, they might be handy.  Also, wear boots, and bring gloves and water.
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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 07:07:31 PM »
 :)  Have always wanted to help because I have been riding since 1998. GF wants to help out tomorrow, so we both plan to be there. Hope we can get it in riding condition!

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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 02:34:19 PM »
Had a great turn out.  About 20 volunteers.  We covered the whole trail, and found pretty good conditions.

We also blocked off the wall ride.  Please respect this closure until we can work out some issues with Indy Parks. 

If the weather cooperates, I hope to get TRTP open. Tomorrow afternoon.
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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 05:48:18 PM »
If you are going to be working at Town Run tomorrow and would like a hand trying to get it ready to reopen, I am happy to come lend a hand. 

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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 07:51:13 PM »
Thanks for the offer, unless you can control the weather, there isn't much to do but let the trail dry out from a forcasted light freeze. 

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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 09:01:36 PM »
By wall ride do you mean the wood banked turn that our Eagle Scout did for his project, the one who some schmuck that couldn't handle his bike around it crashed and is trying to blame Indy parks for allowing it?  I know this is a family forum so I won't express my true thoughts but man I wish I could find out who is causing the problems so we could make sure they get some lessons in riding, or common sense in not riding beyond your skill set, and maybe a couple lessons on the house!!

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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2012, 09:05:04 PM »
Sorry, it just irritates me how one idiot can ruin things for everyone.
 
I hope everything went well today, I'm at the firehouse so I couldn't be there.  I know it doesn't help you here much but I have been hiking Westwood a lot lately and removing debris, branches and small trees from the trail.  Hopefully the trail will open soon and the issues with the WBT will be resolved in a positive way for us.
 
At least you had a beautiful day to be outside!!
 
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Re: Trail Work (Flood Recovery) Saturday January 7th at 10:00AM
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2012, 09:52:36 PM »
It is indeed frustrating, but the more patient we are, the sooner Indy Parks can see we're a responsible community and the sooner it can be re-opened.

 

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