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The trails have held up well but some work still remains. We will be weedeating, repairing the sagging bench cut by the north picnic tables, trash pickup, and clearing sketchy trees. If you have a sturdy gas powered weedeater, or a weed whip, please bring! Any other tools will be provided.
[/size]Wear good tough shoes and if possible wear long pants and shirt sleeves if weedeating. I will have bottled water available. Post up any questions. Meet at the upper parking lot and look for red Ford Escape (aka the War Wagon). I will have volunteer sign in sheets and waiver to track hours contributed. [/color]
[/size]Racers who be riding the DINO SWW race in August are very welcome to help prep the course! [/color] ;)

Southwestway Park / 2018 SWW Trail Conditions and Issues
« on: January 08, 2018, 06:11:19 AM »
The new year is here!

Currently thawing out from the Big Freeze of 2018. Trails will be unrideable/unuseable all week. Please stay off. We can't close the park to keep people off the trials, but consider the trails unofficially closed. MTB Project has been updated.


Southwestway Park / 2017 SWW Trail Conditions and Issues
« on: February 11, 2017, 07:37:48 AM »
Report trail conditions or trail issues here (fallen trees, mudholes, etc). No more trail condition lights at the top of the page, but there is a link to MTB Project on the new updated HMBA homepage where you can see a similar tool for SWW Park.



Rants and Raves / Another potential disaster
« on: November 03, 2016, 10:33:22 PM »

Money quote: "Not Professionally Assembled or Tuned. Will need Pedals as well, and I encourage having a shop set it up and tune it before riding."[/size][/color]

Southwestway Park / Southwestway Trail Conditions - 2016
« on: January 01, 2016, 08:51:10 PM »
2016 is here! Information on trail conditions can be posted here.

Currently trails are frozen. Watch out for freeze-thaw conditions where frozen trails get sloppy as the temps go above freezing, or trails get exposed to sun.


Southwestway Park / 2015 General Trail Work Thread
« on: January 08, 2015, 06:20:28 PM »
New year for trail work!  General information for trail work, as time goes on we will post up for special trail work days.


Southwestway Park / 2015 Southwestway Trail Conditions
« on: January 08, 2015, 06:13:53 PM »
New Year, new thread!


Tech Bench / Articulated bike frame security feature
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:11:19 AM »
Riddle me this Batman:
How in the heck does this not be a total noodle while riding?

Sorry this is a last minute announcement, but this should be the last organized session to open the trail up officially. We need to cut a few small trees, take a section of tread down a little, and finish the approaches.  Meet at the Mann Hill trailhead.  I will have tools, and we will ride our bikes to the worksite.

We will have a special session Saturday 13 September at 10:00am, till about 2:00pm. We will be lowering the trail tread on the IMBA built section in order to keep it at a 24 to 36" width. If we get this accomplished, then we will, break it out at the north end. This is the lower trail to Hidden Lakes, which will be replacing the legacy trail that is slowly eroding into the river. Weather permitting of course! Meet at the parking lot by the trailhead. Tools will be provided. Stay tuned for more details!



We will have a special session Saturday 09 Aug at 9:00am, till about 12 noon.  We will be resuming where we left off back in May when the IMBA Trail Care crew was here.  This is the lower trail to Hidden Lakes, which will be replacing the legacy trail that is slowly eroding into the river. 

NOTE--Brian at DINO has already finalized the SWW DINO race course, so this session has been updated and moved to 09 August, since it is not an urgent issue now.

Southwestway Park / Former double log hop was dismantled
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:40:40 PM »
I realize that it is unlikely that anyone who reads this forum would do this, but I'm going to say it anyway.

A group of us trail bums were riding Lenape tonight, and found the forked tree that was the remaining half of the old double log hop was pivoted off the trail purposely by at least two people, possibly three (because it took three strong men to put it back in place).

That log hop was one of the original features when we built Lenape trail five years ago.  We lamented when the first small log broke off and was moved, but we let it go, since we still had one log left, and it was pretty tough for beginners.

But now we have a group of riders who felt they needed to alter that feature.  It cannot be said that someone thought it was a fallen tree that needed to be removed, that tree was a trail feature and not to be tampered with.

It has been put back in place.

I've been approached recently by those wanting to help with chain saw work at SWW and other HMBA maintained trails.  At this time, only those who have been safety certified through HMBA are allowed to perform chain sawing at HMBA maintained trails.  Those who want to be chain saw safety certified should PM me or Paul Arlinghaus, then a time can be arranged for Paul to conduct a safety certification. Due to time constraints, a safety certification may be done when two or more can meet at one time, when Paul can fit it into his schedule.

If you have Tuesday free, come help out for this event at SWW! You can come help for an hour or all six hours.  Let's help these kids become SWW Trail Bums too!

Rants and Raves / Stolen bike alert! Jamis Dakota D29 Race, Miele hybrid/CX
« on: December 16, 2013, 07:19:15 AM »
Just discovered my garage was raided and among other things, two bikes stolen.  Jamis Dakota D29 Race, raw alloy and white with carbon fiber seatstays, and an Origin 8 carbon rigid fork.  It may have mismatched wheels, rear wheel has Conti X-King tire, front is a Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro with a Schwalbe Rocket Ron.  Niner carbon bar and stem, Thomson seat post.  The Miele was a beater skinny tire bike but very rideable, raw alloy frame with disc rear brake and rim brake front.

Please keep an eye out in pawn shops or Craigslist.  I am so sick to my stomach, I only have my road bike now.

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