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Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:14:56 PM »
Trail crew,

This is a large tree and has potential for something unique. Let's come together and dream up something useful for it.  Will post workday soon.

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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 02:37:39 PM »
Log Ride?!??? :D
« Last Edit: November 05, 2013, 09:15:11 PM by Fstr_on2 »
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 07:32:23 PM »
Canoe?

Edit: Is it along the length of the trail or angled? Could be a really good log ride if it has some angle to it.
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 03:19:57 PM »
how about a catapult?  i could get a new pr on that segment!

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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 08:58:14 PM »
Juggalo,
 
We tried to make a catapult, but it just broke limbs off as you can see in the "Before" pic below.  So, we made a log pile instead.  Sorry, maybe the next tree will be big enough.
 
All,
 
The log pile is only temporary.  It rides nice, but scrubs off all speed for the gap jump.  I was able to cross over it and still clear the gap jump, but I had to be on the power hard.
 
We are going to get a tractor out there to build permanent dirt elevation leading up to it.  See work day posting here -> http://www.hmba.org/smf/index.php?topic=1803.msg101708#msg101708.
 
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A friendly rider came along when we finished.  He gladly demonstrated how to ride it.
 

 
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 03:09:23 PM »
Is the goal to make it more easily jumpable so we can carry speed into the gap jump too?
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 08:43:09 PM »
Looks awesome!!! Like I always say rangeline is like no other trail system around. And that's a great thing!!!
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 09:11:47 AM »
Juggalo,
 
We tried to make a catapult, but it just broke limbs off as you can see in the "Before" pic below.  So, we made a log pile instead.  Sorry, maybe the next tree will be big enough,
bummer, i was looking foward to that!   oh well, this looks like fun too.  Hopefully people wont take the ramp out like they did on the other log.

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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 10:51:44 PM »
Is the goal to make it more easily jumpable so we can carry speed into the gap jump too?
Yes with a bit of a jump if your speed is good so you are set up to make the gap jump with little effort and a few more yeehaws!
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2013, 06:44:45 PM »
We removed the logs and made a nice drop out of the tree.  The flow is so much better, the landing is smooth, and the gap jump is accentuated.  Scroll back up this thread and look at the "Before" pic.  Then look below.  What a great job Patrick, Ryan, Brad, and Duncan did.  Thanks guys!
Here is video of Log Drop then Gap Jump
http://youtu.be/fWhAIx_Y_Zk
Hope you all enjoy!
 
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 01:27:26 PM »
A very special thanks to A.L.A Trucking for use of the tractor!  We could not have done the job without it.  Please contact them for all your transport needs.

A.L.A. Trucking Inc.
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 08:24:13 PM »
I am loving that leprechaun helmet  8)
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Re: Do not remove fallen tree by gap jump
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 09:10:14 PM »
I wasn't going to say anything, but its hard to ignore the helmet.  Funny.

 

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