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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #180 on: April 22, 2015, 01:51:37 PM »
I can bring a shovel or two. Just let me know.

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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #181 on: April 23, 2015, 09:05:01 AM »
I can bring a shovel or two. Just let me know.
Yes. Please do. Also keep an eye on this thread for cancellation due to rain.
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #182 on: April 27, 2015, 12:29:39 PM »
May 2 trail work day.

Anyone have a wheel barrow?

Also bring:
Shovels
water
snack (Clifbars and/or sandwhich)
garden rack

The idea for a table top is unfortunately not going to work.  The logs are too far apart to be able to clear with the short run in front of them, so there is no point.  Open to suggestions.  Seems like we can come up with something better than just two log crossings in a row.  The fallen trees are big, solid, and unmoveable, so they should be there for a while.  Might as well make the best of them.  Ideas?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 12:34:01 PM by rangelinenaturepreserve »
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #183 on: April 27, 2015, 01:15:25 PM »
My suggestion is to let the ride flow on thru. Remove the obstacles where there are lots of turns, ups-and-downs and other pumpy-like natural features and let it flow. Of course I'll be happy with whatever is done.


Also, I can bring a wheelbarrow

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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #184 on: April 27, 2015, 05:58:39 PM »
I have no ideas. But I have all the faith in you guys to come up with something awesome


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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #185 on: April 28, 2015, 11:07:02 AM »
I don't know much about trailso or building them but I do have a shovel and know how to take instructions so I'll be there to help complete what ever is decided on.

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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #186 on: April 28, 2015, 04:30:18 PM »
Are the logs close enough to connect with a skinny like ewok village?
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #187 on: May 02, 2015, 07:44:11 AM »
I will not be making it today. Parents had to leave town unexpectedly so I've gotta take care of their dogs.

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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #188 on: May 04, 2015, 10:14:23 AM »
There is now a rather larger but ridable log pile where the larger of the two downed trees were.
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #189 on: May 04, 2015, 09:14:16 PM »
Thanks to:
Misty O'neil, Greenway 500 Bike Shop
Ross Alcorn, EXC Computer Consulting
Dave Kuehnen
Patrick Manderson
John Carr

Their hard work converted two trail blocking trees into a usable feature.  I do not have a photo of the finished product.  The pic is checking chainring clearance during construction.  A couple of other log piles were smoothed out while we were out there.

Photo by Patrick Manderson
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #190 on: June 08, 2015, 08:35:24 AM »
Saturday June 13, 2015 trail repair day.

We will be working on the landing for The Pier.  It has eroded and made the drop tricky to navigate.  Andy will be bringing a mini Bobcat-like machine and a compactor to help move dirt quickly.

Please bring shovels, tampers, garden rakes, bug repellent, drinking water, and a snack.

We will meet in the parking lot at 9am.

Thank you.
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #191 on: June 11, 2015, 01:49:03 PM »
The trail work day is still a go.  However, the Bobcat is, unfortunately,  not available.  So we need as many Shovel operators as possible.  The more people and wheel barrows we can get the less strenuous it will be on each volunteer.  Even if you can only spare a couple hours anytime Saturday, that will give someone a break.

In addition to the items already mentioned to bring with you, PLEASE BRING WHEEL BARROWS if you have or can get one.  We can knock this out in 4 hours with help and enough tools.

Thank you.
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #192 on: June 13, 2015, 07:49:12 PM »
Thanks to Mark for helping fix The Pier landing.  Without you we wouldn't have gotten it finished today.  Also thanks to Wes who rode up on us and gave us a hand for a while.  You were a huge help.  And a great big thank you to Andy.  You moved a lot of dirt, dude.

I think the landing is going to be sweet.  We built it out a bit further so you don't have to scrub off so much speed (theoretically, we haven't ridden it yet because it was too soft).  We also put a crown on it to shed water.  I'm hoping it will be even smoother than when it was originally built.  Guess we will see how things pan out.

Before (rutted and eroded)


After (hardtails and Walmart bikes can do it now)
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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #193 on: June 14, 2015, 08:11:59 PM »
It was my pleasure to help out I just wish I could do more, can't wait to start goin off it agin

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Re: Upcoming Trail Work
« Reply #194 on: January 15, 2016, 01:07:29 PM »
The heavy snow created a lot of face slappers. Andy and I opened up the Intermediate trail.  I fixed all the show-stoppers on Expert.  The trail is 100% rideable.  There are still a lot of helmet scraping branches though.  Please help us by pushing them back or breaking them off.  If each person fixed 6 low hangers on their next lap then it won't be a big job for any one person.  Thanks in advance for your help.
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