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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby luv2mtb » May 4th, 2011, 7:44 am

PK wrote:No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

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I shouldnt have used the word "WE" as I am no longer an MMBA member and havent been for quit sometime, but I do take isssue with some of the work being done at Stony Creek? Is this work being done by the MMBA? and if not who is doing it? I think its terrible having a berm on every *beep* turn there, what for?
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » May 4th, 2011, 8:27 am

luv2mtb wrote:
PK wrote:No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

Pete.


I shouldnt have used the word "WE" as I am no longer an MMBA member and havent been for quit sometime, but I do take isssue with some of the work being done at Stony Creek? Is this work being done by the MMBA? and if not who is doing it? I think its terrible having a berm on every *beep* turn there, what for?


Nope, it's bandit work.

There isn't a berm on every turn, just a few in The Pines. Personally, I like the one at the bottom of the hill, but the ones after the small root step-down are just dumb. They aren't well placed and don't seem too well built.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby mr_opjones » May 4th, 2011, 9:08 am

c0nsumer wrote:
luv2mtb wrote:
PK wrote:No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

Pete.


I shouldnt have used the word "WE" as I am no longer an MMBA member and havent been for quit sometime, but I do take isssue with some of the work being done at Stony Creek? Is this work being done by the MMBA? and if not who is doing it? I think its terrible having a berm on every *beep* turn there, what for?


Nope, it's bandit work.

There isn't a berm on every turn, just a few in The Pines. Personally, I like the one at the bottom of the hill, but the ones after the small root step-down are just dumb. They aren't well placed and don't seem too well built.



Agree, the one at the bottom of the hill helps maintain brake bumps. I feel Stony is know for it's flow, which berms greatly help out with when added at the correct locations. I understand that bandit builders can cause disharmony in the trail system, which is the case here. I just don't want the idea that berms are a bad thing.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby HiptonRadcliffIII » May 4th, 2011, 9:17 am

luv2mtb wrote:
PK wrote:No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

Pete.


I shouldnt have used the word "WE" as I am no longer an MMBA member and havent been for quit sometime, but I do take isssue with some of the work being done at Stony Creek? Is this work being done by the MMBA? and if not who is doing it? I think its terrible having a berm on every *beep* turn there, what for?

ride faster you'll find out. :twisted:
didn't realize this was bandit work, probably done by someone/s who have no idea what the mmba is . hopefully, some one can spot them while working on it and fill them in, but then again, they might not care.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby luv2mtb » May 4th, 2011, 9:36 am

HiptonRadcliffIII wrote:
luv2mtb wrote:
PK wrote:No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

Pete.


I shouldnt have used the word "WE" as I am no longer an MMBA member and havent been for quit sometime, but I do take isssue with some of the work being done at Stony Creek? Is this work being done by the MMBA? and if not who is doing it? I think its terrible having a berm on every *beep* turn there, what for?

ride faster you'll find out. :twisted:
didn't realize this was bandit work, probably done by someone/s who have no idea what the mmba is . hopefully, some one can spot them while working on it and fill them in, but then again, they might not care.


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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » May 4th, 2011, 9:43 am

luv2mtb wrote:
HiptonRadcliffIII wrote:
luv2mtb wrote:
PK wrote:No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

Pete.


I shouldnt have used the word "WE" as I am no longer an MMBA member and havent been for quit sometime, but I do take isssue with some of the work being done at Stony Creek? Is this work being done by the MMBA? and if not who is doing it? I think its terrible having a berm on every *beep* turn there, what for?

ride faster you'll find out. :twisted:
didn't realize this was bandit work, probably done by someone/s who have no idea what the mmba is . hopefully, some one can spot them while working on it and fill them in, but then again, they might not care.


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They aren't needed, but the one at the bottom of the hill in The Pines sure is fun.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby PK » May 4th, 2011, 7:37 pm

RMX, I hope you got out there today...The pines has dried up nicely.
Only one or two of my repairs still needs some attention.

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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby HiptonRadcliffIII » May 4th, 2011, 7:57 pm

luv2mtb wrote:
HiptonRadcliffIII wrote:
luv2mtb wrote:
PK wrote:No MMBA "WE" that I'm aware of.
(For what it's worth, I agree with you Tom)

my $0.02

Pete.


I shouldnt have used the word "WE" as I am no longer an MMBA member and havent been for quit sometime, but I do take isssue with some of the work being done at Stony Creek? Is this work being done by the MMBA? and if not who is doing it? I think its terrible having a berm on every *beep* turn there, what for?

ride faster you'll find out. :twisted:
didn't realize this was bandit work, probably done by someone/s who have no idea what the mmba is . hopefully, some one can spot them while working on it and fill them in, but then again, they might not care.


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bet ya don't know who you're talking to :wink:
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby jcrazyjj » May 4th, 2011, 9:02 pm

Single-track is in awesome shape as of 8:30pm. Avoided most of the usual wet spot on the 2 track.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » May 4th, 2011, 10:09 pm

Wow. There's more berms than I remember from a week ago. That said, while I still don't care for the one at the root drop, the others are pretty fun. Overall I'd have a pretty hard time complaining about them, really.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby Roy » May 5th, 2011, 6:32 am

Maybe a dual salmon course at the skill area would direct the bandit builders efforts away from the single track.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » May 5th, 2011, 6:49 am

Roy wrote:Maybe a dual salmon course at the skill area would direct the bandit builders efforts away from the single track.


Mmmmm, salmon...

:wink:

BTW, it also looks like someone was trying to fill in that root drop. These guys need to be stopped. :evil:
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby weimie » May 5th, 2011, 7:02 am

utabintarbo wrote:BTW, it also looks like someone was trying to fill in that root drop. These guys need to be stopped. :evil:


I noticed that yesterday! But thought I might have been mistaken.

Is this really bandit trail nazi's or is it the work of the actual trail coordinator? I'm waiting for the rock garden to slowly be removed of rocks....cause that's one tricky section :roll:
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby utabintarbo » May 5th, 2011, 7:07 am

weimie wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:BTW, it also looks like someone was trying to fill in that root drop. These guys need to be stopped. :evil:


I noticed that yesterday! But thought I might have been mistaken.

Is this really bandit trail nazi's or is it the work of the actual trail coordinator? I'm waiting for the rock garden to slowly be removed of rocks....cause that's one tricky section :roll:


All but guaranteed it's bandits. I can't see a TC doing anything like that. The berms, maybe, but not fill in a ~6" drop.
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Re: Metro North: Stony Creek

Postby c0nsumer » May 5th, 2011, 7:22 am

weimie wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:BTW, it also looks like someone was trying to fill in that root drop. These guys need to be stopped. :evil:


I noticed that yesterday! But thought I might have been mistaken.

Is this really bandit trail nazi's or is it the work of the actual trail coordinator? I'm waiting for the rock garden to slowly be removed of rocks....cause that's one tricky section :roll:


I'm certain that either Mike nor Pete would do either of those.

I'd wager a paycheck that it's bandit work.
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