MCMBA: Highland

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby barry1me » April 30th, 2013, 7:43 pm

I rode trail A today and it wasnt to bad, a few wet spots but not terrible.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby c0nsumer » May 4th, 2013, 10:51 pm

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It was really nice out there today, although we only did A and half of B. Ran into a crew of folks building an excellent split log bridge. Great work guys, and it was nice talking to you there and after.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby tmbrown » May 5th, 2013, 8:49 am

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That was a fun project.
It was nice meeting you and Jeremy and haven a few pops after, and that one sweat ride you have. We will have to get together for a ride on your side of town, and check out Stony and Bloomer.

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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » May 5th, 2013, 10:48 am

Your guys are rockstars, thanks!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby honkonbobo » May 5th, 2013, 5:35 pm

rode it today. HUGE improvement. thanks!
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » May 8th, 2013, 6:00 pm

honkonbobo wrote:rode it today. HUGE improvement. thanks!

I beg to differ. Why pave the trail where it isn't needed?
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Critter7r » May 9th, 2013, 6:55 am

iamkickstand wrote:
honkonbobo wrote:rode it today. HUGE improvement. thanks!

I beg to differ. Why pave the trail where it isn't needed?



IIRC, that is one of those areas that would remain soggy well into the season and also for a much longer period than the rest of the trail after a rain.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » May 9th, 2013, 7:55 am

Critter7r wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:
honkonbobo wrote:rode it today. HUGE improvement. thanks!

I beg to differ. Why pave the trail where it isn't needed?



IIRC, that is one of those areas that would remain soggy well into the season and also for a much longer period than the rest of the trail after a rain.

I enjoyed the section with the couple of rocks and the logs layed down into the mud, rather than a long boardwalk I think it would have been cool to stick with the tech that was already in that section by adding rocks instead. Maybe not as sustainable, but the boardwalk feel isn't for me and doesn't fit well with what highland is. IMO.

I do agree it is a good improvement/solution to a problem, i'd just rather see less paving and more creative ways to keep the rocks and tech that a trail has grown to have.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby c0nsumer » May 9th, 2013, 8:05 am

iamkickstand wrote:I enjoyed the section with the couple of rocks and the logs layed down into the mud, rather than a long boardwalk I think it would have been cool to stick with the tech that was already in that section by adding rocks instead. Maybe not as sustainable, but the boardwalk feel isn't for me and doesn't fit well with what highland is. IMO.

I do agree it is a good improvement/solution to a problem, i'd just rather see less paving and more creative ways to keep the rocks and tech that a trail has grown to have.


I strongly encourage you to come on out to one such trail day and get involved with repairing such issues instead of just sniping and criticizing from the sidelines. The folks who take care of Highland have been doing so for years and have a long history of doing what is right for that trail.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » May 9th, 2013, 8:47 am

c0nsumer wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:I enjoyed the section with the couple of rocks and the logs layed down into the mud, rather than a long boardwalk I think it would have been cool to stick with the tech that was already in that section by adding rocks instead. Maybe not as sustainable, but the boardwalk feel isn't for me and doesn't fit well with what highland is. IMO.

I do agree it is a good improvement/solution to a problem, i'd just rather see less paving and more creative ways to keep the rocks and tech that a trail has grown to have.


I strongly encourage you to come on out to one such trail day and get involved with repairing such issues instead of just sniping and criticizing from the sidelines. The folks who take care of Highland have been doing so for years and have a long history of doing what is right for that trail.
OK. I'll do that.

Highland is a great trail, part of why I like it is because it isn't paved as badly as some of the rest of them. I have no doubt that the people that maintain it have the trails best interest in mind, regardless of who did it, or who didn't do it, or how you receive the criticism it's still removing part of what "I" enjoy most about highland.

I'm sorry that voicing that opinion is sniping and criticism to you.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby irishpitbull » May 9th, 2013, 9:29 am

iamkickstand wrote:
c0nsumer wrote:
iamkickstand wrote:I enjoyed the section with the couple of rocks and the logs layed down into the mud, rather than a long boardwalk I think it would have been cool to stick with the tech that was already in that section by adding rocks instead. Maybe not as sustainable, but the boardwalk feel isn't for me and doesn't fit well with what highland is. IMO.

I do agree it is a good improvement/solution to a problem, i'd just rather see less paving and more creative ways to keep the rocks and tech that a trail has grown to have.


I strongly encourage you to come on out to one such trail day and get involved with repairing such issues instead of just sniping and criticizing from the sidelines. The folks who take care of Highland have been doing so for years and have a long history of doing what is right for that trail.
OK. I'll do that.

Highland is a great trail, part of why I like it is because it isn't paved as badly as some of the rest of them. I have no doubt that the people that maintain it have the trails best interest in mind, regardless of who did it, or who didn't do it, or how you receive the criticism it's still removing part of what "I" enjoy most about highland.

I'm sorry that voicing that opinion is sniping and criticism to you.



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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby Critter7r » May 9th, 2013, 9:47 am

While it's a great repair and I appreciate the work, I also wondered why the crew hadn't simply dug up the old logs and installed new ones perpendicular to the trail in the same manner as what was already there. As far as sustainability is concerned, those logs and rocks had been in place for the better part of 20 years prior to this repair. if it's the section I'm thinking it is, then I added a few logs to that stretch myself more than a decade ago.

Not a snipe, just a comment.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby iamkickstand » May 9th, 2013, 11:09 am

Critter7r wrote:While it's a great repair and I appreciate the work, I also wondered why the crew hadn't simply dug up the old logs and installed new ones perpendicular to the trail in the same manner as what was already there. As far as sustainability is concerned, those logs and rocks had been in place for the better part of 20 years prior to this repair. if it's the section I'm thinking it is, then I added a few logs to that stretch myself more than a decade ago.

Not a snipe, just a comment.

This is where I am at.
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

Postby AllMountin' » May 9th, 2013, 11:43 am

Think of it as adding a 'skinny' to the trail, but with zero opportunity for failure. :-)
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Re: MCMBA: Highland

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