Jeff- snagged those bridge sections and hauled them down to the park. I knocked, but only heard the sounds of a vicious beast from within. Got scared and left.
Thanks for mowing and opening the new section.
To those who haven't ridden it: The first part is a bit like the previous (Glourious Poperds/field secton) in that it needs ridden in. There is a nice little reward once the trail turns Westward. There is a slight downhill grade before a dip in a little grove of trees. It made my Airborne earn it's namesake. Once you get back into the woods, cross the bridges and turn left, there is a small and steep drop. When you roll over it, the ground is loose at the bottom, and wants to make the front tire dig in- rather than roll out. Gives you that "I'm about to endo" feeling. I'm sure it will firm up with riding in short order.
Spent about 5 hours out there this afternoon, riding and working. Of note- cleared two trouble spots on Nathan Dynamite (Riverbend crossing to Peppermint bridge). The first was at the low hanging vines and downed tree prior to the pines. I didn't remove the tree, but cut the big branch that was sticking halfway into the trail at eye level. The second was shortly after, where a large mass of vines had grown all the way down to waist level. You pretty much had to blast through it- and hope you were still on the trail on the other side. Anyone who has ridden out there recently should notice the difference. It should be good for a couple of weeks or so. There are some minor slappers still in this section, as I tend to focus on the knock you off you bike type stuff and bigger branches.
Also cleared a tree out of the adv. trail section that runs from the river by swamp thing to the back side of the pond near Riverbend. Not sure what it's called, but is my preferred route to complete a loop with Swamp Thing closed. There is a little debris and a couple of small/medium downed trees on this section- but they can be ridden.