Michigan Mountain Biking Association
reidabel wrote:On the same subject, I removed a tangle across the Hellboy trail this morning, near the start, but left a small tree down across it - I want to build an easy up-and-over there to give that part of the trail some more character. I wrote "DO NOT CUT" on it, so I'm hoping nobody cuts it! I didn't see all of these other trees that people are talking about, I'm busy with a new build that Jeff (the TC) and I are doing on Dragonball Run. We'll be out there tomorrow morning if anybody wants to drop by Dragonball and check it out.
Biggredd911 wrote:Thumbs up to the crew! Saw three guys clearing the trail and man do they have their work cut out for them! Trees are down EVERYWHERE! I moved some, but others are waaaaay too heavy.
Thanks again to the crew; you guys rule!
650b is too much hype for 1.1 inches more. Do the math.
F7Cannon wrote:Thanks Steve. I have the day off tomorrow so I am going to try to get a chainsaw and start clearing what I can. Did you have any luck with those trees that you were going to attempt to cut right before I left today? If not I will take care of those tomorrow.
reidabel wrote:I saw exactly three people go past me blowing leaves off of the beginner trail that parallels Dragonball Run, sometime before Noon today. They had a Gator, so I suspect they were park employees. If not, I want my own Gator for stuntbuilding! The park employees leave the mtb trailwork up to us, don't they? I don't know for sure, but if they leave it to us, there won't be anything additional cleared on our trails. There's a new guy helping us out on the trailwork, but he's been busy with other things for a couple of weekends now, so it won't be him. I've emailed him and asked him not to clear anything that looks buildable, so we should be good there.
Overdrive wrote:Worked on Nathan Dynamite this afternoon. Put in a new line at the end of the pines as a bypass / trail reroute around the downed pine. Next up was going backwards on the trail and clearing debris from the trail bed on the way to the downed tree by the log pile. Took care of removing that tree.
Headed back toward the pines and got into a real mess just as you leave that flat low area after the ground bridges and before making a left. There was the makings of a widow maker in a maze of vines. Finally got it down/out but won't tackle something like that again w/o company and better gear.
Think the only obstruction between the RiverBend driveway crossing and McNamarra lot is the widow maker by the A-frame that Steve trimmed back. If D and I can get out there together we'll bring a rope and saw and work on taking that one down. Might be the weekend before we can get to it.