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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby Mikey D » June 27th, 2009, 9:40 pm

Figured out the new section tie in's pretty well, that grassy cut area need some major wear in still. Pretty good otherwise though just needs to be trimmed up all around the trail, lot of growth.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » June 28th, 2009, 9:19 am

I got out Sat AM and started to trim some of the trail. Went through a tankfull of gas in the line trimmer.
I managed to trim the loop tie-in trail section. (The grassy section through the newest wooded section, around to the original trail).

It's a lot of work dragging my old line trimmer through that mess.
What's needed is at least (4) people and (4) line trimmers. We walk out there together and split up into (2) groups, and go in opposite directions. It should take (4) or (5) hours of tough work, but that would trim it up nice.

Any takers?

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby masenyk » June 28th, 2009, 11:10 am

Pk I am off this week we I could go
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » June 28th, 2009, 11:38 am

I'm busy Monday AM and "they" say it will rain, but Tuesday has the right temps forecast.
Do you have a gas-powered line trimmer?
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » June 28th, 2009, 11:54 am

Just so everybody knows, we park for free when we work there.
Drive straight into the park, due North. Don't turn right into the main parking lot. Drive North past the little old guard shack. Follow the sign for the Maintenance buildings & the banquet hall. The first white building on the West side is the maintenance building, turn into the driveway and try to park on the grass on the North side of that building.

The Rain forecast this week looks like Wednesday will be the best day???
I like to start early, say 8:00 AM?

Let me know if anybody can show up with the line trimmers. I went through a full tank of gas pretty quick so we will need to carry extra gas in your with us. An old Gatorade bottle or two works well and don't forget extra line if your machine goes through the line like mine does.

Your Camelback with lots of water and "Good" (DEET) bug spray is a must.
An old pair of riding gloves work well for this kind of work.
Good boots and long pants will help too. (I wear riding shorts under the jeans...That helps..)

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » June 29th, 2009, 3:31 pm

OK.

I got a couple of people interested in helping.
Looks like we'll try for Wednesday @ 8:00 AM. See the previous message for where to park / meet.
We'll try rain or shine for meeting up @ Addison. If it's raining too hard, we'll "call - it" up there and then.
(Light rain won't really matter, you're usually too sweaty to notice the light rain)

Gas-powered line trimmers are the first choice.
Manual hedge shears second choice.
Any type of pruners third choice.
Leaf rakes to clean up what is cut by the line trimmer is nice, but a distant fourth.

Keep an Eye on this forum for any last minute changes.

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby masenyk » June 30th, 2009, 8:22 am

pk I do have a gas powered trimmer
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby chris_werth » June 30th, 2009, 8:54 am

Guys, I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to do this trail maintenance.

It is much appreciated !!!
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » June 30th, 2009, 9:36 am

Looks like we may have (3) trimmers showing up Wednesday AM.
We're on for 8:00 AM....Walking out to the trail @ 8:15.
In case you show up late, we plan to work the trail in the normal direction, starting at the old trail begining. (Due West of the little guard shack.)

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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » June 30th, 2009, 8:19 pm

Pete, please don't forget the "new" stuff at the top of the first hill. That tends to get pretty overgrown as well.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » July 1st, 2009, 6:15 am

Utab', If I understand you correctly, I think I may have already trimmed that Sat.? I trimmed just about 90% of the entire connector trail. I DID NOT trim the old lead up from the original trail head.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby utabintarbo » July 1st, 2009, 9:31 am

PK wrote:Utab', If I understand you correctly, I think I may have already trimmed that Sat.? I trimmed just about 90% of the entire connector trail. I DID NOT trim the old lead up from the original trail head.
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It is entirely possible I missed that and am therefore talkin' out my ass. I hope to get out there this afternoon (weather permitting) to verify. :P
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby PK » July 1st, 2009, 1:29 pm

GET OUT THERE AND RIDE IT!!!
We had an AWESOME crew out there for 7 hours trimming the entire trail.
IT"S BUFFED!!!!!
Chris, I asked everybody to post up with their hours. Put me down for 7.
I let Keith know what we got done. (He was appreciative...)
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby i69whitey » July 1st, 2009, 1:35 pm

thanks to pete and all his worker bee's

oh, and marvin too

anybody know a short-cut there from stony?
gonna ride it tonite, i think.
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Re: Metro North: Addison Oaks

Postby mr_opjones » July 1st, 2009, 2:08 pm

Thanks for the work everyone.

There really is no short cut, you just have to take back roads, and none of them lead you directly there. Coming from the exit by the pines, Sheldon north, Gunn west across Rochester rd, Collins north, Buell west, Lake George north, Predmore east and Kline north into the park. Around 7-8 miles one way
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