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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby Overdrive » December 1st, 2013, 11:28 am

SteveF wrote:Cleared the logs on Annie's this morning with my shiny new chainsaw! That is some hard work. Hope to get a few more next chance I have...



[X] LIKE Congrats on the new chainsaw!!! I upgraded to a longer Corunna handsaw for the cleanup. A bit quicker to work with than the folder I have, really should track down a new blade for that one.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby SteveF » December 1st, 2013, 4:45 pm

Thanks! It's kind of a cute little toy chainsaw but worked fine for that job. I didn't know if I'd be able to cut the big one on the downhill that swoops up onto the ridge but it got through it ok, just took a while, and rolling that big beggar off the trail was tough on my old back but we survived...
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » December 1st, 2013, 11:12 pm

That's great, Steve, I'm glad to hear about your new toy! I went over to Annie's Playhouse after Jeff and I worked on the new stunt on Dragonball Run, and must have been not too long after you - I saw that fallen trees had been cut through and was wondering who did it. Thanks for not cutting through the two down on Kentaro's, I think we can make an up-and-over on the smaller one and a fun stunt on the big double-trunk uproot. If you're interested in making even more fun use out of your chainsaw, I can show you how to build stunts with it - then you can (with permission from the Trail Coordinator, of course) build ones of your own design! If you haven't used a chainsaw before, I can give you some tips if you're interested.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » December 2nd, 2013, 7:33 pm

SteveF wrote:I didn't know if I'd be able to cut the big one on the downhill that swoops up onto the ridge but it got through it ok, just took a while, and rolling that big beggar off the trail was tough on my old back but we survived...


Next time, try rolling it downhill instead :lol:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby SteveF » December 2nd, 2013, 9:13 pm

reidabel wrote:
SteveF wrote:
Next time, try rolling it downhill instead :lol:


Uphill, downhill-didn't seem to matter. That thing just didn't want to go!

Might take you up on the chainsaw tips--all pretty new to me. I'll leave the stunts to you though-I'm going to focus more on cleanup.

I did leave one log near the end of playhouse. It fell right where one used to be that has rotted away and I kinda missed it. Anyone that's been riding out there for a few years will recognize it; it's right at the top of that little sharp right turn into a short uphill grunt and just adds that little extra something... :wink:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » December 2nd, 2013, 9:45 pm

Absolutely, I can show you how to prevent the dreaded "spinning chainsaw chain to the face" maneuver, as well as how to prevent your blade from getting pinched, and how to prevent splitting when cutting a log with one end off the ground. Probably a few other tricks as well. I might not be out there much any time soon, though, I've finished with the new stunt on Dragonball for the season - unless Jeff gets me out there for adjustments. PM me if you're going out to Burchfield or Anderson, though, and if I can make it, I will.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby SteveF » December 3rd, 2013, 8:34 am

reidabel wrote:Absolutely, I can show you how to prevent the dreaded "spinning chainsaw chain to the face" maneuver, as well as how to prevent your blade from getting pinched, and how to prevent splitting when cutting a log with one end off the ground. Probably a few other tricks as well. I might not be out there much any time soon, though, I've finished with the new stunt on Dragonball for the season - unless Jeff gets me out there for adjustments. PM me if you're going out to Burchfield or Anderson, though, and if I can make it, I will.


Thanks, Reid-whenever is fine. I'll keep in touch...my dad did show me some basics, too, so I'm not completely clueless out there.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby reidabel » December 15th, 2013, 5:35 pm

Facebook page for Burchfield Park says that the mountain bike trails are now

CLOSED.

Ski rental facilities opened today, according to the Facebook page.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby SteveF » December 15th, 2013, 8:04 pm

Posted this to their facebook page:

Have you considered keeping the advanced mtb trails open in winter? Fat bikes are growing in popularity and I know there are people (including myself) that would love to be able to ride at Burchfield year 'round. If you think about it, the advanced bike trails share only a few short sections with groomed ski trails, and it would be easy for riders to avoid riding in the ski tracks in those sections. If you'd be open to the idea of trying this on a trial basis, even for a day or a weekend, I know i would be appreciated. Ride fat!


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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby bockrona » February 14th, 2014, 1:19 pm

Haven't used my cross country skis much the last few years, but have been enjoying the trails at Burchfield lately.
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby xcrdr » March 23rd, 2014, 3:46 pm

So are the trails ready? :)

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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby F7Cannon » March 25th, 2014, 6:04 pm

xcrdr wrote:So are the trails ready? :)

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Yup! Good to go Don. Group ride this week? :lol:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby SteveF » March 26th, 2014, 10:56 am

F7Cannon wrote:
xcrdr wrote:So are the trails ready? :)

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Yup! Good to go Don. Group ride this week? :lol:


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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby xcrdr » March 26th, 2014, 11:02 am

SteveF wrote:
F7Cannon wrote:
xcrdr wrote:So are the trails ready? :)

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Yup! Good to go Don. Group ride this week? :lol:


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I'm in Shaun! My new hoverbike should be here in time!

I've got my loppers and boots ready just in case the trail needs some work. :wink:
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Re: Mid-State: Burchfield

Postby F7Cannon » March 26th, 2014, 6:21 pm

This sucks Don. I am thinking my road bike is going to get a pretty good workout in until sometime in May or June. :(

Hopefully things will dry out quicker than I am expecting so we can set a trail day and get things cleaned up out there.
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