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  1. #276
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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Yeah I'm debating whether it's worthwhile scraping that dirt off the trail or just letting people ride a line back into it. I have tools stashed not too far away.

    I've been fairly militant about removing cheater rocks and blocking shortcuts. But up til recently it's just been random self improvements, not people bringing their own tools out to do shit.
    thats nuts, ive had plenty of experience with rogue builders, but never to THAT level, good luck sorting it all out, hopefully can figure out who it is and enlighten them a bit with techniques so they can put that energy to better utilization

  2. #277
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    a friend got ahold of his neighbors tractor for the day so he shuttled dirt while i slapped the shovel, got some work done in his backyard, hes been busy over winter, should be a fun spring
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  3. #278
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    Land manager getting on my case to fix a blown out drain on steep trail Ive adopted.

    Raked it. Put in an assload of grade reversals. Funny how pics flatten things out. I can barely stand on this pitch as its so steep.
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  4. #279
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    Installed a series of steps on another steep bit

  5. #280
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    Got in over my head trying to move a big rock out of some bench cut. Gave up and built around the rock

  6. #281
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    Got in over my head trying to move a big rock out of some bench cut. Gave up and built around the rock
    haha, that immediately reminded me of this situation, where i really wanted to belly out the landing of a jump and found a nice rock buried...


    you can see i recruited everyone to manhandle the rock, while i worked on the exit jump behind them


    going back to grad school has been crushing me so not much dig time lately, but just got a summer internship across the street from local bike park so excited for shovel slaps after work this summer

  7. #282
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    Old trail section we last worked on 6 years ago had a groove worn into it from lots of traffic. Outside of turn had a drainage ditch into which people were inexplicably riding (nobody said mountainbikers were competent).

    Dug the drainage ditch bigger to give the standing water somewhere to go. Excavated ditch bigger and built up the ild trail bed. Seperated rocks and mineral soil; using rocks to create rock cribbed drainage ditch. Used mineral soil to crown the trail bed. Final touch to renaturalize the area

  8. #283
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    Dug out a nice drain for water to go which.then yielded mineral soil. Piled the soil storing it for use to crown the trailbed. Drained the mudhole. Restored old trail. Renaturalized drain.

    Repeated on other mudholes. Dirt is all time right now

  9. #284
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    Hmm leave it to me to not know this 6yr old thread exists.. shows how much I've been checking the board lately.

    First one is my favorite pic from last summer, built by deer mostly, elk bear and random woodsy also helped I'm sure. Second is the joys of building a green sidewalk thru the San Juans, just gotta think of it as a 5mile long zen garden
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    ...tricks deserve applause, style deserves respect

  10. #285
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    Some finished product.. obviously not just me building. Flow on Lil jerry
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    Edit- fixed..I think
    ...tricks deserve applause, style deserves respect

  11. #286
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    Some of these rangers/land managers need to pull the stix out of their asses. Since my heart attack at the end of December I've been hiking for rehab and where do you think I want to hike? Mt bike trail areas of course While I'm walking I clear derailleur hanger snappers, clear blocked drains and corners, move downed large branches or small trees and just generally do quick maintenance.

    A few days ago I almost got a ticket for doing unauthorized trail work when I was spotted kicking sticks out of the way with my foot. The ranger was such a dick! Basic work keeping things clean and in good shape has always been encouraged, at least for the 30 years or so that I've been riding. WTF changed?

  12. #287
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    Quote Originally Posted by rip View Post
    Some finished product.. obviously not just me building. Flow on Lil jerry
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    Please tell me that's less boring than it looks?

    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Some of these rangers/land managers need to pull the stix out of their asses. Since my heart attack at the end of December I've been hiking for rehab and where do you think I want to hike? Mt bike trail areas of course While I'm walking I clear derailleur hanger snappers, clear blocked drains and corners, move downed large branches or small trees and just generally do quick maintenance.

    A few days ago I almost got a ticket for doing unauthorized trail work when I was spotted kicking sticks out of the way with my foot. The ranger was such a dick! Basic work keeping things clean and in good shape has always been encouraged, at least for the 30 years or so that I've been riding. WTF changed?
    That's messed up.

  13. #288
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Please tell me that's less boring than it looks?
    ...it is a green trail. It does had some huge berms, and rollers. Hopefully people hold judgment until they ride it.. cuz it's pretty fun in a groomer mobbin sort of mentality

  14. #289
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    Working on some natural trails

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    Some more natural trails grooming

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    I've been hearing we don't do enough forest raking down here.


    Spent the whole day working on our nearly finished "flow" trail Sunday.. We had a huge group, like 30 people, and got a lot done. Tonight we're going to try to run some plate compactors down it which should be interesting.

  17. #292
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    Reloaming your favourite holes.

    Pic 1 - trail a bit worn after 6 years.

    Pic 2 - hole filled in with loam.

    Pic 3 - raked pine needles over the loam to make it look all purty.

    Repeat on several sections

  18. #293
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    Man, this battery chainsaw makes my life so much easier. I used to cringe when seeing a new blowdown and now it's a piece of cake.

  19. #294
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    Man, this battery chainsaw makes my life so much easier. I used to cringe when seeing a new blowdown and now it's a piece of cake.
    How long does yours last? Ive got a Ryobi and it's not the longest lasting

  20. #295
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    How long does yours last? Ive got a Ryobi and it's not the longest lasting
    It lasts a long time. I've only run out of juice once and I was done at that point anyway. I had ripped a long skinny and had cut several trees at that point. Ripping takes a lot of juice. Milwaukee's 12.0 amp hour battery has legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackstraw View Post
    It lasts a long time. I've only run out of juice once and I was done at that point anyway. I had ripped a long skinny and had cut several trees at that point. Ripping takes a lot of juice. Milwaukee's 12.0 amp hour battery has legs.
    How much does it weigh with the battery? Milwaukee's site gives the same weight for both tool only and for the kit so I assume that weight is for the tool. They don't have a weight on the battery.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

  22. #297
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    I don't know how much it weighs. It's totally manageable in my old Lowe backpack while riding. I usually have extra Wesson oil in the pack also. If the battery is low I'll bring a smaller spare with me also.

    It shaved this long one nicely.

  23. #298
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    Took advantage of much needed rain to clean up and resurrect some previously closed trails

  24. #299
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    Snack break at the top of his favorite trail. Slate Ave buffed out and ready to ride.
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    Coming along

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