I Did Some Trail Work Today

Discussion in 'Trail Maintenance' started by Daddy Dirtbag, Jan 19, 2017.



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  1. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Good job, team!!!

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  2. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    I love it when the few step up, and put a :) on the masses faces. Those pics are shocking for obvious reasons.
     
  3. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Que?
     
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  4. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    It is so dry. I wont even clean out the drainage bars since the soil is not going to stay together once disturbed. I did toss quite a few steamers, and trimmed some branches. That is as far as I can go without rain
     
  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    That's what I was thinking???
     
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  6. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    The few who are working on any particular trail are putting smiles on the faces of the others who ride them, that includes me. And I’m shocked how much the pictures posted show how much has changed there.
     
  7. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    Yes, in many sections, it's been shaved clean. But the overall personality of that section of trail remains the same. I suspect that the open grassland sections that part of the trail runs through were once dense bushes/trees. Across the way, we saw at least one stand of pines. I bet there was a heck of a lot more of those there many, many moons ago, and probably where the trail runs through now.
     
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  8. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    ;) it definitely put a smile on my face today!
     
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  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Covid Bypass Trail:


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  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Continued working on the Covid Canyon Bypass. Had all three children out, two happily. PERFECT weather and soil/moisture to working up a trail!
    I bought a Rogue Mcleod and it is amazing!
     
  11. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    So far 15 human hours in on the bypass. Fun for the whole family!

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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    An hour of work this morning got the trail flowing!

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  13. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG The Smash, Ibis DV9
    Spent 4 hours on the rake with the @allthelaps crew for the first day of clearing New Millenium. What an undertaking. This was my first official trail work, and I'm stoked to have a part in getting this trail rideable again. Since I'm not working at the moment I'll hopefully be participating in all the future work days as well.

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  14. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ripmo, Ripley V4 & Timberjack
    Brushed a few miles of trail today at our local system. @mtbMike did work on the same trail the day before.

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  15. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    I have no idea what you're talking about. I hope you had permission from the landowner for that vandalism. :speechless:
     
  16. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    took out my machete and wacked back some major growth of Opuntia. Trail is clear for one comfortably now.
     
  17. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Met up with a few friends at Five Deer to resurrect part of this old time mtb trail. We got a lot done thanks to John and his weed saw(don’t know the name of it , but it’s like a bladed weed whacker). Believe it or not I’ve never ridden 5Deer, I’ve only done trail runs and 4X off roading up there.
    The weather was freaking perfect, with a nice cool breeze the whole time. Thanks @JoeMac for helping out, it was great to meet Debbie as well, please thank her for me! Sorry we didn’t get any pics of you two in action! We’ll have another work day if anyone wants to join, I’ll post it up ;)

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  18. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Awesome sauce! and thanks :thumbsup:
     
  19. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    5-Deer Mountain Bike Trail was the only MTB trail I saw labeled on a 7.5’ USGS Topo Map. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  20. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    Wow! How much of the trail has been worked so far? Thank you people!
     
  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    You’re welcome :)
    @DangerDirtyD IDK what that means, but Ive been told that the trail was specifically made for mtb back in the 70’s I believe! Pretty cool!
    @hill^billy I only helped with maybe a mile section, I’m not sure how far the guys got after I left.
    Our own imtb member Joe was up a ways on the trail, how far did you guys get Joe? @JoeMac
     
  22. Big Clyde

    Big Clyde Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Harley Phillips
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Great job!
    The landowner is in full support.
     
  23. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    More Five Deer work today! There were five of us and the weather was more than ideal, with a nice layer of fog and a cool breeze. The poison oak was freaking everywhere and it was unavoidable! I am horribly allergic dammit, I had a bad experience a few yrs ago (that’s a whole other story:whistling:) so we’ll see how this pans out in a few days...:confused::bang::gotnothing::gag:
    John killed it by clearing a section that was nearly un-passable, he also cleared out a truck load of PO so that I could follow and do my job. Betweeen the 5 of us we got a lot of trail cleared, but there’s still more to do.

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  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    PV3 & FEX
    Sara, if you don't already take a daily antihistimine, I urge you to take it for the next several days. It will reduce your reaction to PO and maybe even block it all together.
     
  25. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    How did you manage to cut John’s ear? :p
     
  26. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Good idea Snakes! I’ll take some tonight as it knocks me out cold!:thumbsup:
     
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  27. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Haha, I had to get a pic! That was from a large branch, not me:p
     
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  28. BIKEMONSTER

    BIKEMONSTER Member

    Name:
    BIKEMONSTER
    Current Bike:
    Vintage Stumpjumper
    Nice work MT Girl (and all).

    Did you get to this spot yet? Attn: Sawyers...
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    I suppose you could dig a go-around but that would harsh someone's flow.
     
  29. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    This looks like the spot where we called it a day, but @SS Barby did keep going around the bend for a bit. The guys are talking about bringing a chainsaw or building a wood ramp :thumbsup:
     
  30. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Two days after said ramp is completed, an inevitable windstorm will topple another tree over the first one.
     
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