I Did Some Trail Work Today

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



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  1. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    More Five Deer trail work this weekend, same parking spot, same time if anyone is interested!
    I’ll be out of town, and I still have PO from two weeks ago...but will be there next time:thumbsup:
     
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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    I was going to ask how yours is healing... My knee was the worst and it’s just about all dried up.

    TecNu for the win!
     
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  3. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Glad you’re healing up Faust!
    Mine is still bothering me, I’ve never had such a concentrated, pissed off patch of PO before :facepalm:
     
  4. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    2 SC and a STDM
    Well... That blows. Is it time to go see a doc and get the steroids?
     
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  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Nah, it’s not that bad.
    ;)
     
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  6. BIKEMONSTER

    BIKEMONSTER Member

    Name:
    BIKEMONSTER
    Current Bike:
    Vintage Stumpjumper
    I think I read somewhere that 5D is an old abandoned section of the PCT?



    Anyway, the Green Gestapo (FS) hates when folks build new trails or structures on public lands. If the FS find out that someone is maintaining an existing trail they generally look the other way, but if someone is cutting new trail or building ramps and jumps they might be forced to jump in. So please use discretion.
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Way to Rule 5 it. :thumbsup:
     
  8. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I was told by an old school BMX rider up there that thentrail was actually built for mtb..but who knows.
    No ones gonna build anything..we were just talking trash:D
    We’ll be happy to just finish the maintenance on it this season:thumbsup:
     
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  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Well I’d better HTFU, I taught my husband that rule on our ride last weekend when he swallowed a gnat:Roflmao:whistling::cool:
     
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  10. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    I've been doing lots of trimming on local trails lately. Picked up an electric hedge trimmer again. It's holding up much better than the last time I tried one. Might work better two handed rather than one handed though : )

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  11. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    I was hoping to build a ramp. If we want to do enough digging we could build a ride around at the roots and a ramp. I was hoping last weekend to go do some work on 5 Deer but had some issues at home. Will plan to go back this coming weekend. I think the best course of action is to worry about this downed tree last. There is still a lot of shrubs and overgrowth further down the trail. @Mikie and I rode a couple weeks ago and it still has a lot of work before it is completely ridable. Fixing the tree might be lost effort, especially in the heat.
     
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  12. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    The cut was nothing. My face was scratched and swollen for about a week and a half after. Must have gotten some PO in the blood stream and got scratched on my cheek as well.
     
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  13. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    There isn't a lot of flow, right now in that section. A go around might actually provide more flow. The turn into the downed tree is really off camber and then becomes off camber the other direction due to a ravine. I think a go around would provide more flow but a bridge would be fun and shouldn't be too much work. There are a lot of broken branches and trees around that area.
     
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  14. SS Barby

    SS Barby Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Niner Sir 9 SS
    Not sure how valid this is but Rich Bartlett, owner of the Block Shop in Palmdale, told me that the FS gave him permission to do work on 5 Deer. It is not cutting a new trail, more of restoring. The actual trail is going nowhere it is actually solid. It is the overgrowth that needs work. If people are going to work on it, I wouldn't bring shovels and picks. I would bring means to cut back bushes and branches. It did seem that we have cleared all the PO, would you agree @Mikie?
     
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  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Yup! I agree. We were pushing our bikes more than riding through the Amazon jungle and I did not see any PO past where you all trimmed the trail up to.
     
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  16. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I say let the inmates at camp 9 clear the hog fennel, castor bean and P.O. They have nothing to do but clear out non natives till the winds blow.
     
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