There will be trail work (2-2 to 2-4-18)

Discussion in 'Trail Maintenance' started by kioti, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I just don't know where..

    Actually, I'm planning to split my time between Meadows (Aliso), the Luge (CNF) and Cactus (in Whiting). It'll be trail work triage, focusing mostly on brake bump smoothing.

    Friday and Saturday could get rained out, but I'll try to be ready. Sunday looks stellar at this point. I'll post up here as plans are firmed up.

    If you ride these trails and want to help out, post up here and I'll keep you in the loop.

    Thanks and hope to see you out there!
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Thanks for letting us know you were gonna do trailwork on Feb 2-Feb 4. :eek::oops:
     
  3. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

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    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
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    N+1
    Doc, you built a time machine out of a mountain bike?!?!
     
  4. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Dang! Is it March already!?! Talk about not showing up! And where's that rain been? It's messin' with my head. :confused:

    Well, right, no time machine. Can I get a refund on my DeLorean?

    OK, new thread title ("Help @Mikie!")

    "There Was Trail Work on March 2nd thru 4th." Ha! j/k It's not too late to help out! It'll actually be tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, whenever that is.

    How 'bout:

    "There Might Be Trail Work 3-2 thru 3-4-18"

    -- wind, weather and the laws of thermodynamics
    allowing.

    You guys happy now? :bang:
     
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Don't listen to them @kioti ! You will always be the Jedi Trailmastah to me!
     
  6. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Ultimate Ringleader and Thread Sheriff(!), can you please correct the dates in the thread title? (to: 3-2 to 3-4-18). Thank you Sir!
     
  7. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    TIA for the work, Jim. Moving dirt around is way more important than knowing what month it is! Cheers, buddy.
     
  8. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Haha! Momentum. February stops too soon!
     
  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    February must have Shimano brakes. @kioti must have SRAM. :sneaky:

    If I can get my delinquent school-work done on Saturday, I will be in for de-brake-bumping on Sunday, weather permitting.

    Perhaps we should visit the weather thread to see if...

    ...anyone else has a story of learning to drive! :Roflmao :confused::D:eek:
     
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  10. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    My calendar needs a bigger rotor?

    If it's not raining, I'm hoping to work on Cactus in the morning. Waiting to hear back from the SHARE rep or the Ranger. Failing that, I'll head over to the Luge.

    Saturday's looking like a Hill St Cafe day.

    Sunday sounds good for de-brake-bumping. Trail to be decided.. leaning toward Meadows. You're help is always appreciated!

    @herzalot, this thread is pre-derailed, courtesy of the OP. But please, talk about anything you like. Personally, I'm wondering about a certain BS/MW/MS Saturday ride. And thinking Sunday might be the day.
     
  11. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Ended up swinging a pick on the Luge in the morning/ Meadows in the afternoon. I think two trails in one day is a first for me. It was dry all day, and then sometime after 4:00 I saw a wall of what looked like smoke spread across the whole of Orange County, from the coastal mountains to Saddleback peak. A little while later it started sprinkling so I loaded up and rolled out of Aliso.
     
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  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    But can we count on B* tomorrow for conditions sufficient to reach Main Divide? Or must we endure Maple Springs? Or better yet...Harding? Inquiring minds want to know. :cool:
     
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  13. pperrelle

    pperrelle Well-Known Member

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    Carlsbad
    Name:
    Paul
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    Ibis Ripmo, Ripley & Tranny
    It’s raining pretty good here right now. I’d avoid BS. MS will be fine.
     
  14. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Harding is fine in the rain. The bottom 1/4 mile gets a little soft, but it is still ridable....you aren't gonna do any damage.

    Blackstar will be a no go....maybe not til Monday.
     
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  15. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Western US
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    Mike O
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    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    @kioti, thanks for your maintenance efforts :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  16. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    @kioti what’s your plan?
     
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  17. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Thanks for asking, Brett. Tomorrow's looking to have great digging conditions, and I'm leaning toward something on Meadows or the Luge. Was there anything you had in mind?
     
  18. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Meadows sounds good to me! What time? I can bring the breakfast burritos.
     
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  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Meadows only really needs some love on the first big right hander and a couple of other spots. Lynx is a brake bump bonanza from about halfway down until the dirt dip towards the bottom. The top 100 yards of Five Oaks after the culvert jump rivals the man-made Olympic mogul field. That said, I don't know how we/you get clearance to work on anything other than Meadows (for which you have been pre-approved).
     
  20. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    The first big right hander on Meadows was 'handled' yesterday, on my afternoon session. It's not perfect, but better.
     
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  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    That's one "thumbs up" for every brake bump you removed on that turn!
     
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  22. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Thanks Brett! I'll let you know as soon as I work out the details.
     
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  23. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    Hawk trail in Santiago Oaks could us some love. Do you have clearance to do work in that park? There is a HUGE ride around at the large rock drop. Every time I go down that trail it seems like there are more and more lines. Currently I’d say, at its widest it is 20’ easy. With at least 4 different lines. Can we get this trail some love?
    Latitude: 33.8192
    Longitude: -117.7653
     
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  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    This is the current trend everywhere. So many riders, so little understanding of trail stewardship and riding etiquette. All amplified by social media.

    Grrrrrrrrr.....you kids get off my lawn! :mad:
     
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  25. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I've got a full plate and unfortunately SO isn't on it. AFAIK, Jon Kearley of Non-Dot and SHARE handle things over there. I'll forward your request to Jon and see what he says.

    Message sent. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    You da’ man!
     
  27. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    Good luck, Kevin. I don't mind ride-arounds if they're subtle, but that sounds like a mess. My buddy and I cleaned up a drop/roller combo on the luge yesterday and kept it all within normal trail width. Got another one higher up with 3 options.
     
  28. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I ended up going to Aliso to work on Lynx and with LCF Mike and a guy named Tyler. Mike is still nearly incomprehensible to me. I just bring the dirt where he wants it, or take the dirt out of where he doesn't want it - unless I feel it will harm the trail, then I try to talk him out of it. He will work for hours on 30 yards of trail. He is proud of his work though.

    After a while, I went rogue and scraped off the braking bumps and filled the ruts at the bottom (about 100 yards of trail). It's BTIW (better than it was), but a hard rain will dig the rut right back out. No rain and the braking bumps will return quickly. Luckily, it has been drizzling off and on, which should be perfect for tamping down the dirt without creating a lot of runoff.
     
  29. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    And I worked on the bottom section of the Luge with another friend of mine. I eliminated a drain and if it keeps raining there's going to be a puddle, but I went for ride quality. If it becomes a problem I might try a grate drain and pipe.

    I got an email from the new ranger at Whiting and he's up for walking Cactus with me and discussing solutions. Would you guys (@herzalot and @littlewave) mind if we work on Meadows another day? I haven't met him yet and want to see if Cactus can be cleaned up while we have good digging conditions.

    It's killing me Brett, but "rain check" on the breakfast burrito?
     
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  30. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    No worries, burritos still on the table for next time.

    So now the question is, anyone else digging manana. @herzalot ? More lynx work?
     
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