Time to Step Up- Joplin Trail Work

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  1. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Date: Saturday, January 18th.
    Meeting Place: 7 a.m. at Black Star Canyon Road at the intersection of Sliverado Canyon Road near the Christmas Tree Farm (not the visitor's center). We will be driving up to the trail head on the Main Divide.
    Bring: glove, water, snacks - lunch will be on the club
    Please: let us know if you have a vehicle capable of transporting volunteers to the trail head at the Main Divide and the Joplin Trail head.
    Don’t come: If rain is expected the work will be postponed.

    We've had the same club volunteers show up for trail work the last two years. It would be great if club members who haven't participated in volunteer work for the club in years to show up and contribute. Please don't wait for the last minute to commit in the hope something else comes up so you can say your are busy.

    Thanks!


    countingcoup@warriorssociety.org
     
  2. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Thanks for the note, @mtnbikej.

    Thanks in advance for the work, people.
     
  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    Kinda feel like I should do this. I am a definite committed "Maybe - let me see what I can do..." on this. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    If they get enough people to help, they can knock it out in a day...otherwise, there is enough work needed that it may take multiple days.
     
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  5. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I would definitely do this... but I will be in North Carolina :(
     
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  6. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot Well-Known Member

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Would if I didn’t work on saturdays
     
  7. Ocpop

    Ocpop Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Paul K
    Current Bike:
    Pivot trail
    I’m occupied on Saturday mornings, but if the work extended to Sunday, I’m in.
     
  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Addict

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I ride 427 miles a year, so to say I don’t have time for this is an understatement. However, if the wife takes the kids to mother-in-law’s house without my consent, and we can hang a few passerby moto riders from the oak trees while out there, I’ll try and make it.
     
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  9. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    If I were within a 500-mi radius of Joplin I could consider it. : (
     
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  10. Walleye

    Walleye Member

    Location:
    Vista
    Name:
    Bill P.
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX7
    J, what's the PO situation on Joplin? I'd like to volunteer, but PO & I don't get along much.
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    It's there....but more towards the bottom of the trail. The upper 1/2 is more buckthorn and sage scrub.
     
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  12. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    OK. I'm in. Just emailed the Warriors Society.
     
  13. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    :thumbsup: Beers on me next time I see you.
     
  14. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I just emailed them that they can have my body and my vehicle for the day... Let's see if one or the other gets rejected... :cautious:
     
  15. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Yep....I may not be able to walk for a week or 2, but I’ll be there.
     
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  16. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I’m being told we are going to have a sizable turnout.

    Get it done.
     
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  17. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Yay because Buckthorn is awesome ! ;)
     
  18. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    @mtnbikej and @Faust29 , any idea if this is still on for tomorrow? Chris had mentioned checking in with the FS re: gate @ Maple Springs. Thanks!
     
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  19. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    As far as I know, I haven’t received anything to the contrary.
     
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  20. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    See you guys at Blackstar tomorrow morning. Jeans or shorts? Hiking boots or trail running shoes? Thanks! @Faust29, I may hitch a ride from you to the trailhead if that’s cool.
     
  21. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Tool up, soldier, you're going into battle! Eye pro, gloves and long sleeves mandatory.

    Cover your wrists if you can. I've gotten nailed there by a yellowjacket and a brown or desert recluse – with long sleeves and gloves!
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I'm going with old jeans and my light weight hiking boots. See you in the morning! Blue Dodge RAM... :thumbsup:

    Edit: And long sleeves like mike says...
     
  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Yup......I concur.
     
  24. kingaucho

    kingaucho Member

    Location:
    South OC
    Name:
    Lubo
    Current Bike:
    Giant Anthem 29er
    Glad to work on Joplin today. Split into two crews and worked on the entire trail. Pretty sure we cleaned up most of not the entire trail. Thanks to @mtnbikej for posting about this! Always great to give back to the trails! And big thanks to @Faust29 for driving us up and down the mountain. My first time going up it in a car.

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  25. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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

    Thanks for coming out. We got a lot done.

    The ladybugs were going off.....there were seas of red. They also rained down on you if you shook the branches too hard.

    I hate cars that drive up MS and Main Divide.
     
  26. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: Good work, guys.
     
  27. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Fun, productive day... Trail looks great and the odds of being impaled by buckthorn are now significantly lower. :thumbsup:

    You might still be carried away by lady bugs, but at least you won’t get stabbed...

    And if the snow returns, there is a sled for day use... it still had some ice from the last renter.

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  28. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    I will not offer an excuse, other than I suck and am a horrible, selfish human being. But damn the cat looks good!

    Thanks gents (and ladies?) for doing the work so that others may benefit. I did my due diligence today by riding a trail that someone else built and maintained.

    That's just the kind of guy I am! :oops:
     
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