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    Our chance to fix skeggs

    I rode skeggs yesterday and besides the downer trees and mudslides one thing was clear. The midpen sanctioned work on blue blossom has turned it into a crappy slippery mudhole. Not surprising given you are basically riding the top of a dirtpile now. You can see how much better a natural bench cut trail rides when you get to the second half. Anyway is there any momentum to get out there with a few Mcleods and a a sensible trail builder and come up with a few reroutes and grade reversals to resurrect the flow?

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    Sensible trail builder? In Midpen?! Good luck with that. Remember what they did at the Gap last year? I'm sure they have their steam roller ready to go.

    (sorry about being negative, but it's hard to imagine them doing anything progressive)
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    Do not go in there with tools unless you have the express written permission and the rangers know ahead of time. Doing unsanctioned trail work is a misdemeanor and carries really large fines in skeggs.

    I agree the trail work sucks. I was hoping after a wet winter or two it would improve, so maybe give it some more time to settle in.

    People have tried, but midpen does not really care about including mountain bikers in trail design. You are welcome to try and talk to them though. If you can get permission, I would gladly help out.

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    I would make a point to come out and dig all day at Skeggs for an authorized trailwork day (as long as it wasn't a MBoSC trailwork day). I know a little bit about building flow & drainage, good at taking direction and giving it.
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    Ugh, bureaucracy.... Infuriating

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    Fix Skeggs? Start by removing Midpen.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    To actually answer your question:
    * Have you reached out to MidPen to ask them about this and proposed something concrete?

    * Who designed the trail? I think they had hired someone to deal specifically with the sedimentation issues. What do those documents say about the expected behavior of the trail? Who did that design work? What can we learn from it?

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    Yes, I emailed the board supervisor and director if ward 6. I don't know who designed the trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmtb
    * Have you reached out to MidPen to ask them about this and proposed something concrete?
    That made me laugh. Please be careful about proposing concrete to Midpen.

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    "Concrete you say? You might just be on to something. This could be the future of trails!" ~ Midpenis
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    I think a concrete flow trail would be really sweet. You would never have to worry about mud, ruts, bumps, dust, etc.

    (Obviously this is just a far fetched dream and has nothing to do with skeggs/midpen)

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    I was hoping to ride Skeggs on Sunday but it sounds like its a mess. What other trails did you ride? Manzanita? Resolution? I think I'm hoping for a miracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddraewwg View Post
    I was hoping to ride Skeggs on Sunday but it sounds like its a mess. What other trails did you ride? Manzanita? Resolution? I think I'm hoping for a miracle.
    Skeggs is great right now. Go for it. All trails should good to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gryphonics View Post
    Skeggs is great right now. Go for it. All trails should good to ride.
    Nah its terrible. Everyone just go to the mall or something

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    Sierra Morena has usual muddy spots up top. Steam Donkey has some mud as well but the bottom half is in pretty good shape.
    I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

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    Is the mud scaring the speed Nazi rangers away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmtb View Post
    To actually answer your question:
    * Have you reached out to MidPen to ask them about this and proposed something concrete?

    * Who designed the trail? I think they had hired someone to deal specifically with the sedimentation issues. What do those documents say about the expected behavior of the trail? Who did that design work? What can we learn from it?
    Do NOT use "concrete" in any conversations with MidPen. It will give them bad ideas.
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    i wont hesitate riding skeggs right now
    few trees are out the way except for that big one thats on ECDM trail right before
    tafosi junction

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    Run for a board seat on MidPen. The seats go uncontested almost every election.
    Such a long long time to be gone
    and a short time to be there

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