• 12-31-2012
    Davey Simon
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    Tamarancho Flow Trail Party - if you live in the Bay Area you should show up
  • 12-31-2012
    hoolie
    Will there be Rainbows? This add looks like you are saying there are going to be double rainbows.
  • 12-31-2012
    Haus Boss
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by supermachete View Post
    Werd. Zombie Treez Crew will be there.

    https://vimeo.com/56573752

    Already got my get of of jail pass approved!
  • 12-31-2012
    anomaly
    I'll be there.
  • 01-01-2013
    Davey Simon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hoolie View Post
    will there be rainbows? This add looks like you are saying there are going to be double rainbows.

    triple rainbow!
  • 01-01-2013
    fgiraffe
    Best. Flyer. Ever.
  • 01-04-2013
    splatworldwide
    Bump.

    I'll be there! I'm going to be so disappointed if there aren't unicorns.
  • 01-04-2013
    Hikers Only
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by supermachete View Post
    Werd. Zombie Treez Crew will be there.

    https://vimeo.com/56573752

    Hopefully I will be there!
  • 01-04-2013
    GoGoGordo
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    IN.
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • 01-05-2013
    Mt. Tam Haze
    Ill be there
  • 01-05-2013
    Sam Goldenberg
    Never ridden Tamarancho before, but from what I've read, it sounds like a heap of fun. Do able on a rigid SS? And the forecast says rain tomorrow. Just saying.
  • 01-05-2013
    hoolie
    These days, I only take single speed 29er to Tamarancho
    Many locals also use rigid, I use FOX Fork as my body is getting thrashed. If you are set up 29er, 32 x 20 is perfect. Figure 2 or 3 hours to do both loops at casual pace, meeting a few people, eat snack, session a few jumps(not many, but good ones) etc (Strava if you need to see fast times).
  • 01-05-2013
    Hikers Only
    Is it on rain or shine?
  • 01-05-2013
    Davey Simon
    Yeah its rain or shine. Forecast says it will be drying out early afternoon. The tunes might not be as loud since apparently the sound system can't get wet. Expecting a lot of people.

    Last work day since it was too wet we did some prepping work down the hill clearing the first layer of duff. So be prepared for not digging an awesome berm or roller. However the rain is not nearly as bad this time.

    Having experienced builders who know how to finish rollers berms and other features will be awesome. So if you are at all interested check it out. Hopefully we will get a for sure dry day and we can plan on dirt feature work. It may not be this Sunday but there will be many more this winter and spring.
  • 01-05-2013
    GoGoGordo
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    Sounds Killer either way!
    Tamo has needed this for a looooooooooooooooong time.
    Great ride, but could step it up a bit IMHO.
    And this sounds like it's just the start!!
    I'll be there early like, 8-9 o clock, rain or shine, probably setting up the cable cam before we start diggggin. :cornut::cornut::cornut:
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/S5z5TttBB9c?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 01-05-2013
    IP_Ale
    With the stated policy at Tamarancho of "when it rains, let it drain," I was thinking of driving to center of camp and walking down to the work site - instead of riding. Dumb question: what is the best way to do that - I've never driven to the center of the camp? I.e., where exactly do I drive to and park? And from there, what trail/fire road is the quickest way to the B-17/Broken Dam intersection?
  • 01-06-2013
    Davey Simon
    Driving and walking is pretty easy. The best way to do it is to drive to Whites Hill near Brown Bridge and hike up porcupine to the top of the B-17 ext and then hike down. If you drive into camp on Iron Springs Road please be respectful of the caretaker. He lives right at the first set of buildings you get to. Those buildings are the "ranger station". That is the best place to park but it is a long walk from the center of camp. The fastest way is whites hill
  • 01-06-2013
    Davey Simon
    I also wanted to say we may run short of trail tools. I want everyone to have a good time and make it easy to ride in (carrying a trail tool in is the pits). However if you can bring a shovel or a rake (a Mcloud is best) please do. Since it will be muddy I don't know if we can do much finishing work: tamping and shaving berms and rollers. This is still a great chance to meet everyone and let us know if you have some feature building experience. We can really use your help and if the weather is good you can move plenty of dirt.
  • 01-06-2013
    splatworldwide
    Oof. Work obligations are going to prevent me from making it out today. I thought I could sneak out in the morning to dig and then work in the afternoon, but alas, that was wishful thinking.

    Are there more work days scheduled yet?
  • 01-06-2013
    Hikers Only
    Good times out there today!! This is going to be a SWEET trail:)
  • 01-06-2013
    Davey Simon
    I just want to thank everyone who came out and helped. You guys are doing a fantastic thing for mountain biking. Hope to see you all out there again. I can't thank everyone enough. Cheers.
  • 01-06-2013
    GoGoGordo
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    Went out there today, helped, had a great time, and let me tell you, an incredible thing is about to happen at Tamo.
    A great session area off of B-17 is developing and it will be the Shidizzle!
    Really good and Really pro!
    Awesome, long, Flow trail with sweet berms and jumps!!
    Jim, Kevin, and Dave are doing a incredible job.
    Go check it out.
    Help out when you can.
    Lots more to do before it's finished.
    It's hard work but the payoff will be something Marin doesn't have, but has needed for a Loooooong time.
    Thank you BSA Tamo!!
    GoGo
  • 01-06-2013
    GoGoGordo
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    more pics!
  • 01-06-2013
    Fairfaxian
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    Flow trail drainage?
    As an old Tamarancho dirt devil, I look forward to some new action in camp. But my experience with soft earth, and the effects of gravity & heavy rain makes me wonder about the sustainability of a grade like this. How will this weather the elements? Looks like it might become a rutted watercourse over time.
  • 01-07-2013
    Davey Simon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fairfaxian View Post
    As an old Tamarancho dirt devil, I look forward to some new action in camp. But my experience with soft earth, and the effects of gravity & heavy rain makes me wonder about the sustainability of a grade like this. How will this weather the elements? Looks like it might become a rutted watercourse over time.

    Fairfaxian. Please, do come up and check out the trail. I would love to speak with you and hear about the original trail projects. We have so much respect for the guys who started the Tamarancho MTB tradition.

    Your question is really great. It is a good one and it shows that mountain bikers really care about the environment! :thumbsup: The trail does indeed cover some steep grades because we needed to respect a BSA camp site. The trail was routed around a camp site in the best way possible to keep the trail out of site of a camp. This presented a challenge and the trail is being built in a unique way that handles rain very well. Grade reversals are everywhere. These direct water flow so the trail is not harmed. It is hard to tell from the photo but there are two grade reversals visible. These drain the trail without waterbars or benching. In fact the trail shed water so well in the photo you selected that we were able to finish the berms and tamp the trail bed, further protecting it. The new trail is more of a drainage system that happens to be a trail. It is much different than any public trail in Marin. During the hike out we noticed a lot of problems with the traditionally designed open space trails that have sections without drainage 40 to 100 feet long. The flow trail has drainage every 10 - 20 feet. Keep in mind Jim has been closely supervising our work. Give us a chance and I think we will prove that mountain bike trails could be more sustainable than a hiking trail :D

    I think it would be great if you came out to say hello this week. If it isn't raining I will be there. I would love to give you a tour. This next weekend you will see a lot of motivated "new school" crew. These guys are super stoked on helping at Tamarancho and ensuring that your legacy lives on for another generation or two.