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    ... and if we just ... Dear Mountain Bikers................

    Dear Mountain Bikers,


    Please help build our trails in the state park.

    Love,
    State Park Rangers

    Soon enough, this sign will come down one by one.


    How vivid is your imagination?






    Can you visualize flowing on some singletrack?





    How about some switchbacks?





    How about some chunks or technical rock gardens?








    and not to mention some killer views!





    right now, the local animals are the only ones that are using these trails.


    But within the next few months, starting March 31st we will be cutting a new singletrack here.


    But for now, we need to get out these damn bushes!






    First trailwork is on March 31st.

    Details:

    Saturday, March 31 2012, 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Sponsored by our marquee sponsors, New Belgium Brewing Co. and Cal Coast Bicycles!!

    Location: HWY 79, one mile north of School Camp @ parking lot for West Mesa Fire Rd.

    Come volunteer on this beautiful 2.5 mi. reroute of Cold Spring Trail. This trail will take you from Cold Stream @ HWY 79 to Stonewall Creek Fire Rd. When completed, it will be available to all trail users (equestrian, hikers and biking). *even some age-appropriate goodies for the little trail workers!

    Tools will be provided as well as instructions for safe use. Bring water, food, gloves and sunscreen. BE PREPARED! TRAIL WORK WHAT TO EXPECT/BRING

    Please RSVP to Steve Boland so that we can ensure the proper amount of tools/

    This project is being supported by SDMBA, New Belgium Brewing Co., Cal Coast Bicycles; and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Volunteers. SDMBA - San Diego Mountain Biking Association

    Swags, Beers and Hotdogs will be provided! Come on out and help cut this trail with us!

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    very cool

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    Looks killer!

    Whats the contact email for Steve?

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    Excellent

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    Good preview

    Thanks for stepping up to the plate on this Scott40G, and Steve Boland.
    Great set of photos that show the potential layout of the trail.
    There is a surprising amount of multi-use singletrack in Cuyamaca now. More good stuff on the way.
    See you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evdog View Post
    Looks killer!

    Whats the contact email for Steve?
    Sboland@sdmba.com

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    Who are some groups up in OC who do trailwork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by probiscus View Post
    Who are some groups up in OC who do trailwork?
    I think warriors society is active, but I'm no expert on OC goings on.

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    The Warrior's Society does trail work.


    Scott f. G. et al,

    Thanks for reaching out. Looks killer!


    Mike

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    Thanks to our sponsors!

    First and Foremost - Thank you to all the volunteers that came out! A lot, if not all of mountain bikers and other trail users appreciates all the work that is being done to build this new trail.

    Secondly - Many thanks to New Belgium Brewing Co. for the post trail work libation and Cal Coast Bicycles of San Diego for the great swags that raffled out to our volunteers.

    New Belgium Brewery website


    Cal Coast website

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    And so it begins...

    First day of Trail work.

    6:30AM - Met with Steve Boland (sboland@sdmba.com) in Alpine. I think the whole county was shrouded in this heavy mist.

    7:00AM - 36 degrees registered on our thermometer gauge in the car in the middle of the Cuyamaca Mountains. Loaded up the van with plenty of tools, food and beer.





    one by one our awesome volunteers started showing up. Parking lot is now full!







    After a quick sign in and safety briefing...


    ...and we were off!

    Congo line to our new trail!


    Even Pro Mountain Biker Liz K. (3blackbikes) took time off from her hectic training schedule.


    and she can use that lopper like a Pro!


    And yes, she can get really dirty!


    Christian (kreechan) working along side Liz and tag teaming some of these nasty over growth. After the Cuyamaca fires, these brushes has gotten out of control and pretty much took over a lot of the surrounding vegetation's in the park.


    Trail Scientist.


    Gardner is one trail working beast.






    Lots grubbing and rock moving needs to be done in some spots. Here is Tom leading the charge.




    My awesome wife Alib is one dangerous woman on the McLeod tool.


    Paul M. (OhNoo) enjoying this awesome sunny day and plotting new trail routes once this is trail is built.


    Not long, everyone will be flowing on this trail.






    After a week long hiatus/vacation in Matzalan - Rob (knobbytires) is back at work


    The girls taking a well deserved brake. This is hard work but so much fun!


    This switchback is gonna be sweet!

    There was a giant stump in the middle of the trail that was just as stubborn as a mule....then comes Gardner with one swift motion...voila! stumpBgone.


    Gabe outlining the off camber trail and swinging a pick axe.




    We got about a half mile done with 20+ volunteers. This is good news and great progress.

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    Post Trailwork activities

    After wrapping up the trail work we all gathered at the picnic grounds by the Cuyamaca School camp.



    Bryan F. and his wife was kind enough to come barbecue the dogs and veggie burgers for us.


    Gardner loves our sponsor or .....he just loves beer i think lol


    after a delighful feast of beers and dogs....we proceeded to raffle some swags courtesy of
    Cal Coast Bikes



    while everyone got some really cool swags, I think i got the best one!

    You know you want some!


    Next trailwork is next Saturday, April 7th. Details to follow. Come on out and participate!

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    Great write up and pix of the trail day Scott40G!
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Great write up and pix of the trail day Scott40G!
    Warrup JEFF! How's my NorCal dirt doing? It's been awhile, I might see you up in my old neck'o the woods soon!

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    Thanks for the great work, all. You guys kick ass.

    Mike

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    Some of of our sponsors this weekend

    Local Downhillers of San Diego will be coming down to help build a sustainable and multi-use trail for all to enjoy along side SDMBA. Come on out if you want to participate and learn more about the different variations of Mountain biking and how to build a sustainable trail.






    Christian Schloessman owner of Artistik Creative Agency







    Sean 'Griz' McClendon of Dark Timbers



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    I'll be there this Saturday!!!!

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    This is going to be a very cool trail....dirt looked great to work with, and I love the way the section in the pic below is lookingi.....good job everyone.


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    ... and if we just ... Snow Day

    So, Friday the 13th came and the weather folks predicted snow for our local mountains which meant; Trailwork is either cancelled or pushed back to Sunday. Saturday came along and i looked out the window and some peaks at a distance were covered in snow. I thought for sure that there were gonna be 2 people doing the trail work.

    Sunday came , i drove to the Cuyamacas and there was quite a bit of snow out everywhere. I wanted to turn back around as i was thinking, what idiot would show up for trail work in this condition aside from me?

    Never underestimate the passion of the San Diego mountain biking community. The state park called upon us, and here we are showing our commitment.




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    That great! Once you get the momentum, nothing stops them. We have had 80 to 100 people come out in the pouring rain at one popular State Park area. Good on you guys for rallying the volunteers.
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    here is Gardner leading us to a safety briefing.


    Basil charging thru the snow, tools in hand.


    Sean M. all smiles on this perfect day.


    One of the challenges working on a snow covered trail is....well, Snow! duh! So, essentially we had to remove the snow so we can actually see what we are working with.

    Jose and Greg L. showing how it's done.


    2 sections of the trails are just completely riddled with giant roots and stumps. Clearly, these effers hard to remove and also very time consuming.


    Justin and Art taking a full swing.




    Evdog and volunteer using brut force to remove the stump.


    Mountain man Gabe taking a well deserved breather.


    These guys kicks so much ass!

    Aside from the snow, the weather was spectacular. i had shed several layers of clothing after an hours worth of trailwork.




    Greg L. making his way up the slippery slope.


    Basil Vs. Stump




    he gets a little help from Gardner.




    Score!

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    Great turnout!

    Cold Stream is going to be one sweet section of long new singletrack. Epic views of Stonewall and Cuyamaca Peak!!!!!.....can't wait for the completion.

    Thanks for sharing the pics Barcy. Thanks to New Belgium Brewing for providing the really nice Pale Ale (Shift), and North of the Border for swag this time out.

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    Thanks to our sponsors!

    New Belgium Beers
    North of the Border Bikes
    Artistik Creative Agency
    Dark Timbers

    So, after a valiant effort to help build this trail. All of us headed back to the picnic grounds and celebrated on a job well done.

    Evdog and Sean enjoying a cold brew under the 68 degree weather.




    Perfect day and the snow was melting fast!


    Sean on the grill. Thanks for manning up the grill.




    Check Gardner out! Classic picture of an alcoholic


    Steve raffling some swags from our sponsors.




    Justin with North Of the Border t shirt, a snow ball and Shift beer.


    Evdog opted for some girlie socks


    SSean is a SS'er now with his singlespeed SShirt


    Gardner loves modeling the Artistik Tshirt


    Basil is cool like that with his Dark Timbers hat.




    Some people went home from the trailwork but this pretty much encompasses the most of the hard core volunteers that showed us last weekend.

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    Killer job yet again!!

    When's the next opportunity to get in on trail building?

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