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    Hummingbird Maintenance

    Met with Shiver Me Timbers today to fill in some holes and repair some rain damage on Hummingbird. It was fun, the trail is sweet, and I had planned to take all sorts of photos.

    Well, in the end I only took one picture, but it has a nice story behind it. We were cleaning up a section as a rider came by. We watched him cruise down until he came to a ledgy dropoff. He checked it out (it's pretty freaky from above IMO) but bailed around it. SMT gave him a shout and convinced him to try the drop. We jogged back down the trail and stood on each side of the rocks to spot him, and he tried it. First time was sketchy and ended in a bail, second was better, but this third time he made it look easy. He was super amped, and it was a good vibe to be there when he rode something so buff.

    Here is the pic of Chris... blurry, but a nice way to sum up the day!
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    JMH & SMT,

    You guys were simply awesome! Sorry for the late post. I wanted to reply right away, but it took some time to get registerd. Thanks for spotting me, and convincing me to try the drop off. My riding skill probably improved by double folds by all the insights you guys gave me. I can't wait to try that again. That was a lot of fun! When you get a chance, could you please send me the video SMT took?

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    Thanks to JMH and ET_SoCal and his buddy for help on Hummingbird. If you ride the trail, you will love the improvements. We filled in ruts, cut down some trees/bushes on the trail and did some weeding of the dreaded Dandolions.

    Great time indeed. Was treated to perfect Socal weather.

    Day was made great by watching singletrack_mind go down this sketchy section. He was a real trooper as we spotted him. I have the video and will have it posted later on for all to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    Thanks to JMH and ET_SoCal and his buddy for help on Hummingbird. If you ride the trail, you will love the improvements. We filled in ruts, cut down some trees/bushes on the trail and did some weeding of the dreaded Dandolions.
    How does someone go about getting involved with trail maintenance ? I assume we don't just show up with a shovel and a hacksaw determined to "do some good" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoseki
    How does someone go about getting involved with trail maintenance ? I assume we don't just show up with a shovel and a hacksaw determined to "do some good" ?
    Help CORBA for a few years, learn the correct way to maintain the trails and when you can maintain yourself - just do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ET_SoCal
    Help CORBA for a few years, learn the correct way to maintain the trails and when you can maintain yourself - just do it.

    very true. We just schedule online and met and went to work

    check this post out

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    Shiver..........you're like the Dad we all never had.

    .............Except you drink like a Mc (wait a minute you are a Mc) and carouse with unscrupulous women in parking garages.........oh well......nobody's dad is perfect.
    "Korash your enemiez, zee zem driven bevore you, and ear ze lamentation of za vemen"

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    One of two pic's

    Ya, we were so busy working on the trail, forgot I even had a camera.
    Here's Fred;
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    Quote Originally Posted by ET_SoCal
    Ya, we were so busy working on the trail, forgot I even had a camera.
    Here's Fred;
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    nice colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack_mind
    When you get a chance, could you please send me the video SMT took?

    I am working on it. I have to tilt it 90 degrees right. I will post it tomorrow or Friday
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    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    tHATS COOL!

    When you guys going there again? I wanna learn too! scott


    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottay
    When you guys going there again? I wanna learn too! scott
    Thank you for the video SMT! Just wondering...if JMT was taking the picture, and you were recording the video, who was spotting me? ;-) Scott, I'm sure you don't need a lesson, but let me know when, and I'm there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack_mind
    Thank you for the video SMT! Just wondering...if JMT was taking the picture, and you were recording the video, who was spotting me? ;-) Scott, I'm sure you don't need a lesson, but let me know when, and I'm there.
    you had it routine so we left you alone...then we started spotting you again on the drop part
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottay
    When you guys going there again? I wanna learn too! scott
    just PM me...I can't do it till next weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    just PM me...I can't do it till next weekend.
    Mee Too!! Mee Too!!
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    going....

    this morn. pick me up if you see me fall.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by eo
    Shiver..........you're like the Dad we all never had.

    .............Except you drink like a Mc (wait a minute you are a Mc) and carouse with unscrupulous women in parking garages.........oh well......nobody's dad is perfect.

    I don't think so...Huntington Beach is a long way from my house for those kind of "activities"
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    You guys rock.

    Usually when I encourage people to take new lines, and bigger drops, or sketchier sections it because I really want to see them bail. Kinda like watching NASCAR. It's never as good without a crash.

    Am I just an @sshole or does everyone think this way???

    singletrack_mind...big props on stepping it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderizzle
    You guys rock.

    Usually when I encourage people to take new lines, and bigger drops, or sketchier sections it because I really want to see them bail. Kinda like watching NASCAR. It's never as good without a crash.

    Am I just an @sshole or does everyone think this way???

    singletrack_mind...big props on stepping it up.

    remind me to never listen to you
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    Naw...It's OK SMT...I really think that drop should be no problem for you. Just pull up and go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeriderizzle
    Naw...It's OK SMT...I really think that drop should be no problem for you. Just pull up and go.

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