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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! TUTF Meeting on May 25th!

    COMBA would like to inform every mountain biker who rides in Jefferson County of the Trails Use Task Force meeting this Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00 pm.

    WHY? Because we feel that it is important for the members of OSAC and Jeffco to understand that we are still VERY MUCH involved in what is happening in our county and with our trails.

    Come on by ...and meet the NEW Director of Open Space, Tom Hoby.

    Items up for discussion:
    -- TUTF Communications
    -- TUTF Education & Outreach Opportunities
    -- Bandana Distribution (trail etiquette)
    -- APEX update
    -- Misc. project updates

    Please continue to show your interest and concern in the decision making regarding our trails in the Jeffco area by attending this meeting. Maybe if we can demonstrate how intelligent and passionate we are about mountain biking in Jefferson County, our passion will engender better cooperation and understanding among all user groups.

    As always, being polite goes a loooong way!

    Trails Use Task Force Meeting
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 7:00pm
    Open Space Admin Office, Golden, CO
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    hehe, you named the thread TUFT meeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    hehe, you named the thread TUFT meeting.
    giggle -- fixed it!
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    Thanks for posting Nancy.

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    Thanks Kyle for posting up the Apex realignment for comments!
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    TUTF Meeting is

    tomorrow -- Tuesday evening, the 25th -- at 7:00 pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbabuser
    hehe, you named the thread TUFT meeting.
    nice Freudian attempt to up the participation...
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Hope some of you peeps

    can make it to this meeting. It's at 7:00 pm tonight! It might could be interesting...... (just sayin).
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    It was fairly good and productive meeting.

    1. Tom Hoby, the new JCOS executive director, introduced himself and encourage more cooperation among user groups and to focus on finding areas of common ground. I like Tom a lot, I think he's going to be a real force for good within JCOS.
    2. TUTF Communication -- We discussed ways that TUTF can solicit input from user groups. My take away is that we'll probably build a Facebook page to keep folks informed, but we've got some hoops to jump through before anything happens.
    3. TUTF Education -- Peter Morales has an idea to create a "learning trail" which would be similar to Rustler's Loop out in Fruita, something with some signage that teaches folks who are new to the sport how to be good trail users. Some real good discussion on this item, which I suspect will continue behind the scenes.
    4. Apex Update -- Kim Fredericks gave us the update on the project. They've started work out there and are moving along. They're still targeting completion of Segment 4 by early June.
    5. Bandanas -- JCOS has printed etiquette suggestions on bandanas, which are actually pretty cool. They're giving user groups the opportunity to partner with JCOS and purchase the bandanas at a reduced rate and offering to put their logos on the bandanas. I think we'll see many advocacy organizations from across the user group spectrum participate in this program.
    6. Other items -- Staff gave some updates on other projects, including NTM and STM. Nothing that most folks don't already know about. One thing the hiking groups brought up is that they'd like to start a conversation about making at least one JCOS property avialable for trail use at night. I know that something that many of us on the MTB side would like too. I think we'll be working with them to see if that's something we can make happen.


    The next TUTF meeting is in October, I'd appreciate if folks would send me any issues or things they'd like highlighted between now and then. Just shoot me a PM or an email at khenleyTUTF at gmail dot com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    [*]TUTF Education -- Peter Morales has an idea to create a "learning trail" which would be similar to Rustler's Loop out in Fruita, something with some signage that teaches folks who are new to the sport how to be good trail users. Some real good discussion on this item, which I suspect will continue behind the scenes.

    [*]Other items -- Staff gave some updates on other projects, including NTM and STM. Nothing that most folks don't already know about. One thing the hiking groups brought up is that they'd like to start a conversation about making at least one JCOS property avialable for trail use at night. I know that something that many of us on the MTB side would like too. I think we'll be working with them to see if that's something we can make happen.[/LIST]
    I like the "learning trail" idea.

    I love the night time trail use suggestion. If it helped, they could rotate the JCOS property that's open. I really hope this one happens.

    Thanks for the report and for representing us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    It was fairly good and productive meeting.

    [LIST=1][*]TUTF Education -- Peter Morales has an idea to create a "learning trail" which would be similar to Rustler's Loop out in Fruita, something with some signage that teaches folks who are new to the sport how to be good trail users. Some real good discussion on this item, which I suspect will continue behind the scenes.
    Um. wait. So build a new trail that other trails already do...there are already "beginner trails" in Jeffco (LOTB, NTM, Green Mtn, Bear Creek State Park, Centennial Cone). If Jeffco has the wherewithall to build a new trail, how bout a directional downhill trail? Give the gravity crowd something of their very own? Keeps the other trails safe from things like...restrictions (Apex).

    Just my $.02

    Thanks Kyle for representing! Glad you're on that team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russman
    If Jeffco has the wherewithall to build a new trail, how bout a directional downhill trail? Give the gravity crowd something of their very own?
    THAT is a fantastic idea; I hadn't thought of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russman
    Crazy talk. Absolute crazy talk and rubbish I tell you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russman
    Um. wait. So build a new trail that other trails already do...there are already "beginner trails" in Jeffco (LOTB, NTM, Green Mtn, Bear Creek State Park, Centennial Cone). If Jeffco has the wherewithall to build a new trail, how bout a directional downhill trail? Give the gravity crowd something of their very own? Keeps the other trails safe from things like...restrictions (Apex).
    Russ, the idea was to put it on an existing trail, not to build a new one. I don't think it dilutes in anyway the need for or our ability to lobby for a directional downhill trail. I wouldn't interpret it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    Russ, the idea was to put it on an existing trail, not to build a new one. I don't think it dilutes in anyway the need for or our ability to lobby for a directional downhill trail. I wouldn't interpret it that way.
    In that list in the post the word "create" threw me. *shrug*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    I don't think it dilutes in anyway the need for or our ability to lobby for a directional downhill trail.
    Good to hear. Building additional directional "decreasing altitude" trails will be the only real solution I see to people getting bent out of shape when cyclists ride "fast". All of JCOS's current methods just shift the problem somewhere else and concentrate it, not actually fix anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtg7aa
    All of JCOS's current methods just shift the problem somewhere else and concentrate it, not actually fix anything.
    Agreed. I and other TUTF members made that point very clearly -- with almost the same words -- as part of the Apex discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporterkyle
    Agreed. I and other TUTF members made that point very clearly -- with almost the same words -- as part of the Apex discussion.
    Thank you!

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