Trail building school...

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  • 01-31-2013
    thomllama
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    Trail building school...
    latest info on the April trail building class...
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  • 01-31-2013
    The OLE Bagger
    Do they need any more instructors? I have lots of experience building trails. I am partly responsible for mogul 3 at rp and my future work at CP. Please pass along my info. TY
  • 01-31-2013
    thefriar
    RP? CP?

    Have you been through any of the IMBA and NEMBA schools in the past?
  • 01-31-2013
    The OLE Bagger
    I have masters degree in hammering. Thats all I need. I see a forest...I see a trail and act upon that vision. Im what you call a rogue trail builder. Ok so maybe I didnt "alter" those trails. I have thought about adding miles to both. I'm always willing to learn. ROCK ON FRIAR!!!!!!
  • 01-31-2013
    thefriar
    Always learning is key, I always try to find better builders and get their advice, and work with others I don't always work with to get their insight and learn new tricks. :D

    Sorry... been dealing with people "altering" legit lines and features this year and it really has a bug in my ear. i.e. built something shiny, new, and challenging with stakeholder engagement/approval and then have it dumbed down a couple days later and then fix it and then dumbed down... on and on. Sucks that people alter stuff they never built or would have never thought to build and then have to fight that mentality:madmax:.
  • 01-31-2013
    The OLE Bagger
    Nothing worse than messing with someones hard work. I wish some would have more of an imagination sometime and come up with really cool features instead of the same old moguls or pile of dead sticks. The local builders around here lack vision.
  • 01-31-2013
    JSumner13
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    Originally Posted by The OLE Bagger View Post
    Nothing worse than messing with someones hard work. I wish some would have more of an imagination sometime and come up with really cool features instead of the same old moguls or pile of dead sticks. The local builders around here lack vision.

    Just out of curiosity, which trail systems are you referring to?
  • 02-01-2013
    The OLE Bagger
    Most. I do alot of riding all over the country. What you would call a real hammerhead. Racing, recreational, exploratory. This has been my experience. I live on the BIG SAND BAR so around here it's even worse. The trails are boring, loaded with spider trails mmmmaaaannnn and really lack direction or imagination. The "locals" think they are good at it but sadly.....the opposite is true. I would welcome a new new group to take the lead around here.
  • 02-01-2013
    thefriar
    Blue Mt, Sprain, Wilton Woods, Mianus River Park, Huntington State Park, Bennetts Pond, Trumbull, Tyler Mill, Miller's Pond, Rockland, and a hand full of others I'm forgetting are all worth some exploration and integrate natural features, flow, and challenges extremely well.

    Have you ridden Raystown in PA? I think thats the best example of well built mt bike trail on the east coast for Hammerheads, for techy chewy goodness Wilton Woods or Millers Pond in CT are very hard to beat.

    Don't know about LI but in CT we have techy tech trails and some of the feature and boulder/rock/log/skinny integration is best I've seen (off of the North Shore in Vancouver, Fromme is great I'd recommend it if you can get there!!!). But I'm a DH/cross-stuntery kinda guy so my idea of a good trail is probably very different than someone from the XC/hammerhead set.
  • 02-01-2013
    The OLE Bagger
    Blue MT is awesome. Thanks for the info. Very helpful. I will look into these. Happy riding!!!!
  • 02-01-2013
    The OLE Bagger
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by thomllama View Post
    latest info on the April trail building class...
    Attachment 766991


    Thank you very much to the Thomllamas from the bringing up of the topics of trail buildings. This is a topic that makes me very excite! How could we gets the NEMBA to come to LONG ISLANDS?
  • 02-05-2013
    wanderingdave
    How much does this trail building class cost?
  • 02-13-2013
    Cycle Snack
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    Originally Posted by wanderingdave View Post
    How much does this trail building class cost?

    It's free! You just need to register.
  • 04-07-2013
    thomllama
    it's today... if you signed up and you're not heading there already you're going to be late :)