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    a couple small berms put in

    should make a few speed sections in palgrave alot more fun...



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    Thank you! I was just debating Albion vs Palgrave for my ride today!

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    some fun things are planned for palgrave... lots of flow and pumping in certain sections.
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    That first pic looks like a straight away ...... perspective ?
    You also may want to pack some dirt back into the exposed
    roots from where you removed the dirt to keep the tree huggers
    happy .
    We get enough grief as it is

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    Found your handywork today.. wish I had been going in the other direction to take advantage of em! Going uphill=not so fun!

    Well done! Was that you with the chainsaw at the other end of the singletrack? If so, great work there too.. Thinning out some of the trees makes that section much more rideable.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    That first pic looks like a straight away ...... perspective ?
    You also may want to pack some dirt back into the exposed
    roots from where you removed the dirt to keep the tree huggers
    happy .
    We get enough grief as it is

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    which tree huggers are you speaking off? that will be overgrown by next summer,you won't even know it's there. not an issue...
    a bigger berm is out of the picture, the little berms help keep your speed... a berm does not have to be a huge crater, that's a common trail building mistake and misconception people have. those little positioning berms are vey useful in keeping the flow of the trail, throw in a couple grade reversals and you got a neat pump section.

    we got to get out 90's mindset of building mtb trails in ontario...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    That first pic looks like a straight away ...... perspective ?
    You also may want to pack some dirt back into the exposed
    roots from where you removed the dirt to keep the tree huggers
    happy .
    We get enough grief as it is

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    Do you see how tall that tree is? Ever tried to dig up a tree that tall!? That is right, the root system will be impressive. To worry so - You must ride out in the land 1hr away where studded bicycle tires can turn a forest into sawdust!

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    from this view the tree looks like its almost dead anyways.
    looks like most of the bark is gone or rotting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrblade View Post
    Found your handywork today.. wish I had been going in the other direction to take advantage of em! Going uphill=not so fun!

    Well done! Was that you with the chainsaw at the other end of the singletrack? If so, great work there too.. Thinning out some of the trees makes that section much more rideable.

    Cheers
    nope, didn't chainsaw but slowjoe had the hd weed whacker going during the build.
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    Beautiful! Less poison ivy is a beautiful thing! Now if I could only avoid the pedal catchers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrblade View Post
    Beautiful! Less poison ivy is a beautiful thing! Now if I could only avoid the pedal catchers!
    have to cut those out
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    from this view the tree looks like its almost dead anyways.
    looks like most of the bark is gone or rotting.
    ...So when you're old, we'll chop you down?
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    Love the work that has been done over the last while - Palgrave has somewhat become my place to ride - so thanks to all that are doing the work.

    Will additional trails be added in future work?

    As a question, is the area west in the Palgrave forest open for trails? (the section west of Duffys between Duffys and Humber Station) There is the main (a wide single trail that goes straight across to Humber Station)I didn't notice any branch trails
    Just asking not knowing how these things work.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by db9 View Post
    Love the work that has been done over the last while - Palgrave has somewhat become my place to ride - so thanks to all that are doing the work.

    Will additional trails be added in future work?

    As a question, is the area west in the Palgrave forest open for trails? (the section west of Duffys between Duffys and Humber Station) There is the main (a wide single trail that goes straight across to Humber Station)I didn't notice any branch trails
    Just asking not knowing how these things work.

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    yes and no, there's a lot of private land back there. the bruce trails does run all the way up to glen haffy from palgrave. bikes are not permited, though i hardly ever see a hiker on it

    more work is planed fixing up some of the trails though minor reroutes, rebuilds etc. (caledon cycling is in charge with the trca being the land manager) new trails are kinda up in the air for now. though the area can be made quite fun through well thought out builds on the the existing trails.
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    Rode Palgrave yesterday. Nice work on the new berms, and fixing the left hander one (biggest one I believe) that was almost gone by now.

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    Someone went crazy in there with a chainsaw. (trca?) Saw hundreds of tree's cut down. I guess they were dead or diseased.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage View Post
    Someone went crazy in there with a chainsaw. (trca?) Saw hundreds of tree's cut down. I guess they were dead or diseased.
    probally the pines. hope it's not some bug, but just clearing it out for the mixed forest plantings/undergrowth.
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    I rode Palgrave on Sunday and really enjoyed the work that was done. If your planning any more work, I would like to pitch in. is there somebody I should contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trufflepig View Post
    I rode Palgrave on Sunday and really enjoyed the work that was done. If your planning any more work, I would like to pitch in. is there somebody I should contact.
    Contact the Caledon Cycling Club. Caledon Cycling Club

    They will put you in contact with a trail leader. Thank you for supporting the trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Contact the Caledon Cycling Club. Caledon Cycling Club

    They will put you in contact with a trail leader. Thank you for supporting the trails
    Thanks for the info. I checked their site and it looks like they're done for the season.Theres always next year (spoken like a leafs fan)

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    Does anyone Know what the tool is that is used for building trails. I've pictures and they have always been yellow, kind of like a hoe that's 2 sided. also where do you get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trufflepig View Post
    Does anyone Know what the tool is that is used for building trails. I've pictures and they have always been yellow, kind of like a hoe that's 2 sided. also where do you get them?
    McLeod (tool) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by trufflepig View Post
    Does anyone Know what the tool is that is used for building trails. I've pictures and they have always been yellow, kind of like a hoe that's 2 sided. also where do you get them?
    I think you're talking about a McLeod. They're firefighting tools that are pretty hard to soource in Ontario. IMBA Ontario was talking about doing a group buy at one point. Shorthills Mountain bike Club has a hookup too.

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    Thanks electrik Now I just gotta find who sells them

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    Didn't mean to exclude you Nerdgirl. You came in after I posted. Maybe I'll drop in at the fire hall and see if they can help Thanks again

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