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    Good job! Anahola trails

    Aloha my buddy and me spent the last four weeks (one day a week) clearing lower kumukumu and all the anahola makai side trails, we had to use weed eaters with blades, i have never seen it so neglected. last week we cleared all of upper kumukumu and today finished long ditch. we want you kauai riders to ride long ditch to pick up all the cats claw. ha ha but seriously, another fence went up and sectioned off the lower kumukumu side. please ride these trails or we will lose them. maintain them or lose them also.

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    MAHALO

    That's friggin awesome. I don't get over there much, but knowing that it's cleared... I'll pencil some auwai in my calendar!

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    Awesome!!! I've been doing the same here on the Big Island up in Kalopa..........Keep up the great work

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    A very belated mahalo for the trail work. That place was a grassy slice of hell before your sweat and demon blades tamed it. The whole Anahola Friday crew is appreciative!

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    Hey mahalo's

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    devastation on lower kumukumu

    Aloha, someone went through Lower Kumukumu with a chainsaw and cut trees to block the trail. It is devastating. It will take some work to get it back.

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    Yeah, same douchlog who put up all the fences. Nice of them to rape Kumukumu considering it's OUTSIDE of the newly fenced area.

    FYI, said douchlog started by chopping down trees at three separate spots just makai of the road. The downed trees at the bottom are new as of last Friday. So Mr. Douchlog may not be done yet.

    (As someone else pointed out to me, the guy could just be frustrated from all the garbage dumping and equates bicycle riders with that. Dunno. I'm in good shape but I can't carry a truck tire or 50lbs of dirty diapers on my bicycle.)

    I understand being frustrated about trash. I do not understand being an asshat about a trail that doesn't even affect your area. Same lame behavior as they did on the mauka side a couple years back.

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    p.s. Eventually they'll run out of trees to chop down (and fences to mend ) p.m. me if you guys make a cleanup run.

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    ... and if we just ...

    my chainsaw is oiled up ready to go!

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    bite sized pieces

    i chopped it friday, just toss the logs as you go.............

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    Remember

    exit left to the highway just before you reach the top, dingle berry will never know

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    tip o' the cap to your mighty chainsaw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neimac
    i chopped it

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    Mahalo to the hardtailers

    Mahalo to M and B two hardtailers I met at Anahola Park at 1600 hrs and then met up later near lower Kumumumu. They helped clear the logs off of Kumukumu trail and earned 368 trail raking points each. Nice job guys. Mahalo.

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    lower kumukumu

    cleared it today you can drive a caddy through it and not scratch the paint.

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    Sweet. Thanks. We cleared the auwai a few weeks ago but then it rained a bunch and the cats claw has already sprouted... so the work goes on...

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    that is good to hear, except for the claw growing back. we had given up doing the ditch 'cause i ran out of tubes!

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    Notubes are the new tubes.

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    I tried tubless and they were always burping at the wrong time and place. I thought that they were too much maintenance also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neimac
    I tried tubless and they were always burping at the wrong time and place. I thought that they were too much maintenance also.
    If you have deep rims and tires with decent sidewalls, tubeless is pretty much set em and forget em. Which is a good thing 'cause it is a pain in the arse to seat them the first time.
    Hint: gas station air compressor.

    Thanks for the trail work. I was not happy eating grass all the way up lower kumukumu last week only to get ripped open (quite literally) by cats claw only what, two weeks after our 4 hour cleanup session in the 'auwai? Why, it's enough to make a feller reach for a cold beer.

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    I have mavic ust 819 rims maybe I should try the Stan's product, huh? It looks like a better seal with that liner. :?) I can't wait for Wailua to dry out!

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    Awesome... I don't think I've ever seen it SO open... It's super deluxe.

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    Thanks, how is the gardrail side?

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    Who knew there was a sweet trail under all that grass?

    Nothing makes me happier than dead grass.

    Do you ever get out to ride over on this side?

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    I love to hear it goin' down zing, zing! You're on the west side right? I sometimes go from the Waimea library toward Waimea Canyon and cut in at the water tank and take that road up to the motorcycle bowl to the road then on the side roads to the intersection and then hit the rim trails then down the cane roads to the Kekaha Mill. Ever done that? It's about 15 mile loop. I do some Kokee stuff day and night too.

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    Yea I do most of my riding out west. We've been doing some night rides too. I'll PM you about that...

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    10-4

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    today we cut a connector from the highway to the cane road just north of duech bags gate. (I mean the new yellow gate you have to lift your bikes to get around to get on the cane road) we did not want to damage his plumeria and ti leaf, what an idiot. so, check it out. from there we cut the cane road down to compression valley and cleared compression. have fun!
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    You're the f-ing MAN! You should leave a tip jar at the trail head!

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    What is your favorite frosty cold beverage?

    Part 2: where shall I leave cooler full of said frosty cold beverage?

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    Diet Hanson's Root Beer is my favorite!

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    nice job on the ditch! I went through there today.

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    I just rode there last week and I was thinking somebody spent a lot of time and effort clearing the trail. The trail was really overgrown again from the rain.

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    Thanks neimac

    We tried to ride lower kumukumu a couple months ago but it was blocked by downed trees. Went there last week and was surprised to see it cleared. You guys sure put in a lot of work. Mucho mahalos. And you also did upper kumu and long ditch too? Wow. Too bad more and more of the Anahola trails are being fenced in. We used to be able to ride a bunch of trails above the highway in the old days. Those catclaws are the nastiest stuff in the trails. I plowed into it once and it left a track of thorns in my arm. It just grabs you just like a.....cat claw. haha

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    yw n keep ridin'

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    Aloha, took the chainsaw to upper kumukumu this morning, now the whole loop is 6ft. friendly. cut the hairpin hau tree, no more head aches! walked the whole loop and cleaned up all the low branches. we cleared the grass along the fenceline from the highway to the gaurdrail drop too.

    duesh bag piled rubbish in front of our alternate route on the highway side. I don't get it, we are just trying to avoid the guy by going completely around his fence and all he does is go out of his way to piss us off!

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    Great job neimac

    I remember that hairpin hau tree well, went flying off my bike and almost hit my head on the trunk. That was a tricky section in the hau. Made it only a few times without dabbing. Had to look up as well as down goin thru huh? Great to know the fenceline to the drop in is clear too. I'll be sure to offer my thanks to you the next time we go there. Somebody must have really pissed off douchebag for him to do stuff like that.

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    Your name came up a lot on the Friday ride. Usually adjacent to 'awesome' and 'he's the man'. I'm pretty sure if you were there, there might have been some sweaty man-hugs too. So don't let your guard down — I'm pretty sure the N.S. boys will try to cop-a-feel when they see you!


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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Thanks I think?

    dude, now you're freakin' me out! just knuckle bumps will do.

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    Upper Kumukumu

    we cleared today worked on the grass coming out of the guardrail, the meadow and the fenceline. Happy Trails

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    Awesome!! Great job!! Hopefully some day I can make it there to ride.

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    for your entertainment only

    aloha Kauai, we cut upper Kumukumu from the intersection at the ditch to the black pipe. so go past the long ditch climb the hill and enjoy a power bar at he black pipe. we also did some touch up in the ditch but our arms fell off! next stop is the small loop where the doktor got speared and the centipede hill next to compression valley. aloha.

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    Kudos to neimac

    We finally rode upper kumukumu the other day. It's in great shape except for loose leaves and sketchy parts but u can't have everything. One of my buds got caught by some catclaws in the ditch. Looks like u guys sure did some work in there. Great job neimac. I'll be sure to give u a knuckle bump the next time I see u, or would u like a man hug?

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    Mahalo!

    Knuckle bumps are just fine!

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    Nice work!

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    Rats on the trail!

    Hope you enjoyed it did you go to the top? (black pipe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by neimac
    Hope you enjoyed it did you go to the top? (black pipe)
    I hope to get out there soon. I witnessed your hard work in lower Kumukumu the last time I was out there. Unreal job!

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    It don't get any better than this!

    We finished clearing the centepede hill and the small loop today. All trails are cleaned!

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    Anahola update

    I rode lower & upper kumukumu all the way up to black pipe yesterday. Just to let you guys know the big tree that was laying on the stump finally fell down and is blocking the trail on lower kumu. Also, one part of the ditch is blocked by fallen catclaw. The section to black pipe was soft from the recent rains but rideable. Btw neimac, where is the centepede hill and the loop ur talking about? And is compression valley the one next to lower kumu?

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    Compression

    Compression is the next valley over from lower kumukumu. Centipede is the next and will take you up to the dump. (white line) the small loop is the dark area a little north of centipede on the dirt road I hope you got that. I hope the image uploaded too. the tree fell, bummer, is it a challenge to get over or do i have to bring my saw?
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