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    if anyone wants to donate PM me and i'll get you in contact with the project manager (fund)
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    I am very appreciative of those who either volunteer or contribute to trail maintenance. However, I did a night ride today, staying on the North side of the 160 and found the trails in many places to be washed out. As a result, we had to keep our pace down for fear of running into unexpected loose gravel and wide divots in some of the 'dips' and 'down-hills'. It's gonna take a lot of work, riding and time to get the trails back to par. Thanks again to all who contribute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejudad View Post
    However, I did a night ride today, staying on the North side of the 160 and found the trails in many places to be washed out. As a result, we had to keep our pace down for fear of running into unexpected loose gravel and wide divots in some of the 'dips' and 'down-hills'.
    Sorry, but that really made me laugh..... We are mountain bikers right??

    And yes, THANK YOU to everyone that have been helping out to restore the trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by beagledadi View Post
    Sorry, but that really made me laugh..... We are mountain bikers right??

    And yes, THANK YOU to everyone that have been helping out to restore the trails

    Matt
    Touché. It does bring up a MTB conundrum. A purist, I imagine would ride a suspesionless bike with 26ers and never groom atrail. In fact, he'd aim right for every loose rock and sand pit available to challenge his skills. Yet, most of us get full suspesion, often 29ers and avoid sketchy **** on trail. What is the essence of a mtbr? Maybe it's determined by our individual psyches. Or maybe cyclocross?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejudad View Post
    I am very appreciative of those who either volunteer or contribute to trail maintenance. However, I did a night ride today, staying on the North side of the 160 and found the trails in many places to be washed out. As a result, we had to keep our pace down for fear of running into unexpected loose gravel and wide divots in some of the 'dips' and 'down-hills'.
    We did a nite ride last nite at Twilight and there was spots that had 4' wide,3' DEEP wash outs, you couldn't go 100' without evidence of the rains.

    IT WAS THE MOST FUNNR'EST RIDE I'VE HAD OUT THERE.

    We had to dismount, bushwack and OH SH!T all nite, IT was GREAT !

    Yes there are some areas that will need re-routes and repaired,but the change is refreshing to the same trail you've ridden SOO many times. I look at it as adding back some of the tech that get's lost over time,and just in time for riding season

    After all like Matt said" We are MOUNTAIN BIKERS"
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    A TON of work has been done on the south side of the highway- the red valley has gotten most of the work. From the top of Satan's Escalator back to where the water tanks were have been worked on.

    On the north side, the section from Late Night parking lot up to the second culvert has all been fixed. Viagra has been worked on extensively as well.

    I rode the landmine loop this morning and that section definitely needs to be worked on.

    If anyone has hit any of the new trail work, we'd love to hear the feedback. Want to make sure it's being enjoyed!

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    Rode BBT today and that seemed to have some rain damage as well (not as bad a cottonwood). It will take some work but it will get done. The re routes on badger pass and red valley are better in some spots than the trail before the storm. Hopefully we can organize and get stuff done.....SNMBA should have more involvement in this to help get hands on the trails.

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    Thank you mountain bike gods. The trail work south of Late Night parking lot rocks. It's nice to have something different. Keep up the awesome work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcall8 View Post
    Rode BBT today and that seemed to have some rain damage as well (not as bad a cottonwood). It will take some work but it will get done. The re routes on badger pass and red valley are better in some spots than the trail before the storm. Hopefully we can organize and get stuff done.....SNMBA should have more involvement in this to help get hands on the trails.
    Too much red tape, sad but true. It sounds and appears as though these guys know what they are doing so let them be
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    Thank you so much for those that have been putting in work out on the trails.

    I appreciate it so much, as I'm sure other riders do as well. If I hadn't been so damn busy from work I'd be out there a LOT more myself movin rocks and dirt.



    Thanks guys.

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    Hey guys- if you love and appreciate the work that is being done, please consider donating to the cause to keep it going. I know several of the guys that are behind this and have been putting some serious cash out of their own pockets. I know they'd like to make this sustainable and that will require a little bit from everyone, not a lot from a few...

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    Speaking of the Cotton Woody.....

    Any word on the Black Velvet trail? I rode that one once with my brother and it was super technical, and awesome. It just needed some TLC. (We kinda' did a little bit of clean up on our ride that day, but didn't have tools with us).

    Was curious if there was any plans for this trail, or the ones on the far west end of the valley. '

    Hopefully I'll have my rake with me out there this Saturday if I don't have to go into work.

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    I just rode Black Velvet and thought it was just fine. Please don't dumb it down as there has been a lot of that at Cottonwood, and Black Velvet is one of the few that has remained good and tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Cool View Post
    I just rode Black Velvet and thought it was just fine. Please don't dumb it down as there has been a lot of that at Cottonwood, and Black Velvet is one of the few that has remained good and tough.
    Absolutely not. Thats a reason it's my favorite. The only thing I meant really was cutting back some of the brush that's overgrown out onto the trail.... there's a bit that's in the way. I love that trail.



    I come from a freeride/DH background. You won't find me dumbing down trails. If anything I want them more difficult, and would love to see some features made and or integrated into current trails. There's so many spots that'd make awesome 3-5 foot drops and step downs out there....

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    Speaking of dumbing down...

    Rock in middle of trail: Pick it up and move it to the side. (if rock is buried, leave it alone)
    Can't ride up the trail, stop, walk and get back on your bike.
    Can't ride down the trail, walk and get back on your bike.
    Can't ride at all, try again...

    BTW, I walk all the time

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