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    > Once you have the ability to drag rocks you start looking at the terrain differently

    Excellent point, but the reviews and paperwork might be excessive

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    Quote Originally Posted by jg1990 View Post
    > Once you have the ability to drag rocks you start looking at the terrain differently

    Excellent point, but the reviews and paperwork might be excessive
    Better not then... I still want one tho.

    Im getting ahead of my self there is still alot of mundane stuff to do first. The best thing to bring is a good attitude.

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    At least one riding buddy and I are willing to do our part. You can put Patrick G. and Travis C. down on the list. Please let us know what the schedule will be. Sundays are tough for us, but if the work is only on Sundays, we'll be there.

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    [QUOTE=ABQ Clydesdale;11048416]At least one riding buddy and I are willing to do our part. You can put Patrick G. and Travis C. down on the list. Please let us know what the schedule will be. Sundays are tough for us, but if the work is only on Sundays, we'll be there.
    Thats awesome. Looking forward to seeing you guys out there.The first date is on a Sunday but that won't always be the case. I will post times and days here but if you will PM me your email addresses I'll send out notices. So far I have gotten a great response from you guys and gals. Can't wait to start and see everyone at Three Bottles. Thanks again, Steve
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    On Sunday the 23rd we will meet at the Mars Ct-David Canyon PL at 10am. and work until 3pm. There will be a few trucks driving in to shuttle people. 4x4 in necessary. As with all FS work projects, proper clothing is required, Long Pants and sturdy shoes. No shorts allowed while working. Protective equipment will be provided by the FS like hard hats, gloves. I will post any updates here and send out to the email list. Let me know if you have any questions. See you on the trail. Steve
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    Thanks for keeping this updated Steve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swildnm View Post
    I have a HiLift jack that can be used for winching up to 5000lb, But along with the heavy, clunky jack, the winch kit has 20ft of 3/8 chain to haul around. So if somebody is willing to help with the toting, that is a possibility. I've also got an assortment of tree saver straps and other 4x4 recovery gear that would work for moving rocks.
    Done a lot with a come-along (lighter) and rock bars. Not as refined as what Skerry has done-more brute force, but it works and is cheap. Still need to carry the chains, rock bars, and tree saver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bg2lk15 View Post
    Done a lot with a come-along (lighter) and rock bars. Not as refined as what Skerry has done-more brute force, but it works and is cheap. Still need to carry the chains, rock bars, and tree saver.
    I went "all out" and bought a 50 dollar one from home depot. It'll give me some practice so i can begin to gauge how useful a stronger more expensive one might be.

    » Boulders & Winching Techniques

    So I got a nylon one.. not as durable but the similarly priced cable one had a 6 foot reach.. This one has 25 with 1 ton limit. I'm going to use the rough estimate of 175lbs per cubic foot... I wont be moving any big rocks but ill be able to grab good sized cribbing stones and cheater rocks.... FYI none of this pertains to the 3 bottles build, I'm easily distracted by new tools and ended up with a come along that hope fully will get used this fall to hand an elk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    I went "all out" and bought a 50 dollar one from home depot. It'll give me some practice so i can begin to gauge how useful a stronger more expensive one might be.

    » Boulders & Winching Techniques

    So I got a nylon one.. not as durable but the similarly priced cable one had a 6 foot reach.. This one has 25 with 1 ton limit. I'm going to use the rough estimate of 175lbs per cubic foot... I wont be moving any big rocks but ill be able to grab good sized cribbing stones and cheater rocks.... FYI none of this pertains to the 3 bottles build, I'm easily distracted by new tools and ended up with a come along that hope fully will get used this fall to hand an elk
    He who dies with the most tools wins...

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    Would be willing to donate some 10mm rope if it helps build trails. Original load rating was 27KN or about 6000#. Expect it would hold 3-4000# now.

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    Just a quick reminder. This Sunday the 23rd we will be meeting at the Mars Ct. David Canyon Pl at 10 am. to start work on the Three Bottles Technical Trail build. Hopefully everyone knows how to get there. If not, let me know. Bring lunch and plenty to drink. Also here is a list of Kerries other 2014 trail work dates. Three Bottles is the first project and will go until phase one is complete before Kerry moves on to the other projects. With plenty of help I think we can get this project done in just a few work days. Then Kerry can start some other cool projects. See you this Sunday.
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    Im gonna ride up from tunnel. I'll be starting around 8 830 if anyone wants to join

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Im gonna ride up from tunnel. I'll be starting around 8 830 if anyone wants to join
    Just remember that you have to wear long pants and sturdy shoes or Kerry will turn you away. See you up there.
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    Yeah, I don't want to turn anyone away so please come dressed for success!

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    Where's the meetup and time for the shuttle?
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    look up ^^^
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    Just got word that Jay from The Greenside Cafe will be sending out some burritos for us. Claudia is going to pick them up. Big thanks to the Greenside Cafe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Im gonna ride up from tunnel. I'll be starting around 8 830 if anyone wants to join
    change of plans... early start at mars ct

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    change of plans... early start at mars ct
    Sitting in the Houston airport. Dbags can't do customs right and we missed our flight. Sorry I'm gonna miss day one of 3bs

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    Hiking shoes good, or do I need hard-toed work boots?
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    OSHA boots were not specified and most trail volunteers don't own them, so hiking boots seem like a good bet. Flip flops and Tevas, not so much

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    I think last count we had 20ish folks today. Bummer Steve was injured but thanks for the AM support - rest that collarbone!

    Anyway, thanks to everyone for showing up and making the big push, being flexible and open to suggestions/direction as we build this thing!

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    I've got a video of finished product being ridden but am too much a Luddite to figure that out just yet.

    Thanks again. Until April...

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    It was an awesome day. There were about 20 people out there. Everyone worked hard and we got a lot done. Meet a lot of good people today, pretty stoked to see you all out on the next work day.


    I only got one picture of actual work

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0323141224d.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0323141224d.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0323141224d.jpg"/></a>


    And a few of some riding. The section that we got done is short but complete. It has a techy climb and a techy decent with berms wall rides rollers and drops to flat. It really is a lot of fun and I'm still very impressed at the amount we got accomplished.


    So after building a new trail section we went and rode it, really a great feeling. see you guys on the next one.



    Michal740 should have taking all the pictures cause his came out awesome
    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/0323141444.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0323141444.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 0323141444.jpg"/></a>

    I really thought this one would hit harder, DirtySteve popped its cherry first then assured me it wasn't a harsh landing. Glad he gave me the encouragement cause I would have ridden it if he didn't make it look so easy

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    The second drop is like butta. <a href=http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/john%20calhoun.jpg>Calhoun</a> showed that drop no remorse


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    Michal740 getten some too


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    Then there was a stick fight

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    And we all laughed our asses off

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    See you guys next time

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    Three Bottles technical trail build-general-041.jpgThree Bottles technical trail build-general-038.jpgThree Bottles technical trail build-general-040.jpgWow! I can't thank everyone enough for the great support shown for the Three Bottles Technical Trail build. It was awesome to see so many people show up. With this kind of support, this project will get done quick. Kind of broke my heart to have to just watch everyone heading in to work. Crappy timing for a broken collarbone. Can't wait to Hit That $h!t. Thanks again everybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    . Crappy timing for a broken collarbone.
    There is no good timing for injuries. Hope you heal quickly and are back in the saddle soon. Thanks for all your effort to mobilize this army.
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    New sign at north end of Three Bottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by jg1990 View Post
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    What else can you say but AWESOME!
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    [QUOTE=Fuglio;11083761]




    It really was an awesome day of both building and riding. I lost that stick fight, and I'm not too fond of cheek piercings. Glad you guys got a laugh out of it...Your comment on where the stick should have gone made me laugh...after the ride. Special thanks to Kerry and everyone for making this happen. We enjoyed the heck out of what was built on Sunday.

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    Good job Steve and Company!!! It's nice to finally see the plan developing out there!!!

    There are so many opportunities to develop sustainable, fun AND challenging trails in the area, and I'm happy to see that the USFS is supporting this effort!!!

    Much thanks to you Kerry!!!
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    My thumb muscles have been sore for days! No idea why, those rock bars maybe??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelldify View Post
    My thumb muscles have been sore for days! No idea why, those rock bars maybe??
    Too many high fives and thumbs up, keep the stoke down and they will recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelldify View Post
    My thumb muscles have been sore for days! No idea why, those rock bars maybe??
    Maybe from doing this???


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    Has anyone ridden the stuff we built? How does it ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skerry00 View Post
    Has anyone ridden the stuff we built? How does it ride?
    The climb up is challenging. After the berm section there are lots of pedal grabbing rocks no real line to pick but its fun. The rocks that were filled to make the climb are a fun challenge. I tried and faild then chose the go around line

    the down hill one way section is GTG no real work needs to be done onit. The flat landings arnt as bad as theylook. Although adding transitions would make it faster and more inviting to new users. There's plenty of room for advanced stuff later on.

    Personally i wouldn't mind adding transitions to the first drop and the roll over just to keep it a solid blue line...

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    What he said.

    I'll add that the first rock feature is a fun climb and an easy decent. The section we built is over pretty quick though. Really looking forward to another couple build days to get more trail laid out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    The climb up is challenging. After the berm section there are lots of pedal grabbing rocks no real line to pick but its fun. The rocks that were filled to make the climb are a fun challenge. I tried and faild then chose the go around line

    the down hill one way section is GTG no real work needs to be done onit. The flat landings arnt as bad as theylook. Although adding transitions would make it faster and more inviting to new users. There's plenty of room for advanced stuff later on.

    Personally i wouldn't mind adding transitions to the first drop and the roll over just to keep it a solid blue line...
    Great feedback. I want to make sure each line reflects the difficulty accurately (as best we can) so folks aren't surprised when they ride. If we can build in modifications to make them work better we should. There will be way more difficult stuff later but the first line people come to shouldn't be the hardest.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelldify View Post
    My thumb muscles have been sore for days! No idea why, those rock bars maybe??
    I think it is from having them stuck in your pockets most of the day...

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    Rode it with some friends today. flows good. Looks just like the trail everyone worked on last year. Glad it didnt change.

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    Rode it yesterday. Climbed it three times, once skidding my rear wheel on the boulder climb and almost falling back - just need some momentum! I thought the trail seemed to match Three Bottles well but agree the addition of some transitions on the blue line would lend itself more toward it intended rating. It is a pretty short section but I can say its a preferable climb to the other "old" way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bg2lk15 View Post
    I think it is from having them stuck in your pockets most of the day...
    Sounds like something my grandpa would say while he stood around with his thumbs in his pockets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skerry00 View Post
    It is a pretty short section but I can say its a preferable climb to the other "old" way.
    Climbs are good said the "Ol' Goat"! >;o)>
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    Just a reminder that this Sat and Sun. April 12th and 13th are the next Three Bottles Advanced Trail build days. With another great turnout we can get a lot more trail and fun features put in. The really good stuff is yet to be built. Kerry went out Friday and added some new signage and says he is ready for us Sat and Sun. Meet at the Mars Ct- David Canyon PL at 9:00am. Show your support. Hope to see everyone this weekend!
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    So it looks like to get to the Mars Court PL by truck I turn right onto Raven Road from 337 and drive about 1 mile. Is that correct? I've only been to that PL on my bike before...never by motorized vehicle.

    Planning to be there Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABQ Clydesdale View Post
    So it looks like to get to the Mars Court PL by truck I turn right onto Raven Road from 337 and drive about 1 mile. Is that correct? I've only been to that PL on my bike before...never by motorized vehicle.

    Planning to be there Saturday.

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    Pretty much right on. When you turn on Raven and go up the hill you will come to a park. Keep straight there and and then another 1/2 mile to Mars Ct on your right at the bottom of a short hill. See ya Sat.
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    Plug this into your google machine and it'll get you there:

    34.984280, -106.350086

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    Thanks guys. Should I be bringing my bike? What's the plan for getting from the parking lot to the trail?

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    The first weekend Kerry opened up the gate and allowed 4x4 vehicles to drive in. If you don't have a 4x4 there were plenty of vehicles with open seats.
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    Thanks Rory. Sounds like truck + bike will be my plan.

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    Ill be there Sunday. Apparently there's an anime convention on Saturday and I'll be babysitting. Sunday Is good for me. Bring bikes fckers!

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