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    Confessions of a trail gnome

    Today I decided on a gravel grinder in BC. I climbed Ledford to Boyd Branch and as I climbed Boyd, I noticed a LOT of cleaned up blow downs. Obviously the FS had been through and cleared the road. But then, just downhill from the picnic table, I find this: So me and my trusty gerber get to work. Dog helped too. And we made this: it's the best I could do with little time and a smaller saw. But it's rideable, at least from the uphill side. Later I found this: It wasn't much, but it was a cluster fock. So I cut it out. Some people don't believe in trail gnomes. But I know better, because I are one. I do this all the time. It's how I give back. How bout them apples.

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    speaking of gnomes..is Samford still M.I.A.?..I miss those posts.
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    Arrg! I expected this to be about the resurgence of Samford!

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    I was thinking Samford too.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Confessions of a trail gnome

    Jeezus. Me thinks I will change the thread title. Sanford is fugging dead. And he never could do sh!t anyway. Ok?

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    Confessions of a trail gnome

    Dammit. Can't change the title. I just didn't feel comfortable using the term "trail fairy". Though I did think about it.

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    You should have used "trail fairy".
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Confessions of a trail gnome

    I reckon I'd be joined by you if I did.

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    Confessions of a trail gnome

    I reckon my dog and I passed you and your dog today, that feller looks familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    I reckon I'd be joined by you if I did.
    Maybe, I don't judge.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Maybe, I don't judge.
    No worries, I work better alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    No worries, I work better alone.
    Most fairies do.

    Unfortunately, a group of gnomes will probably come by and destroy your neat little trail feature.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Most fairies do.

    Unfortunately, a group of gnomes will probably come by and destroy your neat little trail feature.
    Most likely just one "trail maintenance volunteer" and a chainsaw. They always do. So my "neat little trail feature" will surely be short lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrimm View Post
    I reckon my dog and I passed you and your dog today, that feller looks familiar.
    Was this Tuesday? Or Monday?

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    Definition of Trail Steward:

    Trail stewards are trained volunteers who will monitor trail use. Their role is to provide a sense of security on the trails, enhance the publicís enjoyment of the trails and protect and enhance our image with the public. A trail steward is not a law enforcement officer. They encourage
    good riding habits by explaining trail usage policies and proper trail etiquette as well as maintaining and protecting the environment.


    I've never seen one with a pointy hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M View Post
    Definition of Trail Steward:

    Trail stewards are trained volunteers who will monitor trail use. Their role is to provide a sense of security on the trails, enhance the public’s enjoyment of the trails and protect and enhance our image with the public. A trail steward is not a law enforcement officer. They encourage
    good riding habits by explaining trail usage policies and proper trail etiquette as well as maintaining and protecting the environment.


    I've never seen one with a pointy hat.
    Well there you have it folks. They don't exist. At least not by PAS' definition,

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    Re: Confessions of a trail gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Most fairies do.

    Unfortunately, a group of gnomes will probably come by and destroy your neat little trail feature.

    You mean, "neat little middle of a gravel road feature."
    He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.

    Speed just slows me down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bfluid View Post
    You mean, "neat little middle of a gravel road feature."
    And you know, with some hard work and patience, you could likely learn to ride it. Make some thing good happen.

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    You ever read a bunch of post and wonder if some of your IQ has just leaked out your brain... I do.
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    Re: Confessions of a trail gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    And you know, with some hard work and patience, you could likely learn to ride it. Make some thing good happen.
    Yo Gnomeo relax!

    Simply correcting KJ's quoted statement.

    It is in the middle of a gravel road, no?

    Welcome to the world of getting your trail work critiqued. Around here no good deed goes unpunished.


    Didn't want to mention that it looked ridable without the loose stack of sticks in front of it.


    Thanks for limbing it anyway.
    He/she who works the trails does so in their own image.

    Speed just slows me down...

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    Confessions of a trail gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by 2bfluid View Post
    Yo Gnomeo relax!

    Simply correcting KJ's quoted statement.

    It is in the middle of a gravel road, no?

    Welcome to the world of getting your trail work critiqued. Around here no good deed goes unpunished.


    Didn't want to mention that it looked ridable without the loose stack of sticks in front of it.


    Thanks for limbing it anyway.
    Uh huh. Make something better happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desidus View Post
    You ever read a bunch of post and wonder if some of your IQ has just leaked out your brain... I do.

    As a matter of fact yes.

    I read yours and instant drop.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bfluid View Post
    You mean, "neat little middle of a gravel road feature."
    So what if it is in a gravel road.
    Makes the gravel grinders that we are going to be doing a lot of because of all the rain a little more fun.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Well there you have it folks. They don't exist. At least not by PAS' definition

    Uh - that particular definition is from a 2007 off-road motorcycle forum. Maybe they got it from some bicycle group out west.

    I posted it as a compliment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M View Post
    Well there you have it folks. They don't exist. At least not by PAS' definition

    Uh - that particular definition is from a 2007 off-road motorcycle forum. Maybe they got it from some bicycle group out west.

    I posted it as a compliment.
    Sorry MUM. My mistake. I misunderstood your post.

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