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    Hey Ashland welcome to Bend

    To the guys that built the jumps on Funner the other day....I heard you're from Ashland and you're new to the area, and we welcome you. Looks and sounds like you've got some energy to put towards the trails. Cool.

    However, we went out an had a look at your work today. What we found didn't quite hold up to the COTA and Forest Service standards here, so we had to remove it. How it works here in Bend is we have trail stewards, guys/gals that adopt trails and maintain them for the long haul. We like to add features to some trails when appropriate. The jumps you guys built on the side of the trail (thank god) were doubles - we're not allowed to have doubles. We can build features that can be rolled and perhaps doubled. We will not have, a bunch of rotten logs piled up to a rotten stump to form a double, pretty simply that does not meet the IMBA/COTA/FS standards for sustainable features. The debris and pungies that act as penalties for those that don't make the double were especially troublesome.

    Again, we welcome your help. Come to our meeting on Thursday, we'd love to go over how you can be helpful and build fun, legal and lasting features on the trails around here. If you don't want to work with us, we'll have to keep removing them which sucks for all of us.

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    Wha??!

    Some out of town yahoo's decided to "spruce up" Funner? Uninvited? WTF?

    Did anyone catch them in the act? Man, that's just bad news (and bad karma).

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    What really sucks about this and every other illegally built trail and or feature is that it gives the anti progressive movement just that much more ammunition against the very people that are working toward trail advancement. Trust me when I say COTA is working very hard with the FS to let us build more advanced trails. It is a lesson in patience and frustration, but patience is what we need right now. As Crash said, it is nice to see the enthusiasm, and we welcome everyone's help, it just needs to be channeled properly. Everyone will benefit in the end, and we can spend our energy on building and maintaining, not dismantling and destroying. CD

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    Very true! I trust the folks that are out there on a weekly basis fixing, building, and planning for our future.
    Without that experience, the trails would be kinky and knotty and stuff... um, less pleasant to ride is what I mean.
    Thank you COTA for your love and guidance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeenYour Crash
    To the guys that built the jumps on Funner the other day....I heard you're from Ashland and you're new to the area, and we welcome you. Looks and sounds like you've got some energy to put towards the trails. Cool.

    However, we went out an had a look at your work today. What we found didn't quite hold up to the COTA and Forest Service standards here, so we had to remove it. How it works here in Bend is we have trail stewards, guys/gals that adopt trails and maintain them for the long haul. We like to add features to some trails when appropriate. The jumps you guys built on the side of the trail (thank god) were doubles - we're not allowed to have doubles. We can build features that can be rolled and perhaps doubled. We will not have, a bunch of rotten logs piled up to a rotten stump to form a double, pretty simply that does not meet the IMBA/COTA/FS standards for sustainable features. The debris and pungies that act as penalties for those that don't make the double were especially troublesome.

    Again, we welcome your help. Come to our meeting on Thursday, we'd love to go over how you can be helpful and build fun, legal and lasting features on the trails around here. If you don't want to work with us, we'll have to keep removing them which sucks for all of us.

    COTAmtb.com
    The next monthly meeting will be held at 7:00pm Thursday, October 28, 2010. It's at the usual place - the Central Oregon Environmental Center on Kansas St., downtown Bend. See you there!
    You're so nice Senior......Bet you won't be if it happens again. I say we slash their tires and burn their huck machines......just kidding.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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    In follow-up/closure to this thread. Eli came to our meeting last nite. We had a good discussion. We look forward to his contributions with our on going projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeenYour Crash
    In follow-up/closure to this thread. Eli came to our meeting last nite. We had a good discussion. We look forward to his contributions with our on going projects.
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