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    Oakridge Trail Work Weekend-April 12/13

    Meet at the Trailhead Cafe at 9am.

    It's that time of year again, that's right, time to get out the clippers, tune up the chainsaws, file the Terra Hoe blade and bring out the Carharts. Time to spruce up our local trails, clear some trees, do some drainage work, clean up some trail lines and have some fun. If we all want to enjoy our great trails in the Oakridge and surrounding areas we need to get out and do some work this year. With some recent rides and reports I've seen the trails are really in need of our love this year. Some have a lot of trees, some a lot of debris, and some in need of serious tread work. With event's like the CCP100, MBO1, Summer Ride Fest (yes it's back, details to come soon) and MBO2, plus the numerous rides and other weekends we will all spend in Oakridge it's time we all put in some time and got out there to clear some trails.

    With all that said I'm going to plan on spending the weekend of April 12 & 13 in Oakridge helping organize and doing trail work on what we can get to. I'll be sending out reminders, prodding emails, making phone calls, sending letters, and doing whatever else I can do to get as many people out there as possible. Over the past couple years we have been able to get most of the trails clear in just a few weekends worth of work when we were able to get a large group of people to come out and help. If we can get 60-70 people each day we can split up into groups of 6-10 people and get to 8-10 different trails in one weekend. So encourage all your friends to come on out for a the day and do some trail work, if you can do both days that would be awesome.

    A couple of us are meeting with the Forest Service in the next week or so to get all the paperwork in place and work out any other details to make sure everyone is on the same page.

    I have a large database of the trails and conditions, I continually update this database and it posted in a couple spots, www.lcmba.org and www.disciplesofdirt.org , so if you know of trail conditions, do some work, etc... please send me an email so I can get it updated. Also good to do is check in if you plan to go out and do trail work, it's helpful to know what has been done so no-one is going out to work on a trail that has already been cleared. I try to pay attention to trail reports on DOD and other forums but it is best if you can send it to me direct to make sure I get it, as sometimes life gets the best of me and I don't always get a chance to check all the post.

    Another thing on the agenda is the annual spring Forest Service Trail Maintenance training workshop, this year scheduled for May 16-18, Lou already has the info up on the DOD web page, go check it out and sign up for one of the days. They are also looking for people to volunteer to help with the training side of things, if you think you want to help out let me know and I'll hook you up.

    If you have any questions or want to get more involved in helping organize some trail work parties get in touch with me.
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    Looking forward to it! Are you going to be staying in Oakridge? If so, which spot?

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    I plan to be there both days.

    I hope everyone in Oregon and beyond who loves to ride Oakridge area singletrack will commit to being there on April 12/13. The Disciples of Dirt is an enthusiastic and active group of committed mountain bikers, but there are simply not enough DOD members to do all the trailwork that must be done.

    Everybody should step up.

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    Sticky?

    I'll be there both days.

    [enter pretentious guilt filled "get your arse out there and help" paragragh here]

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    I'm in. It will probably be just one day, but I'll do two days worth of CazLoco work in my one day.

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    Looks like a good weekend for me to come down from Portland. Saturday for sure. Work will owe me a day or two by then, so I'm feeling good about Sunday too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    Looks like a good weekend for me to come down from Portland. Saturday for sure. Work will owe me a day or two by then, so I'm feeling good about Sunday too.
    Bring your bike as well, you never know what might materalize after the trail work
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    Quote Originally Posted by General Coonskins
    Bring your bike as well, you never know what might materalize after the trail work
    Fer sure

    Actually might come down on Friday for a little pre-ride and recon. I'll probably camp near Sand Prairie.

    Don't think I can make it for BC, so this will have to suffice.

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    What?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
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    Don't think I can make it for BC, so this will have to suffice.
    WHAT?!?!

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    I'm good for Sunday. Between Saturday work hours, my daddy responsibilities, and my training runs for the Eugene Marathon (I think I have a 20-miler scheduled for that weekend), I'll be glad to get one day in. And I'll still be shirking some daddy responsibilities on Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    WHAT?!?!

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    Sorry, let me speak more clearly:

    I DON'T THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO BARBIE CAMP.

    I'm still scheming, but as it stands, I have to work on Sunday.

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    saw two forest workers tuesday clearing trees on eula ridege. said they had cleared from eula to goodman creek. lawler was getting really grown over from 58 to the 5840. clear some small downed trees mostly limbs. but clear. looking forward to work weekend.
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    It's time to get Oakridge back in shape. I'll be there!
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    Can't wait to get trails cleared and in ridin' condition. See y'all on Saturday a.m.

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    Hey, GC - I'm traveling that way on my way home to Alaska. Would love to stop by and help out. Can you post the address of the "Trailhead Cafe"? If I can find it - I'll be there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough
    Hey, GC - I'm traveling that way on my way home to Alaska. Would love to stop by and help out. Can you post the address of the "Trailhead Cafe"? If I can find it - I'll be there!

    Sourdough
    The actual name of the place is Trailhead Coffeehouse.
    47406 Highway 58
    Oakridge, OR 97463
    (541) 782-2223

    It's next to Les Schwab Tire Center on the south side of Hwy 58 just as you enter Oakridge from the west (ie: coming from I-5). Big lighted sign -- you can't miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    The actual name of the place is Trailhead Coffeehouse.
    47406 Highway 58
    Oakridge, OR 97463
    (541) 782-2223

    It's next to Les Schwab Tire Center on the south side of Hwy 58 just as you enter Oakridge from the west (ie: coming from I-5). Big lighted sign -- you can't miss it.

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    Well, Chester the Van took a crap on me last week so I've got to get him fixed (personally, I've already been fixed, but that's another story). I think Chester needs a new alternator and exhaust system, probably ~$400.

    Dang freakin' IT!

    So why am I whining about it here? Cuz I was planning on camping out in the palatial comfort of Chester's climate controlled cabin & king size bed for the whole trailwork weekend. That ain't gonna happen now.

    I hope to do the trailwork thing on Sunday. Saturday will be spend installing a new alternator in Chester instead of trailworking...

    Sometimes life just sucks, don't it.

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    I'm 100% for Saturday, and 50% for Sunday

    The weather is supposed to be in the high 60's, the sun will be shining,
    and we'll be clearing some sweet singletrack, so come out and join us.

    [SIZE="5"]9am at the beautiful Trailhead Cafe in downtown Oakridge.[/SIZE]
    Don't forget, MBO provides free beer to trail workers as thanks for our efforts, so don't miss out.
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    Looking forward to this Weekend!

    I'll be there for both days. Really like to get back up to Winberry - a little more clearing and we'll be able to get to Tire Mt. That means the backside loop - start at Winberry Tie trail up the back gravel road and down Alpine, Tire, Winberry to Tie is just a little ways from being doable.
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    PartyPartyParty

    I still will be there both days. Plan on camping too since the weather
    will be so nice. S'pose to be in the seventies both days and just
    dip below fitty at night.

    I assume the THC knows that some folks will be in town early for
    B-feast. Any plan for a group camp?

    Come on [lurkers], time to give a little. Let's pretty-up some
    singletrack.

    Boots, food, water, gloves and tools if you got them. Bring any tool
    you think will help. "Tennis shoes" will suck. Two pairs of gloves
    are better than one. Too much food and water ain't so bad either.
    Dogs are cool. Cats are worthless. I like chocolate. Plastic
    doughnuts are always a crowd pleaser. Bring a bike for post ride
    festivities but not if it is just going to distract you from doing
    hard work. Safety first. Beer second (thanks Randy). Sunscreen?

    Chris USFS Trail Steward (gotta throw those hats around when I can)
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    Camping. Where?

    (Mellow) Night ride?

    Bring yer lights. You never know.....

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    Carpool?

    I can drive, have room for 4. We will be back in Eugene by 5:30pm Saturday according to my wife.

    Meet at 8am at the LCC parking lot nearest 30th ave.

    Reply here, pm me, or call Nine1five-sixtynine51 so I know who to look for.
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    i'm in for sat. did some one say beer. will there be pbr or real beer.
    i have no tools but willing to work all day doing whatever needs to be done.

    jeff w
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    I second the camping question. I am heading up Saturday morning and have room for 3. Also I am bringing the dogs so if you want to bring yours there is room

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