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    Trail Maintenance Passion Thread

    Our sport is all about riding, wrenching and maintaining the trails we love. Let's get a good thread going that's dedicated to trail maintenance! Post em' up!
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    Yes!!! Trail maintenance! I love it, especially when they let me use the chainsaw!


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    We were out there yesterday fixing water erosion.
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    No moss...

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    Nice lookin' trail crew Jeff! Looks local, are you in New England?

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    Lots of trailwork! I spend upwards of 60 hours a year working on trails.





















    I could keep going, but I'll stop.

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    Fall raking...




    Plus Rep for all who posted pics!
    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
    Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street .

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    Quote Originally Posted by screampint View Post
    Lots of trailwork! I spend upwards of 60 hours a year working on trails.



    Do you have pics of the bob trailer set up without tools in it? Just the racks?

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    I'd like to join NIMBA, Norther Indiana's branch of the MBA, to help with trail maintenance and building. There is a new trail being built near me, so to help build it would be awesome. I dunno if I'd wanna spend all my free time on that. Or do these organizations not really spend days at a time working on trails?
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    screampint, is that last desert pic of the latest trail at Bookcliffs? If so, that is one sweet trail. If not, it is still one sweet trail.

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    been taking my lunch breaks to do a little trail maintenance... almost have a rideable loop again after hurricane irene...

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    I would post some, but it appears my backside (the more photogenic side) is in multiples of your pics. Are you coming out to 18rd with us next weekend, or are you going to find some lame excuse like guiding to get out of it?
    I need to ride moooore

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSumner13 View Post
    Nice lookin' trail crew Jeff! Looks local, are you in New England?
    Just north of Pittsburgh. I always thing New England pics look like here
    No moss...

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    I'll be out there.... Unless I get a client.

    I believe David has been signed up as a crew leader.

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    Yep! It still needs a bit of work, but it's open and rideable.

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    Trail building.

    One of our local trails was destroyed in a tornado in 2008 and we are still rebuilding it.








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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1911 View Post
    I need one of those!
    Quote Originally Posted by William Blake
    Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street .

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    Always sad when all that hard work goes away. Found this video about it. Not my video btw. Pretty sure it fits into this thread somehow. Nice pictures from everyone, keep up the hard work!

    Builders V. Loggers from Andy Tran on Vimeo.

    Yip yip yip nope nope nope

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    Trail building machine

    This is what I use to build trails
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    Here's one from our last workday. Major erosion from T.S. Lee closed a trail and made an intersection dangerous. We made the intersection safe again and put in additional drainage to prevent further damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au View Post
    Do you have pics of the bob trailer set up without tools in it? Just the racks?
    Here's ours with just a few tools in it.


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    Much like the one we use, but it has metal instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diggingtrail View Post
    Here's ours with just a few tools in it.
    Thanks mate. That's similar to mine, but I'm always on the lookout for ideas.

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    I went out and did some trail maintenance today by myself. Nothing major just cleared some debris from the trail and blew the leaves off. At least you can see the trail now. I guess every little bit helps.

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    Although I do not do the serious trail work that some of you do (great work on some beautiful looking trials), in addition to volunteering my own time to maintain trails, I introduce student riders to maintaining the public trails behind our school as well as on state owned land around our area.
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    trail work continues

    I know this threads been dead for a while but school's started up again so I'm back at it, getting the students out on their bikes and introducing them to volunteer trail work. "Many hands make light work", as the saying goes.

    I'm also hoping that some of you will post pictures of bridges you've constructed seeing as I am in the process of getting permission to construct a bridge over a river. I know the town officials will ask to see what type of bridge I will want to construct so I need to see what options are out there. I have already contacted local NEMBA representatives and they are interested in helping but I as I've already stated, I want to see what bridge options are out there.

    Thanks in advance for any photos or advice.
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