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    Good job!

    Bouncing Betty gets...

    ... roughed in with the quad, turning the soil to find lots of clay based good stuff for loamy traction. The placement of jumps have been selected, after much pre riding to find the perfect place for air! The machine and operator are all lined up and in the next few weeks BB will be on the way to completion!

    The pics show the location after the large tabletop, the elevation drops into a roller berm, then uphill with the quad being used to show the elevation drop near the rock quarry pond, it can be seen the actual drop is smooth and flowing.

    The following pics show Kirby checking out the huge skinny near Section One trials area!

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    Good job!

    The Green(easy) loop is done...

    ...except for marking it the day before the Christmas party/ride. Jimmy and I took the motos out and got it mapped in! Must say it is a good one with the start at the main parking lot then using the entrance road it wraps around the property with a very gradual climb and avoids the techy and big hill climb areas, by using logging roads and some singletrack.

    The main idea was also to give the first timer or beginner a sample of some of the HCGA single track trails, and this could be used as a Cyclo-X course too! It takes a tour through part of Itchy Tire, and using the top section of the new Bouncing Betty DH running across to a great descent down Fat Dog finishing back right at the main parking lot! Mileage will be between 1.5 to 2 miles, just a perfect distance for a warm up or beginner loop. It's pretty easy as Jimmy rode his scooter on it and had no problems!

    The bon fire is stoked up and the ghetto barrels are ready but with the weather forecast I doubt we will need them.

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    Great work guys!

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    I should have Thursday off. I have some white ribbon we can use for marking the green loop. If anyone is in the mood to hangout on Thursday or get some stuff ready just come on by, I should be there.

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    Good job!

    Just add...

    ... 2 Trail building maniacs, 2 Chain saws, Leaf blowers, clippers, mini saws, 1 Quad, a Nissan Frontier, Wackers with string and saw heads and...

    ... Dirt Rag trail gets "2" new sections done in "1" day

    The "Trail between the Ridges" is complete, a flowing DH bounded on both sides by flowing climbs that will keep your heart rate way up there! This is a major long section completed and ready to ride all in time for the Christmas party ride!

    The 2nd ridge climb yet unnamed is very scenic with the trail winding its way along the moss covered exposed rock ridge.

    Our two fav guard dogs, Pup and Ebony(no sight of Drop Kick Murphy... LOL)were in the usual location doing their jobs!

    Ride da Dirt Rag Trail
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Map of directions from Moon Lake to HCGA
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    Good job!

    Ahhhh...

    ...50 degrees January 8th led to more work on Dirt Rag trails next section. This next section is highlighted by all flowing downhill with rock plates to ride over! 50 percent complete today!

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    2012 in gear!

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    Good job!

    Something is happening...

    ...the construction of the next segment of the Dirt Rag trail is progressing! Making DR about 75 percent finished, Yahoo!

    This section provides the rider with a downhill flow highlighted by HCGA's famous "Green" rock outcrops that come in great large, flat topped sizes perfect for riding over and off of! Look for a few tricky traps in this new section that will tune your skills.

    Doesn't look like much in da pics, but you know it will be fun once done...

    Ride da Rocks...
    ... all 3 of them... LOL
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    Good job!

    Scott, Fat Dog, and myself...

    ....hit the trail today to finish off the newest section of Dirt Rag Trail. We cleaned up loose stuff, and made a few challenge areas to enjoy. The ground is loosening up, and leaves are moving off quiet nice. From the top of the Well house this section is basically all downhill, with flowing sections that wind up and down into and out of flow, great for pump driven maneuvers.

    The upper run basic flow, entering half way, the "Enchanted Tree" awaits 2 super crazy lines to be built, that will have the rider going up and over an elbow shaped tree 10 feet up. Line one will be the first built and straight forward you'll either do it or you won't, short up long steep down. Line 2 will be more involved and has yet to be decide how much work we want to put into it!... LOL(no pics yet)

    Next challenge lies near the end, "Huey Tree" stepped uphill rock ledges. Multiple lines exist, no real run at it, just have to go for it, end up being a dirty ride to get it, this will be another one prolly nobody gets this side of Jay Gregorowicz! You can see the steepness where Scott is standing. Even the pics show the steepness and difficulty, so in person much harder!

    Last is the "Stump Rock", pretty straight forward, up, over, off, left turn, out... Designed coming down but the other pics shows a much more difficult line going up, really off axis and apex! It is designed to have two completely different lines depending on direction!

    Fat Dog, sums up the day with a good rest in the back of the truck for the ride out!

    Next up on the work list, the "Twins" section of DR, a dual of death between trails... Stay tuned

    Ride da Rocks...
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    Good job!

    No responses here...

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    Is that the trail we rode on the last invite that was just being made?
    I kind of remember the beginings of that section off to the right, looks to be quite the challenge!
    You guys sure put in a lot of time and hard work making these awesome trails and it's greatly appreciated.
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    Looking good

    Lee, Nice job man..i hope to get an invite to ride soon. Also would be willing to assist with any type of maint. Just ask. +1 to you for being so dedicated.
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    Good job!

    Thanks guys, and yes that is the section we rode before it was cleared...

    ...what a difference it makes, and cr500 has offered more land to use for the DR trail, thus making it twice as long as it is now and using a totally different area of the land, but since the Pasta rides start next Friday we have decided to shortcut out and reconnect since thew DR was going away from the MTB trail system! The trail already cut will still be DR just added a bit sooner...

    ...now with that total confusion explained... LOL

    Ride da Rocks...
    ...we take you back to riding!

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    Looks great lee can't wait to check out the new sections of trails

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    Good job!

    Super day with lots done...

    ...first off picking up drain pipes!
    If anyone can lend a hand

    Then it was wood time at the mill, followed by mass trail building, MTB and Moto trails were put to dirt...

    ...Moto got another loop with neat rock features much like the MTB trails, MTB got the finish of Dirt Rag trail just in time for the upcoming Friday Night Pasta Rides starting this Friday night.

    Our usual 4 legged friends are always present, Ebony smiling,(pic 2) and Bear Cub(pic 7, 8, 9) gathering wood from the pond, Fat Dog, Pretty Paws, Dozer, and Pup were there also...

    Ride da Rocks...
    ...MTB or Moto
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    Good job!

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    Got Wood?
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    Lee and I were out last night and did a bit of work. The new old section got some tune-ups and there is a line that will just taco a wheel if it you try it and drop a wheel... Then we went over the the squeezer/birth canal area on Hell Froze over and put in the alternate lines we have been talking about. There is now a C-section line, D, E, F, G and JJ line. Some of those lines are not for the weak at heart so after dropping off the slab rock stop at the gasline and give the section a look for new lines there are plenty.

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    Good job!

    So here's the views...

    ...much better in person!

    You say the Birth Canal isn't for you, the try a C-Section

    The leaf blower is in the pics for comparison...

    Even Fat Dog looks scared!

    Ride da BIG SCARY Rocks...
    ...HELL FROZE OVER
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    Man you guys put an incredible amount of work and thought into making the trails, really incredible.
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    Good job!

    That's why I get paid the big bucks...

    ...LMAO

    Actually from designing and laying out moto trials events I always look to challenge the rider and not just run them through crap with no line sight. Anyone can layout a "hey just go for it" type of trail, but finding the apex traps makes it fun and challenging, well you know what I mean you have competed in moto trials! It's always the small root or rock that gets the dab out of ya!

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    You sure make the rider think about line choice thats for sure!
    A lot of times especially in the corners I'm thinking where I need to put the front tire so the rear tire rolls through clean, very challenging.
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    Good job!

    New trail...

    ...named "Kirby"

    Lots o Rocks, and big ups, downs, arounds in the process, added lots of locker for traction! This will be an alternate to the first climb joining Fat Dog near the middle at the Terminus intersection, as the lower trail quadrant comes full circle, with Fat Dog, Kirby, SOB, SOB Woody, Itchy Tire a mini fun loop with lots of tech has developed.

    Will also make for great Moto trials sections for the up coming Moto trials event this summer!

    Hunlocks Rocks...
    ...ride them if you can?
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    WOW!
    Thats some big rocks!
    Looks very challenging indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkad View Post
    Lee, Nice job man..i hope to get an invite to ride soon. Also would be willing to assist with any type of maint. Just ask. +1 to you for being so dedicated.
    You know your always invited, hope ya can hit a Friday night pasta ride soon!

    Really a great crew of guys at HCGA! Lots of fun to go round!

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