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    It's how I got my nickname. The kids would go riding one day and find a brand new trail that wasn't there the day before. One of them said "It must be Ninjas building these trails"
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    Everywhere needs a trail ninja

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    Man, I almost asked this yesterday, but I'm going to today. What's that red thing? Looks like some sort of psychotic fire ant from hell.

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    Yeah, how big is that thing? The biggest ant we have here is maybe 3/4" long.
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    He's about 25cm (10 inches)

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    Cool!! I need a few for our trails to scare a few peeps..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    He's about 25cm (10 inches)
    Dude, I bet it hurts when they bite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Happy trail building to you!!

    Sounds you're getting some work done and you're right on the Stihl running better in the cooler weather. My saws did a lot of work in Northern Illinois before moving down here and they aren't too happy in the heat...
    Yeah, I've learned that trail building is addictive, especially with free reign so the work goes easy and thanks for validating my thoughts with the chainsaw

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    I know Australia has a reputation for nasty crawlies, but he's made of metal guys

    However, 10m from him I was bitten by a 2cm red ant and my arm swelled up for a week. That's why he's there - to scare the s#!^ out of the mongrel that bit me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    I know Australia has a reputation for nasty crawlies, but he's made of metal guys

    However, 10m from him I was bitten by a 2cm red ant and my arm swelled up for a week. That's why he's there - to scare the s#!^ out of the mongrel that bit me!
    Now that's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridnparadise View Post
    I know Australia has a reputation for nasty crawlies, but he's made of metal guys

    However, 10m from him I was bitten by a 2cm red ant and my arm swelled up for a week. That's why he's there - to scare the s#!^ out of the mongrel that bit me!
    Bravo!

    We were thoroughly taken.
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    Here are a few pics of the work I am doing. The last is a pic of one of the critters that hangs out in our trees, not metal, but still keeps ya' on your toes

    Happy diggin' folks!
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    ^ Soft kitty, warm kitty Little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty Purr purr purr...
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    All you have to do is call them: Here kitty kitty kitty.... You know you're safe then, because no cat ever comes when it's called.

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    That is a big kitty.

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    Kiity looks positively pissed off.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Kiity looks positively pissed off.....
    haha! It was! Our husky treed it. The cat looks full too or else it may have been a different story...

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    Here's a few more pics( it's 6 degrees so I'm not building today)

    The first shows the little rock gap from the top into the left bermed sweeper.

    The second better shows the log transition. They are braced into the rocks on the far end and the long log that is closer, which is wedged between two large rocks on either end. All the logs are all rebar'd in and now a fixture of the mountainside.

    The last is a steepish, kinda rocky switchback that I scraped in before the snow...rides okay currently but want to try and make it flow a little more while retaining the technical feel, not really sure what to change. May log in the outside edge of the corner with small diameter logs to provide something to push against while cornering...

    Hope y'all are gettin' some good buildin' in!
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    Dang Dude, good for your dog on the kitty issue...
    Looks like you're doing a great job on your trail there, although 6 degrees is a bit on the cool side to do any work...
    As for us, we are adding a 1/4 mile of trail using a Toro Dingo and it is working well so far as it is our first time using one.
    I must say that 82 F is way too fricking hot this time of the year for us too btw..
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Dang Dude, good for your dog on the kitty issue...
    Looks like you're doing a great job on your trail there, although 6 degrees is a bit on the cool side to do any work...
    As for us, we are adding a 1/4 mile of trail using a Toro Dingo and it is working well so far as it is our first time using one.
    I must say that 82 F is way too fricking hot this time of the year for us too btw..
    Thanks Oscar

    I've never used a Toro Dingo either, you have any pics of the trail addition/build process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn.skratch View Post
    Thanks Oscar

    I've never used a Toro Dingo either, you have any pics of the trail addition/build process?
    Yes we have pics on our FB page as we had a massive turnout yesterday!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Just click on the album and you'll see more of what we have build and how we do it. In Florida we have to build our own hills and so we need tons of fill. Last year we added 500 tons of lime rock to the trails and this year we expect to get 700 tons going, IF all the races bring us the $$ we need to do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Yes we have pics on our FB page as we had a massive turnout yesterday!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Just click on the album and you'll see more of what we have build and how we do it. In Florida we have to build our own hills and so we need tons of fill. Last year we added 500 tons of lime rock to the trails and this year we expect to get 700 tons going, IF all the races bring us the $$ we need to do this.
    Very Cool Oscar! Looks like a rad area! That's a lot to move around, good thing ya got the Dingo, that thing looks like it get's it done

    Your trails look fun, well constructed and flowy, and with some jump areas

    Is that area the TOE or like it?

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    TOE?? Sorry don't know that abbreviation.
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    I may have the name wrong. A buddy of mine grew up riding in Florida. He was always talking about a riding area they frequented called the TOE. I guess it's an acronym for Trail Of Experience. Your pics reminded of me of the pics he showed me.

    At any rate, you guys have some good things goin' on there

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    Thanks!!
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