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    Grand Ridge Work 5/18

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    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    Bump, rock has been delivered. Wall building is satisfying work.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    Re: Grand Ridge Work 5/18

    This is not as sexy as when we as a collective team converted slug slime into bomber waterproof trail the last 2.6 events at the clay pits and the clay corner.

    This event is the land manager's pet project based on his safety concern.

    At this moment there are 4-5 of us to move and place massive piles of rock.

    (I know where 30 of you are and you kids have fun)

    We could sure use a few good brothers and sisters to help if you are around town and have a few hours to contribute.
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    We'll miss you Len...

    You missed out on a LOT of hand sawyering last weekend. Just like you like it.

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    Thanks again for taking the lead on this Len, Dave and team!

    To all Grand Ridge riders, please stop by and lend a hand if you can. Work site is super easy to find:

    Grand Ridge Work 5/18-may18worksite.jpg

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    Re: Grand Ridge Work 5/18

    Art tells me he has enough people for this one. Sorry for the fire drill and I/we appreciate the support.

    Bob we had 29 people on Feb 16th and we missed you too. ;-)

    Pedals to the minerals everyone as there is daylight until almost 9pm on the trail!
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    Small crew got 2 walls and a few other things done. That's it until fall. We have plans to reroute the wet switch back up the hill.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    Results: Grand Ridge Work 5/18

    King county specifically asked us to do what we did today. The line into this short last part down are clearer and though it seems less technical if you go too fast and don't acknowledge our visual clues of 3 guide rocks below the wall you may find it suddenly acrobatic and note you will be going faster than you could before.

    Gregor of King County parks gets props for pre-staging the perfect amount of wall rock and crushed rock and working with us all day.

    Both walls are impressive especially Jim's lower wall extension. Take a look at it from the dirt road its tall and strong offering white contrast to the 10 years of moss on Pete Dewell's original wall.

    As always Arts bag of tricks included rock chisels, leadership, and solid execution.


    Michael helped us today and we recognized him as Mire's apprentice on our clay corner event in March. Its rare we witness this self motivation and on all things rock Michael "gets it".

    These guys were fun and full of energy until about 1pm. Rumour has it they spent the night out and had not been to bed yet. You go boys!


    Photos courtesy of Jim Neff.
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    Thanks for the report Len, I just sat down to write one. A few of the riders that came by did say that they had or seen some good crashes on the corner. Farther up it look as if a few people had gone off the trail.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    Great work guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len.Francies View Post
    Its rare we this self motivation and on all things rock Michael "gets it".
    A young master mason in making. Makes me smile...

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    Very awesome! Thanks all!

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