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    Tokul West trails update.

    Today, I was able to clear out(brush & blower) the Pink trails(Pink Ribbon, bypass, Beaver, & bump line). They should be great tomorrow and this weekend.

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    In just the three hours or so between Mike's ride this morning and mine at noon, the loggers from the Tokul Timber LLC (TTLLC) ran a track-hoe along the SE corner of their property where it abuts the Hancock and Scott Oki properties. This is where Bobsled enters the TTLLC property briefly before turning back to the east and heads up the hill on Hancock property. They pretty much obliterated part of the trail, knocked trees down across it, and felled a tree on the trail going up the hill.

    Slop is out there taking some pictures and will probably post them.

    Best to avoid it for now unless you want to work on trail tread and cutting up trees.
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    Tokul West trails update.

    Slop and I plus a couple other locals rode the Tokul West trails this morning as a rolling work party. Several key notes.
    1. We took down the trails signs for the Upper Outback to BonBon area as requested by Hancock. They are prepping to log that area as previously noted. Evergreen will provide an official statement in the next couple days.
    2. Several blow downs of chainsaw size were Found today.
    There are blowdowns on;
    -Pink Ribbon near the bottom.
    -Pink Ribbon bypass.
    -Outback near the bottom.
    -North side of creek crossing between Outback and Middle.
    Slop and I are coordinating with the Evergreen loggers to drive them in and help remove these. Please let us know if you come across any other blowdowns in the Tokul woods so we can tackle them in one day.
    Lots of new small derailleur busting sticks and wind debris on the trails that will get cleaned up soon.

    3. Slop and I also scouted a reroute for Bobsled that'll keep the trail on Hancock property.

    Cheers,
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    Good to know.
    Wished I could have made it. Not in the cards yet. hope to get out to Moss Lake and CV this week for post storm recon as well though.

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    Borneo...take care of your body so you ride more later. We'll also want some input from you first built BobSled.

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    Mike,

    I will be heading up there today to help clean up. Does Evergreen have to do the cutting or could I do it myself. I have a smaller packable saw that I could go take care of the blow downs. I understand if this is not okay, and will wait for your approval or disapproval. I should be up there around noon today to help clear up some of the brush. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Also Could you send me a Slops name so I could contact him about maybe helping out with his trail.

    Thank You,

    Matt

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    Tokul West trails update.

    Sorry I missed you up there Matt.

    Len and I got the known blowdowns taken care this morning by about 10. I went back up and took the blower back to Pink trails.

    Hopefully, working on Beaver Pond later this week. Maybe Wed or Fri morning.

    Cheers,
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    No worries mike. I went and road a little bit today. Your work and time is much appreciated. The trails are looking amazing, except for the horse prints. I saw that they are building a new logging road at the end of what I believe Swamp Thing. There was a guy with a big track hoe in there unfortunately.

    PM or call me if you guys do decide to do some work. I am available to put in some time those days.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWLIFE View Post
    No worries mike. I went and road a little bit today. Your work and time is much appreciated. The trails are looking amazing, except for the horse prints. I saw that they are building a new logging road at the end of what I believe Swamp Thing. There was a guy with a big track hoe in there unfortunately.

    PM or call me if you guys do decide to do some work. I am available to put in some time those days.

    Thanks,

    Matt
    The trail that was being cleared is partly old road bed and is known as Bon Bon. It is also used as the connector between east and west, with Golden Spike. The road/trail being cleared and revamped is the one that accesses the top of Upper Outback and Mousetrap down to Bon Bon.

    Were you in the group of three guys I kept running into this afternoon?
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    Pm sent your way.
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    Tokul West trails update.

    I was able to get out and brush & blow Middle and PoopyD today. I'll be back to clear drains when we get some rain.
    Also...wanted to update you all about the bottom of BobSled being rerouted. Slop has headed up several work parties and great progress has been made. Most of it is completed but is still rough in places. Trail signs have been moved to show the new entrance and the trail can be ridden up but is ripping fast going DH.

    We even got Glenn out there this last Sunday to enjoy some Tokul West trails. Loads of MTB folk out there too enjoying the dry sunny day.

    Cheers,
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    Schweet. Hope to get back up to lower BS this long weekend...

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    The Tuesday crew is riding tonight. I plan on going in early and taking care of Bypass, Pink Beaver, Pink Ribbon and Small Fries. If I have time I will also try and get Curly Fries. I think th jump line was done a few weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDeanXC View Post
    The Tuesday crew is riding tonight. I plan on going in early and taking care of Bypass, Pink Beaver, Pink Ribbon and Small Fries. If I have time I will also try and get Curly Fries. I think th jump line was done a few weeks ago.

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    The Pink * trails are all in pretty good shape, except maybe some drain clearing where the usual puddles happen and fill with slippery goo on Pink Ribbon Bypass. Small Fryes could definitely use a clearing of the tread. Where is Curly Fries? I am not familiar with that name.
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    Uncle Dean, make a point of dropping or climbing BS and let us know what you think. Also, you may see some activity East of Small fries in the near future....

    I think the new name I've heard for the "bump line" is "Tokyo Drift". It will be getting more love soon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDeanXC View Post
    The Tuesday crew is riding tonight. I plan on going in early and taking care of Bypass, Pink Beaver, Pink Ribbon and Small Fries. If I have time I will also try and get Curly Fries. I think th jump line was done a few weeks ago.

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    At the very top of what I know as the Pink Ribbon section, there is a short trail through the trees with lots of short steep ups and downs and tight turns I came across last summer. It's in the flat section not long before you start the downhill part. Is that curly fries or small fries or?

    The east end of the trail I'm thinking of comes out on a forest road. Exit the trail going east, turn right, and shortly there is a left turn that is a fun little trail. Sadly, it ends at a gated fence with a keep out sign (or similar sentiment), but it was fun what there was to ride. Seems like continuing east from there would go out into the logged area and maybe eventually could wind around over to the road that goes to the bottom of steak house, or maybe up to the top of moonraker. Just a thought. That whole section looks to my eyes to be good riding terrain.

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    You must have been talking to Dean because he was asking me the exact same thing yesterday. Yeah, you can go that way but it will be a lot of work to cut out that road section up top. And, it's fairly flat up there. Not real good drainage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotus View Post
    At the very top of what I know as the Pink Ribbon section, there is a short trail through the trees with lots of short steep ups and downs and tight turns I came across last summer. It's in the flat section not long before you start the downhill part. Is that curly fries or small fries or?
    I think you came across Small Fries. It parallels the road heading north from the top of Pink Ribbon by going up over the hump. There is a name sign at each end now. I know the northern end has the sign embedded a bit far off of the road but the southern one near the top of Pink Ribbon should be pretty easily visible as you look up the trail from the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRSpalding View Post
    I think you came across Small Fries. It parallels the road heading north from the top of Pink Ribbon by going up over the hump. There is a name sign at each end now. I know the northern end has the sign embedded a bit far off of the road but the southern one near the top of Pink Ribbon should be pretty easily visible as you look up the trail from the road.
    Yes I think that's it. Going east to west, there is one section where you've gotta short steep climb with a hard left turn over a big root at the top then immediate down and back up a steep section to a hard right turn at the top. That section kicks my ass more often than not.

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    Yeah, I guess the trail goes more W-E rather than S-N. Going from the W to the E is far easier than going the other direction. That is why I have them labeled in Strava as "Small Fryes - The Easy Way" vs. "Small Fryes - The Hard Way".
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    Small Fries and Curly Fries got some love last night. (Curly Fries is the section that heads south off of Small Fries towards the start of Kamikaze.) And yes, I hope to connect that across the flats back toward the clearing and Steak House etc. It will be much slower going that the other Fries trails.

    Also rode the new BS. Thanks to all who redid it. Very DHish. Can't wait till it is packed. Good job to all that worked it.

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    The Pink Ribbon Jump lines also have signs posted. The upper is signed Pink Ribbon JL and Jerry Springer is the lower. Tokyo Drift is the new reroute about half way down PRJL?

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    Jerry Springer is a rebuilt version of the Pink Ribbon exit to the SVT, but it is quite a lot different so it got a different name this time, more fitting with how it rides. It's more "springy" now.
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    Slop advised me that TD is the old Dirt Corps PR extension.... Below, to the SVT and not Jerry...

    Good to have confusion over too many trails versus having to discuss only just one....

    Slop and I will be up on Lower Bobsled tomorrow morning working on a good excuse for a second helping of turkey. If anyone else can get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDeanXC View Post
    Small Fries and Curly Fries got some love last night. (Curly Fries is the section that heads south off of Small Fries towards the start of Kamikaze.) And yes, I hope to connect that across the flats back toward the clearing and Steak House etc. It will be much slower going that the other Fries trails.
    Ahh, thanks. It will be the Kamikaze Konnector!
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