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    2019 Trail Work Goals

    I've been pretty lax on my physical trail work obligations the past couple of years. I need to spend more time this year on the working end of a McLeod. I have been faithful in donations to various trail work communities, I saw/remove downed trees when I see them, and I did manage to stick to my once a week litter patrol, picking up any trash I see on the trails, which I will continue.

    My goals:
    1. 100 hours of trail work for the year. Mainly with MBOSC.
    2. Learn more about trail design and engineering.
    3. Continue my once a week litter patrol ride.
    4. Continue my financial support of great organizations.

    What are your goals?

    What organizations are you involved with/planning to get involved with?

    This is a great place to start: Trail Academy – Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz

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    100hrs is ambitious, I'd be stoked to do half that. Last year I got 4 days in (2 MBoSC, 2 for Ukiah Valley Trails). My goal is simply to do "better". I've seen evidence of a lot of work at Waterdog where I frequently ride, but I'd like to get looped in on some of their work days. Somehow I feel my trimming back thistles and kicking out the odd drain doesn't cut it compared to the new bridges and flow line I've seen installed lately.

    6-7 formal Trailwork days minimum this year
    Opportunistic pruning/deadfall clearing (aka always carry/use pruners and pack saw)
    Donations to orgs that make a difference (whether I ride there or not)
    Letter writing, public hearing attendance and public comments when requested

    If I can do these seemingly simple things, I'll be content. If I can do more, I'll be thrilled.

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    My goal: Do trail work. Dont get caught. Because clearing a down tree with a folding hand saw on a midpen trail will surely result in a ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0bg View Post
    100hrs is ambitious, I'd be stoked to do half that. Last year I got 4 days in (2 MBoSC, 2 for Ukiah Valley Trails). My goal is simply to do "better". I've seen evidence of a lot of work at Waterdog where I frequently ride, but I'd like to get looped in on some of their work days. Somehow I feel my trimming back thistles and kicking out the odd drain doesn't cut it compared to the new bridges and flow line I've seen installed lately.

    6-7 formal Trailwork days minimum this year
    Opportunistic pruning/deadfall clearing (aka always carry/use pruners and pack saw)
    Donations to orgs that make a difference (whether I ride there or not)
    Letter writing, public hearing attendance and public comments when requested

    If I can do these seemingly simple things, I'll be content. If I can do more, I'll be thrilled.
    Yeah, that's one full day per month and I'm counting my other stuff towards trail work time. So about 100 hours per year.

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    Weather this weekend is looking very sketchy for the Demo Dig Day. Jan 5 has been moved to Jan 6 now.

    Dig Days – Jan 6, 2019 – Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz
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