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    mtnjam
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    sand trap improvement?

    Anyone have any suggestions that would improve the tread and decrease the erosion potential of some of the sand traps on our local trails. One specific spot comes to mind, but I'm not sure of the legality of doing something to the trail to improve the tread and decrease the sand bogging.

    Some ideas I came up with;

    bentonite + sand = potential gooey gumbo on the tires and RUTS

    Limestone + sand = potential, but lots of work and heavy

    Rock armouring + sand = OK, but the rocks/cobbles eventually will get covered with more sand or sink

    Any other ideas from the trailbuilders/engineers other than leaning back and surfing through the sand?

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    I just wait and ride the sandy trails after a good rain...

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    Yep....or run a high volume, 2.3 or larger tire....

    Sand happens.
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    Don't worry, be happy!
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    improve drainage to minimize erosion?

    (hey, we get it here too)

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    Weight back and no front brake is the solution for sand.
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    dog poo is a great stabilizer.

    needs a combination of rolling and kneeding, and some drying...and it's rock solid.

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    dog poop try horse poop its every wear
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    Grits. And beer.

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    And then there was the Halloween that the Earthpig dressed up as a Peccary and got a little out of hand...
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    herd up all of the cats in the north end and deposit in desired sandy areas.

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