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    Build Berms at Kettle this Saturday Am

    The longish down hill at the end of the roller coaster section is getting some re-routing that include three big berms. You may know this as broken finger hill or pelvis hill. It's the spot on the blue loop, after the Squirrel Loop at the end of all those high speed rollers.

    If you always wanted to come to a trail care event, this is your lucky day.....well tomorrow could be your lucky day. Meet at the muir lot at 8:30 tomorrow morning and all of your trail building dreams will come true.

    Building Better Berms since like a long time ago,

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    Ha--i just started a thread thanking all of you guys. I guess I should read the forums more carefully. lol Great work again!!!

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    I hit the new berms today. Awesome Job Guys.

    I was going to hit them again but I jumped on the back of a fast group of at least 6. We went up the connector, guy on a Surly KM w/Alterra jersey was having a bad day.

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4107222966/" title="Sunday Services by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/4107222966_29081dff83.jpg" width="472" height="500" alt="Sunday Services" /></a>
    an old fat guy riding 'said bermage'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4107222966/" title="Sunday Services by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/4107222966_29081dff83.jpg" width="472" height="500" alt="Sunday Services" /></a>
    an old fat guy riding 'said bermage'....
    How about a pic of someone actually using that beutiful berm!

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    Normbilt - Was there a GF Rig, White Vassago Jibber Jabber, SS Gunnar, and a Specialized double boinger in that group on Saturday?? We were out der on Saturday racing against sundown. We found our KM later too. Good times.

    I agree, the berms were great and much needed as the last routed section though there was taking a heavy beating. The only downfall is that I can't stop there and collect water bottles any more when I'm thirsty!!!

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    I went for a ride with Trailblazer Dave and some of the dirty dozen last night and we named this new re-routed section 'Bermuda'. Two, out of three, berms are finished, but we're gonna work on the last one this Saturday. We'll meet at the Muir lot and then drive to the Kissing Meadow and walk to Bermuda from there. You're all cordially invited to come and help out with the project. If the trails are open, we'll ride after the workday. Bring some blaze orange to wear over your riding gear. Gnome Gun Season is in full tilt.

    We talked a lot about trail names last night. All of the trails are getting names to go along with the color coding. The red trail will be getting changed to a new color too. The connector trail will get it's own name and each section of the trails will be getting it's own name and corresponding signage.

    Now before you all go crazy posting up suggestions for trail names here on the interwebs, let me say that the only way trail name suggestions will be entertained, is 'in-person' at trail care events, by the volunteers that help build our trails.

    So come on out and bend Dave's ear with your ideas about trail names, and help improve the trails!
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    Bigger Berm

    Looking at that pictue I think the first berm needs to be taller. But that is going to take alot more dirt and more people to help make it bigger

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    I'll agree with you Vinnie, and I think the incoming line needs to be adjusted 'just a little'. That tree keeps trying to hug me when I fly thru there!!

    That third berm that we will build this Saturday needs to be taller too!
    We're gonna need a LOT of Help!! Bring friends.

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    im hoping to make it out again this saturday....

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    Bethany and I'll be there this Saturday!

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    What time are you meeting?

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    [QUOTE=Picco-so]Normbilt - Was there a GF Rig, White Vassago Jibber Jabber, SS Gunnar, and a Specialized double boinger in that group on Saturday?? We were out der on Saturday racing against sundown. We found our KM later too. Good times.[QUOTE]

    Yep that sounds like the group

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    We meet at 8:30am in the Muir Parking Lot, have some Great conversations while we wait for the late-comers, and head out for the WorkArea at 9:00am (of course we load tools into the truck during this time as well).

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4141606397/" title="Bermuda Workday by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2427/4141606397_e2c68eb562.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Bermuda Workday" /></a>

    Dig'n in the dirt!

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    Update: The TrailWork Area was completed! There was a LOT of dirt and rock to move, but with twenty-plus Volunteers, WE got the job done. THANKS Crew!! Three berms HighLight this Trail Area called BERMuda, which is just past the Roller Coaster Trail Section. The first berm was increased in hight on this WorkDay as well! The three berms flow well and there is a couple of optional jumps in there as well! In Spring, we will return and 'adjust' whatever feels needed and add additional bermage at the top of the decent! Get out and Ride the New FUN the Crew put in! ....and THANK them when you see them!

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    very nice

    The berms are a great idea. Not only should the berms stop braking bumps from forming, they are a blast to roll through.

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    I just rode the trails today for the first time since last summer. As others have said you trail builders are awesome and the berms make that section a little bit easier but faster. I rode the blue, orange, white, and red. Lots of good things happening at the Kettles and thinking I like that new orange loop best. 80 degrees and sunny today was a good day to take off work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM1
    I just rode the trails today for the first time since last summer. As others have said you trail builders are awesome and the berms make that section a little bit easier but faster. I rode the blue, orange, white, and red. Lots of good things happening at the Kettles and thinking I like that new orange loop best. 80 degrees and sunny today was a good day to take off work.

    Damn.... you put down 20+ miles @ Muir on your first day out of the season



    You gotta ride the connector loop and kit up some climbs at Emma Carlin if you have that kind of leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM1
    the berms make that section a little bit easier but faster.
    If it's easier, you're not going fast enough

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