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    DuPont- SORBA work weekend- July 10-12

    Folks,

    Time for another weekend filled with fun at DuPont State Forest. The workday is scheduled for Sat. July 11. Free camping in the heart of DSF is available for Fri. and Sat. nights.

    We will meet at 9:30 on Sat. for the work project at the Corn Mill Shoals parking area. Folks not camping out are welcomed and can meet the camping crew then.

    More details will be posted this week. Have not confimed the work project as of yet, but am wanting to do more road to trail conversion on Pine Tree Trail. This process was started back in March as a workshop that was part of the PTBA Conference:
    http://www.trailbuilders.org/confere...adToTrail.html

    I need a decent head count of folks planning to work, so please post here if you plan to come. That is very helpful in planning the right amount of work and also tool needs for the project.

    As a Sat. night special treat, I will do a slide show on riding in Scotland and Wales. This will happen at dark thirty and be in the barn. Forestry Commission UK is probably doing a better job of trail management for mountain bikes than anywhere I have ever been (and I have been around the block a time or two).

    Woody

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    Woody--
    I plan to be there for the work session, but will probably commute rather than camp. I can bring chainsaw and safety gear if needed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailZen
    Woody--
    I plan to be there for the work session, but will probably commute rather than camp. I can bring chainsaw and safety gear if needed...
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    There will be a few white pine trees that need irradiation..... Seriously, not a lot of chain saw work but there will be a little. Will try to keep you out of the hot as hell safety chaps most of the day.

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    Woody- I'm planning on being there for the workday. Not sure about camping.

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    Playing Editor Again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman
    There will be a few white pine trees that need irradiation..... Seriously, not a lot of chain saw work but there will be a little. Will try to keep you out of the hot as hell safety chaps most of the day.

    W.
    My Stihl is not capable of white pine irradiation. White pine eradication, however, is within its scope of work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailZen
    My Stihl is not capable of white pine irradiation. White pine eradication, however, is within its scope of work...
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    That is why I pay you the big bucks........

    Not only to you have to edit my trail plans, you monitor my postings on the internets.

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    Woody- Myself and the other members of Asheville BOMB will be looking forward to working with you all again. As before we have a Saturday 10am ride at Bent Creek so we won't be there til the afternoon.
    God Speed, Mark

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    Mark,

    It will be great to have some of you come out after your group ride. We are working on the same trail as last time (Pine Tree) but a bit further out. Working on the section that is road doing a road to trail conversion on it, this will help manage water better and make it more fun to ride. You could ride in from either direction to find us. See you soon.

    Woody

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    I"m in for work. Will camp friday and saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger275
    I"m in for work. Will camp friday and saturday.

    As always, it will be great to have you.

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    I have not heard from very many folks about wanting to camp out for the weekend. If you are planning to do that, let me know ASAP. If I don't get more responses, I will pull the plug on camping as it is a lot of extra work for me to set that up (ordering a porta-john, special use permit from the forest, opening the barn and turning on the hot water, etc). If there is a decent group, then by all means it makes sense. But if only a few, just not worth the trouble.

    I will make a final call on that Thur late or early AM on Friday and post here. Will also post the gate combo for Connservation road to let yourselves in if the camping is a go.

    Work project is a go either way. Bring water, snacks and lunch, glasses, sun screen if you are prone to burning, good footwear, workgloves, all the normal stuff. Meet at Corn Mill Shoals parking area (on Cascade Lake Rd) at 9:30 Sat. We will ride into (or walk) the work project from there. Work will be road to trail conversion on Pine Tree Trail.

    Woody

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    Woody, Thanks for setting this trailwork day up. I will be there on Saturday (on time even)! I will not be camping though. Pine Tree is turning out really well. I hope you are going to teach us about a road to trail conversion and not just make us sweat!

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    You can count on some education, thanks for asking for such. I hope this cool weather we are having now stays for our work. I was just in Louisville KY for the past 2 weeks (I fly back on Sunday) and it was hot as hell there, I am loving the weather here.

    See you Sat. Don't forget to bring the tools you need to put the track back on the machine. I know how you love to throw tracks off machines.

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    I will come out to work Saturday, but don't plan on camping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike
    I will come out to work Saturday, but don't plan on camping.

    Awesome, it will be great to have you.

    Camping is looking like it is not likely to happen, unless I get 4 or more folks speaking up in the next 24hrs.

    See you Sat.

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    looking forward to working with you all! see ya all saturday.
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    Folks,

    Looks like we will have a good turn out for the work project on Sat, weather looks perfect.

    Only a few were interested in camping, so I am pulling the plug on that option as it just is not worth the extra trouble for that low number. Sorry to those who were looking forward to the camp out, maybe we can get enough for Aug. 7-9.

    Thanks in advance to those planning to come out and work. We are meeting @ 9:30 and will ride in (or walk) to our project site on Pine Tree. We plan to wrap up at 3 or so, leaving plenty of time for a ride in the afternoon.

    Woody

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    Sorry to those who were looking forward to the camp out



    The old "bait & switch"... I was hoping to take in the night sky at The Barn this weekend. Oh well, earth on my boots is always a good thing too. May be bringing another person.
    Now you're cast of steel and cast aside. Broken dreams maybe, but you haven't died

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    I have a t-ball game in the am in Greenville. I will be there afterwards. Maybe I'll bring the kid. He likes rocks and sticks and dirt. He will ask lots of questions though. 6 yr olds haave lots of questions!

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    I may not make it tomorrow. I got stung on the hand by a yellow jacket tonight. It hurts like mad. Have to see what it feels like in the morning.
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    yellow jackets stink I got stung by one twice and it about caused me to wreck I feel you pain

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    Rode Pine Tree Today...

    Rode Pine Tree today and while it really needs some rain to help with tread compaction, yesterday's work is yet another great addition to this trail segment! Saw several other volunteers from yesterday's session out there, too--hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

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    Great work all

    Thanks for all of the hard work yesterday.I can't believe how much we accomplished. Nice work!
    Should you do more trail work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailZen
    Rode Pine Tree today and while it really needs some rain to help with tread compaction, yesterday's work is yet another great addition to this trail segment! Saw several other volunteers from yesterday's session out there, too--hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

    TZ
    I got to ride a plane to KY today instead of riding my bike on Pine Tree. It was the usual, long delays due to various reasons. Look forward to riding the new work when I return from my work here.

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    Thanks to all that showed up to help. I rode it and loved it. Everybody needs to thank Woody for this volunteered/donated road to trail conversion. Another gem added to Dupont. I believe the trailwork date in August will finish Pine Tree up.

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    It was great to see all the people that came out to work on Saturday. Thanks to Woody for putting together the workday and bringing all the tools to get so much accomplished. For those who have not been to a workday it is a lot of fun and you get to meet some great people. Look forward to the August workday to finish Pine Tree.

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    Thank you!

    A huge thanks goes out to all who showed up for our last workday in DSF, we had a total of 30 mountain bikers who helped. DSF Forest Supervisor David Brown showed up late to work with us for a while and very impressed with both the quantity and quality of our work.

    I have ridden this road to trail conversion work a time or two since we worked on Pine Tree and it is much more fun (and more sustainable). One more day and we should have this trail completed with the planned work.

    I have started a new thread for info on the upcoming SORBA work weekend Aug. 7-9 and you will find that here: http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=541109

    Thanks again to all who came out and worked.

    Woody

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    Photos from the workday can be found here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/traildyn...NfV47yAksboTg#

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