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    'That tree' on Boyd Branch

    Wasn't so long ago you could ride under it, then you had to lean a bit, last time getting all the way left and ducking to the bars got by it, today, it was the Frog March.

    Such an easy-going, short trail shouldn't have a dismount, should it? What could they do to me if I brought a saw?

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    Can it be tackled with a handsaw? Unless you are a certified sawyer through the USFS please do not attempt this with a chainsaw. I hear the USFS punishment is worse than death. Rumors of bamboo under the finger nails type stuff.

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    That thing is about 2-3 feet around. I would pay good money to see someone cut it with a hand saw.
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    If you "require" help on the "wrong" side of the log the Fire and Rescue guys may come and remove it the next day like they did on Green's Lick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike
    That thing is about 2-3 feet around. I would pay good money to see someone cut it with a hand saw.
    Hand saws are todays Black&White TVs.

    It's not that big, maybe 8" diameter. My laser-cut Piranha toolbox saw would go thru it in no time.
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    I'll take care of it.

    My ankle and leg should be healed in the next couple of months so, if you all can be patient, I'll perform my next selfless act on Boyd Branch....just like I did on GL about 6 weeks ago (yep, that was me). Clearly, I'm more concerned about the collective interests, safety, and convenience of others than a mere ride and, without hesitation, I'll take one for the team....although it is kind of freaky being able to feel bolt heads under ones skin. It's tough being so saintly and good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike
    That thing is about 2-3 feet around. I would pay good money to see someone cut it with a hand saw.
    how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjanes
    how much?
    Really!!!

    I'll be there Saturday morning, Mikeridesabike, bring money. No, good money!
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    You got bolts? I got bolts and a big t-plate too. I don't know your situation, but there's a lot of nice low cost slip-on knee/leg protectors out there. They are usually listed in the soccer categories. I have to wear mine sideways, so standard leg guards won't work.

    Hope you heal up well and keep "bike active".
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    I rode boyd branch today and did not encounter any blockages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    I rode boyd branch today and did not encounter any blockages

    I was wondering if they weren't referring to the tree on the lower section of Explorer loop, close to the Rhododendron tunnel? That tree has steadily settled lower and lower since last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snototter
    I was wondering if they weren't referring to the tree on the lower section of Explorer loop, close to the Rhododendron tunnel? That tree has steadily settled lower and lower since last year.
    Boyd Branch, 665 on your trail map, runs from Bent Creek Rd up to the Forest Service Rd formerly known as Sidehill. It's on the North Side; Explorers on the South. Shouldn't be any confoosion there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 450VoltsDC
    Boyd Branch, 665 on your trail map, runs from Bent Creek Rd up to the Forest Service Rd formerly known as Sidehill. It's on the North Side; Explorers on the South. Shouldn't be any confoosion there.

    Yup you are correct. Maida commented there was no tree blocking the trail when he rode Boyd Branch yesterday so we are trying to pinpoint where you are referring to the blockage. May have been taken care of already. If not we know folks who can legally chainsaw trees in Bent Creek. I do know there is also a tree on lower Explorer that needs attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 450VoltsDC
    Boyd Branch, 665 on your trail map, runs from Bent Creek Rd up to the Forest Service Rd formerly known as Sidehill. It's on the North Side; Explorers on the South. Shouldn't be any confoosion there.
    I think the "confoosion" may be that no one seems to know of a tree down on Boyd Branch. Most folks here know the trail names/numbers fairly well. Personally, I'm in the I don't know what you speak of crowd.

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