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    Quote Originally Posted by finch6013 View Post
    I can't wait! Sandy really needs some gnar.
    We're is the entrance/exit to the new trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamalexm View Post
    I think I saw David Gathwright ('Cantankerous' Sandy Ridge Trail couple sentenced) pushing a a commuter style bike up the climb on Sunday. Anyone else see that? I gave a friendly hello and he returned with a sort of menacing "hi". My wife said hello to him and he just ignored her.

    I am pretty sure there are restraining orders for him there. (https://www.adventure-journal.com/20...nd-bear-spray/)
    You should post this on the Sandy Ridge Facebook page as well. Scary stuff...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techspec360 View Post
    You should post this on the Sandy Ridge Facebook page as well. Scary stuff...!
    I am not a facebooker. Please feel free to repost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamalexm View Post
    I am not a facebooker. Please feel free to repost.
    RIght on. Thanks for sharing! There is a number of people reporting exactly what you had said, that they too had seen him up there.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3588...1276703300055/

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    Thanks for the link - i'd searched for the group previously, but no dice.

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    Can someone explain were they are building the new trail? Hope it's finished this summer! Thank you:-)

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    Bump asking for any trail conditions report - Anyone been out this weekend have anything to say about how/what is ridable?

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    I'm heading to Portland this weekend. I was thinking about riding Sandy Ridge if its in ridable condition. Any updates?

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    Did anyone make it out to Sandy Ridge today? Where's the snow level at? Is Flow Motion at least rideable?

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    I was up Friday, road was free of snow up to little monkey then it was all snow. trails have snow also. gonna be a bit before it's ridable again.

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    By when is Sandy *usually* all clear to ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    By when is Sandy *usually* all clear to ride?
    Depends on the year....usually when thereís snow above FM, itís gonna take several days in the 50ís (at that elevation) with some rain to melt it off. I havenít been up there but I imagine right now thereís probably 4Ē+ at kiosk at minimum.

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    Any word when construction of the new trail Johnny Royal will begin?

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    Probably in the fall, given that the state forester has already declared IFPL I Fire Season.

    Quote Originally Posted by cburden View Post
    Any word when construction of the new trail Johnny Royal will begin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cburden View Post
    Any word when construction of the new trail Johnny Royal will begin?
    It begins today! Two person crew from IMBA Trail Solutions is on the job.
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    Article about Johnny Royale from JVH at BermStyle:
    Sandy Ridge: Johnny Royal Trail Construction Is In Progress

    This photo is from the Sandy Ridge FB group, it looks like the step-up that JVH estimates at about a 6ft high lip:
    Sandy Ridge-42785579_10215521991501246_2393118376755986432_n.jpg

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    New trail is looking amazing. Hopefully it holds up well. Stoked to give'r a whirl!
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    The TNT builder(s) is(are) saying it's bigger than their trail, but not gapped... however I wouldn't really want to half-on half-off the landing in that photo...

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    I live about 2mi from SR trail head and ride there ever so often, especially with my 12yr old.

    my question is, can i do general trail maintenance on my own? raking out berms, repairing braking bumps , leaves etc, or does it have to be through an orginaztion? I never really see any upkeep for such a busy place, and want to help out since I'm so close.

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    I have zero official credentials but if you're not going to alter the trail in any way I say go for it 100%.
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    Get with NWTA. They have a trail work day planned for November 4th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    I have zero official credentials but if you're not going to alter the trail in any way I say go for it 100%.
    Same credentials and same opinion.

    Here in Hood River, the rule of thumb seems to be that you can do anything helpful that does NOT involve actual dirt work.

    I've kind of aged out of real dirt work parties, so these days I put in about 5 rides a year while carrying a clipper, just to get rid of the pesky face slappers, helmet smashers, etc.
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    i stop to pick up trash every ride there
    it ain't much, but it's my pittance for never going to work parties

    does make me want to hold a class or perhaps a manual at the trailhead on how to properly pocket an energy bar wrapper & stowing of snacks & water bottles

    also: i think i'm scared of johnny royal but can't wait
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    Quote Originally Posted by etacata View Post
    I live about 2mi from SR trail head and ride there ever so often, especially with my 12yr old.

    my question is, can i do general trail maintenance on my own? raking out berms, repairing braking bumps , leaves etc, or does it have to be through an orginaztion? I never really see any upkeep for such a busy place, and want to help out since I'm so close.
    No official credentials here @ SR (I build elsewhere around the state) but I'd say simple stuff like carrying a folding saw and removing small downed trees or limbs, clippers to trim back vegetation, picking up trash is usually fine at most trail systems.

    Doing work on the trail tread itself on your own without permission, not so much.

    You may know what you are doing and do an amazing job improving the trails. Or you may not, and you may make things worse and cause the organization that officially maintains the trail to spend a bunch of time fixing what you've done.

    The good thing, is you are close by, and have a desire to help. Suggest joining NTWA and/or attending some of their trail maintenance/build days. Talk to whoever is leading those. I'm sure they'd love to have more help, and if you show them that you know what you are doing, they may give you the go ahead to do work on your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Same credentials and same opinion.

    Here in Hood River, the rule of thumb seems to be that you can do anything helpful that does NOT involve actual dirt work.

    I've kind of aged out of real dirt work parties, so these days I put in about 5 rides a year while carrying a clipper, just to get rid of the pesky face slappers, helmet smashers, etc.

    ya, I work weekends and that's when most work parties happen but honestly I don't see many going on which surprises me considering how hammered this place gets. miss the days when the local youth group called Ant Farm ran sr, those kids busted there butts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etacata View Post
    I live about 2mi from SR trail head and ride there ever so often, especially with my 12yr old.

    my question is, can i do general trail maintenance on my own? raking out berms, repairing braking bumps , leaves etc, or does it have to be through an orginaztion? I never really see any upkeep for such a busy place, and want to help out since I'm so close.
    Join the NWTA on a work party day. You do not have to be a member and they supply tools.

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    What's the snow situation like? Can you still get to the top? I'll be in Portland this weekend and wanting to get a ride in somewhere...

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    It got just a dusting at the top last weekend according to the build crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nskinner View Post
    What's the snow situation like? Can you still get to the top? I'll be in Portland this weekend and wanting to get a ride in somewhere...
    Things may change by this weekend, but as of Wed, trails were 100% clear all the way to the top. Had some frozen dirt in places and a couple slick corners, but overall excellent conditions and had 0 mud spray.

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    I was there today (Saturday), very late. Awesome conditions up top, sloppy on lower hide and seek.

    Looks like rain on Sunday; might be good if you get in before then. Happy riding!

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