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    PR in PC!

    I achieved my new Personal Best in the Human Powered Packaged in a Small Can Trail Saw - Aspen - Blowdown category today. I am feeling pretty good about it.

    OH yeah... Midmountain was nice.

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    Thanks! Much mud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiot Boy 1
    Thanks! Much mud?
    Nothing serious. Still the odd muck spot up high where snowbanks are retreating, but that dirt soaks up water and turns to dust so quickly it should be tacky and perfect by the end of our first dry day. I can't see why MM wouldn't be largely rideable now and entirely clear by next weekend except for downed trees. There were blowdowns yesterday where the trail was clear last week but it appears that people are up there clearing them as quickly as they fall.

    The only slight trail damage I saw was the tire tracks of some guy with bad braking technique coming down Spiro (as we were climbing up) and the deep, messy footprints from a naughty Moose who hadn't gotten the memo about wet trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH
    I achieved my new Personal Best in the Human Powered Packaged in a Small Can Trail Saw - Aspen - Blowdown category today. I am feeling pretty good about it.
    thats a fairly clean cut but i can see the rooky mark at the top by your thumb. you need to think of an aspen like a fresh piecee of artisian bread and not the hard crusty sourdough type as its bark is quite soft. go into the tree slow rocking the saw gently as you apply pressure to the blade. pulling it back and forth rapidly is just going to amke it slip and jump and you'll chew the bark up.
    normally i would have used something along the lines of a stihl ms 650 magnum chainsaw or the 441 c-q if i was packing light. of course you want to use an oilomatic chain and a 25" barguide. cut the offender into three sections and then dynamite the remainder so it would degraade quicker. aspen don't need much powder to destroy it unless it's wet.
    do you carry an auger? i had asmall woodboring one but it fell out of my pack two years ago and ive wanted to buy a new one.
    not anti-bobsled

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