Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Page Hill Trail Day Sunday, June 3rd!

Come help with building the new Spring trail or with some major improvements on the Dude Abides. We need to get these done so we can move on the next four exciting, new trails that have been approved for construction this year!

Registration will be from 8-9am at the base of the driveway to the cabins on Murray Hill Rd. in Hill, NH. Paste these coordinates into Google Maps for directions: 43.533398,-71.768072

Parking will be on the driveway, in the grass lot and along the road (same side as parking lot only).

A map to the work area will be left at the registration area after 9am in case you are running late and you need to find us.

Tools and water will be supplied. Bring snacks, work gloves and insect repellent. You might also want to bring your bike to ride out to the work area; it is a ways off the road and would be accessed quickest by bike.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mighty Chicken just got MIGHTIER

I know, I know. You are saying to yourself, how is that even possible?...those guys built it so perfectly the first time.  But there is always room for improvement and Sunday a smaller but elite crew of trail warriors got to making the runout from Mighty Chicken that much faster and more fun.

we were thinking about going with "In the name of love" but went with "Trail work in Progress" instead.

Projects for the day were digging out the hump just after the first drop, so that it is actually a bit more 'dropable' for the brave and a much smoother transition for the not so brave.

Next order of business was taking some of that dirt we removed to build a berm and another nice little launch for the brave heading into the next little drop, as well as smoothing the transition a bit heading into the final turn.

 two words. SHOW FACE.

And last but not least was a super berm in the final corner before exiting onto Beltline Rd. followed by a little table top.

 This is just the first half, it wraps around the entire turn

We had some great soil/clay to work with and we are hoping that it beds in real well and lasts for years to come.  But the most important thing it needs now is wheels!  So get out there and get on this stuff.  Let us know how it rides so we can makes tweaks if necessary.

And now that we have this modified run out I bet we can squeeze out another few seconds in the Strava KOM battle and I'm probably going to have to update my tribute video for accuracy and posterity and such.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sunday May 6th Trail Day - Franklin Falls

Registration 8:30-9am at the Ranger Station on Federal Dam Access Rd in Franklin, NH.

Working until we run out of steam (probably around Noon or a bit after).  We have a few smaller but important projects planned.  We'll be improving the run out of Mighty Chicken with some sculpting and berm work and time permitting improving some of the switchbacks on Salmon Brook as well.

We are looking for spade shovels and some wheelbarrows.  If you have one and can transport it please bring it.  Don't forget all the other essentials like water, gloves, etc.  You guys know the drill.

We hope to see you out there!