Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Trail Day at Page Hill Sunday Nov 3rd

We're holding a trail day at Page Hill on Nov 3rd to build a new flow trail.  We'll have registration from 8 to 9AM in the parking lot on Murray Hill Rd., work until 2PM, then CNH NEMBA will provide pizza.  Please park either in the lot or on the same side of the road as the lot.

The work site is a couple miles from the parking lot.  I recommend bringing your bike to get out and back.  It will also come in handy for testing!

We'll provide tools, some light snacks, and water.  You should bring work gloves and additional water.

The goal for the style of the new trail is best described by the IMBA Flow Country model.  We're looking for creative input on the detailed design of the trail.  Please contact Jesse if you want to help out with design.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Yet Another New Map for Spaulding Woods

Post trail day map of Spaulding Woods with Swamp Donkey added.  I was bummed to miss out on the work but it sounds like the day was a success.  Quick recap from the Youth Center:

"We had 18 people show up and totally roughed in Swamp Donkey, hauled lumber to build a bridge, added a couple berms, and built up a natural double. Smallish Varmint also got revamped with 5 micro berms and some rock armoring. Most of the other trails were leaf blown as well."

Also should probably mention here that riders will encounter some signage up towards the top of the hill asking riders to go no farther.  The Youth Center has reserved some of the shorter trails up towards the top of the hill for exclusive school use.  Do the right thing and respect their wishes and head back down the hill on the fun stuff.

All this place needs now is wheels and more wheels!  Get out there and check it out!

Friday, October 11, 2013

More Happenings!

Great ride last night at Franklin Falls.  Conditions are perfect right now.  Particularly on Caddywompus and Stump, expertly manacured and riding fast!  I'm assuming that is due to our trail adopters Al & Joan Morena.  Thanks guys!  We appreciate all the work you are putting in!

And new at Page Hill is a great looking new kiosk courtesy of LRCT.  We will be getting going on printing up a large trail map for display there soon.

Don't forget about the trail day at Spaulding Woods on the 13th.  Forecast looks great for this weekend.  Get out and ride!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sign Posts Stolen at Ahern State Park

Last Thursday night Grant and a few others dug post holes at Ahern for trail signs. 

When they went to retrieve the posts (4x4 x8' PT) they were gone....stolen!  Somebody stole them where they were stashed in the woods between Monday and Thurs night. They even took one that was set in a hole already!

Its difficult to imagine anyone who would steal building materials and haul 15 heavy wet posts 1/4 mile to the parking lot by hand, would be the type of person that would be walking the state park trails.  Seems like it could have been kids but Grant searched the area to see if they were simply dragged to a different location and came up empty handed.
The posts belonged to the state, and they actually unloaded them at the location. 

Pretty disappointing..... Keep your eyes open if you go there to ride. Its still possible they are in the woods.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Updated Map for Spaulding Woods

A bit more detail, a few of the new trails added, and the names after the trail names are the classrooms that have been assigned to each trail to help out with various trail work efforts.  How cool is that!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Trail Day @Spaulding Woods Sunday Oct 13th

The folks from Spaulding Youth Center are looking to get out and do some trail work Sunday Oct 13th and we'd like to get a crew out there to assist them.

We know some of you have already been out there riding and I'm sure you'll agree this place has tons of potential, all it needs is some bodies and before you know it we'll have another premier riding spot in our backyard.

9am-2pm (with registration from 8-9am)
Meet up at the boat launch parking area on Shaker Rd. in Northfield, NH

Check the flyer for all the details.