Monday, August 4, 2014

Flow Trail Complete!

It was a long day but we managed to punch through and complete work with the Kubota on our last day of the rental period.  Most all of the hand work and fine tuning and sculpting is also done and we are happy to present 'Shock Therapy' to the world!

I'm not sure what the final head count for the day was but I want to say it was a crew of around 20 give or take a few.  Many of which put in near a 12hr day to put this trail to bed.  This was a big team effort by the chapter but a special congratulations is in order for Jesse McGowan who really championed this project and saw it through to completion.

A flow trail like this is never fully 'complete'.  We have been test riding sections as we built them trying to make sure the lines made sense and the flow was indeed present but speeds will increase as it rides in and there is always smoothing and tweaking to be done.  The last 10ft or so of the trail is still a tad rough we were running out of daylight at the end of the day but everything else has been tampered / trimmed / buffed out.


finish crews followed the machine smoothing berms and trimming roots


one of the last few berms before leaving the powerlines section and heading into the woods


Chris S. and I discussing the finer points of appropriate whoop height


finished berm to whoop section


Greg D. testing his mini-table


The flow looked quite nice

What this trail needs now is WHEELS!  Pack those lines down and give us feedback while you are at it.  There have been a few calls for a tour so keep your eyes peeled here and on the listserv for some group rides coming up in the near future.

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