Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Franklin Falls Trail Day Recap

A small, but experienced trail crew consisting of Scott Pelletier, Jesse McGowan, Chris Schroeder, Nick Holmes, and Mike Geldermann worked on improvements to the Rusty Bucket trail extension.

A bridge was installed over a small gulley and the tight corner downhill from the gulley was re-sculpted and bermed for better flow.

Luckily our trail adopters and other volunteers had been out in force in previous days doing spring clean-up. The Franklin Falls trail system is in good shape.

Get out and ride!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Thurs Ahern Ride Recap

Slightly smaller group this week, but excellent riding nonetheless!

Ahern is riding excellent right now.  Freshly maintained, 99% bone dry and still very little bug activity.  Always nice to get the warm up / cool down heading along the lake riding too and from the shop.

Looks likely that Matt will be leading a ride down at Bear Brook next week.  Keep your eyes peeled on the email list.  Get out and ride!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Updated Map for Page Hill

The Trail Maps page has been updated with a new map for Page Hill.

Shock Therapy, the new gravity trail built last year, has been added as well as Bug Out, a new trail on the south end of the property that adds a singletrack route back to the Access Road after riding Spring Trail.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday Rides are Back!

After a down year last year the CNH Thurs Social Rides are back and looking like they will be better than ever.

We had a great group last night with about 10 riders in attendance.  Franklin Falls is in great shape right now.  Some of our trail adopters have been hard at work and many trails are in the best shape I've seen them in a long time.

FFD was a popular place last night.  There were several other small groups besides ours rolling around as well.  It's always nice to see things you've helped build get utilized by so many different people.

Next week we are planning on riding Ahern.  It's fresh off a trail day and ready to ride.  We'll be rolling from Chainline Cycles in Laconia.  Come and hang out!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ahern Trail Day Recap

Ahern is prime for riding!

Well to be fair there are still a few tender spots that need to be respected but to the best of my knowledge all trails were raked and leaf blown and are predominantly bone dry.

bridge sections to be dragged out

We also started a bridge and rock armoring project on Psycho.  We ran out of time but it is about 2/3 done.  We are working on spanning one of the perpetually wet spots.  We didn't quite have enough bridge to make it.  Grant will be bringing another section back to finish it off.  We also supplemented with some rock armoring but that area of the woods was low on 'ammo' so we ran out of time looking for good rocks to use.
bridge in place, getting stabilized

 be careful exiting Sunset down by the lake. Jeeps got in and tore stuff up

 entrance to Sunset

 Rusty Bedspring in the morning light

All in all it was a productive day.  Should be a great year of riding at Ahern.  Next trail day will be at Franklin Falls on the 17th.  Hopefully see you there!