Sunday, June 28, 2015

Page Hill Fixer Upper Trail Day

Despite the rather moist weather today, we managed to assemble a small group out on Shock Therapy at Page Hill to correct a bad line and fix a wet area that was causing some difficulties for a number of riders.  Given the amount of rain that had fallen, it was a little hard to tell if we fixed the wet area, but we didn't make it worse and once things dry out a bit, we think it will be riding much better.

The bad line we worked on was a jump known as "Hankenstein". There have been several reports of riders getting hurt on the jump and we determined that the ramp of the jump was too steep and there was too much of a depression on the approach.  This was causing riders to go nose heavy as they hit the end of the jump resulting in some out of control landings.

So we ended up extending the ramp roughly 3 bike lengths back resulting in a much smoother transition and a more progressive jump.  None of us brought bikes to test out the newest version of "Hankenstein" because it was so damn crappy out, but we are pretty sure that it is going to work much better now.   We also widened the transition area after the jump to make landings safer.  Happy riding...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Trail Work @ Page Hill Sunday 6/28

We are planning a little impromptu trail work day this Sunday 6/28. We'll be meeting out on Shock Therapy right where it enters the woods at 9AM. We will be doing some refinement work. Bring your bike, We need test pilots! Working until about 1pm.

Contact Jesse McGowan for additional info (jesse[at]mcgowans[dot]info)

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Trail Day @ Page Hill Sunday June 7th

We will be having a trail day at Page this coming Sunday the 7th. Registration will be from 8:30 - 9am at the lot on Murray Hill Rd.

As always if the lot fills up please only park on one side of Murray Hill Rd. (same side as the lot)

We've got a short to-do list of things we'd like to get done:

  1. The first priority would be to install the new connector trail from the middle of Hydra up the the end of Hard Hat (shown in red below). This trail will be an easy build: all rake-n-ride and pretty short. It will also help create some nice loop options. 
  2. The second priority (if we get to it) would be to do some maintenance to Shock therapy: remove loose rocks from tread in the power lines section, harden the wet spot just after you enter the woods.
  3. Third priority would be to improve some of the jumps on Shock therapy to make the take-offs less abrupt. Hope to see you there!

Hope to see you there!