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Old 05-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #16
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Sounds like a plan !
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #17
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Guns has a new love . You could not get him off the quad




Beautiful day for a little trail maintenance . Glad we could help some




After trail work Chris and myself went for a ride on two wheels , Guns decided he wanted to practice his log jumping
on the quad . Later ,we did an unscheduled stop due to a bear strolling in the middle of the trail (chris took a pic )
That thing did not want to move off the trail .
Good day over all .
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:16 PM   #18
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Today was a great day and weather was amazing. More gravel layer down on the log jam trail and a so
E good riding afterwards with Arzach. We came across a black bear. My first sighting of one up at walker. Also on the way home home on hwy 9 at overlook golf course a Harley with a passenger jets off the road, she bails off and the guy a his bike goes another 100' on it's side before coming to a stop. All this happened in my horizon. Scary seeing a motorcycle accident. From his complaints I'm sure he had a broken leg and scraped up good. Passenger was scraped up good on the knees and hands. I'm just glad they will live. I left soon as the fire depart relieved me from flagging cars since one lane was blocked. Any how besides seeing a guy with a broken leg and the gal scraped up today was a great sunny day.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:29 PM   #19
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I saw those guys and thought they were going a little fast and not so controlled made be veer some for safety .
i was wondering why you were not behind me anymore .
It sucks for them though .
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #20
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Ya took the pic but only with my iPhone. No zoom so it looks like a spec on the road. Oh well.
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Old 05-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #21
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I wanted to say thanks to Arzach and Chris for showing up to help out.

Even the Jam Trail needs love.
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Old 05-13-2012, 06:10 PM   #22
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He may be a quadtard but at least he's a working quadtard.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #23
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Thanks for the hard work fellas.. I went up there today and don't typically go down the jam trail but had to take a peek. Looks good..

Could someone pass along to the powers that be that tooler needs a face lift. I hadnt been on that trail since it's been reopened, and that thing just plain sucks.... Crazy water-bar thing-a-ma-jiggers for ever... I'm wondering how many Noobs trying to be Pastrana on those things have gotten air lifted out of there..

I wont use that trail anymore.

It's not even gnarly at all, just kind of a WTF were they thinking trail..
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #24
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These are notes from Marty (SMC) in regards to the DNR meeting this last Tuesday (May 8th):

We rode down Tooler today, it's not that bad.

The closure of the 4x4 trail (a portion of lower mainline near Pat's) was the main topic.

We also discussed the water bars on Tooler and we have the go-ahead to modify them into "wet dips" which are much better to ride.

The best progress we have made recently with the local DNR crew has been an understanding that all the factors; water quality, cost, user experience, long term maintenance, etc. need to factor into trail construction and maintenance.

They also have some new funds from the legislature for WCC crews to work at WV.

This will take some of the burden off of volunteers to do the grunt work.

This weekend's work will focus on Jam trail gravel spreading.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #25
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #26
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We also discussed the water bars on Tooler and we have the go-ahead to modify them into "wet dips" which are much better to ride.
work.
Very cool.. should have known they'd already be on this. I was literally saying "WTF" in my helmet as I approached yet another watebar, must've been 30 of them in there.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #27
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Very cool.. should have known they'd already be on this. I was literally saying "WTF" in my helmet as I approached yet another watebar, must've been 30 of them in there.
You must have been coming down cuz going up is a Blast! but they are pretty stupid.
I'm also wondering if all the man hrs that went into building them will be reimbursed by DNR
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:31 AM   #28
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There were several hiccups in that project; beginning with the lack of a scope of work to begin. The main focus was to get the water off the trail, not allow it to channel down the trail picking up sediment along the way, stirred up by our tires. Their water bars did the trick; diverting water back onto the forest floor before getting to any live streams. Unfortunately, the water bars as constructed, were a hindrance to the rider's experience. Using "wet dips" instead will accomplish the same goal water wise, and be a heck of a lot better for the riders. Proper trail design avoids constant grades, instead winding up and down to let water run off the trail instead of channeling it. This trail was built before water quality was a big concern. Note that the legislature has mandated these water quality standards and designated the DOE to enforce standards. DOE representatives have been involved on this trail and others to help with solutions that result in compliance along with trails we want to ride. It's a "fluid" situation (pun intended) that will change to meet the "current" conditions. Trails will close if found out of compliance until the conditions are remedied. We can wait for the DNR to come along and fix the poor water bars or do the work ourselves; converting them to dips. Hopefully, good lessons have been learned in the process here that will be applied elswhere in the region.
The Skagit Motorcycle club would rather work with the DNR and make changes that we like that meet standards as well. Literally thousands of volunteer hours are dedicated here each year by members of SMC.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #29
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Thanks to all that donate their time so others can ride.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #30
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I second that!

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