Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

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Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Brad C » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:05 pm

I want to thank everyone who participated in the organized trail clean up day today (Sat 4-9-11) or anyone who did individual work at another time. I don't have all the paperwork but it is reported there were 12 people at WRT and we had 8 at Herbs. Thanks to everyone.

Anyone who has done individual effort in Shelby Farms, please PM your work hours to me. I will add them to our 2011 MTB volunteer annual report to the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. It is important that we report all our volunteer time. It helps the MTB community by showing we care about the trails and are willing to work for what we get. The volunteer time also helps Shelby Farms show they have a strong volunteer base which gives them higher ranking when applying for grant money to improve the park.

We have one tree to deal with on Sunday. It is a BIG TREE, about 3 feet in diameter. The crew working that section has made a reroute that needs the tree to be opened up to get the trail through for all users. At some later time some sort of fun stuff will be done with the remaining section.

We are meeting at Germantown trail head at 9:00 Sunday (tomorrow) morning to attack that tree. Steve K. will be trying out his new big chainsaw. Outcast, here is your chance to show off your big chainsaw.

Now we wait and see what the weather does Sunday night and Monday morning. We could be doing a repeat performance next Saturday.
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Butch » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:25 pm

I'll be there.
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby jswanson » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:16 pm

Home from baseball tournament and saw pictures on Facebook.

Thank you to all that worked on the trail today! Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby dantheman » Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:53 pm

Somebody post pics.!
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Brad C » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:16 am

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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Memphis Driver » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:25 am

Here are the pictures I took yesterday :
http://m1193.photobucket.com/albums/MemphisDriver
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Mark T » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:02 am

Memphis Driver wrote:Here are the pictures I took yesterday :
http://m1193.photobucket.com/albums/MemphisDriver

Good pic's Poppy...... =D>
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby OutCast » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:29 am

Mark T wrote:
Memphis Driver wrote:Here are the pictures I took yesterday :
http://m1193.photobucket.com/albums/MemphisDriver

God pic's Poppy...... =D>


Wow you got a picture of God?!

LOL, I'm out-of-town this weekend, kudos for all the time, effort, and excellent results on the trails.
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Mark T » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:18 am

OutCast wrote:
Mark T wrote:
Memphis Driver wrote:Here are the pictures I took yesterday :
http://m1193.photobucket.com/albums/MemphisDriver

God pic's Poppy...... =D>


Wow you got a picture of God?!

LOL, I'm out-of-town this weekend, kudos for all the time, effort, and excellent results on the trails.

Agent P...your too funny. I fixed my spelling, happy now? :roll:
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby mark43 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:11 pm

nice to meet everyone yesterday. glad we were able to get things cleaned up so i could ride this morning. i only managed to get poison ivy on one small part of my right arm, too.
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Brad C » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:57 pm

The Sunday crew went to the BIG TREE with visions of cutting a section out of it and clearing the trail. Then reality set in. WOW, that's a big tree. We did watch in awe as several groups of young runners leaped over the tree with gazelle like ability. Probably high school cross country runners.

Then we thought extend the reroute around the root ball. However, the reroute went through the lowest place in that area. That would get quite muddy in wet weather. There were more holes in back of the root ball.

After doing some recon, we decided on a reroute to the north side of the tree on high ground. We did a rough in on that route. Steve is going to return with the DR to mow the path. In a few weeks the trail will look like it was always there. Who knows what the "beavers" will do with that fallen tree.

We then learned there was a tree down on levee 1 near the white trail turn in. So we cleared that too. Pictures of the Sunday activity were added to this gallery.
http://midsouthtrails.com/gallery/main. ... itemId=286

Thanks to those who showed up on Sunday to help on this project.

Now we wait and see if the weather will cause us to do a repeat performance next weekend.
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby dantheman » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:36 pm

Good work guys!
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Mark T » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:52 pm

Great work and Many Thanks to all who helped restore our playground. When I slipped :roll: in the mudhole I really twisted my ankle, rode around the neighborhood today and it was very tender..
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby SteveK » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:23 pm

Brad,
Log me in for two more hours this afternoon, 4PM to 6PM.

I got the DR out and cut all of the yellow from G'town trailhead to the "big down tree".

The bypass is clean and needs riders.

Beavers already made two significant cuts in the tree, let's see what happens next.
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Re: Thanks for the GREAT show up to clear the trails 4-9-11

Postby Ariel29er » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:18 pm

Yeah! =D> Rode through there right after you guys left but not before trying to get ArielD over the fallen tree. When I got home I pulled out probably 36 in. of thin vines from my rear sprockets.
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