Spring cleaning at Stanky Creek Sat. May 17 8:00

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Spring cleaning at Stanky Creek Sat. May 17 8:00

Postby Brad C » Tue May 06, 2014 3:41 pm

From Victor at Stanky Creek Cycling.
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Announcement:
As with every winter, the winter rain, wind, ice, etc... has been harsh to the trails at Stanky, this damage is emphasized when people then ride in the muddy conditions. In order to try and prepare for the great summer months ahead and in order to give people a chance to get in some pre-riding before the Legend of Stanky Creek race on June 14 and 15, there will be a Trail Work Day at Stanky on Saturday, May 17.

When: Saturday, May 17, 8am-12pm
Meet in the pit area at 8am and everyone will be broken into small groups and sent out to work on a particular part of the trail. The more workers, the fastener we can all get done.

We know this is the same day as Syllamo, and we wish everyone a great race and will miss you at this trail work day; however, in order to try and get the trail in decent shape prior to the Holiday weekend, we are reaching out to the rest of the community to see if we can get some help to replace these normal workers that will be racing that day.

To Do Items:
Blue Trail - Clear face slappers, shovel work in rutted areas, create a drain path at two low areas.
Yellow Trail - Clear face slappers, few small trees, shovel work in rutted areas, create a drain path at two "large low areas (one after the first bridge, and one after the third bridge).
White Trail - Clear face slappers, few small trees, shovel work in rutted areas, create a drain path at several low areas. Also, trail white needs two re-routes around two large trees to be cut in and cleaned up, or if a few people with large saws want to tackle cleaning up the existing route.
Creek Crossing - Needs shovel and concrete work (wheel barrel, bucket, hoe/shovels)
Connector for TT - tree removal (chainsaw), shovel work and face slappers.
Pit Area - Mower work.

Bridge - NOTE: we will not tackle the bridge project during this trail work day, there is others currently working on a plan and as a last resort we will cut in another creek crossing for the race and summer.

Needs: Shovels, hoes, rakes, loppers, chainsaws, weedeaters, and people.
(MSTA will bring McLeod and Pulaski trail tools.)

In case of weather, check the SCC Facebook Page that morning for cancellation notice, if NO notice by 7am we are working.
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Re: Spring cleaning at Stanky Creek Sat. May 17 8:00

Postby Brad C » Sun May 11, 2014 8:27 am

An update from Victor on 5-11-14.
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I did some recon - blue and yellow are decent, face slappers and shovel work. White Trail - a lot of chainsaw work on the white trail. I want to try and clear the falls to keep the flow of the trail as much as possible. I know where they are and can route people to each one. Also shovel work in some of the low areas. Creek crossing- I got 10 bags of sakrete, will need wheelbarrel and strong backs. New creek crossing - big job, depending on amount of people that show up, we may tackle, need mattics, picks, axes, shovels, etc...... As the trail drys out it is going to improve on its own, a little shovel work here and there and adding some water drain paths in the low areas, will bring it back that much faster. Look forward to seeing everyone next saturday.
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Re: Spring cleaning at Stanky Creek Sat. May 17 8:00

Postby herlsy » Sat May 17, 2014 10:50 am

Did this trail day happen today? I wasn't going to be able to make it anyways due to prior commitments, but could definitely make a re-scheduled day if that happens.
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Re: Spring cleaning at Stanky Creek Sat. May 17 8:00

Postby Brad C » Sat May 17, 2014 12:03 pm

Yup. There were some of us crazies out in the rain. Victor will have the details.
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Re: Spring cleaning at Stanky Creek Sat. May 17 8:00

Postby gasiorv » Sat May 17, 2014 6:04 pm

Yep, good work day. We got the white all cleaned up (clear of tree falls and face slappers, even some weadeater work). We got a new creek crossing at the pit area started (needs some TLC once it dries out to smooth it out), got new concreted poured at the old creek crossing, and even got a big tree cut out of the pit area. Then finished with a few recovery drinks. All and all a good work day in spite of the rain.
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Re: Spring cleaning at Stanky Creek Sat. May 17 8:00

Postby herlsy » Sun May 18, 2014 5:29 pm

Appreciate all the work!
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