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#1 The Krackheads

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:56 PM

Are there any plans to do some maintenance on this trail in the spring of 2018?  I ask because the north side of the trail near the equestrian trail head and shelter 1 is really starting to erode and be off camber and a couple ride arounds due to massive exposed roots clusters etc. 

 

Just curious.


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#2 Spot

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:42 PM

Love those roots. But you are correct, that part of the trail has become very wide.



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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:30 PM

I have not heard of any specific maintenance plans for the Spring, 2018 season, but Brian, Broem's Trail Steward, has led several non - GORC events in the past.  If he feels that there isn't enough work to justify a full on workday, but finds that we have a crowd of interested people (10 to 20?) to tackle some problem spots, we should be able to get some input from him and proceed.  SCCP's has their own tool trailer, in case Glenn is busy with GORC's tools elsewhere, so that isn't an issue either.

 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 08:36 PM

Love those roots. But you are correct, that part of the trail has become very wide.

 

The three of us have ridden long enough that the roots aren't a problem.  BUT, Broem gets a LOT of newer riders, and riders on less than ideal bikes (Cx bikes, anyone?).  People will just ride around an obstacle if their current skill set or bike can't handle a section of trail, and few will take the moment to dismount and walk (or practice the section until they can clean it).


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