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Geotagged photos update

New for 2010 updates will be geotagged photos updates.  This will allow you to see a track of the trail under construction and where on that trail the photos were taken.  This feature utilizes Google Maps and Flicker.  Viewers will  be able to see multiple photos at a specific location by clicking on the photo…

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Curt Gowdy State Park=IMBA Epic Trail

Saturday, September 26th was a busy day at Curt Gowdy State Park.  The trails were the host of the Stone Temple 8 mountain bike race and then were honored with a special designation as an IMBA Epic. Earning the IMBA Epic designation for Curt Gowdy State Park has been a goal for Project Manager Todd…

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Curt Gowdy Weeks 12-14

The weather is starting to break in Wyoming.  Cool temps and a slight fall breeze are showing up for the daily weather more often then not.  There were no updates  the last couple of weeks based on the fact that the crew has been cruising through mellow terrain and some rock, but nothing like what…

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When in doubt…chain it off

My head is not completely in the game right now. The current project has me a bit stressed about how slow it is going. I am probably over-reacting to what the machine is really doing, but I am putting safety first.

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Closet Tree Hugger

I never knew I was such a tree hugger. Though there is a nice corridor to the left of this tree, I have my orders to cut it and six others. I try to build through a minimalist approach. Sacrificing a steeper trail grade for 20′ on the other side of this tree just makes…

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A view from the cockpit

Started a new project in Boulderstan, CO this week. Pretty basic trail that will lack some aesthetics due to some highly restrictive trail grade requirements. The restrictions are forcing me to rent a pretty cool attachment for the SK500. Today I got the flat 1300 feet done. Tomorrow and Friday, I start to hit the…

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Time to bundle up

Headed up to Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming today to do some finish work on that project. This is probably my favorite location to work. High plains, Ponderosas, decomposed granite….wind, chilly temps. Got to the park this morning and it was about 45 degrees at 11 am and it never got much warmer. Good…

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Roughed in accessible trail

Got to stay at home every night this past week and catch up on the chores that I don’t do very often. To help me from getting to bored or successful in the list of chores, I had this very small machine construction project with the Canyon Lake Ranger District here in Fort Collins. All…

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Another user group of pocket parks

I was working on making a teeter at the Spring Canyon Bike Trials Park here in Fort Collins a little more stout today. As I was finishing up, a group of about 8 riders showed up and started using the skills area. Turned out it was the Fort Collins Police Department bike unit out doing…

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