Posts Tagged ‘trails’

Curt Gowdy Week 1

This past week the crew and I showed up to one of my favorite trailbuilding grouds-Curt Gowdy State Park.  This park is located between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wy.  We will be doing mosly hand construction at the park this year with a little bit of machine work mixed in. The work this week flew by…

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Trail Layout Clinic

Back in Fort Collins this past weekend, I worked with the local mountain bike club to educate more trail users on the guidelines of sustainable trail layout. I had about 25 people from the Overland Mountain Bike Club attend an evening presentation at the New Belgium Brewery.  On Saturday about 15 of the presentation attendees…

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Singletrack Trails completes rare plant survey

Singletrack Trails hired a new employee for this past week to complete a rare plant survey of the proposed trail alignments in Grand Junction. Singletrack Trails has been administrating the Bangs Canyon trail construction for the Bicycle Colorado Trail Pros since 2007.  The Grand Junction BLM requested that the proposed trails be survey for two…

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Website coming along and photo galleries

My buddy Brent is cruising along with the website construction.  We have a deadline to get the base website on the web.  It should all be good to go by the time I had to the PTBA Conference in a couple of weeks. In the mean time, I am trying to organize ways to host…

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Passing out some props

As I have been working on getting ready to get back on the road building sustainable singletrack trails across the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and beyond, I feel that I should pass out some thanks to a couple of the people that have been helping me out.  There are more than just these two, and…

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Hitting the stride

With the machines working like crazy the last couple of days, Joey, Dave, and I are finally getting in a groove. Dave and Joey are running the excavators on the west side of M Hill. I have started an alignment on the east side. Looking at the weather the next few days, I am going…

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Bobcat Ridge-Ginny Trail Planning

Got to enjoy the super beautiful fall weather today and ride my bike at the City of Fort Collins Natural Area-Bobcat Ridge. This project will entail working with the local mountain bike community to construct alternate lines on the black diamond Ginny Trail. The first goal will be to address the areas that retain moisture…

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Backcountry carpentry

Some of the trails in the Fraser Valley stay wet for quite a while after the spring melt off. Gary and I worked on building what the Forest Service call “bog bridges”. If you look in the IMBA book, these structures are called log rides and used as alternate lines to the main trail. Finding…

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