Just When You Thought the NooBeE Ride Was Over

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Didnt get a chance to ride the B loop on the Noob? couldn't make the ride? don't like big crowds, really wanted to help out?

Well here is your chance


This Sunday October 26 2014
We will be riding the B loop and removing the Arrows and repairing the trail to prepare them for this winter.

Meet at the Tamihi Staging Area 0930, bring your rain gear, and dont forget a change of cloths and a dry towel

Removing Arrows it pretty self explanatory

Repairing the trail, that is generally fixing the rutted sections so the water does not flow down the trail and wash it out. Its not hard work but it does involve a mattock. This is not hard work if we do it now, but left for the winter we will have a huge problem to deal with next spring.

For the those of you who forgot what a mattock looks like
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There will be refreshments and some grub when we finish, you will be ready for it
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Tom
 

gryphon51

New member
I would assume a full size adventure bike would only be suitable on these trails to provide entertainment for the others in the group? ;)
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
If you dont mind strapping a mattock and a chainsaw on your bike, you will probably be ok. If the bike is over 500 lbs you better bring a winch

Tom
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
the weather looks like hell, better get the rain gear out. Looks like a couple of FVDR might come out and check out the area today.

Just bringing the trailer today so no fire or muncies (might bring a couple of beer) does not look like we will be overwhelmed with people anyhow

If you come out dont forget to bring a dry set of clothes and towel

TT
 

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Well the weather really sucked, but still 4 diehards showed up. We fixed some sections on Railway, got the water back to where is should be running rather than the trail.

Decided to make a last run up parish hill, took a few root out and routed the trail around the roots that many were having problems after the rock garden, other than that the trails stood up quite well, still some more arrows to remove, we will do that over the winter as we see them.

We did run into some show at the rock garden, winter is close

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tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Forgot the working photos

On Parish Hill we found some blowdown

We made some pretty quick work of a lot of trees with some good hand saw buy Silky

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This is the saw we strap to our bike, they are the best thing you can carry on you bike while traveling the back country easy to strap to your front forks and way way way lighter than a chainsaw

Although Marvin carried the next size up saw we cut all the trees and cleared the trail in about 20 minutes, ready for all to use again




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