25 May 2009

Work Weekend Recap

We had a great weekend of work! Absolutely amazing.

Saturday's Work Crew:
Andrew ?
Ron Acklin
Scott Capstack
Frank Ferguson
Jesse Gross
Greg Rupp
Travis Stephens
Craig Stoeltzing
Charley Viehland

Saturday we had a great crew that destaubed, built 2 creek crossings and did some major bench work. It rides butter smooth now.

Sunday's Work Crew:
Greg ??
Aaron Alderson
Ron Acklin
Scott Capstack
Scott Cotter
Steve D.
Nate D.
Deron Graham
Jesse Gross
Travis Stephens
Craig Stoeltzing
Ben Story
Charley Viehland
Kirby Viehland

Sunday's crew did some work on "the swamp", moved lots of big rock, reworked a couple turns, and built one hardcore monster turn.

Huge thanks to Charley Viehland for repairing our broken tools Saturday night, so we could have them to use on Sunday. Also, thanks to 180 Energy Drink for keeping us hydrated all weekend long.

20 May 2009

Trailbuilding weekend this Saturday and Sunday (May 23 & 24)

Get your dirt on!

As previously posted on the swopetrails website, phase 2 is not open for riding due to some safety concerns while we're doing the build out. However, we're making great progress and with a good turnout this weekend we may be able to get the trails to the point where we feel they're safe for public consumption.

9a -1p...Trailbuilding

1p - 4p...Trailbuilding

Meeting Place:
Meet at the regular trailhead at the bottom of the hill. Once we have everyone, we'll drive to the top of the hill. Map of the trailhead is on the right hand side of the page.

The usual trail tools...Rakes, Shovels, McLeods, Pulaskis, Rogue Hoes, Weedeaters, Blowers, Handsaws, Chainsaws, etc. If you don't have tools, come anyway...we should have plenty.

We will be working on getting the Blue trail finished. This will include some corridor work, rock work, and benchcutting.

Sponsored by 180 Energy Drink http://www.180.com/ Our good friends have supplied us with plenty of 180 goodness to keep us going for the entire weekend!

13 May 2009

Phase 2 Update...upcoming workdays and PHASE 2 TEMPORARILY CLOSED

We keep knocking out a few hundred yards every few days with a decent amount still to go. We'll keep plugging away until it's done. On that note, we're looking at May 23 and 24 as work days, so pencil it in if you get the chance.

We have real concerns about people riding phase 2 until it is finished...they are many staubs, off-camber sections, and areas that may change drastically from one day to the next. So, we've posted signs stating that phase 2 is not finished and not open. Once we get to the point where we feel the trail is safe for all users, we'll take the signs down. But until then please heed the signs. We hate to do this but feel that it in the long run it is for the good of the park.

05 May 2009

Work Weekend Recap

Wow! I'm still sore from one hard-core trailbuilding weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out. It was an epic weekend. We did some crazy rock work...but we stink at remembering to take pics of before and after, so you'll have to go see for yourself.

The facilities at Camp Lake of the Woods are sweet. There's running water, toilets, showers, etc. We may have to make it a monthly tradition to camp once a month up there. Work and/or ride, eat some food, camp, get up the next day do more of the same.


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