Monday, January 5, 2009

Trail Work This Saturday - Krug

How about a trail work day this coming Saturday? I'd like to meet up at the top of Krug around 8:00 am.
Hoping to get the middle switchbacks and the new extensions to the existing switchbacks rough cut along with possibly the new tie in trail leading out of the existing switchbacks back down to the old red bridge trail. I hope to have all of the final flagging completed this week so we should have plenty to work on.
On Saturday I flagged the new upper switchback section that eliminates the "Brokeneck Bob" trail and re-routed the washed out parts of the two remaining outer trails. Kind of broke my heart to do away with the washed out rooted sections but we really had no choice. The new upper section through the pine forest is going to be really fun though and will also add some pretty good length to the trail.
I have tried my absolute best to lay out the new sections with singlespeeders in mind. My goal is to have the entire loop completely singlespeed rideable in at least one direction.
I plan to map out (gps) the entire loop once the rough cutting is done to to determine actual length but at this point I'm hoping for a good 6 plus miles.
It looks to be cold on Saturday so bundle up!
Please let me know if you can make it up to help.
Thanks,
CH

17 comments:

JDOUG said...

Hey, hippy, if your not careful I am going to find a new hero in hoppe!!

Anonymous said...

Just like I told Drill Sgt. Hoppe...if he can get Krug as popular a riding spot as the rest of our nirvana-like trails, then he IS a hero! the former-teen-idol and future pornstar hippie

Anonymous said...

I would like to help with the trails Saturday. Any implements of destruction I should bring along?

-Derrick

choppe said...

We will mainly be rough cutting so we could use chainsaws, loppers, hand saws, etc. and if anyone has a weed eater with a brush cutting blade (heavy duty) that would work great for clearing some of the smaller stuff.
If you don't have tools that's ok, there will still be plenty to do.
Hoping to get a bunch of this knocked out this weekend as we still have alot to do on the upper trails along with some bench cutting and bridge building.
Really appreciate you guys wanting to help out.
CH

Anonymous said...

Oh, it's not about WANTING to help. The lazy hippie

Anonymous said...

I'll try to make it so that you guys will have a new(young) guy to do the grunt work.

ratdaddy

choppe said...

It's all about WANTING to help... Who wants to and who does'nt
I'm just grateful to whoever shows up.
CH

David C said...

I will show up Hoppe. Ratdaddy will be our mule, Jason can provide the entertainment and Randy can provide the sweet love, if anyone is lonely??

from a not at all lonely person.

choppe said...

Former teen idols, mules, implements of mass destruction and Jason to boot!?!! Who in their right mind could possibly not show up for this party? Oh yah and chainsaws... my personel favorite!!

Anonymous said...

There just is something about having a new chain on that baby...of course drifting the Chrysler 300 chokes me up a little also. Here's to chainsaws and rental cars! The run-what-ya-brung hippie

JDOUG said...

I will bring the booze and firearms... We can just have a hell of a redneck good time..

No offence to the redneck-guntoting-manleyloven-hippy

or to the

I-buy-a-bike-every-six-months-redneck-Cook-Hippy

or to the

slavedriving-trailbuildinginstigator-redneck-hoppe-hippy

or to the

nicetosee-newbies-workin-redneck-hippys

JDOUG said...

By the way, anyone heard from Robert Frost? I mean Lansen..

Where are you little fella?

Anonymous said...

I can feel my back already hurting from carrying you old farts. Peace out mothertruckers. Colorado this July...anyone?

ratdaddy

Anonymous said...

Oh, by the way, D-Bag, I mean DaveC, you best have my cigarette and beer waiting for me @ 8:00 a.m.

ratdaddy

Lansen said...

i'm still out here. take'n care of some other stuff in life for awhile. will hopefully be drifting back to the bike by mid-next season.

don't worry though - i'll make it back soon enough.

choppe said...

Lansen,
Can't say as I blame you as life throws us some pretty mean curves from time to time. Hell, I took YEARS off!
Hopefully we will have some pretty good new stuff for everyone by spring.
Just think what will be available for a pretty epic ride around here... Corby South, Corby North, the Brownie, the GSC, the new Krug loop, over to and through Sun Bridge and all the way back! Correct me if I'm wrong, but that could be close to 25 miles out and 25 miles back! Just something to look forward to.
Hope all goes well for you over these next few months.
CH

choppe said...

Just wanted to thank everyone for all the hard work at Krug Saturday morning. We're definately making progress and things are starting to take shape.
Thanks again,
CH