Re: 2020 Blackhawk summer upkeep

in Blackhawk
July 12, 2020, 05:56 PM

Trimmed Long's Short, the Jumpline, and Island/Small Switchbacks, and recovered the Connector jump from the tall grass.  Then rode it all, and it's in fine shape.  The a-lines on Jumpline are visible again, if a little rough.  Get your fill of Island and and the Small Switchbacks in the next few weeks before they get updated.

Almost everything else could use trimming to some degree.  It would be good to beat everything back soon; the raspberries are getting aggressive, and it won't be long before every ride will end with picking the burrs out of your socks.

We are having a work session aided by a UTV to shuttle west this Tuesday at 5 PM. Dress for bugs, weeds and dirt. Head west if you're late. It helps planning if we know how many are attending.

Thank you.

Re: 2020 upkeep

in Seminole
July 11, 2020, 06:46 PM

Mowed for a couple of hours today, however needs a full pass with the DR Trimmers, chainsaws etc. The wild parsnip is bad and the buckthorn is closing in the corridor.

Trimmed the Erdman connector as far as the mud hole. The rest of the way to PV could still use it.

I was going to use the walk behind 22” trimmer but could not get it started. There was no oil on the dip stick so I added some and could get it to turn over but only just. A lot of resistance. Middleton power won’t work on Craftsman; is it in the budget to buy a new walk behind from Stihl from them? It would make the long sections with thick tall grass go faster.

I sawed apart the recently fallen tree at the bottom of new switchbacks so no more ducking.

Then I took a plunge to cool off.

Important note on facility use.

in Blackhawk
July 06, 2020, 10:19 PM

Blackhawk's Tuesday and Thursday evening youth bike lessons start this week.

Please do not park at the east chalet during these times unless your family is participating in the lesson program. Also please remember to respect the lessons and all scheduled events. Give them their space.

Re: 2020 upkeep

in The Farm
July 04, 2020, 10:59 AM

 :) They sure are

2020 upkeep

in Seminole
July 04, 2020, 10:58 AM

Getting to be a jungle

Re: 2020 upkeep

in The Farm
Gary S
July 02, 2020, 10:24 PM

Trimmer heads are a wear part.

You guys probably already know this, but there are some big trees down on the E/W connector, Ziggy, and Erdmann connector.

Im thinking of a 4am start on Friday 3-Jul, leaving from my house (Cross Plains). This is assuming trails are open. Let me know if you want to meet up.
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