Monday, September 29, 2008

Map Version 2.0 with the New Trail Extension!!

Once again Neale Shour hooks up with a good looking map!

Don't forget to come out on Saturday!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Post trailwork ride photos.

Neale smiles more when he is on his bike.  So do we.

Ron is so fast he is blurry. 

Not sure why Clay is grimacing so much.  You would think he is working hard or something.

The Extension is finallly open!!

We finally finished the extension between #5 and #6.  Thanks to Neil, Neale, Buzz, Ron, Clay and Chuck!!

Smoothing out the field a bit.

The last little bit of benching.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Trail Workdates for 2008-09

O.k. all,

ERTA had their big pow-wow to set trail building dates. The plan is
similar to years past. Each trail will have local dates at their
discretion for smaller workdays and at least one big workday.

Our big workday will be December 6th. We hope to have about 2 miles
of trail flagged and there should be plenty of corridor clearing to
do. Watch for posts closer to time, if the corridor gets cleared
more than I expect, this could turn into more of a bench cutting
day. We may well have an option for another big workday late in the
season, like March or later. If so, this would almost surely be a
benching day.

Also, watch for posts on a regular basis for smaller work days. There
will be quite a few of these in the coming months and there will be
ample opportunity to help out. I think we have Buzz Taylor and Ron
Bodine tapped on a couple of smaller projects that will be very cool
additions and they might appreciate an email to see how you can help.

As always, give me a shout with questions.



Trail Building Kickoff, Oct. 4th

We decided to have a little social event to kick off the trail
building season.

This is just a social event, no actual trail
building will be done!

Come out to Stocksdale/Walnut Woods on Oct. 4th around 1 p.m. 
Food around 2 p.m.  There will be a little riding/hiking/trail running and then some food
and socializing. You can find out what our plans are for the coming
building season. We hope to add 2- 2.5 miles of new trail in the
coming months.

I know we have some great people lined up to help out with the day:

Platte Valley Bank will be supplying a big grill and some chefs.
(these guys were great to help us out at Spider Fest at Smithville a
couple weeks ago).

Orange Technologies will be throwing in some food. This is Neil
Battrum's company
. Now if we could get him to set up webcams for the

I know some of the local bike stores might be there (we have let
Cycle City, The Wheel and Biscari know about it)

Paceline Products might be there as well (Chamois Butt'r saved me
today with my third day riding in a row). They were critical for our
trail opening in June and have given us great support.

What to bring: Your bike. Your family. A lawn chair.

Hope to see you there!