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    Shutes Branch Workday this SATURDAY!!!!!

    Don't forget to make plans to come out and help us get the rest of the perimeter loop opened up and help with the final touches on the mogul section because it's really turning out great! The Rangers from the Corp will be providing munchies and drink this time and we hope to get as much done as last time! 8:30am start time and we'll meet back in the gravel pile lot and fan out from there. See you then!

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    Someone might want to contact Darryl about the DR power wagon. The Sorba trailer will be at DSG this weekend and I believe he said they will not take the power wagon with them. If we are going to finish the mogul section Saturday we will definitely need it.
    Tommy, did you get you're brush trimmer working?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack View Post
    Someone might want to contact Darryl about the DR power wagon. The Sorba trailer will be at DSG this weekend and I believe he said they will not take the power wagon with them. If we are going to finish the mogul section Saturday we will definitely need it.
    Tommy, did you get you're brush trimmer working?
    Yeah I already emailed him but will ask if we can get the wagon at least. At present my trimmer is down but will try and get it dealt with before Sat if possible.

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    Saturday will be rocking (literally). We might hit 6 miles this Saturday. We'll have some Scouts again and the usual crew. Ranger Cline will be on hand with burgers and dogs (which will expertly cooked by the Scouts) and other goodies. The trail was hard and dry today and the fastest yet. It was cool not having to slow down for slick corners.

    And the forecast is perfect. 68 for the high

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    !

    The good news for me is that Chilton's came to the rescue on my machine and got me my new drive shaft so my brushcutter will be in da house! Scott will have to man it this time since I'm up to my eyeballs in soccer and baseball that day but new trail will be cleared and that is VERY RAWKIN'!!!Haven't heard back from Daryll about the wagon though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankmotee View Post
    The good news for me is that Chilton's came to the rescue on my machine and got me my new drive shaft so my brushcutter will be in da house! Scott will have to man it this time since I'm up to my eyeballs in soccer and baseball that day but new trail will be cleared and that is VERY RAWKIN'!!!Haven't heard back from Daryll about the wagon though.
    Scott talked to him and it will be in Fayetteville
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    I'll be there and gonna try to bring a friend, if he will get outta bed that early. see ya Saturday


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    Both boys and I will be there Saturday. Daryl said that he thought they would need the wagon to haul gravel at DSG so we'll have to put a hold on the Moguls unless someone wants a good workout with a wheelbarrow. If we have have a good turn out we could really get a lot of the new section open. I've done some work out there in the last couple of weeks and the new section clears really fast. It's not near as thick as the other side and the dirt is shallow with lots of rocks.

    Tommy,
    Are you going to be there Saturday with that crazy soccer and baseball schedule. I'm OK with manning the brushcutter if you can get it to us.
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    Wish I could make it back out but I'll be out of town this weekend. maybe by the time I get back it'll be dry enough for me to ride the new sections.
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    Tommy,
    Are you going to be there Saturday with that crazy soccer and baseball schedule. I'm OK with manning the brushcutter if you can get it to us.[/QUOTE]

    I'm going to try and be there for the first part of the morning if I can work it out with my wife but I will get the cutter to ya someway. I'm going down to get the drive shaft this morning and will contact you once I make sure it's working properly.

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    Pretty sure I will be there, but not certain. I'm always up for using a wheelbarrow. I have one I can bring, I also have a brushcutter that I should be able to bring, what else might be needed?? We have a front end loader, but I don't think dad would let me borrow it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjd19892 View Post
    Pretty sure I will be there, but not certain. I'm always up for using a wheelbarrow. I have one I can bring, I also have a brushcutter that I should be able to bring, what else might be needed?? We have a front end loader, but I don't think dad would let me borrow it.
    PLEEZE bring your brushcutter since I just found out that Chilton's ordered in the wrong size drive shaft for mine!!! It never fails when you pay for overnight shipping!

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    Ok I will be there in the morning with brush cutter in hand, I will probably go ahead and bring a wheelbarrow and shovel in case we want to work on the mogules, I plan on checking this again in the morning before I head out, so does anyone know of anything else that would be useful?? Are there any plans for doing some benching tomorrow??
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    WOW - what an awesome day! We had 14 people on the trail and an awesome cookout afterwards. One of the coolest things is that we probably have the coolest "jump rock" in Mid-TN now

    It's around mile 6 - yes - I think we're at 6 miles after yesterday. This newest section is really rounding out the trail. Another rock garden to destroy bikes (and skin), some fast sections, and elevation change for a good workout.

    Another cool thing is that we reclaimed two adjacent campsites with two picnic tables and two nice grills - it's a great place for a get together. It's all the way in the back and near the radar-ball-on-the-tower.

    Thanks to all that helped out!

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    I had a lot of fun yesterday, wish I had been able to stick around a little longer and ride more of the trail, but I did get to mess around a little near the moguls so its all good.
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    Hey guys, Ihad a great time also, but I must agree with the feeling old statement. I can't wait to see new trail map when it gets updated. See all of you soon on the new trails.


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    I rode there this evening and we're at 5.9 miles including the gravel piles connector. The latest is a blast, especially the hillside and rock gardens.

    I think Tommy is going to try and rustle up some trail workers this weekend to get to the 6 mile mark

    Here is a map - I'll have to redo it because I hit the wrong button (restarted a 2nd lap). I'll remap it Tuesday evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNcaveman View Post
    I rode there this evening and we're at 5.9 miles including the gravel piles connector. The latest is a blast, especially the hillside and rock gardens.

    I think Tommy is going to try and rustle up some trail workers this weekend to get to the 6 mile mark

    Here is a map - I'll have to redo it because I hit the wrong button (restarted a 2nd lap). I'll remap it Tuesday evening.

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    Question for the Shutes bunch?

    Who would be interested in doing a workday this coming Saturday and help me get the last of the perimeter done and that one mogul berm filled? Let me know if that will work and I will get in touch with Daryll about getting the DR wagon and brush cutter so we can move it on. I know that it's right on the heels on this last one but the stuff is greening up SO fast that we really need to move it along. Chime in here and let me know who might be able to make it so I can get a head count. This is one of the few Sats I will not have to do a day game so i'm going to take full advantage of.The new trail sections are really fine and once the rest is open I'm sure this trail will become a destination location!!!

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    I'll probably be out of town this Sat. I maybe able to get down to the trail later this week. I can work on the mogul. What needs to be done there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-fish View Post
    I'll probably be out of town this Sat. I maybe able to get down to the trail later this week. I can work on the mogul. What needs to be done there?
    WELL......! The sand mound at the base of the biggest mogul is going to have to be covered in large gravel,then smaller gravel, and finally some crush and run and it also will need to be built up and bermed on the left side (if you are standing on the top looking down at the sand mound) to turn the riders into the sand mound and in the right direction for the next couple. I did leave my ole faithful blue wheelbarrow out there with one ole shovel if any hearty lads might want to commit to getting stove up humping gravel! But, I was going to try and make the DR bear most of the burden since a full barrow load is SO dang heavy! Feel free to do what you can but don't kill yourself or slip any discs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallize View Post
    So, did you take the new drop or the pansie bypass?
    I went between the pansie bypass and the jump.

    The area below the jump needs a little work and there is still the big dead tree to remove.

    The bypass was perfect for going back up the hill

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    Rode the new section yesterday and it rocks. It’s already fast and when the trail gets burned in it should be a blast. The new rock drop rides really good. The line in is perfect with a great landing area. Coming back up I rode both the bypass and the drop backwards just to check the better line. Coming straight back up the drop is actually the easier of the two lines and rides really good. The rock garden on the bath house side rides really good going down and is really tough coming back up the hill. The hillside trail really needs a big berm in that last corner after you come down the fence line below the weather station just before the newest section. It just doesn't flow good coming down that hill with it being so sharp. There really isn't any room to make it larger and it flows great riding it backwards. I think a big berm would be the best solution for that corner. Also the trail just inside the woods above the moguls still needs some attention. The ground there is hard and clumps up when you dig it. If anyone has one of those small landscape tillers it might work good to till that area and rake it smooth.

    I went between the pansie bypass and the jump
    1/2 man 1/2 pansie

    I'll try and make it Saturday if I'm not 4 wheeling at LBL.

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    Hey I can help out some this week if it will be in the mornings. I get off work at 8am, so 9ish I can be there after changing clothes. Saturday I can prolly do, but will need to be gone by noon, some friends and I have tickets to strikeforce fight that night and I think they want to go to downtown early to hit some brewery or something like that. you can post up here or pm me I sleep during the day at different times. Cant wait to ride it later this week, see ya soon.


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    I rode the new section last night with Eric(kind of, he dropped in 5 minutes after me). It rides really well and is pretty fast... BUT there are to many tight 180 degree switch backs which take all of your speed. We need to round them off or add berms. Some of them are so tight that you can't build a berm without widening the turn.

    All in all it's a lot of fun though. The 'big drop' is not so big when you ride it. I thought it was a lot bigger than it actually is.
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    Change of PLANS!

    I'm going to be doing a baseball game and then a late night gig Friday night so I KNOW I will not feel like getting up at 8:00am on Saturday so how about hooking up on Sunday morning instead? I'll plan to do it then if anyone can make it and cut some trail then.

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    I'll try to make it sunday, but not sure if we are going to church. Btw where is the gig? Maybe able to make that. Hey a guy I work with is in a band that plays around the area called Losing Hope, was wondering if you have seen them?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skoby View Post
    I'll try to make it sunday, but not sure if we are going to church. Btw where is the gig? Maybe able to make that. Hey a guy I work with is in a band that plays around the area called Losing Hope, was wondering if you have seen them?



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    The gig is at Daniella's,12 E Thompson Ln, next to the Mapco right up from the Dairy Dip and it is alot of funk, fusion, and jammin' if you're into that kind of thing. Haven't heard of Losing because I don't get out much other than for my things. Come out if ya can because thers no cover and it's a nice hang!

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    About what time, my wife is going to do the baby shower gift registry tonight. So I may be free tonight, will know for sure a little later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skoby View Post
    About what time, my wife is going to do the baby shower gift registry tonight. So I may be free tonight, will know for sure a little later.


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    Sorry I did not get to make gig, I could not get a straight answer form the wife till it was too late. But on another note, I went out to Shutes to try a lap and only got about a mile and a half into it and the chain broke on bike. So we packed it up an came home and worked on bike. Got it fixed and went on ride thru the neiborhood and my buddies pedal fell off abouta mile from house. So all in all the day was still good I guess, at least I was not at work. Maybe try again today. see ya around.


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    how do pedals fall off a bike haha

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    Went out there today..Amazing job guys!! I love the last 2 miles or so of the trail!!

    Anybody have an updated map?

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    Just posted this - glad you liked it. There is an easy bypass of the White Rocks section. We'll make some signs to show the bypass. It only knocks out about 1/4 to 1/2 mile of trail. That section does sometime annoy me too.

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