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Postby sumoe » August 11th, 2004, 11:31 pm

More Riders = Less Vandalism. More people need to be out there at all times of day with eyes to see, and maybe cameras to photograph? More traffic may cut down on some of these problems.
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Postby Spinwheel » August 12th, 2004, 9:55 pm

sumoe wrote:More Riders = Less Vandalism. More people need to be out there at all times of day with eyes to see, and maybe cameras to photograph? More traffic may cut down on some of these problems.


Ya know you're right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Spinwheel » August 12th, 2004, 10:01 pm

Apps wrote:Spinwheel.

Thanks for all your efforts. I hope my location was good enough for you... That should be on heck of a log pile if you used that fallen limb/tree to do it!

What pot head do we have to steal the bridge back from????? :twisted:

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Apps, your location was great,, the freaking log was huge :D

It's RIP'ing in peace now (on the ground), so the NEW log pile is very do-able for all :wink: :? There's another big (elevated) log down in the north section across the bridge that can be developed into a log ramp too.. that one won't be as close the ground though :shock: :P

Will keep you posted on the bridge situation.

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Postby K2Beast » August 18th, 2004, 2:31 pm

:? Where are those confounded bridges :?:
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Where's the beef...err the bridge

Postby rockymtn » August 18th, 2004, 9:11 pm

Yea, where is the bridge?

I almost endo'd in that gulley
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Re: Where's the beef...err the bridge

Postby Spinwheel » August 18th, 2004, 9:51 pm

rockymtn wrote:Yea, where is the bridge?

I almost endo'd in that gulley


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The bridges have been stolen .. plan to have them replaced by the end of the month. PM or email me if you're interested in helping with the replacement activity..If you like to play in the dirt, you qualify. :!: :!: there's usually free food available for volunteers :D :D :D

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Postby K2Beast » August 18th, 2004, 10:00 pm

:idea: Would a drainage pipe and a dirt bridge be an option :?: It will be harder to steal... Let me know what day...
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Postby Spinwheel » August 19th, 2004, 8:27 pm

K2Beast wrote::idea: Would a drainage pipe and a dirt bridge be an option :?: It will be harder to steal... Let me know what day...


I like your idea K2, do you know where we can get a drainage pipe? It would be interesting getting it back to the trail too :P :P Perhaps a teeter-totter could be installed on top of the pipe :?: :shock:
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Postby Sherpaboy » August 20th, 2004, 12:24 pm

I don't think Adam is talking about the same size drainage pipe...? I am guessing he is talking about smaller pipe and making a dirt bridge over the cravas.
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Postby K2Beast » August 20th, 2004, 1:18 pm

:idea: I was thinking 24"+ drainage pipe and enough dirt to cover it and create a bridge across the ditch. What kind of flow does this ditch get? if any? debris? It may need grating too... :?:
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Postby sumoe » August 20th, 2004, 7:40 pm

K2Beast wrote::idea: I was thinking 24"+ drainage pipe and enough dirt to cover it and create a bridge across the ditch. What kind of flow does this ditch get? if any? debris? It may need grating too... :?:


Where does such a drainage pipe come from? And, cost? And, weight to move it?
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Postby Spinwheel » August 20th, 2004, 9:08 pm

K2Beast wrote::What kind of flow does this ditch get? if any? debris? It may need grating too... :?:


No flow. There won't be any flowing water there until Noah returns with the ark!:D

What do mean by "grating".... :?:
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Postby hockeydaddy » August 20th, 2004, 9:38 pm

I believe adam means and correct me if I'm wrong. Grating to catch any debris that might flow throught the pipe and clog it.
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Postby Shanman » August 20th, 2004, 10:24 pm

There are actually several ditches in the park that appear to be man-made and don't carry water. We think they are interesting to ride through or over. We really like having a couple bridges and a couple ride through dips. The problem is that the kids that run in the park wanted a bridge accross the river and so they stole many of our structures. We know where they are, but we want to show the Sheriff before we take them back.

So we could just fill the ditches with some dirt, but the bridge was a nice feature, and we plan to make more structures. We just need to keep the kids from tering them up! :evil:
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Postby K2Beast » August 20th, 2004, 11:36 pm

:arrow: Another option I thought about while walking through the ditch on Wednesday... They appeared to have taken the bridge without the use of any tools... I saw a few of the screws still there and bent. :evil:
:idea: What if we "overbuild" it... sink so many screws into it they couldn't possibly just tear it out :?: I have a box of drywall screws and a pretty decent drill... Since there isn't going to be any (or too much) water in the ditch we could sink a couple of extra posts to mount the "fortified" bridge to. Maybe some metal gussets along the mounting areas to the posts :?: :? Any contractors got any materials or ideas to donate :?: Maybe square head decking screws :?: Something to give them something to think about or slow them down long enough to have someone catch them in the act :!: :twisted:
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