Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pay Off

The summer months have been spent whipping all the trails into shape at the pasture. Never have things looked as good as they do right now. There are still issues to address, but the trails are ready for all who will make their way out to the Big Wheeled Ballyhoo.

Paul pushing the mower to create access to the test loop from the festival camp.

Taking tree trimming to new heights.

The pay off - beautiful trails and endless riding possibilities.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Trench Warfare

It's always interesting to get the opinion of newcomers when they visit the trails at Potter's Pasture. The trails are so different from anything else that comments are sometimes comical. A few weeks ago, during a visit from Guitar Ted, he said something to the effect of; "This isn't a rut, this is trench warfare!" I went through the archives and found a collection of trench art, enjoy.

Chad Quigley climbing (and cleaning) the entrance to "Sweetness".

CQ on the bone yard section of "Hornitos"

Kyle Vincent on a cut near the end of "Hornitos"

CQ climbing near the middle of "Hornitos"

Looking down "Harris Hazard"

Looking up "Team Trail"

CQ climbing the bottom of "The Desert"

Somewhere along "Susan's Singletrack"

Monday, September 7, 2009

Holiday Weekend

CQ and I spent most of Saturday working on trail maintenance. The Ballyhoo "Test Loop" is now open with a short option and an longer expert option. CQ worked the lawn mower most of the day and Horse Shoe Canyon is now 100% done. Hornito's still needs some tree work, but is in fine shape as well. First Way needs a lot of help . . . if you are looking for a project, head on over there and get to bushwhacking.
The morning fog held on for most of the day.

The test loop follows the contour of the land West of the corral and works back up to the ridge at the junction of Team Trail and Highline.

Monday brought out Claire on her 09er for a ride through camp with CQ and Llama (Dad) on their 29ers.

For the rest of the day, she didn't stop talking about how she "rides bikes on dirt with Chad".

She didn't want to stop with the easy trails, Claire kept on climbing out of camp. She'll make a great riding companion until she turns 13 and I'm no longer cool.