Sunday, October 31, 2010

Massive Turnout For Oct 30th Work Party at 'Family Man'

First off- THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SHOWED UP! The response was absolutely incrediable. Lots of work done Oct 30th at Family Man and its really hard not to notice the new 'Pump Trail' installed by Jim Mudry-Dave Bissets Crew right through the center of 'Family Man'. The Pumptrack 'Rhythm Trail' is now enlarged and had 30+ backs and 2 machines moving lots of dirt. The end result will be one of the 'Greatest Destination' pumptracks the NW has ever seen. Check out the photos! Next work party will be Nov 13th! Details will be posted here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Help Me 'Name This Trail'

I need help folks. I need your creative trail naming hats to be put on and help me 'Name This Trail!' Here's what Sam and I were hoping to acheive. Our new trail leaves  the 'Extended Play'/'8-Track' area and connects to 'Lower Grand Prix/Baby GP'. So the name chosen will be a perfect representation of music and motorsports. For Example:
'Vynil Richie' 'The Fabulous Thunderbirds' 'Cars' 'Gym Class Bullies' and even today we thought of using 'Victorias Secret' and it almost stuck. I've been calling it 'Love Handles' during the presentation and original discussions with the HR County. So as you can see- WE JUST NEED A GOOD NAME! For instance- when installing 'Middle School' we all wanted it be called 'Happy Meal' but it sent the wrong message to kids. McDonalds doesn't deserve the love if you ask me.

Please leave a name suggestion in the comments. Come to Saturdays Oct 30th Work Party from 9am-Noon. Bring Water, Gloves, Rakes, McCleods, Lopers and your personal tunes. The work done already should get you all FIRED UP!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oct 30th Work Party Callout!

Sam Pinner has called for a work party on Oct 30th! Its going to be a short 2-3 hour work party with several groups being assigned to different areas. Meet at 9am at Family Man (Riorden Hill Road) bring water/snacks, gloves, rakes, flat head & shovel head shovels, lopers and mcloeds. Work is expected to happen at the 'Rythm Trail' (pumptrack) expansion, some work on 'Middle School' and possibly a crew will be dispatched elsewhere. Bring garbage bags for litter collection too!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cyclists Unite! Hood River Area MTB Riders-Trailbuilders Meeting Details

Oct 21 Thursday at 7pm at the White Buffalo is the 2nd group meeting in regards to local area mountain bike advocacy. All members of CAMBA, GFRA and any other cycling specific group is welcome to attend and discuss the needs and concerns of the area. Last meeting was held outdoors and it was hard to hear everyone- this meeting will be indoors! I look forward to seeing everyone and showing off the recent hard work accomplished at the last trail work party. News of more work partys are coming soon! 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sexy Beast Work Party ReCap

Huge thanks to everyone who showed up the recent Sunday Oct 17th for the installation of "Sexy Beast". The turnout was impressive and the work done that day is even more impressive. Huge thanks to Steve Kruse of Timberline Lodge for donating 10 winter lift tickets to the hard workers. Alpinestars donated some goodies too. Craig Cleary was rumored handed out a gift certificate for a dinner at 'Cebu's' to a lucky worker that day too. 23 people put a really massive effort into 'Sexy Beast' and 4 four legged critters made it entertaining. Keep your eye on this blog for more work partys!

  Dan Kruse doing his 'Follow Me' pose again. 
 East Coast Dan was impressed with the turnout. 
 Front of the line and charging along. 
 Kieth Cunningham of Discover Bikes showing off his Bedhead hairstyle. 

 Jason Wells massaging the trail beast. 

 Shane Wilson pointing in the direction of.....? 
 Jason signing off the county volunteer waivers. 
 Greg Schutt was pumped to contribute to a trail after 2 years of the run around. 
 Its light is even sexy. 
 Steve Kruse signing off on 10 winter lift passes for the volunteers, huge thanks Steve! 
 Chris Medley too has been trying for years to join a work party, he was glad to be apart of this installation. 
 The last men standing. (l to r) Sam Pinner, Chris Medley, Shane Wilson, Chris Elsmore, Kieth Cunningham, Mike Estes and Rick (?) enjoy the fall light. Landon Holt took this image! 

 Shane Wilson