Did a "race" this past weekend (PIRATE CXC) for the first time since Eureka Springs Fatty Fest. I "earned" second place. Read up here.
Sitting on my ass the past semester drinking beer did me well this race. Shit, actually just looking at the results I would have still gotten fourth without the time bonuses, behind GWiz, Tige, and Micah. Umm, high five to me now cause I'm losing to all three of them any day of the week anyway. So, I got first place in my book.
Hola Peeps!!! PLEASE come help Saturday morning from 9:00-Noon (ish) during the Roanoke Park Trails BIG Workday!!! at the Roanoke Park Trails. We are aiming to have over 100 volunteers at this event (we had 84 last March during our initial BIG Workday):http://www.facebook.com/events/297279083720723/ We have almost a mile of trail in the park now and want to more than double that by next summer, but need lots of help! Everything to do on this workday from clearing new corridor (cutting back branches & honeysuckle) to dragging brush to the curb to hacking out wintercreeper with rogue hoes to raking leaves to tread work & bench cutting, etc. etc. etc. If you can't make the whole time, come out for the time you can; every little bit counts!!! Pass it on :) Please come out and help make trails a reality within Kansas City's urban core!!! peace and riding!
TRAILBUILDING...It's getting to be that time of the year again and your belly will be full of Halloween candy. This could be a great way to burn off that nervous sugar energy.
We will be finishing up the Rancho-d-lux loop on November 3rd. This will be the final phase of Rancho which will clean up several intersections, eliminate some legacy trail, and make a kid's specific loop. We are very excited about how this will make the upper area of Camp Lake of the Woods flow for all users.
Once this section is complete we will be spending the remainder of the winter on working on the Wudchuk Run loop connecting the Eight Pin across the back of the Camp Lake of the Woods Property to the Red Cabin area. This will probably be a 2yr project and add 4-6 miles to the Camp Lake of the Woods area.
Hogan/swimming pool at Camp Lake of the Woods on top of the hill. From the main Swope trailhead, drive up Oakwood Drive, take a left at the "Y" and continue on about 300 yards. See map on the right hand side of the Swope trails webpage for directions to the Swope Park trails.
The usual trail tools...Rakes, Shovels, McLeods, Pulaskis, Rogue Hoes, Handsaws, Chainsaws, etc. If you don't have tools, come anyway...we should have plenty.
Boots/Shoes with protection
Trail Tasting Afterwards:
If the trails are rideable and/or hikeable, we'll do a trail tasting of the new stuff. Workdays are the only time you'll get a chance to check out the new trail before it's open, so come work then get your ride on!