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Colonnade Deadline

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by fuzzycatnuts, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. fuzzycatnuts

    fuzzycatnuts Monkey

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    I was talking to Mike the other day and realized there is less than 5 months until the opening day for phase 2: September 6th.

    Lots more work to be done, hes working on a "joyride" style drop zone right now. Work parties every Saturday Sunday until opening day, some during the week as well.

    Any help would be great

    Thanks

    -Kim
     

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  2. DBR X6 RIDER

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    I'll be the first to admit that I haven't been out there working as much as I would like to, BUT I have been busy digging/building all the same!

    With the longer days upon us, this would be a great time to drop by after work or after riding locally on the weekends.

    Five months can easily be a blur.
     
  3. seattlechronic

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    The progress out there has been amazing... It has been nice to see something being built from the ground up. From the First phase to the Second..All I can say is WOW!!!

    Heres a pic from today of some new drops...
     
  4. Dave_Schuldt

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    Now if we can just come up with a good landing.....
    You're right, FCN, summer with all it's vacations and so forth can go by really quick.
     
  5. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Where is this?
    How can I help?
     
  6. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i think it's hard to convey why it's so important to focus whatever energy you can to Colonnade now.

    This forum was full of people including myself who would complain over why there was absolutely no legal places to ride that provided challenge. With progress being made at Galbraith and Dry Hill there is starting to be light at the end of the tunnel.

    Colonnade is different from Galby and Dry Hill in that the club has a deadline. The resources of the club have to be shut down, this is a process that's involved years, devotion of volunteers, and hundreds of thousands of dollars to create. All that stops and what's done is done when the deadline hits, period.

    This park is making waves and helping impact the progression of mountain biking/advocacy/legitimizing the challenging aspects of our sport/recreation. It's critical if you are on the fence about helping, get off and help now. For there really is no tomorrow.

    The club and a few people me included will still be around providing maintenance. But the help you lend now is for the build. That's why we always sound so needy, it's because we desperately do need whatever support or help you can give. After it's done, you really won't hear much, except hopefully more projects springing up from the success of Colonnade. Like maybe a real North Shore style trail within a half hour drive of Seattle in the mountains. That's just one of the things that's at stake here....
     
  7. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Read up and if you want to get involved there are contacts and information on donating.

    http://www.bbtc.org/wiki/index.php?title=Trail:I-5_Colonnade

    Lend a hand? Check for work parties on this board.

    http://www.bbtc.org/recreation/

    Talk to the trail leads like Fuzzy or me on these boards and if you want to work on a specific project we can get you dialed in. You get in where you wanna fit in.
     
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  9. fuzzycatnuts

    fuzzycatnuts Monkey

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    Landing for the drop, at least the big one is going to be dug down to make it steep. Its bigger than it looks standing from the top.
     
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    Mike.rider Monkey

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    school is out at the end of the week, and I will be heading back out to the west side, shovel in hand.
     
  11. Str8OutaBallard

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    I'm learning some good skills there... someday I'm gonna build a killer deck on the back of a house... (but mines gonna have skinnies off of it)
     
  12. Dave_Schuldt

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    Stopped by today, things are happening - progress on drops and roller coaster.
     
  13. fuzzycatnuts

    fuzzycatnuts Monkey

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    For those hitting the 3rd jump line, if you see it needs water feel free to hose it down, parts of it get super dry and turn to dust. The hose comes from the dog park, theres a switch down by the fence.

    Thanks

    -Kim
     
  14. Dave_Schuldt

    Dave_Schuldt Monkey

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    Evening work parties Thurs & Fri.
     
  15. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I'll be out there.
    What tools do I need to bring?
     
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    Dave_Schuldt Monkey

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    We have all the tools you need.
     
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    Mike got a new circ saw,sawsall, some other stuff... new torx bits also... plenty of 5" screws, twisty nails, every thing else you could think of...
     
  18. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    I've got a screw gun, saber saw, etc. Let me know.

    Also got a tamper, shovels, and 230lbs of swinging man love
     
  19. Str8OutaBallard

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    Just look here for work parties... which happen almost everyday of the week... pic one and show up... I might head down there later today again... I was there yesterday for about 3 hours

    http://bbtc.org/recreation/
    http://bbtc.org/recreation/calendar.php?event_id=6629
     
  20. Dave_Schuldt

    Dave_Schuldt Monkey

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    Helped out for a bit today, we have the Bobcat for the weekend. Pump track got watered and Joyride drops should be ready soon.
     
  21. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    You guys working or racing tomorrow?
     
  22. fuzzycatnuts

    fuzzycatnuts Monkey

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    There is a work party sunday. All the tools that you need are on site. Mike is in charge of the project, all you have to do is show up and he will put you to work.

    Thanks!
     
  23. Dave_Schuldt

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    Stopped by today, Joel the roller coaster dude was working with a Bobcat on a stump ride. Also more progress on the learning trail. They were working on the 3rd jump, have gap dialed.
     
  24. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    You guys working this week?

    Someone PM me an address, wife is on call all weekend, so I could use some dirt digging time.
     
  25. fuzzycatnuts

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    Work parties every Saturday and Sunday until Sept. 6th. Some weekday parties as well, here is the Calendar:

    http://bbtc.org/recreation/calendar.php?view=all&event_type=W

    Mike W. is in charge, but after the Sept 6th the funding runs out and BBTC will be putting there efforts into other projects, such as Duthie Hill.


    Here is what we would like to finish before then:

    Far South End:
    - build a roller so riders can bypass the Schleyer drop
    - build some fun TTFs("stunts") on the U-Turn trail on the other side of the Schleyer
    drop

    Joyride Drops:
    - shape the big dirt berm at the end/bottom of the Joyride drops' landing
    that turns riders back uphill (preventing a collision with the Schleyer drop
    line)

    General:
    - install warning & safety signs
    - inspect wooden structures and secure loose rungs
    - spread wood chips to dusty/muddy areas
    - Build more awesome drainage solutions with Ben & Tanya

    Joel's wooden structure line:
    - install roller coaster rungs
    - bring in more dirt around and under coaster peaks (to reduce fall zones)

    Chuck & Tanya's Waterfall / rock garden:
    - build log retaining walls on the sides of the trail

    Jump Lines:
    - build a log frame for the landing on Kim's Road Gap (just like the
    take-off lip log frame)
    - build a log frame around the back of the step-up dirt pile (like the
    above)
    - Turn the last booter on upper/lower line into a table top (flat top, move
    landing back)
    - make the turfstone berm after the wall ride a little longer.
    - tread fix-up: bring in good dirt to fill all turfstones and pack around
    the sides, then soak the trail and let it sit.
    - re-enforce the Wall Ride structure (add posts where stringers flex, add
    supports where posts are sistered together, add supports to rungs)
    - finish the Wall Ride structure (cut the rungs into a smooth curved line,
    trim the posts and add plywood to the back)

    Tim's Tqalu / Learning Trail:
    - schleyer drop landing dirt
    - build berm after schleyer drop
    - dig up all the thorns/weed around the mini-schleyer drop

    BobB's Octagon of Death:
    - some logs need re-enforcing with more screws and center posts for support

    Ben Gregg's Tight Berm Trail:
    - shape the entrance: bring in more dirt and bank the turn
    - shape the top trail: move dirt from downhill up to first SB -- so gradual
    dowhnill into 2nd SB
    - then add turfstones
    - finish end of pumptrack drain adapter
    - steep roller down backside of retaining wall

    Phase 1:
    - pick up Phase 1 loose rock and move to materials piles
    - install turfstones on SBs that are falling apart
    - inspect all ladder bridges and secure any loose rungs or boards


    So... IF we can get all that done before the 6th we can work on adding more stunts, jumps, and drops were ever we can fit them in.

    -Kim
     
  26. Dave_Schuldt

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    Add to phase 1
    Trim weeds and remove some
    Spread mulch.