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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Apr. 19, 2011 11:01 am
Ground is firm enough in the berm local to pick up where we left off last year on the "Big Boy".

I have started hauling some rocks from the staging area. I have a new plan for how to complete the berm. I have started building a ramp on top of the berm for wheeling the rocks up and dumping them. It's a lot easier to roll the rocks down into place then lifting them up.

If we fill in this level all the way to the end, we can then start with the next and work our way up to the desired height this way.

Ryan
jdm

Posts: 128

Posted: Wed Apr. 20, 2011 12:59 pm
I might try to get out there for an hour tonight if I don't get stuck at work.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed Apr. 20, 2011 1:30 pm
Jesse,

I was thinking of hitting it for an hour tonight myself. If I do, I will be headed that way by 5:30pm at the latest.

Ryan
jdm

Posts: 128

Posted: Wed Apr. 20, 2011 4:19 pm
it's 5:15 and I'll be at work a bit longer. I'll call your cell # when I get out.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed Apr. 20, 2011 4:27 pm
Ok, I'm headed that way soon (5:30pm).

Ryan
jdm

Posts: 128

Posted: Wed Apr. 20, 2011 8:59 pm
I got stuck at work until 8pm. Boo!

How did you make out?
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed Apr. 20, 2011 9:41 pm
Got another couple feet filled in with rock and topped off with dirt.

I rolled some more rocks down the hill for transport. I am not using the dirt next to the berm to fill in on top, I'm grabbing it from the hillside not far from where the rocks are ready for transport. Pretty close to where the old pile of rocks where for transport (same hillside just further to the right looking uphill).

I won't be able to work on it again until Wed next week but feel free if you are inclined.

Just note that when you tip the wheelbarrow up to dump the rocks keep it extra steady as it is very easy to accidentally dump the rocks off one side or the other.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed Apr. 27, 2011 8:17 am
I'm planning on working on the berm for a couple hours tonight. I will head out around 5:30pm and be at the berm by 5:45pm ish.

Hauling rocks & dirt will be the main order of business.

Any help people could provide would be appreciated. A lot of work on Eastside to be done before the first race.

Ryan
jdm

Posts: 128

Posted: Wed Apr. 27, 2011 3:33 pm
Would love to be out there hauling rocks with your but it looks like I'm in for another 12hr day at work :'(
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun May. 01, 2011 8:20 am
When you going out again Ryan?
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun May. 01, 2011 3:43 pm
Wed evening around 5:30pm will be my next work slot on the Big berm.

Some major headway was made today on the Big Berm. [b:f019286023]Thank you Pinnacle Tough Mudders[/b:f019286023]: [url]http://www.team-pinnacle.org/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1758[/url]

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri May. 06, 2011 9:23 am
So moving into the next phase of the berm project here is what needs to happen:

Plan is to massage the stones a bit. It got a little flat in the middle so we need to pull some of the stones towards the middle making a nice ark both in plan and vertically. I also want to create an approximately 18 inch flat surface along the ridge of the berm all the way across and fill that in first with small stones, then some crushed stone to take up the spaces, then with dirt so you can ride it and wheel barrow up on it. The back of the berm will be left stone.

Then start filling in the crushed stone at the base of the berm (packing it every couple inches of lift). Filling in the cracks in the rock wall face with the crushed stone or larger stones as needed as you go up. We don't want to exceed the natural working angle of the material which in my experience is about 45 degrees. This is the base so it needs to be packed as well as we can (packs better when wet). I plan to use both piles of crushed stone on the big berm as I think we will need both. Ideally we will be within 12 inches of the top with the crushed stone filling all the way around the ride surface of the berm once it is gone.

Once all the crushed stone has been used up we will start topping it off with regular dirt (packing every couple inches of lift). We will likely be significantly short with the crushed stone which is ok because I would like to get at least a few inches of regular dirt on top of it. With the dirt we will be shooting for a profile that is slightly steeper at the top of the berm and shallower at the bottom then the crushed stone. Some of the dirt will come from the pile already there, some will come from a new pit near by, but a lot of the required dirt will come out of the inner bank of the corner itself as this will need to be cut back (i.e. couched) at least another 2 feet in order to accomodate the berm angle projecting out from the stone and still have a flat surface at the bottom of the inside.

If you have a few minutes to kill out in the woods feel free to have at it on the berm. We are almost there with this one. Now we get to see the fruits of our labor take shape.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri May. 06, 2011 9:31 am
My next planned work day on the berm is tomorrow (Sat May 7th) in the afternoon after the Sunshine 5k.

FYI, if you plan on joining me on Sat bring a spade shovel with you.

Ryan
fattireb

Posts: 174
Location: Westchester County, NY

Posted: Tue May. 10, 2011 7:48 am
Post some pics of this bad boy! Hopefully it will be done by the next time I'm up north.
 
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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue May. 10, 2011 8:50 am
What's a picture? I guess you are just going to have to come see it...

:twisted:
fattireb

Posts: 174
Location: Westchester County, NY

Posted: Tue May. 10, 2011 11:37 am
I hope its worthy :shock:

[img:c74124c6a8]http://is.pinkbike.com/photo/4027/pbpic4027622.jpg[/img:c74124c6a8]



:lol: :lol:

Will be up end of May or June - maybe I will have some fitness by then to enjoy the trails... :cry: :cry:
 
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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue May. 10, 2011 1:41 pm
Well this one won't be like that but it will be bigger than the other berm on Eastside.

Ryan
fattireb

Posts: 174
Location: Westchester County, NY

Posted: Tue May. 10, 2011 3:37 pm
I'm looking forward to riding it - I always laugh at how ridiculous that pic is.
 
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