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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue May. 10, 2011 4:10 pm
Edited: Mon May. 16, 2011 9:46 am

[b:ae776cccf9]Update, major work day will be Sunday 5/22.[/b:ae776cccf9]

Wed 5/18 after work say 5:30pm & [b:ae776cccf9]Sun. 5/22 10am-12pm[/b:ae776cccf9] (this is the day after the Sunapee Road Bike Race).

A little more work to do on Berm II but with time running short for the race I'm looking for as many bodies as we can muster for a Berm Raising.

A little more work to do to finish off the big boy but that work will be for not if we don't get the lead in berm completed too!

Looking to build something substantially smaller than the big boy so if we can get enough people we can probably pound this out in one day. Goal is to build the minimum berm that allows you to maintain maximum speed setting you up perfect for the big berm.

Looking for people and tools to move rocks and dirt a couple hundred meters downhill to the work site. Wheelbarrows, digging tools, shovels, etc, and the people to operate them.

I would like to see a group of at least 12 for this so please post up if you can make it and how many friends / family you can bring with you. This project has to be done by the 17th of June. If there are dates that work better for people other than these I am happy to entertain them.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon May. 16, 2011 9:44 am
Edited: Wed May. 18, 2011 9:54 am

Looks like major work day will be Sunday 5/22/2011. PJ is going to deliver some people (10 - 15), now we need tools too.

We will need as many wheelbarrows, digging tools, and shovels as we can get for Sunday. Also a stiff metal rake to smooth out the finish surface would be helpful. Probably only need one of those.

We will be excavating dirt and hauling dirt & rocks, to build the lead in berm and finishing off the big berm. With any luck and enough people we will be able to finish the big berm and start and finish the lead in berm on Sunday.

I am looking for more volunteers, 6+- wheelbarrows, 8+- spades / shovels, 4+- strong digging tools, 1-2 metal rakes, and if anyone has one of those tamping tools to pack the berm as we go that would be useful (square flat metal bottom, heavy duty, weighs 10+ lbs). If you bring tools please make sure your name is on them so you can get them back after.

We will break up into several different groups, 2 builder groups, a hauling group, and an excavating / loading group.

Please let me know what you can bring.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon May. 16, 2011 10:01 am
I'm still looking for a couple hardy souls who don't mind getting wet on Wed. If it is too nasty we will just do it on Sunday say meeting an hour earlier then the main group.

We need to do some prep for Sunday such as a minor mod to the big berm, staging rocks, preparing the new berm site, preparing the excavation site, and determining final layout for the lead in berm. If we have time, I wouldn't mind setting the first row of rocks for the lead in berm.

Ryan
streak

Posts: 115
Location: sunapee

Posted: Mon May. 16, 2011 9:07 pm
will bring wheel barrow, spade, and rogue-hoe with me on wednesday... these will be available to you on sunday as well.
Dan

Posts: 1167
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed May. 18, 2011 7:39 am
Ryan what time you going to be out today? I was thinking 5:30ish
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed May. 18, 2011 8:10 am
5:30ish is about right. I will be heading that way about that time. It's about a 10 minute walk from my house, 5+ from the end of Summer street (first right to Snake Alley, right to Eastside and follow that until you get to the berm site).

Ryan
ryan.camire

Posts: 59

Posted: Wed May. 18, 2011 6:30 pm
My wife and I will definitely be there. We don't have many tools, but we have strong backs! :)
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed May. 18, 2011 8:01 pm
Good to hear Ryan, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. If you have spades, bring them, either way we will put you to work.

We got most of the prep done and put another good amount of crushed stone on the Big berm tonight. The lead in berm is all staked out, and the excavation pit is prepped.

FYI, for those riding, the big berm is ride able and should be relatively firm in the middle.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun May. 22, 2011 6:03 pm
Thank you to everyone for contributing your efforts to improving the town forest today. A job well done! We had an excellent turnout and got a lot done on the berm project!

The Big berm is more or less finished. Just a little work around the edges to pretty it up and some cutting back on the inside to smooth things out a bit. Big berm should be well compacted and feel solid under the tires.

The lead in berm needs some more dirt but all the rock work is complete and there is certainly enough dirt on it to ride. The lead in berm will likely ride a little soft until it is well packed so beware of that.

Ryan
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed May. 25, 2011 7:49 am
FYI, I rode the berms today and they felt pretty solid.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Fri May. 27, 2011 8:17 pm
Thanks to Dana, the big berm is now a little bigger where it needed to be.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sat May. 28, 2011 7:10 pm
I added some more height to the big berm in the form of soft dirt on the first half so beware of riding the rim until it firms up a bit.

Ryan
DanaW

Posts: 567

Posted: Sat May. 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Hey, all I did was roll a few rocks on Friday. Ryan did all of the hard work. It is looking good.
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