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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Armored Section By Pass

I finally got back to the Gussy Trail today after the ill fate ride Tuesday morning where my bike had some mechanical issues and I couldn't lay out the by pass that I originally intended to do.  This evening, the same bike was working better and I got out and marked the new bypass.  

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Upper Gussy in the News!

The Upper Gussy was written up in the Newtown Bee, the local paper.  The name of the ariticle is Upper Gussy opens for Hoof and Tread.  If that link doesn't work then click on the Newtown Bee link, got to the features tab and look for the title of the story.

Did a little trail ride this morning and once again the trail did not dissapoint even after all the rain we just got.  This trail drains really well and the muddy spots are few and far between now that this section of the trail is finally fixed.  The armoring needs a little tweaking because coming down there is a big root that throws to the left of the trail and your really need to be heading right down the middle.  

Probably going to need to create a by pass for our four legged friends -- maybe that could be a good project for NBLA on May 31st when they come for some trail work.


Here is a little video of what it's like to ride the armoring.  It needs some work but for now it will make this muddy section no longer muddy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Should Have Known!

Except for the Deer Bait that some hunter placed on a rock lower down on the Gussy Trail by the third stream crossing seeing actual garbage on the trail has been non-existent. However, looking at the DEP Website, I see that the 2009 Spring Turkey Season opened on May 6th, which means time to start wearing blaze orange again. I guess I will just have to keep mum on the huge Tom I saw during my ride.

DEP recommends the following: Eliminate the colors red, white, and blue from your hunting outfit. These colors are associated with a gobbler’s head and could be mistaken as such. To any bikers, hikers, and equestriennes this also pertains to you!
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Up and Over repairs

Fixed a couple of up-and-overs along the Gussy this morning. Hopefully they will last a little longer.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

New Roller

Finally got out on the Gussy today for a quick afterwork ride and got to sample the goods on the new roller Rob and I opened up. It has a much more smoother transition at the bottom. Only drawback is the run up from behind. Ground is very soft and it gets really technical. Then you are up and on the point of no return.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More Benching

Rob and I did some more benching on the southern section of the Gussy. We benched around the rock outcrop where the trail intersects with the Blue Trail.

There are few more places further in that I want to bench as well but the trail for the most part is complete. The last major project will be rerouting the trail up from Pond Brook. That could be a major undertaking but it will be worth while.
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