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    I need opinions - and I know Mojo has opinions

    We have a bunch of trail work started we need to finish. Or at least we need to make some progress on finishing. But as hot as it is, we either have to start really early or sweat our butts off. Either way, most people (even me) are not real interested in doing a lot of heavy trail work right now.

    So this is where I want your opinions. Would more people be interested in -

    Early morning trail work during this hot weather? Probably be from 7:00 AM to 10:30 or 11:00AM

    Wait for cooler weather and know we have even more waiting for us so we may have to work longer / harder?

    Enquiring minds want to know.
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    I would get up early for trail work. earlier than 7, even. in this heat, I am not very motivated to ride for very long, but I would love to have some better-maintained trails ready for when the cooler weather comes and I am in the mood for a long ride.

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    I would love to wake my crew up at 06:00 am for a 7 am trail-work call. It builds character. But I'd prefer if it was farther South as there is a limit to my character.
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    Early morning seems the smart move. I'll also be looking forward to well worked trails this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cramsay3 View Post
    as there is a limit to my character.
    Huh?! Not true. I tell everyone that you are one of the biggest characters I know!

    But to answer the original question, I have been choosing to sweat later in the morning rather then get out the door earlier than I prefer. To me 90 isn't that much different from 100. In other words, I'm "sweating my butt off" no matter when I work so a convenient time trumps chasing a few degrees difference.
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    Early morning here. Historically, I suck at making it out to work days, but I need to pony up and make it happen.
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    Donde esta? 7 to dark? After dark too. Parks stay open till 10.
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    Early AM. Start at 7 am, work 'til 10 am when the heat really starts to come on.
    Do you have a list of what needs done where?
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    Off the top of my head for the projects that need work before cooler weather -

    Slaughter Creek Trail - move dirt to fill in badly cupped trails. This is an ongoing project that will probably never be completely done. But we have created some potential mud pits in the trail with what we have done so far. When it starts raining, the trail may have to stay closed longer due to the trail trapping water / mud.

    East Williamson Creek - Cut new trail: bench cut, removed tree roots, build crib wall (near Stassney end). This new trail needs to be open this year.

    Walnut Creek - Fill erosion ditches in several locations. Tar Branch Crossing has been brought up by PARD as needing work. They like what we did at the main creek crossing.

    Greenbelt - armor the low water crossing detour around washed out bridge just east of 360. The bottom of the creek is done but the climb(s) out need work.

    Country Club Creek - armor the low water crossing detour around the washed out bridge. Fill gabions to stabilize erosion near Elmont.

    Install sign posts at Reimers Ranch, Walnut and a few others.

    Weed and brush trimming on all ARR trails.

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    Most people I imagine would choose early AM before the killer heat. The problem with early AM is the humidity so either way you're sweatin'

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    Morning, no question about it.

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    Where the hell is "Country Club Creek"?

    Why wasn't I notified of this immediately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosmithy View Post
    Where the hell is "Country Club Creek"?
    I would say it is between Krieg Fields and Guerrero Park. But the City considers it to be in Guerrero Park. Riverside area just south of the River. Between South Pleasant Valley and 183.

    Consider yourself notified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    I would say it is between Krieg Fields and Guerrero Park. But the City considers it to be in Guerrero Park. Riverside area just south of the River. Between South Pleasant Valley and 183.

    Consider yourself notified.
    I'll consider this matter closed

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    CX, where is this new section of East Williamson Creek going to be? As I mentioned last time I saw you, I only have 1 kitchen pass per week so I selfishly use it to ride. However, keep me posted on this one. I've been saving up my brownie points...

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    I'm an outlier in that I don't mind the heat at any time of day and prefer convenience over time, i.e I like my sleep. I'd be interested in helping armor the Tar Branch crossing at WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William_Cannon View Post
    CX, where is this new section of East Williamson Creek going to be?
    I am wondering about this too. there is a "williamson Creek Greenbelt" east of 35 that would lead to McKinney Falls. is that it?

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    The trail is on the section of the Williamson Creek greenbelt the is west of S. Pleasant Valley Rd and north of E. William Cannon DR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by William_Cannon View Post
    CX, where is this new section of East Williamson Creek going to be? As I mentioned last time I saw you, I only have 1 kitchen pass per week so I selfishly use it to ride. However, keep me posted on this one. I've been saving up my brownie points...

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    I have no problem with people choosing between riding and and trail work. I would chose riding too. Not everybody can do as much trail work as they want to do - not even me.

    East Williamson Creek Greenbelt that we are working starts roughly at Stassney and I-35 and goes east to roughly William Cannon and S Pleasant Valley. Travis County is building the Onion Creek Greenbelt Trail roughly from that point to east of the airport to Manor. When we get it done (lots of obstacles) the Country Club Creek Greenbelt Trail will run from this trail to the trail that joins Lady Bird Lake to Southern Walnut Creek Trail. Think about that one for a minute. That would join BCGB to Walnut Creek Park (on the east side) to Balcones Park to Shoal Creek Park to BCGB (on the west side). Wow - I could ride from my house in Oak Hill to Walnut Creek Park to BCGB to my house in a BIG loop. All without dealing with cars. Or at least not dealing with cars very much (there are some gaps where you have to get on the road for a couple of blocks).

    Did I mention that LOTS of volunteers will be needed? Nobody can devote enough time to do it all. Not even me. But every little bit of volunteer help counts. And it counts a LOT. Look for trail work day calls on Meetup and on the sticky at the top of Mojo / Austin Voodoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I am wondering about this too. there is a "williamson Creek Greenbelt" east of 35 that would lead to McKinney Falls. is that it?
    Maybe. I haven't looked for connection to McKinney Falls on a map. If it doesn't connect, it will be really close to connecting. Close enough that I would consider riding road to join them. See the post above about joining the Onion Creek GB Trail.

    Give me a day or two and I will post a map. Several people on Mojo have already joined us for a work day. FJ and Mrs FJ are some of them that I know are on here. Mack Turtle has joined a work day that was not at the Williamson Creek Greenbelt (appreciated but doesn't help with this question). There are so many on Mojo that have joined a work day but I don't know their Mojo handle and there could be many, many more. I rarely ask for Mojo handles since it isn't required for waivers or insurance.
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