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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post
    I saw that route behind the medical building. Where could it possibly go? right into that park near the apartments?

    I have a feeling bridges wont be in the budget. Aren't we more likely to see armoring instead?
    It goes behind the office building and behind the nursery school, then turns south towards Davis, running between the nursery school and the back of the houses on a city owned easement. Then you follow Davis for about 200 hundred yards to that new concrete path they just finished that takes you to Sendera Mesa Dr. Follow Sendera Mesa on the newly painted bike lanes to the traffic light at Slaughter by Walgreen's driveway.

    Bridges are in the budget. I think there is even suppose to be a bridge over the dry arroyo behind the medical office building. I saw them putting down feet for it a year or two ago.

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    That's the park I was referring to. I saw that paved path yesterday heading to brodie.

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    I just did a "check the creeks" rode ride. I think we averaged about 2". And more in the forecast. Looking down from the bridges I didn't see a lot of flood damage. Only one log across the trail right below the Brush Country bridge over Williamson Creek. There's always something there after every rain!

    Time for trail work to pass the time:
    -Indian Grass Prairie needs a grass trimming
    -The Veloway trail between Gravel and Bowie Sidewalk needs some face slapper cut back. I think someone might have done some work there already, but it is still pretty "green" tight.
    -Bauerle needs some grass trimming.

    Does anyone else have anything to add to the list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post

    Time for trail work to pass the time:
    -Indian Grass Prairie needs a grass trimming
    -The Veloway trail between Gravel and Bowie Sidewalk needs some face slapper cut back. I think someone might have done some work there already, but it is still pretty "green" tight.
    -Bauerle needs some grass trimming.

    Does anyone else have anything to add to the list?
    By the way, this wasn't necessarily MY list of things to do, just things that need to be done. hint hint

    On my (stupid but what are ya gonna do?) road ride yesterday I glanced down at the trail that goes under Mopac from CCMetro towards Boulder crossing and saw a track with a DEEP rut. What kind of moron thinks that the trail would be okay 10 hours after the end of a 3" rain event?
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    I know some of you are very anti signage but what do you think about trail "art" markers?

    By art I mean the stick men and odd ball cheap people make out of stuff they find in the woods and hang from trees. Seems low key and weird enough most people would leave them alone, and some might even get a kick out of it.

    Then you could just tell people to look for dream catchers, or Blair Witch dolls, ETC to find their way around.

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    I must be going to fast to see them.... zing



    I like the small signs that are on a few trails. I wish there were many more so I can give directions to those who bail from a ride or want to go out on their own. I do not notice high signs and like that those are under 3 feet tall.

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    I have come to think that the more landmarks the better. It makes it very difficult to talk to someone about where you lost a water bottle, or what trail is too muddy to ride, or where some work needs to be done, or giving directions for group rides that split into more than one group, or even just relating to someone about a ride you took, when there are no trail names or landmarks to convey locations. And I don't think the trails are going to all of a sudden get inundated with too many riders because there is a small sign hanging in a tree. I get the mindset of trying to "keep it to ourselves" but now I think that is a groundless fear.

    The map of SP has most of those artwork pieces listed on it. That is about the only way to explain to anyone about the place.

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    Once, while leading a group in BCGB, I said "Howdy, 4 back!" to that creepy scarecrow looking piece of art thinking it was some short, oddly dressed hiker dude. I think I heard someone behind say: "Who are you talking to?"
    • "Go over the rock, go around the rock. Don't MOVE the rock!"
    • "Because trees don't travel 75 miles per hour."
    • "Enjoying nature...at a higher rate of speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cramsay3 View Post
    Once, while leading a group in BCGB, I said "Howdy, 4 back!" to that creepy scarecrow looking piece of art thinking it was some short, oddly dressed hiker dude. I think I heard someone behind say: "Who are you talking to?"
    You ride too fast to notice things. You should slow down or you are going to hurt yourself.
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    Just got back from trimming face slappers between DN and Escarpment. Would have kept going but hit some deep water . Saw a few tire tracks out there but definitely too wet to ride.

    Also "cleared" a decent sized branch on Chunk Truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Just got back from trimming face slappers between DN and Escarpment. Would have kept going but hit some deep water . Saw a few tire tracks out there but definitely too wet to ride.

    Also "cleared" a decent sized branch on Chunk Truck.
    Nice.
    Water under Escarpment?

    I was just out doing some stuff and saw some tire ruts from overly optimistic riders. It's just too wet still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    Nice.
    Water under Escarpment?

    I was just out doing some stuff and saw some tire ruts from overly optimistic riders. It's just too wet still.
    Yep.

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    anybody got any updates on trail conditions? Still too wet?

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    I passed over the creek on Beckett today next to DNP. There was a little water trickling under the bridge still. Some of it is lrobably dry enough, just know when to stop and turn around if things get sticky.

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    Gracias

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    Any word on the Crank & Drank tonight? Or is it a road ride tonight?

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    Just got back from the south side of the trail near Manchaca and it's still too wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    Any word on the Crank & Drank tonight? Or is it a road ride tonight?
    The optimists think we will be able to ride some dirt. I don't. But we will drop in there behind ATX Bikes. CC Metro is just about the quickest recovering spot there is. Maybe try some of the Veloway dirt too. It's usually pretty quick to come back. If the dirt is not good enough we will give up and take a turn or two on the Veloway. There are grand plans for some post ride grillin', to go with the dranking, so a ride is going to happen. Bring a beverage of your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    The optimists think we will be able to ride some dirt. I don't. But we will drop in there behind ATX Bikes. CC Metro is just about the quickest recovering spot there is. Maybe try some of the Veloway dirt too. It's usually pretty quick to come back. If the dirt is not good enough we will give up and take a turn or two on the Veloway. There are grand plans for some post ride grillin', to go with the dranking, so a ride is going to happen. Bring a beverage of your choice.
    Waaat? You understand that if you have any mud on your tires and you enter the veloway, you will be crucified, right? Fair warning. No bicycles allowed. ;-)
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    • "Because trees don't travel 75 miles per hour."
    • "Enjoying nature...at a higher rate of speed."

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    I pushed the like button for Cramsay's post, but I wish there was a lol button.

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