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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    Sorry. PARD wants the trail to go thru that spot. If it really bothers you we could propose armoring that area with rocks so the pea gravel is not needed.
    or you could think of it as a technical feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyt View Post
    or you could think of it as a technical feature.
    A useless sapping of energy. About as technical, challenging, and fun as a trainer in my garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    Sorry. PARD wants the trail to go thru that spot. If it really bothers you we could propose armoring that area with rocks so the pea gravel is not needed.
    I'll htfu It bugs me for 10 seconds or so, but I'm more than grateful for all the other cool enhancements at WC.
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    Helped break in the new pool switchbacks tonight after hitting the other new by the bridge. This is nice. Replace All Eroding Trails fer gosh darn sakes. Should we leave Snickers bars around for the trail angels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    Helped break in the new pool switchbacks tonight after hitting the other new by the bridge. This is nice. Replace All Eroding Trails fer gosh darn sakes. Should we leave Snickers bars around for the trail angels?
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    What did you think? The was a right hand turn I thought might be too tight.

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    ^ It flows good enough both directions, but kind of hard to really tell without tread being broken in. You could maybe add 2 more switchbacks and bring it to the very bottom so you would enter right at the service road.
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    Had a chance today to ride this new section that heads up to the pool area. It hasn't been groomed yet, but the trail is clear and well-flagged. It's a nice addition in terms of my usual sprint up the road. It is funny how it feeds directly into the gravel.

    Rode all the other new stuff for the second time as well. Really love all the additions, and I noticed some other minor changes (such as some roots that have been covered with a dirt mound in the Outer Log Loop). It looks like riding the new Dam trail uphill will be part of my regular loop. So, I rode down the new Powerline Hill trail, then rode the Dam trail uphill, then went over the dam and took the convenient connector that dumps right into the trail that brings you to the Inner Log Loop entrance. Finished both log loops, then climbed back to the top of the dam and rode over the dam again, heading towards Mark's Art.

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    ^Hell yeah you did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtariAge View Post
    Had a chance today to ride this new section that heads up to the pool area. It hasn't been groomed yet, but the trail is clear and well-flagged. It's a nice addition in terms of my usual sprint up the road. It is funny how it feeds directly into the gravel.

    Rode all the other new stuff for the second time as well. Really love all the additions, and I noticed some other minor changes as well (such as some roots that have been covered with a dirt mound in the Outer Log Loop). It looks like riding the new Dam trail uphill will be part of my regular loop. So, I rode down the new Powerline Hill trail, then took rode Dam uphill, then went over the dam and took the convenient connector that dumps right into the trail that brings you to the Inner Log Loop entrance. Finished both log loops, then climbed back to the top of the dam and rode over the again, heading towards Mark's Art.

    ..Al
    Good stuff!
    Last edited by JMR; 02-25-2017 at 06:27 AM.

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    Looked at the new ungroomed trail up to the parking lot from Service Road Trail. We might be able to extend it closer to the creek with a couple more switchbacks. We will have to run that by PARD first.

    I moved several of the existing pin flags up to the top. There were (and now are again) pin flags that take you closer to the playground to stay out of the heaviest of the gravel. The only way to avoid that gravel completely is to take the road or go around (south) of the pool. You have those choices if the gravel bothers you that much.

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    I don't care about the gravel at all. However, I'm all for extending that portion of trail even further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    What did you think? The was a right hand turn I thought might be too tight.
    At that spot there's a nice way to wander in the trees a bit that would require cutting some dead cedar and not live trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Ridge Riders View Post
    Looked at the new ungroomed trail up to the parking lot from Service Road Trail. We might be able to extend it closer to the creek with a couple more switchbacks. We will have to run that by PARD first.
    One selling point of this is: right now the trail starts at the bottom of that little clearing up and to the left, folks may just head straight up like always. If it connects down to the service road they could rope that whole area off.
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    A guy posted a self-shot video of Powerline Flow over on reddit.


    "I made a short video of my favorite trail at Walnut Creek Park: Out For a Ride"

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Austin/comm...rite_trail_at/



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    Nice!
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    Just rode WC for the first time in a while. Holy crap! That new Powerline Hill trail is super fun! Kudos to everyone involved. The extension on Log Loop is pretty great too. I need to start paying attention to work days and get involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericandrewscott View Post
    Just rode WC for the first time in a while. Holy crap! That new Powerline Hill trail is super fun! Kudos to everyone involved. The extension on Log Loop is pretty great too. I need to start paying attention to work days and get involved.



    ARR - Walnut Creek Trail Work Day
    Sunday, June 11, 2017
    1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    more details and RSVP please:
    https://www.meetup.com/mountainbikes...nts/240565161/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmc View Post



    ARR - Walnut Creek Trail Work Day
    Sunday, June 11, 2017
    1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    more details and RSVP please:
    https://www.meetup.com/mountainbikes...nts/240565161/
    I'm having a rager of a birthday party the day before, but I'll do my best to not be hung over and I'll make it out. Thanks!


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    If you can't make that work day - there will be more. Walnut is ALWAYS in need of work.

    Some of the work is easy - trimming face slappers and eye pokers. Some work is not - moving ~30 tons of rock in the Main Creek Crossing. Or dealing with poison ivy. We need people to help at every work day.

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    Finally made it out to The Nut today to check out all the new work. I haven't been out there for a couple of years and I have to say, it was like hooking up with and old girlfriend. One that since the last time you saw her, she had Botox, Boob job, and Butt implants. She still makes the same noises, but love all the new curves

    Love all the new stuff, and re-work of the old stuff. I probably missed a lot of your work though.

    Great stuff! Thanks to all your hard work!!

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