The past Saturday I lucked into some help on benching the new portion of the Windrock XC loop. Brian and I worked patiently to flag and clear all of the new portion. Not only did it help us see whole trail and thus make it work better, but it would enable us to ride into work. That way we wouldn’t need blowers and chainsaws every time we went to work on the trail. We could just leave the benching tools along side the trail and still get a ride in while we worked. Which to be honest is probably the biggest reason there aren’t more people helping to build trails. Everyone, myself included, would just rather ride than work. Well now we can do both. On Saturday I had plans to do so and ran into Justin and Jon who helped out as well. Man what a difference 3 people can make. A huge thanks goes out to those guys for just 2 hrs of help. It went a long way. It was cool to hear Justin say that he had heard it takes $5000 to make a mile of trail. After benching and being extremely proud of his first section of trail he couldn’t believe what costs $5000. Makes me proud to see some else just grab a $40 tool and make it happen. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure when dealing with government agencies it takes all $5000 to make happen and I’m glad folks like the AMBC are out there for us. Fortunately at Windrock is just take $40 for a Rogue and sweat.
Sunday we did this ride around Red Oak. There was a lot of snow up high and some ice, but the ride wasn’t near as cold as it looked.
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Completely redid my 2008 250 XC.
List of new parts and work:
- Top End (piston, wrist pin, wrist pin bearing, rings, base gasket)
- Front fender
- Rear fender
- Radiator shrouds
- Front and rear brake pads
- heim joint
- Welded swing arm
- Tires (front and rear)
- Chain slider
- Rear sprocket
- Spray painted frame under frame guards
- Airbox cover vinyl
- Full scrub and clean under seat, in airbox, etc.
- Polished swingarm and engine with Dremel