View Full Version : Area Work Parties for storm cleanup
01-14-2007, 07:59 AM
For some of us, this winter has been quite hard on our riding experience. If you've been out, you've probably noticed that there are lots trees down across the trails.
What I'm proposing is that we try to get several work parties organized to help cleanup the main routes. Instead of waiting for the ATVs or 4X4s to do it, let's take the bull by the horns. It would be nice if we could some good press out of it as well.
Anyway, that's my idea (after seeing "T Rev's" poste about clearing Sooke).
01-14-2007, 08:05 PM
I carry a small folding saw - fits in the large pocket on my riding jacket. Very handy little tool. I've cut trees up to 24" in diameter with it. Cut halfway to 3/4 of the way through and then jump on it to break it. It has very agressive teeth on it so you can cut surprisingly quick. The saw itself folds like a jack-knife and has maybe an 8" blade on it.
Picked my up at a Stihl dealer in New Hazelton about 5 years ago. It's had alot of use and just now is starting to dull out. About $20 if I remember correctly.Saw a similar one at Canadian Tire that was slightly larger but would probably do the trick. Far more useful tool than a hatchet IMHO.
I've gotten into the bad habit of riding around trees rather then clearing the trail. No sense in tearing up the ground when a trail is already there and I'm too lazy to cut a tree out of the way.
01-14-2007, 09:31 PM
depending on the day!
I have a dodge and a 50' heavy duty tow rope that has pulled a freightliner and a 53' trailer!
also I am sure I can talk a friend of mine that is good with a chain saw to come out!
01-14-2007, 10:14 PM
I too think its a good idea. I have a big GMC dually that can carry/tow/move a lot of stuff. I'd be willing to contribute some time.
01-28-2007, 07:00 PM
I heard lots at the MC show about how much work the trails need, so I thought I'd give this thread a bit of a bump.
The last couple of weekends have not been good, but I'm hoping to do my share this one coming.
How about in the areas other than my own?
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