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From mud to ruts

Post  BikeBeth on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:13 am

I'm guessing course conditions for next week will have many riders perfecting their Superman/woman moves. A few people suggested dragging a big drum roller thing around the yard before it freezes. We tried that at one point last year, but we either tried too late or our roller isn't heavy enough.
If anyone has the equipment, time and will to roll the course, it would be much, much appreciated by all. But it's gotta be soon or the ground will be too hard.

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Post  flahute on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:44 am

If we got Ryan drunk enough we could roll him around the course.

Shouldn't be too hard to do.

(but seriously, I could lend a hand on Sunday if we got a roller)
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Post  brad on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:56 am

Does anyone have a 30 gallon steel drum? Not the big 55 gallon size, but the next smaller one, I think they're 30 gallon...this would be super easy to make if we could get our hands on one.

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Post  dan on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:15 pm

No roller here, but I do have some pretty stout trailbuilding tools I could come by with on Sunday to at least break up the ruts to smooth them out a bit if all else fails.

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Post  flahute on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:30 pm

Action Rental has rollers we could rent. $22 for a day. $71 for a week.

They're open Saturday from 7am-5pm.
They're not open Sunday. So if we wanted it for that day we might have to pay a little extra.

Allentown store's # is 610-395-3500
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Post  BikeBeth on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:35 pm

Saturday is a better day for course repair anyway. It's supposed to be a crappy wintry mix on Sunday. And the ground is likely to already be well-frozen by then.

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Post  brad on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:41 pm

The only issue is that it might be difficult to use a roller designed to be pulled by a machine, as the machine will need to go through the mud...

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Post  brad on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:51 pm

I was talking to Bowman and he might have a point, perhaps we're over thinking it... a couple people with shovels might be able to clean it up well enough in an hour ot two.

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While we're at it Saturday or Sunday...

Post  bill on Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:58 pm

I could really use a truck to get my hay for the goats for the winter...while we're rolling, maybe I can borrow someone's?

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Post  KUKLIS on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:00 pm

Hoe's. That's all we need. Seriously. I'll bring 2.

Saturday at 1???
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Post  BikeBeth on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:05 pm

Did Kuklis just say he was bringing ho's to FSX?

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Post  flahute on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:13 pm

Just FYI.: Action Rental has push rollers, not just tractor-drawn.
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Re: From mud to ruts

Post  dan on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:22 pm

Sunday morning is better here- family stuff Saturday (Christmas train ride), but I have an adze hoe which is actually designed for this kind of stuff if someone wants it for Saturday. I can drop it off, and then do cleanup Sunday morning if that works. Working trails in slop is actually surprisingly effective because you can pack it in (sorry, the old dirt jumper in me is showing)

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Post  Plunkett on Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:33 pm

Let just pave the goat pen with PBR cans. It will our own fsx Roubaix cobble section

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No truck, but...

Post  ChrisF on Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:54 pm

Bill, I have a flatbed trailer with rails, originally designed for hauling a bobcat tractor. It's stout. If you have anything with a hitch on it, you're welcome to use my trailer any time you want or need to.

Which reminds me of one alternative for dealing with the mud tracks, perhaps less technical than either a roller or shoveling out the mud... what about dumping a few loads of woodchips or mulch on the wet/muddy parts? I think that would be faster and less back-breaking than rolling or removing the mud.

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3 p.m. Saturday

Post  BikeBeth on Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:27 pm

Couple people are coming at 3 with shovels, a roller, hoes, trail tools. The plan is to work for about an hour.

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There's a line!

Post  BikeBeth on Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:45 am

Although we were frustrated to find the ground already completely frozen on Saturday, we were still able to chop and hack away to create a nice rut-free path in the pines, at the goat fence and across the front yard. Pass at your own risk this week. Of course, it all may mean nothing after yesterday's snow/ice/rain...we'll see what Thursday brings. I've heard those Belgians can be harsh.
Thanks for lending a hand on Saturday...






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