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  1. A "lot" of junk bikes . . . somehow adds up to be worth $300!! Yellow Bike Project must be sitting on like $100,000 worth of bikes!!! https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/round-mountain-bicycle-lot/7092034112.html
  2. I'm checking with the listed Trail Steward to see about plans for those bypasses. --Cullen, ARR Trails Program Director
  3. There are also old barbed wire fences in several places around the park. Y’all could tackle that. Although if you do, and you’re going to want to use tools, then lemme know so I can give a heads up to the Park. We may need to coordinate. —Cullen Austin Ridge Riders, Walnut Creek Trail Steward
  4. The pump track has some broken plastic lawn chairs that I recently gathered up and need to be thrown away. Someone also brought out 4 office chairs that shouldn’t be there. (This is a PARK!) And an old rug. I know BMX trails culture uses carpets to keep moisture in jumps, but not appropriate here. I was planning on getting rid of that stuff this week, so if your office thing is not this weekend, then it’ll already be gone....
  5. At least among the Dirt Jumper dads, the Norco Ryde 24" https://www.norco.com/bikes/2019/mountain/dirt-jump/ryde-steel/ryde-24/ is most recommended for young DJ riders. Note how short the chainstays are--the rear 24" wheel comes up close to the seat tube. The chainstays (rear-center length) are only 367mm or 14.4 inches. For a little kid to learn a bunnyhop or manual (or even just to lift the front wheel off the ground), short chainstays make a big difference. Compare with a 26" hardtail that has closer to 16" chainstays, With a 29" hardtail, the shortest chainstays you normally get are around 430mm (16.9"). https://www.konaworld.com/unit.cfm The NS Clash JR. is similar, but is intended for gears. https://nsbikes.com/clash-jr,119,pl.html https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/ns-bikes-clash-jr-hardtail-bike-2020/rp-prod187090 The Specialized P.Grom was also popular, but hard to find these days. https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2703757/ Something like the Specialized Hotrock https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2713986/ does not have short chainstays. https://austin.craigslist.org/bik/d/austin-specialized-hot-rock-bike-24/7075302188.html
  6. https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/167738-Walnut-Creek-Metro-Park-Mountain-Bike-Trail-improvements?fbclid=IwAR0yjQD8qPwDoNOyF-EwUrDPgDKXTFNX3WopXmaJs5WlVX6ucMsIAi5xElE https://m.facebook.com/events/221255545933940?acontext={"ref"%3A"3"%2C"action_history"%3A"null"}&aref=3
  7. Integrated the left-side jump option with a more consistent transition; added dirt to landing area; removed side rail logs that were getting knocked crooked (which also allows for someone to roll off the side easier).
  8. Pics from work day. Adding Log features back to Outer Log Loop. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=464574400881733&id=278952176110624
  9. Part of where I got the idea from was Keystone Bike Park back in 2011. They have a lot of features built with cut tree logs, and the logs get exposed, either intentionally or not. http://www.bikemojo.com/speak/68-dh-urban-trials-bmx-dirt-jumping/90258-vail-keystone-winter-park.html#post1044056 I don't know where this photo was taken (from the Internet), but these are the size and straightness of logs that we'd ideally be using. Here's an indoor version at Ray's in Cleveland (although slightly different, with logs on the up and middle). Here's a flat ground version, but it shows the idea of jumping them. http://www.bikemojo.com/speak/14-austin-voodoo/95383-walnut-creek-wednesday-workday-june-19-a-2.html
  10. This has been a concept I have had for a long time, and is the basis of what we're doing on the Outer Log Loops: a log feature where there is dirt up, logs in the middle, and dirt down. You can optionally go slower and ride the logs, go faster and skim them, or pull up and jump them. On the first one (at the beginning of Outer Log Loops), we spent one 3-hour Austin Ridge Rider work day cutting and gathering logs, then another ARR work day building it (Jan 19): https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=467776887228151&id=278952176110624 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=464574400881733&id=278952176110624 We intend on making more upgrades (like more dirt on the right side of the logs to hold them solid. (The little dirt kicker that was added to the top left side was an unauthorized addition, and I've had several conversations with the guy who added it. I'm going to re-do it further to the left, but not tearing what he did down until that time). There are also plans to improve the second one (after the 180 berm). So, basically, both will get upgraded to version 2.0. (The drawing says 3 feet tall, but right now, they're only about 2 feet tall). (The drawing has two features back-to-back, but on Outer Log, it's just a single feature.) --Cullen Austin Ridge Riders, Trail Steward, Walnut Creek Park
  11. With the rain today (Friday), we will have great dirt-work conditions by Sunday morning!! https://www.facebook.com/events/461357238073094/ https://www.meetup.com/mountainbikes-130/events/267991886/?isFirstPublish=true
  12. Next trail work day: Sat Jan 25 Walnut -- ARR Trail Work, 8:30am (Pay Dirt) https://www.meetup.com/mountainbikes-130/events/267906418/
  13. We had a huge turnout, thanks to NICA (high school mountain bike racers and their families). Re-covered/blocked old Powerline Hill (after the electric company cleared out their easement; it had grown over pretty well in the last 3 years). Did a lot of work on Tangle of Trails' Flow Section. A couple rollers for diverting water, two fixed berms, two new/improved berms. THANKS Y'ALL! Cullen Austin Ridge Riders, Walnut Creek Trail Steward and Trails Program Coordinator
  14. Austin Ridge Riders Trail Work at Walnut, January 11, 2020. 8:30am https://www.meetup.com/mountainbikes-130/events/267452180/?isFirstPublish=true https://www.facebook.com/events/466991820683754/
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