Sunday, January 31, 2010
The seasonal do-gooder.
I read an article a couple of years ago that mentioned if everyone who rode Mt. Tam gave up just one hour of trail maintenance a year, there would be something like, 150,000 surplus hours.
I am of the opinion that if one is to ride off road for say, 40 or 50 or 60 hours, at the minimum 4 to 8 hours should be committed to working on trails. I'm not an IMBA trail building genius, but I know how to divert water, and cut downed timber to make bridges through mud holes. It really seems to be a small price to pay in exchange for all of the many hours of pleasure that trails provide us..
All you need is to throw a folding saw, and a collapsable shovel in a backpack, and take an hour in the middle of a ride to do a bit of good.
Besides, as I've said in the past, 'drinking beer in the woods is drinking beer in the woods', and that's never a bad thing.
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