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    Neville Park
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    @mr-smith – new features at he start seem good, would have to ride to know if they work as intended (the gout roll in looks a bit off chamber and fall line towards the hip take off may send the riders weight weird when take off. But that is what dummy runs are for

    Curious – OG builders of the canon gap at end of Cat leading to start of PA – you peeps gunna finish that bad boy?

    #817479

    Shortcuttomoncton
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    Hah – saw that for the first time recently. Interested to see the speed you’d want to carry around the turn going in.

    #817480

    YELLA-ONE
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    Flats from sun valley to djs is getting a little bit of a clean up, and the bellringer is getting dug out for the 14th time this year! Come on by…I know you will! 😉😂

    Pictures to come…

    Paul

    P.S bring beer!! 😉

    #817481

    Shortcuttomoncton
    Participant

    What’s the status of the newer trail that runs north from the top of 5Play? Not sure of the name – I followed it north again last week for the first time in a couple months and it eventually ended up at the same spot, the bottom of a hill with a “trail closed” sign, and a slightly alternate way back up the hill that was pretty awkward. Looks like there may be some potential there and perhaps a way to loop back to the end of 5Play via a lower trail – is that the eventual plan?

    More or less. However that was found to be impossible as the whole bottom is considered to be sensitive marsh. And should be avoided at all costs. And is why trail closed sign is their and loops you back.

    So where does the trail go from there? There was an alternate return climb that was pretty awkward – I assumed it was temporary – and spit me out a few hundred metres back up top on the main trail. I didn’t stop to walk the hill but I could definitely do so – do you think it’d be possible to cut a lower return trail that is still on the side of the hill, and make a real loop out of it?

    #817482

    Mr.Smith
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    The goal was to leave its exit where it was for the line we where gonna open up from Crestwood to Yorkmills, (Missing Link) or (Everlast) however due to the insane amount of bugs this year it’s just not worth it..

    Make sure to download MTB Guru and follow us Aug 25 – EverlastTrailCrew. Bottom was gonna be called Urban Motown, again the bottom is insanely marshy and cannot be looped back.

    However we have talked and discussed a fast continuous jump line that will consist of large rollers, 6-8tables, fast berms and a 20ft end gap jump and this line would be the most possible thing to do considering the environment and all our options. Otherwise without jumps flowy +9 continous rollers Smith’s Edge Size

    Excavator. Line edit being made to put back on trail. Branch across means closed. Obviously. Will also be posting a build video/ test run/ run through it in about a week or so.

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    #817484

    Shortcuttomoncton
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    Make sure to download MTB Guru and follow us Aug 25 – EverlastTrailCrew. Bottom was gonna be called Urban Motown, again the bottom is insanely marshy and cannot be looped back.

    However we have talked and discussed a fast continuous jump line that will consist of large rollers, 6-8tables, fast berms and a 20ft end gap jump and this line would be the most possible thing to do considering the environment and all our options. Otherwise without jumps flowy +9 continous rollers Smith’s Edge Size

    Cool – I have concerns about big trail features like these that should properly be hit by bigger bikes than anyone uses in the Don…is it a lot of work for stuff that doesn’t really end up getting used? – but as long as there are good B lines it sounds great. Plus I realize I’m a pansy when it comes to bigger air features. 🙂

    Where are you talking about putting this jump line? On a separate lower line going back to the dog park?

    #817486

    YELLA-ONE
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    Bellringer as of now….


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    #817488

    YELLA-ONE
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    #817490

    YELLA-ONE
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    And more…working on the berms today 😁

    Paul


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    #817494

    Mr.Smith
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    A shot of the Excavator Drop in to jump. Been hitting it all morning and wooooooo you fly.

    #817496

    Shortcuttomoncton
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    Hah – it looks pretty great! I stopped last night and took a few runs of the rock jump to judge takeoff speed. Did you need to scrub a lot? I didn’t actually drop in as it was getting late and no one else was around, but it felt as though I was going too fast after landing the rock and didn’t have a lot of time to grab brake without risking throwing myself off line. What did you think?

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    #817497

    Shortcuttomoncton
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    Also: I’m usually flying through this area but having stopped to take a look at the new line – the amount of garbage strewn around the trail here is pretty incredible. We could definitely use one of those trail clean-up initiatives here. At least it’s pretty close to Bayview so should be easy to haul out garbage bags to the road and pick them up in a car. I wonder if there’s an opportunity to do this in conjunction with opening the new line? Might be some people interested in showing up to check it out and could kill two birds with one stone.

    #817498

    Mr.Smith
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    Hah – it looks pretty great! I stopped last night and took a few runs of the rock jump to judge takeoff speed. Did you need to scrub a lot? I didn’t actually drop in as it was getting late and no one else was around, but it felt as though I was going too fast after landing the rock and didn’t have a lot of time to grab brake without risking throwing myself off line. What did you think?

    Umm.. a little bit of breaking. Just so your not shooting fast off the rock jump and landing and going way to fast, I’ve done that. I broke 6 spokes in the back wheel. And 4 in the front. You can always break and ride around. And that will Gage you correctly. For the jump you can scrub it or you can go up and do a bunny hop like motion by pulling up and then pushing down right after. And for the next jump, you want to carry into it and send between the trees. And hip transfer into line. Sending you between 15 and 22 ft depending on scrub or jump, and land, carry speed (needed to get back to trail) hitting 3rd jump can whip, or trick.

    I suggest anyone who is gonna give it a go to go with a buddy. And any attempt is your responsibility, to walk it first, roll test to jump 1 with rock and without. Then a no speed roll down to bottom holding breaks. Then a roll down with no breaks, hit jump. Then go do it all. For pics of it check it EverlastTrailCrew on Instagram. Uploadn vid soon

    As for the trash. The whole Sunnybrook hillside is literally filled with trash. Stuff that’s been here for 40+ years. Even digging down A ft. I found a Brittney Spears cd and some old asphalt. As well in other spots, full bottles glass sheets, Tar (still warm in the Hillside(but old)) old chairs, cutlery, and fine China sets, Drinking glasses. Bags, rusted and decomposed bikes and parts. you name it. It’s probably here. I’m up for that initiative tho

    #817499

    Shortcuttomoncton
    Participant

    Thanks for the run-through! Yes, I think I tend to hit that rock jump pretty hard and fast and dive right into the berm – actually it’s a bit loose with the new work and my front wheel was washing out a bit last night – but I got the feeling I was in danger of hucking myself down to flat unless I really grabbed the brakes after landing. So maybe slowing my speed going into the rock jump is a better solution.

    I’m definitely not interested in digging down any – sounds like that area may have been one of those inner-city dumping grounds years ago – but I’d definitely be up to grab some contractor bags and spend an afternoon cleaning up. The thing is, with all these garbage rules now – would we need to pay the dump to drop them off? It would suck to do all this cleaning up and then have to pay $50 to get rid of it….

    #817501

    Mr.Smith
    Blocked

    . I’ve been talking to Sunnybrook and letting them know that their garbage is cluttering the local ravine.And every bag we have full we can leave a top for them to carry. If they dump the trash back over the edge. They get tremendous fine via littering a. 500$ a piece as seen on a sign by emergency

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