September 6th is CTR’s next Trail Day which will be the 2nd annual “Pedals vs Pistons” (PvP) event. PvP is a “shared” trail day where CTR competes with the good folks of Flagstaff Biking (FBO) (yeah, the spandex wearin’ bunch) for which club has the most show up.
Last year, FBO whooped CTR pretty bad (I think AMRA had a race that weekend….. at least that’s the excuse I’m stickin’ with).
WE CAN’T LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN !!! FBO has had “our” trophy for almost a year now….. that’s just wrong.
So….. bring along friends/relatives/in-laws….. anybody who can wear a CTR t-shirt (we’ve got plenty), and we’ll “put things right” this year.
Well, after a lot of studying, planning and wading through usual/normal
government “red tape”, the re-route of “Secret Trail” (some secret)
away from the Owl’s nesting area is complete, with the exception of a
few areas of “touch-up” to the NEW portion of the trail which we are
going to do at our next trail day, September 6th.
Here’s a photo montage of Saturday’s project……
A couple of weeks ago the “Flag Line” (layout) was put in and checked
(re-checked) by the USFS before we started work.
Here’s Noah and Mace (Mister Muskels) “scratchin’ in the line”…..
Here’s Dooley showing how well his wife’s anti-persperant works…..
Here’s Dooley actually working (building a “drain”).
Thomas, Robert and Anthony scratchin’…….
USFS Brad, Ugly Jankowski and Flag Speaker work on a rock ramp
(actually, Brad & Dominic were working….. UJ was “rythmic grunting”……
they thought it helped)
Here’s Chalkpaw and GrayMutt keeping USFS Brian from working (notice
GrayMutt’s alternate usage of his pick-mattock)
Happy moto-head (Viking) putting “first tracks” on the NEW trail……
The PRETTIEST sign EVER !!!
Brian Hawthorne of the Blue Ribbon Coalition is 99% sure of coming to our CTR Trail Day Saturday August 16th, at 8:AM. (We are meeting at Junction of 6273 and the Pipeline. 6273 ties into Shultz Pass Road near Sunset Trailhead (also near Shultz Tank). Go north a quarter mile to Pipeline.)
……here’s the e-mail Greenwalt sent him last week to convince him and “The Big Boss”, Greg Mumm that it’s NECESSARY for Brian to bring his “trail tool” down from Ideee-ho and attend this event
It would be awesome if you could attend CTR’s monthly “Trail
Day” Saturday, August 16th. This is a “special” Trail Day for a
number of reasons.
1) We (CTR) are going to use special ‘tools’ to “burn in” a
section of NEW trail located on the Coconino National Forest
(CNF). These tools are known to most people as DIRTBIKES
with knobby rear tires.
2) The USFS reps in charge of Trails/Recreation will be present
and directing our work efforts.
3) This trail is a “re-route” of an existing multi-use/motorized
trail that is being built at the request of the United States Fish
and Wildlife Service (USFWS), to mitigate disturbance (by ALL
users) of a Mexican Spotted Owl (MSO) nest site. As you know
the MSO is listed as a “threatened” species under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973 and as such is protected by
4) This trail is also located within a Goshawk PAC (Protective
Activity Center). The Northern Goshawk is protected as a
“sensitive” species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
5) This trail is located within some of the prettiest forest in
Arizona. Aspen, Spruce, Fir, Ponderosa Pine, ferns and other
flora are in abundance.
6) This trail is located within the boundries of the proposed
Traditional Cultural Property (TCP).
7) This trail is a planned motorized travel route under the “Fort
Valley Ecosystem Restoration Project” (a USFS plan approved
in 2000 ) and as such WILL be included as a “designated route”
under the Travel Management Rule (TMR).
8) CTR serves the best lunch(s) for Trail Days – hot BBQ
sandwiches with fixin’s (no sissy bagel vegan sandwiches like
the mountain bike/spandex crowd).
9) Trail rides after/during work and on Sunday.
10) I’ll be there.
See You there ???
Let me know…….
Land Use Officer
Coconino Trail Riders “
This event is HUGE for all of the reasons mentioned above.
The new section of trail only about 2/10th’s of a mile, so with
“proper tools”, the “work” ( ) should be finished quickly.
If you have a QUIET tool (NO LOUD PIPES !!! ), and would
like to join us, pleas come up
At Northland Motorsports at the Mall.