Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Remember These??

This time last year, things looked very similar, yet very different, but the attitude was all the same. We are BACK ON THE ROAD, a few weeks later than would be liked, but snow can be thanked for that one. Check out the new digs.

We are down here at Catawba Falls Campground for a few days doing some design work with a local community, then off to Augusta for the BIG FUN !! After that we head to Florida for the end of April and some working and riding. That gets us through the next month. STOKED!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ridge Runnin'

Well, we finished the loop yesterday on the mountain with a nice little old school Pisgah Ridge. The property sits against a small penninsula of National Forest Land and the boundry has always had a bit of a trail on it. Yesterday we cleaned up the trail to make it ridable and to get the machine off the mountain. Now that the trail is complete, we just will spend the last two days finishing off the "punch sheet" before leaving town at the beginning of next week. The trail will take about 3 or 4 weeks of good riding to truly break in, then I really feel this will be some of the best few miles of trail in the area. Enjoy the photos and get to know the Green's this place will be a private trailhead in the very near future.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Getting things out in the open.

We have been building HARD in the Rhodo and Laurel the last week or so with very little break. Only the occasional glimps of open forest. Well yesterday we broke through and today we got BAKED by the sun in the open canopy...I am ready for the leaves to come on back out.

We made it onto the ridge that is the property line with the National Forest, and tomorrow get to do some Ol' Skool building up and over the small ridgetop. This trail system is going to have just enough of everything to keep things interesting.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

There and back again.

We finally got out of the Rhodo and Laurel today. We are in the open, yet this is the first time I have thrown a track. Damn Hickory roots!! Tomorrow should mark the major completion of most of the "upper mountain". Then, Thursday we get'r done and do the ridge. Weather tomorrow...oh yeah 70 MF degrees...YES!. Now, time for bed.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Phase One dOne

We have the lower loop completed, thanks to Mark (pictured). This week is all about the Upper Mountain. The trailer will begin getting filled up with our stuff and we will be getting our P's and Q's lined up for getting out of town in a week for our "dry run". Check in the rest of this week for the finale of the Green's and the start on the road...Here we GO!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Turning the corner...wasn't easy.

Well, I feel like we turned the corner on the project today. We have pretty much punched through the lower loop making for a nice pedal for the Green's.

Today did come with some fighting though. Mark managed to get his machine stuck and roll a track. While I was busy breaking a cotter pin and loosing the bucket...that was kind of funny when it happened though.

Well after a tough day it is time to kick back and relax,... after I finish these few emails.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Back in the THICK of it...

Well, the little vacation is over and it is time to "do work son!" - "Big".

We have been hard at it for the last day and a half and tomorrow should be really stellar. With the volunteer (Mark) as well as his machine, we are getting some trail built.

We hope to have the lower loop done Thursday and then move on to the next phase.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

This was how we spent the weekend. Tearing apart bad wood and replacing it with good wood, watch Aracnaphopia next time you get the chance..."BAD WOOD...take it out and put in good wood"...Seriously, this is the beginning of the craziness that will be our Spring. Tomorrow we start back on the Green's. Trailer is livable, so we got that going for us. Until next time..Keep it Real!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Getting closer...

This morning things started getting crazy, a project popped that I thought was done, so I need to find time that doesn't exist. But, then we started working on the new home, pics below and I found out I needed to take a few steps back before getting to charge ahead. Starting Monday this blog should really come alive. We dive into the trailer tomorrow hopefully getting the bed and some shelving built, we also need to seal the roof better and I need to rebuild the door from said leakage, thank you rain this week. Monday we start back at the Green's, there is a fella from Kentucky coming down for training and to help out the first week so I am hoping we really get some work done, we will probably be on the project for 2 STRAIGHT weeks. Then, we will head towards LL to work on desing on a private developement and to test run the trailer, then it is off to North Augusta for probably the most exciting project of the Spring. Next, we head to Florida for a design and public imput meeting in Orlando, a bike park in town...pretty cool. Then, we go to N. Florida to work on a Bike Park design for a new state recreation area, they want to see a park that beats Santos, that is also very exciting. Next the IMBA World Summit...Oh boy the kidney's are gonna love me after that one. Then up to Ohio and then to Middleton Wisconsin for a fun little check up and building. That gets me to the end of May, June might be returning to NC for any number of builds, or we could end up in CO; either way you get the idea. If you are reading this and a prospective client...GET IN TOUCH NOW or it may be 2011 before we get to meet.

Pics of the trailer, outside, doorway, inside stripped. In a few more days it will look very different. Check out the archive from this time last year to see what we have done before.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Transition...no not the bike

Well, it is the end of the snowboard season barring some FREAK storm. Weather will be sixty for the next ten days and a nice drizzly little rain coming in too. So that means back to work. The end of this month has yet to completely hash itself out, but at least for the next week we will be getting our new trailer outfitted and ready and then figure out where we go from there. Right now there are three potentials: finish the project we started before things got white, head to FL for some design stuff and a bit of riding at Santos, or if a FREAK storm is on the horrizon, head up to WV and get in some steep and deep to cap things off before the season really cranks for us in North Augusta in April. How do things look for us right now? BUSY. The calendar is quickly filling, for every project we have had that flops, two more start. This week will be filled with paperwork and table saws, that is for sure. So here is to transition, this year we are going into the season rejuvinated and ready to rock. I will post up pics as we get the trailer together too, to try and get back in the blogging swing of things.