2016 Quarterly Report

2016 Quarterly Report

Where has the first quarter of the year gone?  The winter season was filled with two trail projects – a climbing trail out of Langdale Creek and a loop trail around Wormy Lake. Also, it creates a hibernation of sorts from riding as a kind of starvation therapy to make one yearn for the wagon wheels once spring breaks.  First the Langdale Creek trail – In 1990’s when the trail was built, the Lunge was strictly a one way trail down to the creek from Sprockids Park to the Ferry. Now, a lot riders and hikers like going back up this steep trail to get back to their cars.  I and a couple of hardy few, built a longer switchback trail to ease our climbing efforts. 800m and took two months to build.

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January 1st marked the start of trail work on Phareline.  The burn in July 2015 took the life of a logger and friend, John Phare.  Originally when I wanted to build a trail around the Wormy Lake in 2015 and it was going to be called Warren’s Worm.  The project was shelved due to a lack of time but since the fire, many trails were built by the firefighters and much too tempting to be utilized and build new trail.  The fire removed a lot of the understory including all the salal.  This shrubby underbrush can create mats of roots that it makes difficult building.  In this burn ground, digging is pretty productive.

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Phareline
Phareline

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Phareline was born and there were several builders that came out to help.  Thank you!

The trail projects were all leading to the ultimate goal of hosting a 40km Sunshine Coaster Race. On April 1, we held this event in a new area and new venue!  Excellent weather and excellent work on our trails created a fabulous day for all!  I even got to shoot off the starting gun!  It was super loud!

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So that’s quick glance at my quarter year so far!  I’m looking forward this summer for some epic rides including a bikepacking weekend adventure.  Sunshine Coaster Facebook Page

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