The "ISH" is real

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Aaron
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The "ISH" is real

Postby Aaron » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:08 pm

The Downhill, flow, jump, trail.......... is no longer a dream or a figment of our imaginations, it is real.

Thanks to Brad and his awesome Bobcat skills and some dry weather we were able to get the soil moved up the hill and started building jumps and berms. Two or three are built as of today and as soon as we get more soil delivered we'll build more.

Shannon and Patrick did a great job of directing Brad where the jumps were to go.
The soil we have is a really nice clay that looks like it's going to hold very well. Finally a good use for our local clay soils :D

All jumps will have two lines to allow for progression and to add a bit of different feel. Go fast on one side, go big on the other.

What we need to make this project go faster and easier is:
1. Black HDPE Culvert pipe . We use this to help as fill so we don't have to move as much soil up the hill. 10" Diameter and larger and 3' long and longer.
2. Large Limestone rocks like what you see when new construction is going on. 2' X 2' X 2' and larger.
3. People to help shape the jumps and berms. Much of this is done wit the bobcat but we need finish work.

While the trail is not officially open, and it is not nearly finished, what is there is rideable.
It is located of the Family Trail just south of the long tech offshoot.
Pics to come soon.

Contact me here or via the blog if you want to help or can help with supplies.

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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Cairns » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:30 pm

My neighbor has 6 or 7 four foot long pieces of 8" black corrugated pipe in their trash. Trash day is Thursday so if you want them come buy by Wednesday night.
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby PatrickMcQ » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:34 pm

the "ISH" trail is real, and it's awesome! I propose that we change the name cause the "ISH" was given to it cause it was "downhillISH" ...I'd say this trail is pretty much all downhilll, and will be quite fast.

Brad killed it with is bobcat skills for sure..his experience building moto tracks definately shows.

Some pics from today, I left before the second jump was completed..Shannon did you get some pics of it?


It's a beautiful thing :D
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Start of the first jump
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Back of the first jump, with culvert
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Brad compacting the dirt
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First jump without the kicker on it
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Shannon shaping the kicker
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completed first jump, two optional lines
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Second jump construction
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Second jump, two optional lines..hip jump on the right and straight table on the left.
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Brad compacting the left line on the second jump
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby tomy » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:44 pm

Sweet! :D Thanks Brad, Aaron, Patrick and everyone else involved. Can't wait to hit that 8)

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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby shoffner » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:26 pm

holy crap this is totally what I wanted to see after having to be a roadie this weekend!!!

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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Ogar » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:22 am

Holy crap, saw it Saturday afternoon....this is going to be awsome! I had no idea.....this is the real deal! Great work guys. Very cool.
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Dr.Dover » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:07 pm

Cool guys!
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Aaron » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:57 pm

Cairns wrote:My neighbor has 6 or 7 four foot long pieces of 8" black corrugated pipe in their trash. Trash day is Thursday so if you want them come buy by Wednesday night.


As long as it is the solid stuff (not flexy) we'll use it.
Anybody out west got the time to grab this stuff??
I can keep it here at the house until I go out to Landahl if it would be in your way.
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Cairns » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:05 pm

Aaron wrote:
Cairns wrote:My neighbor has 6 or 7 four foot long pieces of 8" black corrugated pipe in their trash. Trash day is Thursday so if you want them come buy by Wednesday night.


It's the flexy stuff.

As long as it is the solid stuff (not flexy) we'll use it.
Anybody out west got the time to grab this stuff??
I can keep it here at the house until I go out to Landahl if it would be in your way.
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby keithb » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:50 pm

THE FOUNTAIN IS DEAD! :P

the top of the big tree came down right across the top of the big jumps....somehow missed the lip and landed right in the untamped area.....but not so good for the fountain....its toast.
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Aaron » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:16 pm

The Fountain was going to need surgery before the tree came down.
We'll just call the fountain 'Old Yeller' from now on.

If more of that tree came down then that means we have more tree to build stuff out of.

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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Hurricrain » Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:33 pm

Have any future work dates in mind yet for phase 2 of the Ish?

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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Aaron » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:07 pm

Brad, Shannon, All...

I talked with the parks maintenance crew and they are going to try to get us some soil moved soon, possibly tomorrow the 28th.
I'll let you know when they call me and confirm the soil is there.
I have all the signage ready to go so we can "officially" open the upper section and get some people riding it and make sure we are safe about the boulevard crossing.
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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby MTBjunkie » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:16 pm

Aaron, did the County get some dirt out there? If so, how much?

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Re: The "ISH" is real

Postby Hurricrain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:57 am

The dirt has arrived! :D


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