Bruce & Tom's News Archives
General Updates - 2007
Bruce & Tom's Update 04.26.07
We at Dieselbikes have decided to get an
early jump start with our B&T's trail plans. This was an un-announced
trail day to the general bike community due to the nature of the trail
build. Our goal was to replace an aging technical trail feature (TTF)
instead of physical trail maintenance; which in general requires only a few
trail workers rather then large groups of volunteers.
Yesterday Dieselbikes members went out
and replaced the aging Teeter-totter that is so well known to the local
biking community. As many know, this TTF was nearing the end of its
duty cycle and was becoming un-safe to repair. This TTF was originally
fabricated and donated to B&T's by members from Bustedspoke.
It served 5+ years of duty with hundreds
of mountain bikers enjoying its technical challenges. In its place,
Dieselbikes fabricated and assembled (on site) a new Teeter-totter that will
continue to provide the same technical challenges the first TTF had created.
Fabricated from ACQ Pressure Treated lumber (environmentally friendly), the
TTF features a Cedar ladder deck and stainless steel pivot shaft with
carbon-steel inserts. All load bearing supports utilizes hot-dipped
galvanized lags with steel inserts which are sealed from the element.
We want to thank the local bike community
for your support with our trail efforts. Your donations and/or purchase of
Dieselbikes apparel and local movies have made this trail feature possible.
We will continue our efforts to replace, rebuild, expand and maintain TTF's
within the B&T's trail system. If you have any questions, comments and
concerns, please feel free to drop us and e-mail.
Bruce & Tom's Update 01.02.07
This year should be the year for Bruce
and Tom's. We were able to complete one trail day in 2006, but plan on
holding many more in 2007. However, with our effort, we need the help
from the local mountain bike community in 2007. It appears that a few
of the new bridges Dieselbikes constructed to replace the older bridges near
the area call Ramp-O-Rama were vandalized. Who ever did this also
grabbed all the lumber (bridge decking and PT Supports) we were storing in
the area to replace the remaining bridges and used is as firewood!
Lastly among smashed beer bottles, they cut down trees and made a mess of
this area once again.
This is the second time in 3 months the
area where the Iron Cross is located has been vandalized. We are requesting
mountain bikers whom consider B&T's their local riding spot to keep an eye
out for these vandals and report them to the proper authorities. It is
one thing to go out and drink in the wood, but when crap like this happens,
it creates an un-safe environment for all users. Again, this happens
in many other parks (i.e. Lynn Woods) let’s just keep our eyes open.
"Bruce The Firefighter" has gone out and
begun the clean-up. As far as the lumber for the other bridges, it
appears to be a loss. We will move forward and purchase replacement
lumber to finished replacing these bridges in the coming months. This will
be a trail day and will let all know the time and day to meet. Again
we thank you for your support…sucks crap like this happens.