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    It was interesting how much discussion resulted from this post just from my riding buddies. Thought I’d pass it along and see what others have to say.

    [i:15c2dg2u]The Rest of the Story:[/i:15c2dg2u] As it turned out, I was able not only to help with some trail work, but I was able to meet up with the guys and get a short but fun ride in. We finished up at dark under a nearly full moon and met up afterward for some grub and a couple of beers. Worked out nicely as far as I am concerned.

    #112192
    "fleetwood" wrote

    It was interesting how much discussion resulted from this post just from my riding buddies. Thought I’d pass it along and see what others have to say.

    [i:zrfkc2wd]The Rest of the Story:[/i:zrfkc2wd] As it turned out, I was able not only to help with some trail work, but I was able to meet up with the guys and get a short but fun ride in. We finished up at dark under a nearly full moon and met up afterward for some grub and a couple of beers. Worked out nicely as far as I am concerned.

    Nicely done.
    In the end I would say 5% of the riders do 90% of the trail work.

    #112193

    Nice work, Fleetwood.

    When your buddies razz you about priorities, I think you should point out they might have theirs a bit backwards ;)

    @CCR
    I think that 90% is a bit low, tbh.

    #112194

    I understand completely. I just spent a vacation riding killer singletrack in Montana. One of the locals invited me to do some trail work with him and his buds. Well, I could have got another day of riding in, which would have been great since I don’t get to Montana that often and there were still dozens of unridden trails on my bucket list.

    But I chose to do the trail work instead and was thrilled to do so. One of the guys had taken his Sunday to show me a nice route as well as given me great recommendations for the rest of my days there, so the least I could dot was help him reroute a damaged trail. Upon my arrival there, I learned that the trail which I had enjoyed so much the previous day had recenlty been cleared of a tremendous amount of deadfall–by the same guys I was doing trail work with (and their equestrian partners)!

    Nothing but good karma all the way around–gotta love it.

    #112195

    Well put fleetwood. Quick question: why couldn’t you guys do BOTH: work and THEN ride?

    #112196
    "mtbgreg1" wrote

    Well put fleetwood. Quick question: why couldn’t you guys do BOTH: work and THEN ride?

    You might be young enough to get away with that. Old fart like me, I am usually tapped out after 3 or 4 hours of trail work. 😆

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    "CraigCreekRider" wrote

    [quote="mtbgreg1":3gn13duf]Well put fleetwood. Quick question: why couldn’t you guys do BOTH: work and THEN ride?

    You might be young enough to get away with that. Old fart like me, I am usually tapped out after 3 or 4 hours of trail work. 😆[/quote:3gn13duf]

    @mtbgreg1 – if you read my "rest of the story", you’ll see I did do trail work and get a brief ride in. The bigger challenge is getting the others to see you can do both and that sacrificing a little riding time is a good thing in the big picture.

    @CCR – fortunately, the trail work didn’t take that long and didn’t tire me out too much, so I felt up for riding. Would have done more, but ran out of daylight. We finished the ride with lights, but the trails are technically closed at dark.

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