I have driven by Brent creek dozens of times on the way to Pisgah or DuPont. There is not as much trail or quite as scenic as DuPont but the riding is pretty close. We got out of the car and proceeded to climb 1500' vert. It was all ridable allthough a couple of rest stops were in order. Ginger rode all but the steepest and/or tech sections. Some places were still a little wet.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Trail building is now going strong at Fort Dickerson.
We had a great work day at Ross Marble. Over 30 people showed to work and get new trails opened. BHann is preaching the trail building gospel to the congregation.
Chicken soup for all!
Southside putting the finishing touches on another great bridge.
Monday, January 17, 2011
As we got closer to the top the snow got heavier and deeper. 4 to 6" at the top and it was melting fast. The views from the top are spectacular. This overlook is to the south and is right abouve the town of Cumberland Gap. Most of what you see from here is Tenn.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
20 years or so ago, my old friend Sam Poynter stared the Mail Run. The Mail Run was always around the end of the year. The weather was (almost) always terrible. The ride was long and grueling and fun in a perverse sort of way. The chance of getting wet, lost, bonked, finishing in the dark and having a blast laughing about it were very high. In other words, it was always a ride you would remember for a long time.
Well, Sam doesn't ride a lot anymore and no longer does the Mail Run. Scott Grisom has taken on the task of the Mail Run organizing. On Monday Dec 27th we had the 2010 Mail Run at Big South Fork. Between the announcement of the ride and the actual ride time BSF got about 6" of snow. I wasn't sure we could even get to Bandy Creek or if Scott and the Middle Tn folks could make it.
An announced 10:00 start ended up being closer to 10:30. The parking lot was hard to walk on. Ice was all over where the snow had been cleared. 11 hard men started down the gravel headed towards Grand Gap. It was probably around 20* at the start. That's pretty damn cold but it also keeps the snow frozen and not wet which feels warmer than say 34* and mush.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I finished my certificate GIS program. I managed to get the GIS Student of the Year. WooHoo! I started working for Mobley Engineering this spring. My old friends Mark and Susan Mobley put me to work. I have been able to use my new GIS skills to put together some bathymetry (I didn't know what that was either). Basically I am using GPS and depth readings to map the lake bottoms in order to locate oxygen differ systems in the most productive place.
So far we have worked in Fla, Maine, PA and S Carolina. I produced maps for Fla, ME and SC. This map is of the SC job.
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