- The most beautiful time of year is almost here, and the Underdown is ready to ride.
- Raspberries are still good and blackberries are ripe now too.
- Bears are out turning over logs, and I saw a hawk eating a worm on Loop Road.
- Trails U and W are now all mowed so all trails in the 2013 and 2014 race courses are good to ride now. We'll start blowing the leaves off after they fall is October.
- Avoid trails L and LL for now because LL isn't mowed and loggers are just finishing up on L.
- Ride trail X while you can because loggers will hit it this fall.
- Come out for some gravel on September 27th. The Tomahawk 90 uses some Hiawatha Trail before heading west to Price County and south to Newwood. Cue Sheet.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
- Raspberries are bountiful in the Underdown.
- Kelly spent a couple days mowing the Oktoberfest trails that weren't in the race course. Jason was there too.
- Riley and I worked on the Yin Yang* hill and mowed one side before the the mower broke. Kelly has agreed to get back out there to attack the brush once the part comes in. It's an aggravating job so we're lucky that he's willing to suffer through the heat and flying debris for us.
- This month we break ground on the new Merrill City Forest trail system across Heineman Road from the Underdown. This fall we'll work on a 3 or 4 mile loop that features the beautiful marsh and hills of the city forest. Next year's goal is a connection between the Prairie Dells and the Underdown.
*The name that Wausau borrowed for their trail. I should have copyrighted it, but that wouldn't have been very Taoist.