Category Archives: Summer Adventure – Trail Building

Week 11 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

Parting shots…. My work is done and I am heading home. I have helped complete about 3.75 miles of trail. See the map pictures. There was really nothing new this week as far as trail building goes. We finally made it through the section of rocks on Wednesday…the section we started the previous Thursday. The…

Week 10 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

Rolling crown turns, Neil and Matt leave us and ROCKS! Monday we finished the rough grading we did last week. We worked on one section to create a rolling crown turn. Everyone is struggling with the change to working on the machined trail. I’m not sure what I am supposed to be doing, as is…

Week 9 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

Martell’s pothole, bring your husband to work day and the machine. Last weekend I took at ride on the new single track we have been creating. We are into a section known as Martell’s pothole although Chris tells us that his gazetteer calls the area in question Norwegian Hollow. Whatever it is called it is…

Week 8 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

The Amazon, bears, the lumberjack swing and Neil must be tired…every time we pass this one particular spot Neil says it looks like a nice spot to take a nap. Chris returned from his vacation and as we started to work the trail he said it looked like the Amazon. So I thought I wasn’t…

Week 7 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

Chris our boss has picked a great week to be on vacation. The forecast for the week: Hot and humid! Monday was extremely hot and humid. The good news was that we are passed the rock gardens for the time being. Tuesday was humid and cloudy. It also rained a little that day. Everyone was…

Week 6 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

Chris showed up for work on Monday and let us know we were at the Summer Camp for wayward Trolls (trail trolls – those of us that build mountain bike single track trails).  He enjoys his work and wants us to enjoy our work too. Monday we started our work at the new location and…

Week 5 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

I had a fun and stressful holiday weekend; too much to do and too little time to do it in.  It was still good to go home to see Carl and the garden and all of my plants – indoors and outdoors. But is it back to work now and there is a CAMBA (Chequamegon…

Week 4 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

Sam can’t believe my diet…that I eat fruit or a fruit soup everyday for lunch. That’s what he said the other day and then he apologized for picking on me.  I told him it was okay, I eat like this because this is how I feel the best.  I’m not going back to the other…

Week 3 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

The life of a trail troll (someone who builds mountain bike single track trails) does not change much. We do the same things everyday.  Rogue, double rogue, and tamp to finish.  We fill holes and dig holes, place rocks on the trail and remove rocks from the trail. And we are becoming extinct soon, to…

Week 2 – Building mountain bike single track trails in Camba Country

The initial width of the single track trail is three feet when you are building it. This is because riders will ride in the middle of the trail and eventually the trail with end up being about a foot and a half wide. If you started with a trail a foot and a half wide…