Buffalo Pound Trails Update

Hello Everyone,

Well, trail maintenance is starting.  Heaven is complete and I took out a lot of trees by the shelter on Beaver Loop.

Due to my work schedule, I cannot make it out until June 1 weekend for a “formal” cutting day, but I am going out on my days off during the week until month end to cut whatever I can.

Therefore:
If you want to go out and cut on your own, pick a trail and cut the overhanging branches, then let me know at twix@sasktel.net so I can update our website.

Bring tree pruners (big ones) and a bow saw.  I found this very effective. If you find a tree over the trail that needs a chainsaw, let me know and the park will cut it.

The park will cut everything we tell them to in a week or two. They are opening this Thursday and are very busy due to the late spring.  They will
help out after they are up and running for the season.

The big cutting weekend is June22 & 23, more info later.

Tim

Buffalo Pound trails are ridable!

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Some of the the trails at Buffalo Pound are rideable, but beware of some winter debris! Please also be considerate of other riders and Mother Nature, and avoid trails that are still muddy from the melt. Riding sensitive trails can speed erosion, expose roots, create varying and confusing paths, and make mud holes even deeper. Getting dirty is fun, but ruining our prairie oasis isn’t.

We, along with others, will be doing some trail maintenance over the summer. If you want to come help, keep an eye out here for more info as it becomes available.

Thanks to Matt and Jocelyn Froehlich for the pictures.

Pavers Maple Creek Road Trip

Paver Members,

Early this year I sent out an email to see how much interest there was,
among the Pavers members, to attend a weekend road trip to Cypress Hills for
some road biking, mountain biking or both and of course some socializing.
There was enough interest to warrant booking some accommodations, which I
did. See the link for information on our accommodations.
http://www.diamondwillowretreat.ca

You may have to bring your own bedding depending on how many people come and
how many people are willing to share their bed. Powered camp sites are also available here.
I am now looking for a commitment from anyone that would like to attend. We
will be leaving  Thursday evening June 20 and return Sunday evening the 23nd.
That would give us all day Friday and Saturday and a few hours on Sunday to
ride. Cypress Hills offers some very scenic road rides and mountain bike
rides so all club members are invited to come. Please email me by the end of
May to let me know if you are coming.

My apologizes to our dedicated Learn to Mountain bike coaches that can’t attend because they will be busy running their classes. I will try and plan this for the fall next year.

The Pavers executive has decided that the club would pick up the first
$1000.00 of expenses. This facility has a group kitchen so the plan is to
assign different members to be responsible for certain meals. That would
include groceries and cooking. We where hoping to rent the  van so we could
travel together but it is not available that weekend so we will arrange car
pooling. Please let me know if you are able to drive as well as now much
room you have for passengers and bikes.

Thanks,
David

Bob’s TNR

Mistress Tuesdays Night Ride
“Come for the pleasure, stay for the pain”

6:15 pm
DQ on Caribou Street West between 4th and 5th Avenue

Temperature is +++
Come and see what is left of our favorite trails after the Big Flood of ’13

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday April 23, 2013
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

Come and join the ONLY weekly outdoor ride in Moose Jaw this year!
This weeks ride will feature quiet side-streets and paved pathways. We will seek out the driest and cleanest route.
Any bicycle in working condition will do.
 
There are two schools of thought when dealing with Spring:
1. Aim for the first puddle you see. Get dirty and get over it.
2. Go around the puddles until about 3/4 into the ride when you come to the one you can’t avoid. Get dirty and get over it.
 
Temperature is +, but not by much, and wind will make it seem cooler.
Dress your upper body with a base layer and a jacket.
Dress your lower body with a single layer of tights.
Warm socks and gloves (or mitts) will ensure you are comfortable for the duration of the ride.
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink,
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 8:10
Civil Twilight is 8:46
Nautical Twilight is 9:31

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bob’s TNR

Tuesday April 9, 2013
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time
Spring!
 
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink,
Check the air in your tires.

Sunset is 7:48
Civil Twilight is 8:22
Nautical Twilight is 9:03

See you on the trails,
Bob

Bobless TNR

Tuesday April 2, 2013
Starting from DQ on Caribou St between 4th & 5th Avenue NW
6:15 start time

I will not be in attendance tonight, I have been drafted by my family to nurse them back to health.
I’ll be back next week when everyone is feeling better.
Wear a helmet,
Bring water to drink,
Check the air in your tires.
And you don’t need lights anymore.

Sunset is 7:33
Civil Twilight is 8:06
Nautical Twilight is 8:46
See you on the trails,
Bob