New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

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New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by stu » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:25 pm

Loose discussions in some of the other threads, our next project under discussion and brainstorming will be a bridge opposite of the new "Khufu Bridge" in the cement bags area near the canal (before reaching the large pipeline right-of-way). The new bridge will be to the canal side of the concrete bags. The current concrete bag crossing will remain ‘as is’ for those who may choose to stay off the bridge. This new bridge will be very similar to the one that is built at Brookhaven, straight section to wooden berm then off ramp. Hopefully the photos below will demonstrate better than my written description.

We will meet at the trailhead Saturday morning (1/23/10) about 7ish to layout the plans, possibly drive some 4x’s, and maybe some framework. Rhys may go out this week to take some measurements so we can start budgeting the bill of materials. This will be another self-funded project (perhaps with some of the club’s money) so if you interested in participating to the cause let Eric, Rhys, or myself know.

Rhys and I funded the "Khufu Bridge" at $50 a piece and got the remainder of the wood donated. So anything you may want to donate will go a long way.

THANKS!
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Overview of superimposed bridge to berm with landing
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Blue line is the beginner option, pink is the proposed bridge to berm

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by vtrider » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:46 pm

Stu, the new bridge looks awesome. wondering if a structure of this size is going to be ok in this area of the trail? That is a pipeline that gets cleared and cut from time to time?

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by stu » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:51 pm

It won't be in the pipeline right-of-way. It won't stick out too much further than the one we built yesterday.

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by stu » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:51 pm

Here's a cool photo I found which I think we will build something similar - http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php/p ... perpage/10

Leaning towards the right side design with the base platform at the bottom a bit wider.

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by TimT » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:26 pm

I'm all over that set up that is exactly what I was talking about.

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by Lets_Ride » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am

Does anyone have a small portable generator that we could carry in so that we can use power tools out there?
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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by TimT » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:12 pm

Yep

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by Monkey Boy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:12 pm

stu wrote:Here's a cool photo I found which I think we will build something similar - http://gallery.mtbr.com/showphoto.php/p ... perpage/10

Leaning towards the right side design with the base platform at the bottom a bit wider.
That'd be pretty cool! That one at the trailhead at Mt Zion was fun but it gets a little tight right at the end instead of the beginning. See how on that one the angle opens up at the end. You can really carry a lot of speed off of it! They're supposed to be building some of that stuff at the new trails we're building out at Pace Bend Park w/of Austin.

BTW, don't know if this affects you guys, but in Austin they just got new club insurance and one of the rules...no teeters (articulating devices or something is what it said). And no stuff over 3' high unless you go up to the next more expensive teer. Sucks 'cause we just got this monster teeter installed at Pace Bend with a 9' up teeter a bike length flat section and an 8' down teeter.
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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by stu » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:13 am

I just renewed our club insurance but I don't recall reading anything about that. Can you find out their insurance carrier and/or coverage restraints?

Our old teeter is no more. I have an idea for another one to build though.

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by Monkey Boy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:50 pm

Here's the answer I got on the Austin forum. If you need some specifics you can probably ping one of these guys.
jmhix wrote:Insurance is thru IMBA. The underwriter is Interstate Insurance, a division of Fireman's Insurance, the third largest insurance underwriter in the world.
Spicewookie wrote:RJF is our insurance carrier and yes, it is through IMBA. clubs are welcome to shop around and get their own insurance, but the policy that IMBA has negotiated is very comprehensive, strong, and well-suited for MTB trail building activities. the "old" insurance was more of a "sporting" policy, like they'd sell to a basketball league and didn't cover trailwork as well as the new one does.

jmhix did a lot of research and is correct. RJF may be in intermediary or something, but that's who we write the check to for our premiums.
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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by TimT » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:32 am

Just to let every one know. I took the left over wood and put it under the bridge at the entrance of Chu-Chut. Most of the pieces are between 30and 24 inches.
The new bridge is looking awesome. We still need to deck the last 20 feet. We just ran out of wood.

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by Lets_Ride » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:36 am

We should be able to use the short pieces for the middle stage of the berm so we won't be wasting them
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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by vtrider » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:27 am

Thanks, to everyone who worked on new bridge-berm Sat. here are some pics. Ryan I have your drill and batteries

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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by GreenBoy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:26 am

Looks awesome! I can't wait to come ride all the new stuff I've sen on here. As soon as the doc releases me I will be hitting the trail. I have not been able to ride since Sept.
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Re: New Bridge Project Workday/Meeting Next Saturday (1/23/10)

Post by free-bird » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:45 am

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