Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby pat74 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:01 pm

Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Come and help out in Calabogie on the 14th of May.

What to bring: Folding saws / Hand Clippers / Lunch & Water. Small chain saws if you have one and are experienced. A GPS would also be handy to mark waypoints of areas needing extra work.

Date/time: 9:30 am until approximately 2-3:00 pm

Registration: http://bma1.ca/calabogie-south-side-clean-up.php

Location: Staging area at Calabogie Highlands Golf Course, 981 Barryvale Road, see map below and to get directions

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Re: 2016-05-14 Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby KevinAnderson » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:49 pm

Will there be a separate day for the [Calabogie] north side?
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Re: 2016-05-14 Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby pat74 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:36 pm

KevinAnderson wrote:Will there be a separate day for the [Calabogie] north side?


Your right nothing was schedule for the North side
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby rossw » Sun May 07, 2017 8:57 pm

My son and are debating participating in the clean up next weekend on May 13'th.

We are both new and have never rode Limerick, Larose, or Calabogie.

We would love to help, but my son's bike is only a 17" front tire, and 14" rear tire. It was mentioned that his bike may not be big enough to make it through the water. I am not sure I want to ride through water that deep yet either.

Any idea if we could be of assistance without committing to driving through water which is 2'-3' deep?

Thanks In Advance,
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby barbotte » Sun May 07, 2017 11:27 pm

lets hope it stop raining ... i spend the day sandbagging ....i am not sure if it will be ride-able by the week end
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby steph » Mon May 08, 2017 8:56 pm

Is the south side accessible by ATV?? My Xtrainer ain't here yet and the Inlaws are going to be in town!! I need a reason to skadadle!! lol
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby KevinAnderson » Mon May 08, 2017 11:07 pm

LoL

A good portion of the south side is ATV trails. If people who have ridden the south side already know where some downed trees are, it would be useful to get in there with a chainsaw.

I'll be seeing some riders tomorrow night, I'll ask who's ridden and if they know where any downed trees are.
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby barbotte » Tue May 09, 2017 12:48 am

that would be cool if we could go with atv ..i would bring my 16 year old to go and help with the quad and i would ride my new christini (if it ever show up in time )
also would it count for community hour for school ?
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby steph » Tue May 09, 2017 9:27 am

If south side accessible by atv, I'll bring it and my chainsaws..Will it be on rain or shine??
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby ender » Wed May 10, 2017 2:37 pm

I'll be there to help too, assuming it's not pouring rain. looking forward to getting out, been a long time since I've been down those trails. I have a small chainsaw that I'll bring, but not sure how to strap it on my bike... :?
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby Christopher » Thu May 11, 2017 8:09 am

Ross, if you have not ridden Calabogie before now is not the time as the conditions are wet and the trails are more difficult than Larose and Limerick. We chatted at the skill camp. Thanks for volunteering but ride Limerick when it is open and get some more seat time before going to Calabogie. Your son's bike is too small for the water obstacles. I will see you at the Limerick Orientation later in the month and we can discuss further.

See you soon

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rossw wrote:My son and are debating participating in the clean up next weekend on May 13'th.

We are both new and have never rode Limerick, Larose, or Calabogie.

We would love to help, but my son's bike is only a 17" front tire, and 14" rear tire. It was mentioned that his bike may not be big enough to make it through the water. I am not sure I want to ride through water that deep yet either.

Any idea if we could be of assistance without committing to driving through water which is 2'-3' deep?

Thanks In Advance,
Ross
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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby rossw » Thu May 11, 2017 8:21 am

Thanks for the reply.

I will sit this one out and definitely see you at the Orientation!

Christopher wrote:Ross, if you have not ridden Calabogie before now is not the time as the conditions are wet and the trails are more difficult than Larose and Limerick. We chatted at the skill camp. Thanks for volunteering but ride Limerick when it is open and get some more seat time before going to Calabogie. Your son's bike is too small for the water obstacles. I will see you at the Limerick Orientation later in the month and we can discuss further.

See you soon

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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby Christopher » Thu May 11, 2017 8:45 am

Hi all, I am organizing the clean up for this sat. I have checked out some of the trails and it looks there is deadfall but not too much. There is a lot of water. A few points based on the above threads:

For Ross, now is not the time to check out Calabogie for the first time. Your son's bike is too small for the water crossings and he needs more seat time before trying Calabogie which is way more difficult than Limerick. I suggest you go to the Limerick Orientation on 28 May and we can discuss further.

I spoke with the Highlands and they are open for coffee and breakfast at 0800. We will set up registration inside.

Parking. If wet please park on the road or in the large parking lot and not on the grass as we do not want to put ruts in it. I will be there relatively early so look for Roy's jeep and trailer and park near it.

I would like to have the riders briefing at 0930 so be ready to ride then. We will break into groups based on skill level and trail knowledge. I hope to have a few intermediate groups and one expert but it all depends on who shows up.

As to the ATV, based on what I have ridden so far I think its utility will be limited. The dual tracks are clear so we will be concentrating on the single tracks where ATVs do not go. I think we should stick to bikes. If someone does bring an ATV they should be familiar with the trail network and have a GPS so we can vector them to a certain location.

As to bikes, bring your dirt bike only. The conditions are not suitable for dual sport bikes over 113 kg/250 lbs dry weight. In other words KTM 500 EXC (or equivalent) and below are suitable but not KLR 650s, BMW 800 etc.

We will go rain or shine unless it is an absolute deluge. The forecast is for light rain but this may improve as the system approaches from the west.

That is it for now. I will monitor this page if there are any further questions.

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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby stephlal » Sun May 14, 2017 11:46 pm

It was great to meet club members yesterday, thanks for a great rainy day clearing trails!
Our group's Riverrun fun...2 stroke crossed, 2nd bike nope'd back...this was the trip back across for our sole crosser

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Re: Calabogie South Side Clean Up

Postby longzook » Mon May 15, 2017 7:10 am

good meeting and riding with you, had a great day and only fell over once. good meeting everyone. thanks again Ron
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