Camped out Saturday night with James at the end of W 30, then helped Andy with trail work. We did get a good downhill run in, which I might get to editing.
The trail work was hard. Started off carrying scaffolding into candy-cane lane. Then we did some work in a creek bed, which promptly got nick-named comealong creek. That was still hard, but felt better, crowbar work shaping the bank, and then some heavy duty work shifting some big rocks:
… I could/should have done a _much_ better job of the time-lapse, but I started the video too late (and it wasn’t even my idea to start it), and turned it off too soon (missed the infill). By the time we finished it was “ridable on a good day” with a DRZ.
While I’m here, I might as well drop this little GPX track. This is a chunk of Tansky that isn’t too hard as a downhill (north to south) on a DRZ-400. There’s one little chunk of rock garden (if you find yourself going up a long ugly rock garden, you missed a turn). The upper left is marked as “West Loop” on the site map, and is also useful as a by-pass for the N500 gate (not that it is really needed). You _can_ head west on the JDF ridge route from the N500 gate, that’s certainly do-able on big bikes, but having a buddy for any of this is a good idea.