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October 1st, 2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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How do you cut single track trails?

Lots of land, power saw, bush cutter and a strong back. Mostly rain forest with trees from 2 inches to 8 feet in diameter. I want to cut some single track for riding and hiking and was wondering if anybody has some experience in this regard. Most of the property is on glacial till so it's sandy and gravel undernieth the vegetation with some big rock. Cheers.
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October 1st, 2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: How do you cut single track trails?

Originally Posted by maDDtraPPer
Lots of land, power saw, bush cutter and a strong back. Mostly rain forest with trees from 2 inches to 8 feet in diameter. I want to cut some single track for riding and hiking and was wondering if anybody has some experience in this regard. Most of the property is on glacial till so it's sandy and gravel undernieth the vegetation with some big rock. Cheers.
Sounds like you have the jist of it. What your really missing is a few friends to help you!! Ohh....and maybe some TNT.

When do we start??
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October 1st, 2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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RE: Re: How do you cut single track trails?

I would follow the flow of the land...don't make it anymore work than it needs to be. But most importantly...stay out of low lying wet areas as much as possible. They will breakdown fast and you'll be building go arounds before you know it. Best to spend the effort on hand built bridges first, rather than filling in bomb holes later.

I've seen a few of those epic Cdn West coast trails and I agree with your term "rain forest". Its amazing how fast those trails grow over and disappear.
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RE: Re: How do you cut single track trails?

Your all welcome to come but best advised to let me get heat, hot water, then sort my electricity out, and finally maybe buy some furnature. I am sleeping on the floor right now.
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Hike it with a chain saw, a friend and some flagging tape to help you keep track of where you've been. It's not so obvious when you go back to ride it. Look for fun lines and easy trail building. Leave some logs to hop and maybe ramp a few pieces in front. Think about riding it in both directions. Look for hill climbs. If it doesn't get too much use you may not need to do much to the ground. I ride cut single track trails in the woods down here on the island and in popular spots the trails get pretty rooty after a while.
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This is actually kind of useful. Some good info in it.

http://www.ama-cycle.org/legisltn/downl ... Report.pdf
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One more thing. Get a GOOD machete.

This is the one I have, very solid performer:

http://www.gerberstore.com/index.php?xp ... ge&xid=856
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I've a trials bike that I made a carrier for, to pack my 14 in, chainsaw. In my backpack I carry a 2 litre pop bottle of premix, a 1 litre of bar oil, plus a file, bar wrench, drinking water and a lunch. After burning the 2l of gas I've had enough for the day. I prefer using Fiskars pruning shears ( Crappy Tire) to a machete, safer and what's left behind is not so sharp. I also carry a folding japanese pruning saw that cuts on the pull stroke, ( google gomboy or silky). Flagging tape and a felt pen are used for marking the trail. GPS, topo maps and Google Earth are a great help in choosing a general route. Sometimes I'm able to con my sons or wife into helping throw the cuttings off the path while I work the saw!
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