Fresh debris on Skull this afternoon, cleared it. The Nasty is persistent.
On the final one this season that is what we did.
So that big change I want to make next year………$5 per night. Option to pre-reg for them all and save $5 or $10.
Would need a new name, can't be the Toonie's when we're charging a fiver.
If enough sponsors aim for ten events. We had six the first year, and eight this year.
I want to see them generate some real money to give back to the trails on top of being a great social night. It's a big jump more than double the entry fee but if they can pull in 4-5K over the course of the series that goes towards a lot of paid dedicated trail work.
Missed a few but had an awesome time. Maybe a few fall morning events?
does tyax (or anyone else) do gear drops for people who are riding in?
I just asked them about that, here's what they said:
For gear drops, we always require the plane to be chartered - we wouldn't have room going in with another group (usually a pretty full plane load going in) and while there is sometimes a possibility of a back-haul on the way out (taking the gear back after we've dropped off a group) we can't guarantee that, so require the plane to be chartered for the pick-up, as well. If it turns out we are able to pick up the gear on a back-haul, we will refund a portion of your pick-up charter fee, but that is never a guarantee.
So unless you have a big group, it doesn't seem worth it… we've pretty much decided to carry gear into Spruce (seems to take about 3-4 hours according to previous trip posts). And do loops from there. We're planning on the first week of Aug, if you were interested in sharing a flight.
If you don't want to carry camping gear [HTML_REMOVED] food, Tyax Adventures offers the "Backcountry Camps" option which gives you cabin/tents to stay in and food included. You are on your own for traveling between the locations.
If you are carrying your camping gear [HTML_REMOVED] food into Spruce, plan on a day from Jewel Bridge, there are lots of trip reports of people who have done that. (I never have.)
For loops, check LeeL's site.
thanks, CraigH! we're still deciding whether to go cheap and carry in, or deluxe with the backcountry camps; starting to think the latter would be a great way to go…!
Any suggestions on how to do an unsupported trip, probably mostly from around Spruce, without having to do the hardcore-carry all food and camping gear in? I've done the guided, horse-pack trip, a few years ago, which was fantastic, but there's just 2 of us right now, so it doesn't really pay to fly gear into Spruce. OR, how long is the ride into Spruce, if we were to carry gear in. I just remember riding out, which was pretty sweet. Ideas for a 4-5 day trip? We'd be looking at a few good big days.
That was a huge amount of fun for 2 days - super organization - thanks, Megan!
Wade's was a deal for $40.00, but this was worth the entry to race all the trails spent years riding on…although it's amazing how often I messed up on things that i've ridden dozens of times - trying to ride Bridal Path hard is…hard! Only real bail was on Salamander - lost my chain and flipped over : D
Now I wish I got a signing bonus
I'm a teacher and do not want the cheesy signing bonus, and have told my rep so - I would like a fairly negotiated contract - with the class size and composition language back in place, with some flexibility allowed - those requirements were strict and won't always work for every school in every case.
I'm interested to see what the LRB will rule about the government imposed partial lockout and 10% pay cut - no other union gets a "partial lockout". To me, the lockout at recess and lunch is a safety concern, esp at elementary schools. Just having teacher presence in the school and hallways is important, to help solve problems, direct someone to the office for a scraped knee, pump a soccer ball, tie a shoe, meet with colleagues, generally help keep order. Currently, we're out on the street with signs indicating we are locked out at recess and lunch. The things teachers do before/after and in between instructional time are hard to measure or put a value on, but are absolutely essential for the smooth and safe functioning of a school.
This pretty much covers it. Thanks Brian, Maya, Wade and all volunteers for a great day. It was clear that a ton of work went into making this an awesome event. It was the details - the ice cream truck, the food stop at the 5th, pulled pork at the end, the speed trap, Tippie keeping the energy high, tons of prizes (those who skipped the pub will want to go next time. There were more prizes than people).
Don't forget the bacon at the start! It was really an eating event with some riding thrown in.