Jam went smooth, big thanks to Ted and Tim for grilling and the whole food and beverage scene. We raised some decent money and wanna thank the Source bike shop who gave us another frame for the raffle. Got some plans for July 4th madness but it prolly wont be at the trails, more info on that soon enough. Also got a pair of brand new Slam bars up on ebay . Didnt get any riding pics from the jam hopefully someone sends me some soon and Ill put some on here.
Well the jam is on Saturday but Thursday and Friday are calling for 50 percent of rain, if we get hit with a tstorm its gonna be hard to have the trails running Saturday. So if we get rain the end of this week the jam might be Sunday or Monday. I mean we can never plan anything and have it work out, its pretty ridiculous anymore with that. The car wash is now June 13th, same Auto Zone as before, but I’m pretty sure it will rain that day. Just keep checking the site for updates on the jam at least we have a 3 day weekend to work with but it sucks for people driving far distances.
Looks like a crap day today, rain and what not don’t think the car wash is going on, it might get rescheduled thou. Every time we plan something out it definitely rains Im sure it will rain all next weekend too. Murph came to the woods and helped build something crazy, he gave us a bunch of DeadMemory shirts to give away and sell. These are the last DeadMemory shirts made, so get them before they are gone for good. Stay tuned for more updates on the jam, it looks like will be grilling food and Scwantz plans to eat 20 hot dogs.
Here is the frame we are raffling off for the jam on the 29th, big thanks to Deluxe for hooking us up.
Remember the car wash is on the 23rd and bring your dirty cars and cash only, 6 dollars for cars, 10 dollar for trucks and suvs.
Found these sweet gloves at Walmart could be prime for digging with all the extra padding in right places.
So its been about 3 months since the 4 new shovels were purchased. After slapping lips, shaving pits, chopping roots and everything else they took some big time abuse and basically got the whole trails clayed. The drainage ditch shovel broke the first day it was used, haha what a joke that was. Now onto the serious shovels, surprisingly none of the shovels wooden handles broke. We actually just got a new fiberglass shovel and its about to break any day now they basically suck, unless its a real expensive fiberglass shovel that is not hollow they will break easy. In the end I think its safe to say everyone likes using the Broncos for its lightness and makes smoothing lips and landings out the easiest. The Ames actually got pretty flimsy after a month or so and had to get taped up. Both of those shovels are about the same and are easiest to use for sculpting and smoothing things out. The Union is a really nice shovel a tiny bit on the heavy side but holds up real nice. The True Temper is a good heavy duty shovel but I think has a weird angle to it making it hard to pack jumps. If you want a shovel to last long get the True Temper, if you want a good all around shovel that will work good for doing everything get the Union. As for the Bronco and Ames buy a few of them and just use them till they die, they seem to last around 3 to 4 months of heavy use. The Bronco just cracked today on the metal end as seen in the pic, it basically messes jumps up when smoothing them out cause of the crack. Its bound to happen when smacking jumps all day the metal gets warn down and cracks. It mostly comes down to preference, all shovels will break one day, you just gotta find the shovel you think works best for dialing stuff in for you. happy digging…