SE MA NEMBA Chapter News
SingleTracks, December 2007
The weather has started to get cold and perhaps we'll have a more normal winter this year. We held a productive meeting last night and discussed goings on in the various parks.
Chris Patrick reported on the trail day at Borderland that was lightly attended but productive as we managed to get a trail rerouted around a washed out section as well as some rock armoring over a very muddy section.
Steve Cobble reported that they had a very productive trail day at Wompatuck on October 14. They built a new connector trail which they are encouraging people to use to wear in.
At Blue Hills Joe Sloane reported on another very successful "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day". Attendance was good and all the kids had a great time. We have the Blue Hills Toy ride scheduled for December 2nd - a little snow would be nice. Other exciting news is that Steve Cobble has been hired by the Friends of Blue Hills to due a detailed trail assessment of the entire park. Steve rides extensively in the Blue Hills and Wompatuck and will take a hard look at the trails on foot and on bike and write up a report. A lot of trails in the Blue Hills are severely eroded, having been built straight down the fall line. It's our hope that this will lead to NEMBA being given the green light to do some trail work in the Blue Hills.
Tim Scholz reports that he and others are working on a biking trail around a pond at Myles Standish State park. Tim reports that they are trying to control an ATV problem in the park also.
At our meeting we agreed that the SEMASS NEMBA trailer needed a minor overhaul - new tires and a new vent cap in the roof.
We elected chapter officers - Steve Cobble will be taking over as president and all other park VPs, treasurer and secretary will remain as is. Happy Holidays to all and see you on the trials. —Rich Higgins