If everyone picked up one rock or stick or cut one branch for each day they ride we would run out of them in half a season.
As far as another's mention of money in donation boxes. My opinion and experience has been few put anything in them but many say they do.
You're probably right most ppl probably do say that they do. I always try and get my friends to throw money at the clubs but never see if they do. Then again I have guys who pay full registration and don't even join a club. I try to buy things from the different clubs, hat, hoodie, shirt, I know they may not make a ton of of it but it could help. Plus I enjoy having stuff that shows where I've ridden or ride. I have people ask me about my Illion Snowdrifters hoodie more then I would think especially given where I've been when they asked me.
It seem to me that once you get a new volunteer out on the trail work with others they get talking and start to feel like there part of the group and there is a good chance they will be back.
A volunteer is some one that offers to enter into any service , esp. military of his own free will. 2 Offers or give of one's free will.
So I will be the first to admit I was wrong if I am and I was wrong in saying you should expect restitution for being a volunteer. It said nothing about it.
Last edited by Loner 618; 3 Weeks Ago at 01:52 PM.
No B.S. here, just fact.Ask me.
if i said it once, i'll say it again. what was it i said?
I have bought this up before,
since I sold my camp in Osceola I have no place to stay on Tughill now, I still ride there, and are willing to help out with trail work, while I typically don't go up during summer if there is a need for help on a project I would be willing to drive 2 -1/2 hours to help, however if the only help needed is to use brushnippers for an hour and then be done I really don't want to drive 5 hours in a day for that, I have helped clubs out with big projects that lasted 2 days, I have shown up for other clubs workdays and worked for an hour or 2 and was done.
Now if I still had my camp a short workday is fine, but if I am driving up and driving home or staying overnight then keep me busy and work my butt off, I won't complain!
Just please, list the workdays with the big projects, I am sure there are others from Pa. and elsewhere that feel the same.
And if it is just a short work day, let those of us without camps or don't live nearby know so we can decide if it is worth the drive.
Formerly "Middle Aged Sled Guy":
We have people that come to workdays and only want to work 2 or 3 hours and that's it, and aren't happy when they end up out in the woods brushing for 8 hours.
I have seen others who have come wanting to put in a full day and I later heard they were disappointed that they ended up working only a few hours.
How do you tell which is which if they don't say anything?
I also hear over and over that everyone wants to come spend a full day and build a bridge or some other such large project. But the reality is at least on our trails that manual brushing is one of the most needed and labor intensive things, yet many seem to feel that it's beneath them. So you send them out to cut brush on a trail that should take 3 guys working hard 2 plus full days to brush and trim properly, and they come back 2 or 3 hours later and say it's all set.
Formerly "Middle Aged Sled Guy":