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OK, only seven

1) You own more pairs of work gloves than you do neckties
2) Pieces of flagging ribbon are always appearing in the wash
3) You personally own a McLeod
4) You can’t hike a trail without kicking rocks off of it
5) You never leave home without a couple of trail tools in the car, just in case
6) You are always looking for a new tool that will do the job of a Pulaski, a McLeod and a 5lb Pick Mattock while still folding up small enough to fit in a Camelback.
7) You are more fascinated by tiny excavators and walk-behind mini-dozers than you are by giant excavators and huge bulldozers
 

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Well, I don't actually own a McLeod.

I do have a chainsaw that I can strap in my backpack.

Good list, btw.
 

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Here's one more:

You look at every flat rock you see anywhere (even in someone's landscaping) as either potential armoring around creek crossings and every chunky rock for bench cut cribbing.
 

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I'll add a couple for wood builders.

You know what a froe is.
You can tell if that lump of moss has solid cedar under it.
You love that smell of fresh split cedar... and the "pop" sound.



Malibu412 said:
Well, I don't actually own a McLeod.
I have 2, you can borrow one of mine.

That's funny, I don't have a back up bike but I do have a back up McLeod.

Yeah, I resemble that list.



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Just showing off.
 

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You're a trail-builder if...

...you're comfortable enough to hit jumps/rock-gardens/technical-sections/etc. with a machete stashed in your pack.

...you skip watching 'the game' on TV and, instead, venture into lousy weather to "study drainage-patterns".

...the wildlife in the section you're working on call you by name and ask you to watch the chicks/cubs/fawns/larvae/etc. while they "go into the bushes".

...you've reasoned that, hey, you're just swinging an axe/pick/machete/chainsaw/etc., a few beers wouldn't hurt - after all, it's not like you're riding drunk.... :eek:
 

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emptybe_er said:
...you're comfortable enough to hit jumps/rock-gardens/technical-sections/etc. with a machete stashed in your pack.

...you skip watching 'the game' on TV and, instead, venture into lousy weather to "study drainage-patterns".

...the wildlife in the section you're working on call you by name and ask you to watch the chicks/cubs/fawns/larvae/etc. while they "go into the bushes".

...you've reasoned that, hey, you're just swinging an axe/pick/machete/chainsaw/etc., a few beers wouldn't hurt - after all, it's not like you're riding drunk.... :eek:

OK this is getting spooky. I resemble those remarks too except the last one.

Last time I got drunk I ended up married so I quit drinking.

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Walked or rode through a city with a machete sticking out of your pack.

Had a cop stop you with the entire bench seat of your truck full of hatchets, knives and machetes. (He just waved me on, probably didn't want to have to deal with the paperwork)
 

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Dead on !!! I can hardly not associate riding without creating new lines anymore,and what's more satisfying then surprising your friends with a newly completed trail.
 

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You can ride a bike (w/ clipless pedals) with work boots.

You're stopped by a cop, which happen to be a rider, just because he want to know where will be the next great trail you're going to build.

You have a hard time convincing the wife that you need a pumptrack in the backyard but you can convince a national park manager that a downhill trail is what he needs.

You're called a week before a national bike show to build "the most awesome demo area" but you're not allowed a budget until the very last minute.

You can't stop building, unless there is 2ft of snow on the ground.

The correct amount of tools you need is N+1. (see Trail Ninja photo)

You have an account at the hardware store because you buy a lot of nails. And screws. And tools. And...

Your backyard tool shed is actually full of tools.

Your Camelback weight a ton, even on a normal ride, because you always carry a GPS, clino and flagging ribbon.

You know how to georeference pictures taken on a ride.

Unlike many rider, you are able to define "flow".

Fellow trailbuilders call you at night to figure how to fix a design flaw on their trail and you can actually help them on the phone.

You know most of these acronyms: IMBA, PTBA, TCC, USFS, NP, GIS, RFP/RFQ, 4X, DH, XC, AM, DJ, DS, SD.

You know that "North Shore" is a region, not a way to describe wood features.
 

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You have reoccuring nightmares about carrying rock bars to the top of a mountain, only to have them roll back down again.
 

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After a sweaty afternoon of doing full bench cut, you say, "wow this is fun!" and everyone looks at you strange.
 

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You love the sound a McLeod makes when you are tamping down the fresh dirt on your new bench cut.

You have a Rogue Hoe with your name inscribed into the handle given to you as a gift by the local mtn bike club.:D
 

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- You read this thread and can't find anything that doesn't apply to you.
- A 5 gallon pail is a great find/gift to receive.
- You buy shovel handles by the dozen.

P.S. I was able to convince my wife that a pump track is an OK garden feature.
 

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Not much to add, I fit 99% of what has been said!

When your buddy crashes, breakes his collar bone... in the parking lot the EMT compliments your usage of 150yds of flagging tap for a sling. True story.
 

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...you skip watching 'the game' on TV and, instead, venture into lousy weather to "study drainage-patterns".
Or do drain maintenance where you can see what works and what does not. Oh yeah!

Little rain never hurt anyone..... :D

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Dmr17sA-cquCS-jyGcZMYA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_rrYqLPGLdY4/SU-91K55_9I/AAAAAAAAA-c/EVHo36-pSEc/s800/PC160563.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/U4Rexa7IKqcM3LWug5wqMA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_rrYqLPGLdY4/S39aLPVsQ5I/AAAAAAAAGak/ZKU00mhRTU4/s800/P1261195.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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This is walking in over a mile in the rain to do drain maintenance. :thumbsup:
 
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