News from June 8, 2019 meeting:
Went over trail work that needs to be done. Pete said that brushing is needed on Mopang Ridge and #504 from 28000 to Stud Mill Rd. Any place you go that needs cutting back to clear the trails, if you can, go ahead and do what you can. Let Pete know where you have worked so he can cross it off his list. Frank: 454-8133, Pete: 460-4474.
The beaver flooding issues are being addressed. The water issue at Deer Lake outlet is better according to Charlie Corliss. Please donít play in any mud puddles you may find, and stay on marked trails.
We voted to send a contribution to Camp CaPella again this year, to be put toward the campership for our honorary Swamp Donkey, Keely. She has just graduated from high school, salutatorian (Did I spell that right!) for her class. Keeley is off to college in the fall. Great job Keely. We are all proud of you.
If you would like to donate for the camp, you can send it to: Sharon Poors, 23 Poors Way, Ellsworth, Maine 04605 and I will be sure it gets there.
Plans are in the works for a club ride up to Frank's and Maryannís place on Love Lake in Crawford. They can sleep 8 at their place, or bring tents, etc. Itís a pretty long ride to get there, so overnight would be the best idea. Anyone have an idea for a ride?
We are looking into getting hats with our donkey logo on them, More on that as it comes along.
DONíT FORGET, JUNE IS MACHINE REGISTRATION MONTH!
Pete and I went for a ride on the Sunrise Trail a little while ago, and were sad to see the lack of basic rules of the road; slowing when approaching others on foot, horseback, or machine. Several atvs went flying by us at very unsafe speeds, and they seemed a little young to be out without an adult. The younger riders arenít the only ones, plenty of ďgrown-upsĒ were cuffing right along and needed to be avoided as they came around corners on the wrong side of the rode. My aunt used to call that taking his half out of the middle.
The Sunrise Trail is a great place for a ride, and is open to all sorts of traffic, and riders need to be aware they arenít the only ones out there. Please slow down and enjoy the scenery. Be courteous and safe.