Groomed Singletrack at HHE

$2,480 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 15 months
Thom Wright  JAMESTOWN, NY
Last year's generous donations helped fund the purchase of a ski doo alpine and trailer, the bad news is that the alpine just doesn't play well on the tight HHE trails. so  I am going for a Snowdog, a "tracksled" that ought to allow us to reach any of the singletrack we want.  We also have the green light from Chaut. County Parks, to try grooming part of the lower East Overland Trail.


Last year's plea and info....

45NRTH selected HHE as one of 6 finalists in their Groomed Singletrack Grant competition.  This means that they will toss $500 to HHE for making it this far. And if HHE raises the most, they will toss a total of $3000  to HHE.  Our dreams of a solar powered kegerator is in our grasp.  Please toss a few bucks this way, the more funds for grooming, means more of Thom's piggy bank can be spent for other trail needs...

Harris Hill Ext is located smackdab in the middle of the "lake effect snow dump area" of Western NY... meaning we are poised to create a fantastic fat bike playground.  With 13 miles of singletrack along with 4 miles of the East Overland trail, we have plans to initially groom over 6 miles for Wintertime fun.  For the last 3 years we have had sporadically successful results using snowshoes, Marquette skis, tires, pool filters and homemade drags via human power, an old snowmobile and even a Rokon Trailbreaker.  We now have the possibility of harnassing the ultimate weapon for laying down a sweet and tightly packed rideable ribbon. A 1981 Ski Doo Alpine , with it's twin track, monoski and geared for towing, this machine will steamroll it's way around the forest.  

Any monies will go to support the Alpine, securing a trailer, groomer/drag, trail tools and making sinage for the groomed trails. HHE has been totally a volunteer effort with most of the costs coming out of my piggy bank when the wife wasn't looking.  If  you donate, you will not only help HHE provide hours of fat bike fun, but you may also be saving my hide.

Although this El Nino year Winter has delayed the typical snow dump,  Lake Erie is not frozen over, so the lake effect machine is gearing up.  Help me, help the Fat bike community...

Never fat biked?... no worries... I'll let you borrow one of mine... but the Surgeon General requires me to alert you to the fact that even a brief exposure to riding a Fat bike, will likely cause a significant loss of the Winter doldrums.
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Update 6
Posted by Thomas Wright
3 months ago
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OK folks, so the 79 ski doo alpine twin track mono ski groomer didn't live up to my hopes and dreams.. so hoping to send it down the line to a new owner that can appreciate it's unique bull headed qualities. My hope is to snag a snowdog. which is a tracksled designed to move across snow, ice and marsh via a track while pulling a sled. With any luck and cooperating weather, we will get HHE groomed one way or another,
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Update 5
Posted by Thomas Wright
14 months ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhJ0qdLDOh8

the above link is a bit of magical crust at HHE.. these conditions occur just a few days in each of the last 3 years... major fun.. but of course with the wonderfully generous response of the donors. We should be able to insure that fat bikers will have over 6 miles of groomed trail. Hoping that the predicted lake effect happens, and we have the chance to see the ski doo apline in action over the coming week.

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Update 4
Posted by Thomas Wright
15 months ago
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45NRTH Groomed Singletrack: Harris has reached 60% of it's goal. Thanks to 45NRTH, and all you folks who have been so generous in your support. It looks like next Monday there might be a swing towards a real Winter... If so, we will be ready to take advantage of it.
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Update 3
Posted by Thomas Wright
15 months ago
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Chautauqua County has seen a steady increase in fat bike "infected " individuals... Three years ago there may have been 2... now in 2016 I personally know of 18 people... even more if I include Erie, PA and Buffalo, NY...

Fatbikes will have a place to play at HHE...
Sunday morning ride
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$2,480 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 46 people in 15 months
Created December 30, 2015
BF
$25
Brad Fisher
1 month ago
SP
$50
Seth Primack
3 months ago

Thanks for all your hard work Thom.

$50
Maureen Anderson
3 months ago

These trails are the best reason to live in Chautauqua County.

JB
$25
Jeffrey Brockelbank
3 months ago
TG
$50
Thomas Genareo
3 months ago
PR
$25
Paul Rizzo
3 months ago
CC
$50
Casey Coon
3 months ago

Good thing I was thirsty for some cold ones

$20
Joe Rogalski
3 months ago
CH
$20
Cody Hansen
3 months ago
BD
$25
brant davis
14 months ago
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