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    Equipped for Trail Maintenace

    Finished this little project last week. Thought some of you might be interested.

    Every so often downed trees need to be cleared from the trails around here. Our mountain bike association has adopted several of these trail. I thought I'd put the TW to work carrying my 18 pound chainsaw, instead of my usual packpacking method. It worked great.

    The apparatus is basically a piece of 1/2" plywood bolted to my homemaid cyclerack, with a homemaid bar vise and clamp for the saw handle, attached to the plywood. It is very secure, but I still strapped it down with a ratchet strap, which also holds the fuel can and tool box on. I went down in a mud hole, but the whole load stayed in tact.

    Note in photo 2, the platform was moved forward, which is where it worked the best.


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    That looks handy and compact - good job.

    I also like the re-bar Cyclerack that you made.

    What is the circular holder that is mounted on your handlebar crossbar?

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    That's for a Tomtom GPS unit. It works, but not sure how much I'll use it.

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    Nice setup! I was thinking about something similar for storm cleanup here.
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    That looks like the ideal trail clearing machine!

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    Nice!

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    A true workin TW!....nice.

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