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  • #923020
    Judd
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    The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail signed a partnership agreement with EDCO on Friday. EDCO is the manufacturer of the machine we use to remove trail bumps from the Mount Vernon Trail. We’ll be using their new PCD drum to remove bumps from the trail which is 2-3 times faster and also leaves a smoother surface.

    The folks at EDCO gave us a tour of the factory in Frederick, MD when we picked up the PCD drum. This pretty much sums up our tour of the factory: https://youtube.com/shorts/PQgJILDUJLo?si=2qJOVk4aJgkbBeIk Make sure you “bump” the like and subscribe button on our YouTube.

    FoMVT removed 57 trail bumps today with the new drum.

    #1126788
    Dachs6
    Participant

    Judd, I miss your smile and positivity, and I’m glad to see you’ve still got it! That machine sounds absolutely amazing, I cannot wait to get back and ride on the new smooth, comfortable, flat, and fast (15mph limit of course) MVT!

    #1126684
    Sunyata
    Participant

    I am assuming this machine is responsible for the glasslike surface of the MVT between the airport and 4MR split.

    THANK YOU!!!!

    #1126942
    mstone
    Participant

    If they’re a company in Frederick, why on earth doesn’t the WMRT have one?

    #1126950
    Judd
    Participant

    @Dachs6 226294 wrote:

    Judd, I miss your smile and positivity, and I’m glad to see you’ve still got it! That machine sounds absolutely amazing, I cannot wait to get back and ride on the new smooth, comfortable, flat, and fast (15mph limit of course) MVT!

    Miss you too Andy! We’ve joked some about having to reinstall bumps for speed calming purposes.

    #1126952
    Judd
    Participant

    @Sunyata 226299 wrote:

    I am assuming this machine is responsible for the glasslike surface of the MVT between the airport and 4MR split.

    THANK YOU!!!!

    That was us! We removed the bumps between the little trail to the airport and Four Mile Run. We’re finishing the last of the bumps in Alexandria by the power plant next Saturday and will be starting on the terrible section at Gravelly Point on 12/2. Hopeful to have all of Arlington done by the end of January. In addition to being faster we’re getting great results with the new drum. Very close to the same texture as the surrounding asphalt.

    Here’s the big bump on the Four Mile Run trail connection halfway through grinding.
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    #1126953
    Judd
    Participant

    @mstone 226333 wrote:

    If they’re a company in Frederick, why on earth doesn’t the WMRT have one?

    Trail bump removal isn’t a marketed use for scarifiers. We’ve only found 1 other group doing it. They’re marketed pretty heavily for traffic line removal, uneven sidewalks and surface preparation on concrete for coatings. We’re doing some work with EDCO to share their machines as a solution for other trail groups and owners.

    #1126897
    consularrider
    Participant

    Do you know if Arlington uses them on concrete sidewalks. There has been a lot of work in Dominion Hills and Westover to remove unevenness.

    #1127002
    Henry
    Keymaster

    @consularrider 226357 wrote:

    Do you know if Arlington uses them on concrete sidewalks. There has been a lot of work in Dominion Hills and Westover to remove unevenness.

    I did a WalkArlington blog post about this a few years ago. Assume the contractor uses the same equipment now, but but certain.

    #1127020
    Sunyata
    Participant

    @Judd 226341 wrote:

    We’ve joked some about having to reinstall bumps for speed calming purposes.

    Haha. No kidding. Without that massive root heave/speed bump in the corner before the first underpass on 4MR after the split, I find I really have to think about speed and corner control to not end up in the oncoming lane. But that is a me problem, not a trail problem. 😎

    #1127332
    Judd
    Participant

    What’s going through my mind when I’m removing trail bumps?

    https://youtube.com/shorts/hM5NoygiAD4?si=3PxbfqRaLY7D9TNY

    #1131179
    Judd
    Participant

    After several weeks off due to a blown engine, Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail are back removing trail bumps. We removed 41 bumps between Belle View Blvd and Bridge 21.

    Check out the video on YouTube of removal of one of the biggest bumps: https://youtu.be/H7bLERIzZT4?si=XDPJAGFwHNj72hYA

    #1131681
    Judd
    Participant

    Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail removed bumps at Gravelly Point this week including a couple of the remaining big ones. There’s still a few smaller ones near the parking lot and a handful between GP and Crystal City Connector that are scheduled to be removed in 2 weeks. We’ll be removing bumps south of Tulane Drive this Saturday along with saving some trees from English Ivy.

    Check out the video at https://youtu.be/sj48PNlLLXo?si=_DbU_hlauK4AjhwI and don’t forget to “bump” that Like and Subscribe button.

    Or check out the video of us removing a patch of honeysuckle that pokes into the trail every summer at https://youtu.be/4OxUrHkcEPQ?si=YYM-B8hQ77lnDYrQ

    #1132229
    CaseyKane50
    Participant

    Ran into some of the Friends of the MVT and their EDCO buddy on the trail today. They were tackling more root heaves and making the trail better for all users. Thank you!

    #1132333
    Judd
    Participant

    Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail removed 88 trail bumps on the southern end of Dyke Marsh on Saturday with flybys from Casey and Nadine. We’ll be on the trail this Saturday to remove the bumps between Gravelly Point and Bridge 19 which will put us at 10.7 continuous miles of removed bumps.

    Check out some video at https://youtu.be/KFoZFPNbqkM?si=A3RCiyKzLrgRGVBr

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