What is your favorite tool and why?
The McCloud for sure because you can do more with it than any tool in my opinion, pulling dirt/ rocks, pumice, snow removal, packing dirt, cutting roots.
When you’re riding or hiking a trail for maintenance, what sort of things stand out most to you? What is the order of importance when it comes to what needs to be repaired ASAP vs, “that can wait”?
Things to be done asap I’d say would be looking for snow on trail that would need to be dug out, erosion from snow melt, loose pavers, water flow from runoff that needs to be irrigated, redundant loose dirt and pumice to dig out, pine cones, and rocks that could potentially pop tires are the more important things to look out for, then there are the minuscule things like pine needles and smaller rocks that aren’t really any hindrance at all.
What is your favorite snack or beverage to keep you energized while working?
Burritos, classic turkey sammy, and a large coffee with my cream all day is preferred to get me by.
Do you play music while you’re digging? If so, what?
Punk, rock, new wave, post punk. The typical go to is probably The Cramps, Fugazi, New Order, Joy Division, Have A Nice Life, and Minor Threat haha.
What is something that most people don’t know or you think is a misconception about trail builders and bike park maintenance guys?
We walk over 10 miles every day. “Hey Allison want to go for a hike?” “Yeah, right. I’ll be limbs blended into the couch behind a book and then probably sleeping in till noon or getting bottomless mimosas.”