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DORBA awards tool grant to Querencia

Kris Ohlinger shows off DORBA grant tools awarded to Querencia

Tuesday night, I traveled to Rowlett to watch Querencia accept a tool grant from DORBA. DORBA awarded 4 tool sets with stands and pumps to qualifying nonprofits, including Querencia and the West Dallas Bike Co-op.

It’s great to see cultural overlap between community bike initiatives and mountain biking enthusiasm, because in the end, we all want the same thing: more people riding bikes.

People cross over from recreational to practical riding and the other way around. I went from commuting to mountain biking, back to commuting, back to more mountain biking, and it all felt related (even when the social spheres didn’t overlap as much as now). Props to DORBA for doing this grant series; it’s a great connector idea, and I look forward to seeing even more crossover in years to come. In the meantime, I think I’ll take the A-train down to Dallas to visit the West Dallas Bike Co-op.

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Johnson Branch trail recon

I snapped a few photos while riding DORBA’s Johnson Branch trail last weekend. It’s just north of Lake Ray Roberts, and it’s got about 9 miles of singletrack loop. It’s mostly not too hard, except for the red loop, but there are some tight tree gates and loose rocks. I’ve seen deer here before, but I spied a bobcat last weekend!

flowy part of Johnson Branch

Johnson Branch tree gate (notice handlebar rub marks on bark)

Johnson Branch skull

Johnson Branch mini tree berm

Johnson Branch rock garden (red loop)

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Johnson Branch typical exposed section

Johnson Branch baby oak

Johnson Branch tree gate (sort of)

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Johnson Branch trail wilted plants

Johnson Branch cacti

Johnson Branch feather

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