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« on: April 12, 2014, 06:36:32 PM »
I did a couple laps of Camp Glenn with a friend who was trying clip less pedals for the first time so that is all I can speak to. The trail was in great shape. A half dozen muddy spots, mainly where seasonal creeks were flowing. The creek crossing about a third of the way in was a trick getting across, with the flowing water and mud. The other spots were small. But beyond that Glenn was fine. 77 degrees and wind helped out quite a bit I think. No info on the other trails.
Anyone have a used set of BB5 or BB7 brakes laying around? I'm putting together a bike for a friend and the no name mech brakes I have in the parts bin aren't cutting it for me. Don't need levers, just the calipers.
« on: March 11, 2014, 01:55:11 PM »
It was a fun race. Wanted top 20 and got 18th so that was a good feeling. We went clockwise, and hit Mitchell and Hillenbrand first. Combs was bad, at least worse than the past three years of Gravel Grovel experience. We skipped Callahan in favor of dropping south onto SR 58. In looking at the results, it appears Callahan was the key for many of the top teams. I’d like to know how its conditions compared to Combs and Nebo. We ended by cutting off of McPike onto Trail 80 which was in bad shape. Lots of mud and limbs. Overall, we were happy with our route and the results. Looking forward to next year, although I will stick with my mtb + carbon fork.
Out of curiosity, what type of trail surface is Trail 90 and what were the conditions on the trail?
I saw in the summary from the annual meeting/announcements a reference to a pay to play proposal submitted to the city in regard to the proposed trails at Eagle Creek, as well as TRTP and SWW. Is there any additional information on this?
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:05:46 PM »
Hate to get off topic, but which Little 5 team did you ride for?
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:41:49 PM »
Yeah I was hoping for lower temps and clouds but no such luck. Luckily the process for these rides is pretty easy so in addition to the fall rides mentioned I might try to do one or two random ones before then. Perhaps in May? Have a ride until 10 pm. Should give a good hour or so of darkness. We'll see.
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:19:23 AM »
Ok everyone, I hate to do this, but I'm going to call off the night ride set for tomorrow night. The rising temps and sunny skies will leave a muddy and slushy mess which is not good for riding, or the trail. The final scheduled ride is on March 5. I will post up an event for this later this week. Hopefully we'll get a nice cold day with limited snow cover for that date. If there is enough interest, I was thinking off setting up some night rides in the late summer and fall once we start losing day light again.
Canal Towpath from Illinois street south to 30th was great yesterday morning. Nice solid base since Citizens plows it. The current snow will add to that, but it should still be rideable, and it will likely get plow treatement by tomorrow. The Monon was completyely clear (before the snow) from downtown north to at least 52nd. An mtb should be fine to handle this new stuff. No idea about Fall Creek or the White River Trail between 30th and 10th.
That was terrifying. Nice bike though.
Just got a fat bike last week and it is a blast. Hoping the snow at Ft. Ben/TR will melt or pack down a bit this week to allow some early morning riding this weekend. Weather could be iffy...
No rescues had to be made, although there was a rider out on the course who had not signed in. The car in the lot versus riders on the trail ratio was a little concerning until he showed up at the trail head.
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:27:58 AM »
A second night ride is scheduled for Town Run. Just like the event in January, the trail will be open for night riding starting at 6 pm and ending at 9 pm. Anyone riding needs to stop by the shelter to sign in and to sign a HMBA waiver form. Helmets and lights are required. If weather conditions are not favorable, i.e. muddy trail conditions, flooding, etc., then the ride will be canceled. I will post here (and the TRTP and HMBA Facebook pages) the morning of the event if a cancellation is necessary.
Let me know if you have any questions.