Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

The Den => Rants and Raves => Topic started by: Shark on November 08, 2012, 07:58:40 PM

Title: New Trail at Obannon
Post by: Shark on November 08, 2012, 07:58:40 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IKkj4kKVaYk/UJxXwaAKdlI/AAAAAAAAA5Y/jsWaLR68Mz8/s1600/2012-11-08_16-42-12_909.jpg)Yah, going to be sweet!!!

I wasn't sure if it had been connected to the campground side yet, so I rode the fire tower, and the blue loop both directions, then came back & found the entrance to the new trail across the road from the fire tower. Was running shot on daylight & water, so I only made it out about 1.5 miles, but man oh man, the rocks & such, very impressive!

Was quite challenging first time riding it with leaves everywhere.

Awesome job everyone who has been building it!
Title: Re: New Trail at Obannon
Post by: Webby on November 08, 2012, 08:34:51 PM
This is my goal for next spring,,,,,,  Ride O'bannon in it's entirety !   :o
Title: Re: New Trail at Obannon
Post by: Shark on November 08, 2012, 08:39:39 PM
This is my goal for next spring,,,,,,  Ride O'bannon in it's entirety !   :o

Bike trails for sure!

Adventure Trail....have fun with that...LOL....I've seen a few different sections on a few different days....interesting, but ALOT of hike a bike.....alot....some creek bottoms are cool though & certain sections are rideable if you can find them.
Title: Re: New Trail at Obannon
Post by: Webby on November 08, 2012, 09:27:09 PM
lol  They've got my curiosity up on this place.  I found out that if you go in the summer you will be infested with CHIGGERS.  This is why I'm thinking spring.  SOUNDS like a tough place. I'm sure I'll be HIKING beside my bike allot. I"m no spring chicken anymore.
I just want to try it so I can say I've ridden it. Sounds allot like some of the Hickory Ridge trails @ Hoosier Nat.  I really hated the ones I'd ridden there.  Don't plan on going back either.  :-\
Title: Re: New Trail at Obannon
Post by: PKemppainen on November 08, 2012, 11:03:00 PM
Been riding there all summer. Chiggers were a nuisance at times, but some DEET kept it to a minimum.




The new trail is great, with many interesting features. The leaves make it even more interesting now.




Trail building and maintenance is ongoing. See the post on the Obannon page about a work day this Saturday, November 10 at 10am. Join the fun...