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Advocacy / Re: Re: FAQ on Permits
« on: May 11, 2015, 08:11:32 AM »
Additional FAQ's from the NRC website outlining their meeting agenda on May 19, 2015 10:00 a.m., EDT (9:00 a.m., CDT), Ballroom, Garrison, Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis.
Looks like the NRC has to vote on the fee increases and other agenda items. Interesting read. If passed the mountain bike permit will go into effect on July 1, 2015.
NRC website:

Also on the agenda is an admission fee to State forests, looks to me that the current State park pass will not cover the State Forests? (Last item on the agenda link page)

French Lick Resort / Re: Building new trails at FL
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:21:24 PM »
That is interesting Syt. Did the designer give a time frame? I was hearing the same thing last year but I have been out of the loop recently.

I agree with Syt that trail building by MTBr's wouldn't be allowed. Some of the locals help maintain and report trail conditions/ problems to the resort staff and the staff seems to do a decent job of keeping the trails open. There is also a Face Book page for French Lick Resort mountain biking.

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: August 19, 2014, 05:27:16 AM »
Hiked some of the trails last night. Trails should be yellow today. Watch for debris on trail.

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: August 18, 2014, 05:02:58 PM »
A little over 2.1 inches of rain 6.5 miles west of FL yesterday as reported by WeatherUnderground. Will check conditions later tonight and post. Rain ended last night about 7 PM local.

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:35:43 PM »
Thanks for the report 2wheeler. Trails are in great shape. Go ride!

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:34:21 PM »
Barring any downpours tonight, trails might be yellow (best educated guess) tomorrow afternoon. If it is too wet ,bail out. Please report any downed trees to the pro shop or here.

You can check the rainfall in the area at this link: http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KINSHOAL2

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: May 01, 2014, 10:06:29 PM »
Solid yellow. The trails are still wet in the usual spots.

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: November 20, 2013, 03:55:56 PM »
Thanks for the trail condition update. I will let the Resort trail crew know about the trees and locations.

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:58:45 PM »
The low hanging tree has been cleared. Good to see everyone on the trail yesterday having fun.

Harmonie State Park / Re: Are Trails Becoming Too Manicured
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:20:55 AM »
If you are talking about me, my feelings aren't hurt. I did not mean to hi-jack the thread but I was trying to point out the diversity and the difference between a manicured/groomed trail system (Harmonie State Park) and others that are not well maintained at all in Southern Indiana (Hoosier National Forest Trails) and what we can learn from them for future trail building oppurtunities.
The challenge for the future is to have enough volunteers to maintain and build trails.
Posters on the forum often  differ in opinion on things but I am always moving forward. Now we have others thinking about the future of Harmonie which is a good thing.
I appreciate all efforts of those that build and maintain trails.

Harmonie State Park / Re: Are Trails Becoming Too Manicured
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:33:19 AM »
When I read the article that is what I took from it that there was too many easy trails, my opinion, there will always be differing opinion. What I was truly stating was there are other opportunities to ride trail built a little different. And lots of them not just in your back yard. It's all about fun, now back to kayaking. 

Harmonie State Park / Re: Are Trails Becoming Too Manicured
« on: July 06, 2013, 09:56:23 AM »
Here is a good example of tax dollars at work. Hoosier National Forest has approximately 172 miles of Multi-use trails and approximately 5+ miles just dedicated to Mountain Biking. When you say there are too many easy trails consider riding these trails that are under utilized by Mountain bikers. I have never had to yield to another Mountain Biker going uphill on any of these trails. Truly an experience. Keep in mind that except for Tipsaw Trail all other trails (that are open to Mountain Bikers) are also open to horses adding to the experience. You can get all the white-knuckle, handlebar flipping, remote access, downhill, steep uphill,rooty, horse-boggy  single track/fire road mountain bike action than should be allowed for a daily trail pass fee of $5 or $35 for the year. May I also suggest O'Bannon Woods State Park, Ferdinand State Forest or even Martin State Forest.

All of these trails are with in an easy drive of the Evansville area are are begging to be ridden. Hope to see you on the trails!

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: July 05, 2013, 11:04:26 AM »
If you ride the Blue trail you will notice orange flagging tape on the trail. Vertical flagging tape means use caution. Horizontal flagging tape (tape across the trail) means the trail is washed out. Ride at your own risk as emergency services may be slow to respond in the event of an incident. The map below is areas where caution is advised. Here is a link to the Google Earth file that has pictures of the caution area. Removed link due to too many broken picture links. Will try to restore later.

General Trail Information / Re: Indiana Trail Status (Special Notice)
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:45:46 PM »
Paul, I am glad you posted about the trail conditions and that the trails are going to be red for awhile.
French Lick trails suffered an amazing amount damage from the surface runoff from the recent rains and are in need of a lot of work to bring them back to their flowy fun condition. The French Lick Resort is busy cleaning up the flood damage to their property and the crew has limited time for the mountain bike trails. Myself and Jason (West Baden Iron on the boards) are planning to evaluate the trails tomorrow to come up with a game plan to help the Resort crew. Be on the look out for possible trail work days in the near future.
Also if the board says the trail is RED please respect the red light and refrain from riding and pick up your rhino and do a little trail work. 

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Trail Conditions
« on: June 26, 2013, 07:16:33 PM »
French Lick received 2 to 3 inches of rain in a short period that  has flooded the gravel road leading from the Valley Links Pro Shop to the trail Head. Will post up when the conditions improve.

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