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Fort Harrison State Park / Big Hiker That Will Not Acknowledge Bikers?
« on: November 07, 2020, 07:47:09 AM »
Riding the Fort Thursday I came across a large reddish haired guy hiking the middle of the trail.  He simply would not acknowledge me.  I first thought he was wearing headphones then wondered if he might be severely hearing impaired.  I stayed very pleasant using "excuse me", "sir" and "please" a few times before alerting him I was going to pass on his left and then going off trail to go around him.  While passing he would not make eye contact. 
- I was not chasing any Strava times or even going fast. 
- I am not concerned that he slowed my lap time by a few seconds.
- It was an area on the return portion of LC where stepping to the left or right was safe.

Has anyone else come across this guy?  Is there a friendly way to positively interact with him?  I am not a small guy and was not worried but I could picture female or younger riders being intimidated by him.

David Krahulik

Brown County State Park / Re: Hobbs signage (at the bottom)
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:36:49 PM »
Still needs signage.  I got turned around Sunday and ended up at the bottom of Hobbs.  I did not see any warning signs. 

Rants and Raves / Re: First Aid Classes
« on: January 24, 2018, 09:41:10 PM »
I'm interested.

Buy, Sell, Trade / Re: Surly Pug Special Ops- kuat bike rack—- reduced
« on: January 24, 2018, 09:37:36 PM »
What size frame?  Thanks.  David K

Griffin Bike Park / Re: Curious about the lakes
« on: October 28, 2016, 08:38:26 AM »
Strip mining.
It has some resemblance to Rangeline with those un-natural ridges and valleys, but it has more total vertical.

Brian - is Griffin a potential XTERRA race site?

David K

Love the new section.  Thank you trail workers.  Great fun descent to river level and then a heart pumping climb back to the top.
BTW - How will the downhill section be maintained?  Will parts of the dirt hill/cliff need to be armored or otherwise secured to prevent or slow the migration of hill/cliff back over the trail?
David K

Its not quite that hard.  How about a hair stylist type description like - "Your roots are showing.”

As much as I like the groomed flow trails I equally appreciate old school physical challenges like rooted climbs, etc.   

Anyone got a name for this section?  If not, let’s name it.

Thanks for the info.

David Krahulik 

Southwestway Park / Name for the Sandy, Rooted, Difficult Uphill Section?
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:23:00 PM »
Is there a name for the difficult uphill section encountered as you ride up from Lenape to Mann Hill?  The uphill section with precarious traction due to incline, sandy soil, roots and divots? 

Is it rideable?  I assume it is but I have to to clear it.

Was it rideable a few years back and has gotten harder due to erosion and trail use?

I imagine I might be able to get through it with perfect soil - maybe when mostly frozen.

(For clarification I am not referring to the section Mann Hill just before the apex/start of the downhill flow trails.  This section is much closer to the river and Lenape area.)


David Krahulik

Find a Trail / Re: Pump track/dirt jumps
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:41:22 AM »
Indy Cycloplex - In addition to running a great velodrome and a competitive BMX track Indy Cycloplex has a short track MTB/CX course.  http://indycycloplex.com/

I can not picture a better location for some sort of pump track.  I suggest you contact them and offer your ideas and volunteer hours.

And, I have not checked them out closely but it appears that there is a series of jumpable bumps on the north side of the velodrome.  Looked like they might be incorporated into the MTB/CX course.

Find a Trail / Re: Pump track/dirt jumps
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:30:56 AM »
Harcourt and 71st on the Northwest side of Indianapolis - I do not know who built or maintained these trails.  I do not think they are actually private.  I bet Scott at DG Bicycles in Nora would know a lot more about these trails. 

A couple weeks ago I dropped by and snapped a few pictures - the trails did not looked used or maintained within the last year or so...

Here is what it looked like a couple years ago:

Please post any info you find.

Tech Bench / Re: Cold weather shoes/boots
« on: March 10, 2014, 12:12:36 PM »
My son got a pair of slightly used Louis Garneau winter MTB shoes prior to Christmas break.  He has been very satisfied with the purchase.  I had thought about getting a pair of winter riding shoes for many years.  Inspired to action, I hunted down an almost new of Sidi Diablos by mid January and am happy I did.  I hope to use them for many years.  David K

The pics are of my kids - one a Soph Little 5 rider at IU (SAE) and the other a HS Freshman.  I rode for Sigma Nu from 1986 through 1989  Did you ride?  When and for what team?  DK

I rode 4 years of Little 500 many years ago and have no real issues with coaster brakes.  Its hard to go real fast in the snow and therefore brakes are not that important.

I got new tires for $70 total - a pair of Devist8rs.
This bike is not strong enough to be truly abused.  I think the frame and wheels are strong but the crank will certainly die on us someday. 

I got it for riding on the beach in Michigan.
AND, the online rumor mill has a 7 speed with disc brakes coming out within a month...

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