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Buy, Sell, Trade / Cleaning out my basement-Updated
« on: February 10, 2018, 10:30:27 PM »
I am getting rid of a lot of bike high quality bike parts that have been collecting dust in my basement
—Sun Ringle Black Flag 29er QR rear wheel-light with Stan's rim--$40
—Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.25" tire $10
--Niner carbon 27.2 x 400 seatpost--$40
--SRAM Red GXP carbon crankset-53/39 good rings-no bb-$130
—Crank Bros Road pedals--$30
--Mavic wheelbags-$30 for the pair
--WTB Rocket chrome silver saddle $15
--Bontrager Inform RL white saddle $15

Here is a link to photos:


Buy, Sell, Trade / Bontrager/Duroc 50 29er Plus Wheelset with tires-$249
« on: August 03, 2017, 04:05:17 PM »
I am selling my lightly used 29plus wheel set. If you are running larger tires (2.4 or bigger) this is a great wheel set for you. Rims are 50mm wide Sun Durocs and also includes 3.0 Panaracer Fat B Nimble tires. The traction is amazing with these and they roll well on the trail. The hubs are Bontrager hubs and have Boost spacing (110mm in front and 148mm in back) they spin smoothly and have the SRAM XD driver on it, although a Shimano free hub body is readily available at any Trek dealer.

Here is a link with pics:  https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bop/d/bontrager-duroc50-29er-plus/6245616786.html

Buy, Sell, Trade / CIBA Swap Meet coming up February 4th
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:51:45 PM »
Always a fun time and a great chance to get ride of some of your bike stuff that has been sitting in your garage and get some brand new stuff to sit in your garage.

Here are the details:

CIBA Winter Swap Meet

Sat, February 4, 11am – 4pm

Where   Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN, United States
Calendar   CIBA Events Calendar
Description   2017 CIBA Winter Swap Meet Swap Meet
   Set-up schedule to be confirmed upon registration. Shopping begins at 11:00.
   Director/Contact: Jason Ochoada, swap@cibaride.org, 317-515-0691
   The Swap Meet will offer great selection and deals. Come donate used bikes and related items to Freewheelin’ Community Bikes! Become a CIBA member and get one free table ($15 value) while supplies last! Join Now! This is also a great time to use the free pick up option for orders from the CIBA Online Store!
   Swap Meet Amenities: Wi-Fi Access Snacks, Food, and drinks for sale. ATM on site Racks for Bike Display.
   Selling information: Table Pre-Sale registration see the news blog on www.cibaride.org! Pricing (Tables are 3’ by 5’ with room behind for seating only. Bicycles will be displayed on racks in bike Corral. Current CIBA Member: One table free, additional tables $15 with room for seating only, bikes displayed in corral on racks.

Buy, Sell, Trade / Trek CrossRip Gravel/Commuter/CX Bike--$799
« on: November 02, 2016, 08:43:01 AM »
I am selling this great do it all bike. Trek designed it to be very versatile. I have added full fenders and rack if you want to commute by bike. You just as easily strip those off and have a great bike for cyclocross or backcountry gravel roads.

 It has a 9 spd Shimano drivetrain with disc brakes for reliable all weather stopping power. It has 35mm road tires on it and I will also include a set of cyclocross tires for the more off-road/gravel adventures. It also includes a bike case that fits on the rack for all your commuting needs. The frame is a 54cm frame, so it would fit anyone from about 5'4" to 5'10"

 If you only have one bike, this is the one. Here is a link to the Craigslist ad with photos:


Buy, Sell, Trade / 2015 Rpod 178 Camper--$12,900
« on: November 02, 2016, 08:36:37 AM »
I am selling my R-pod. It is a fantastic little camper. I bought it new May 2015. I just don't use it enough to justify owning it (about 10 times over a year and a half) It has all of the extras including the R-dome canopy and a winter cover. It is in like new condition.

 It has both a/c and a furnace and a slide out in the kitchen area so it is surprisingly roomy once set up. It has a 3 way refrigerator and a bathroom and shower. It has a queens sized bed and a large dinette that can make another bed.

 It gets great comments wherever I go and able to pull it easily with my V6 Nissan Xterra. Dry weight is about 2600lbs. You may have seen it at the last couple of Brown County Epics. If you look online, it is the lowest price 2015 178 on the internet.

Here is a link to the Craigslist ad with photos: http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/rvs/5834959306.html

Yellowwood State Forest / New Yellowwood Trails
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:24:38 PM »
So last night, we did a ride from Crooked Creek Lake up to Trail D and then rode the new trails cut by the Mule Team recently. It was amazing to have a 2 mile long downhill and great backcountry trails.

We rode all the way down to Blue Creek Road and then rode the Old Elkinsville Rd back to the Crooked Creek Boat ramp. It is finally dry enough to ride that road all the way through, including the underwater road. It is some of the most beautiful riding in Indiana. I hope you all can make the Epic to see what has been done out there.

Buy, Sell, Trade / Bowflex Xtreme2 $99.00
« on: April 04, 2016, 03:15:35 PM »
I am getting rid of my Bowflex Xtreme2 as it just sits in my basement.  I priced it lower than anything I saw on Craigslist.  Here is a way get in that cross training to complement your cycling. I am located in Columbus.  PM me with any questions.


Buy, Sell, Trade / Trek Superfly 100 29er race bike
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:49:48 PM »
I am selling my Trek Superfly 100. Size Medium 17.5". It is a 24 lb cross country rocket. It spec'd with high end components throughout. Chris King hubs laced to carbon rims with Revolution spokes ($800 wheels) Fox fork with Kashima coated uppers and Fox rear shock. XTR shifters, Elixir R brakes, cassette, XT Shadow Plus clutch rear derailleur, SRAM X9 cranks and front derailleur. Carbon bar and seat post. Titanium WTB Rocket saddle, ESI chunky silicone grips. Stan's Raven tires  $1699
PM me with any questions. Here is a link to photos: http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/5442819851.html

Griffin Bike Park / Griffin Bike Park receives $50k grant-Great job guys!
« on: January 04, 2016, 01:38:54 PM »
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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46204-2797 Sue Ellspermann
LT. GOVERNOR For Immediate Release  January 4, 2016
Lt. Governor Ellspermann Announces Place Based Investment Funding to Seven Communities Indianapolis – Today, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) and Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) awarded seven communities funding for quality of place initiatives through the Place Based Investment Fund (PBIF). The Town of Brownstown, City of Decatur, Town of Middlebury, City of New Castle, Town of New Haven, Owen County and Vigo County will each receive grant funds ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 to enhance local parks, public venues, walking trails and other quality of place projects. “PBIF encourages local partners to collaborate with one another on ways to create a quality of place where Hoosiers want to live, work and raise a family,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann, who oversees both IOTD and OCRA. “I commend each community for taking the initiative to enhance their existing assets and build upon Indiana’s tourism destinations that will provide our hometowns with increasing economic prosperity and quality of life.”  The PBIF program, now in its fourth year, is a $500,000 competitive matching grant program administered as a partnership between IOTD and OCRA that supports community and economic development projects across the state. Initiatives that promote quality of life, improve tourism experiences and develop multi-purpose gathering places are specifically targeted for the grant program. Performance-based quality of place initiatives that maximize investment and collaboration by local governments, economic development organizations, convention and visitor bureaus, Indiana Main Street organizations, public or private schools and community foundations are the intended recipients of these grants. The aim of the program is to provide funding opportunities for unique projects and programs that seek to create jobs and further establish a diverse local, regional and state economy. Below is a summary of this year’s seven PBIF recipients: Town of Brownstown: Brownstown Heritage Park The Town of Brownstown will develop a new park and outdoor pavilion in the heart of their downtown.  The project will include an open-air performance stage with an enclosed kitchenette, storage area and other amenities.  Activities at the facility will include outdoor reading sessions, educational programs, musicales, dramatic performances, outdoor movies, farmer’s markets, community festivals, and 5k races.  The development is a partnership with the Town of Brownstown, Brownstown/Ewing Main Street, and Brownstone Electric Supply Company, Inc. City of Decatur: Pennsy Depot Project The City of Decatur will work with local partners to restore the former train depot and utilize the space for community events.  Activities sponsored at the depot will bring new tourism to the area as well as train enthusiasts. The project is a partnership with the City of Decatur, Pennsy Depot Restoration Committee, and Adams County Community Foundation. Town of Middlebury: Ridge Run Trail The Town of Middlebury will work with area partners to create a multiuse pedestrian trail system that will connect the Pumpkinville Nature Trail to the Indiana University Health Goshen Medical Clinic, the Greencroft Middlebury Retirement Community, the Essenhaus Campus and the Middlebury school campuses. The project is a partnership with the Town of Middlebury Parks and Recreation Board and Park Department, Community Foundation of Elkhart County, and Friends of Middlebury Parks Inc. City of New Castle: Robert Indiana Art Walk The City of New Castle will revitalize the downtown area by installing an art walk with a replica of Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture at the forefront of the trail. The path will also include various art and education components, rain gardens, youth sculptures, art pads, and other enhancements for the community to enjoy. The project is a partnership with the City of Newcastle, New Castle Main Street, Henry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation, Art Association of Henry County, and the New Castle Career Center. Town of New Haven: Schnelker Veteran’s Park Band Shell The Town of New Haven will construct a bandshell in Schnelker Park, the most utilized park in the community to build upon existing structures. The addition will allow for more art shows, theatrical performances, concerts, dance groups, farmer’s markets, movies, and theater camps.  The project is a partnership with the Town of New Haven, New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department, New Haven Community Foundation, and the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. Owen County: MYPath Trail System Owen County will work with local partners to develop permanent trails in surrounding areas that will connect McCormick’s Creek State Park to the YMCA and the Spencer Downtown area. The beginning of the walkway, located at Cooper Commons, will include a new picnic shelter, concrete pad, bicycle rack, and increased lighting. The project is a partnership with Owen County, Owen County Community Foundation, Owen County Soil and Water Conservation District, Town of Spencer, and Sweet Owen Convention and Visitors Bureau. Vigo County: Griffin Bike Park Vigo County is developing a premiere 300-acre bike park in Terre Haute, Indiana, which is designed to engage local youth, young adults and families in a sport that promotes healthy and active lifestyles. The tourism destination will be a national caliber riding area that will include the following: 16-mile trail with technical features, jumps, and more; 5-acre trail with a 1 mile kid’s loop; 7-acre terrain park with a dirt jump park; and a “Seal Team Water Training Park” with a lake jump and a water skills trail.  The project was named in honor of Sgt. Dale Griffin with the US Army, who grew up in Terre Haute.  Dale gave his life on October 27, 2009 while serving in Afghanistan. The development is a partnership between Vigo County Board of Commissioners, Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vigo County Redevelopment Commission, and Friends of Griffin Bike Park.  Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann oversees the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD). Mark Newman serves as the agency's executive director. IOTD is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Indiana through leadership and resource support to the Indiana travel industry. The tourism and hospitality industry is the sixth largest industry in the state (excluding government), is directly responsible for 144,200 jobs, generates over $2.25 billion in tax receipts and contributes $10.7 billion in revenue to Indiana businesses. For additional information on IOTD, visit www.visitindianatourism.com. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) works with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid communities in shaping and achieving their vision for economic development. For additional information on OCRA and its programs, visit www.in.gov/ocra. For information on the Place Based Investment Fund (PBIF), visit www.in.gov/ocra/pbif. Media Contacts: Emily Duncan
Public Relations Director
Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
(317) 471-9048 Jake Oakman
Director of Communications and Media Relations
Indiana Office of Tourism Development
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Brown County State Park / Vandalism of the Hesitation Point Rock Garden
« on: August 28, 2015, 09:09:14 AM »
I had not been on Hesitation Point for a while and rode it last night. I am continually dumbfounded by woosification of the rock garden. People creating cheater lines all around it and even a complete trail that bypasses the whole thing. Rocks and logs have been moved to make cheater lines. I wish these same people would expend that kind of effort on productive trail work.

I spent a while closing them off and restoring the trail. PLEASE. If you cannot ride it, walk that section rather than create cheater lines. If you cannot help yourself, please stick to trails more appropriate to your skill level until you can ride it.
If you would like, PM me. I would be happy to go out with anyone and practice that section and help develop the ability to ride it.

Rant out.

Here is a note from Kevin Snyder, the Asst Property Manager at BCSP:
I am so glad to see so many people invested in the upkeep of the Brown County State Park Mt Bk Trail system. Your efforts undoubtedly make this the best place in the state to ride as well as puts us in the tops of the Midwest and US. Thank you.

There have been many supporters of the trail system over the years. It is actually saying thank you and one of those supporters is why I am contacting you. It’s the Friends of Brown County State Park. The Friends have been supporters of the trail system for many years; they have even helped out with mountain bike events and have additionally mad publications on the trails. They have showed their support for the park in many other ways as well. They built the Friends Trail, Hold the Morel Fest, conduct a Plant Sale, Hosted the Friendly & Haunted Trail, purchased a saw mill for the park and are now contemplating purchasing a Rokon for the park to aid in search and rescue efforts on the trails. Unfortunately, the Friends of Brown County State Parks future is falling into jeopardy.

The Friends of Brown County State Park has had a very solid core group for many, many years. However, time catches up with us all. The core members are now limited it their mobility and activities and are not able to carry the torch like they used to. Presently they are contemplating the future of the group and may vote on its continued existence in January. So, why am I telling you? You may be the future of the group. The best Friends groups come from the dedicated volunteers who care so much for the park. History has shown that the dedicated volunteers are the ones who have the best impact and support to influence its existence and future. Therefore, I am encouraging you to become involved with the Friends of Brown County State Park. Don’t just be a paid member (though your financial support does help) be an active member who can pick up where these folks are leaving off and carry this group into the future.

The Friends of Brown County State Park meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 at the parks Nature Center. They hold a potluck before the meeting which is usually amazing and then they conduct the meeting. I encourage you to come and check out the group. You do not have to bring food, just bring your curiosity. Encourage your wives to come and your young adults as well. The more the merrier. There are only 4 meeting left for this year.
For more information Please contact me at 812-929-0856 or the Nature Center at 812-988-5240.

Because we work for the park we cannot join or vote. However, Jim Eagleman, Doug Baird and I (Kevin Snyder) act as park advisors for the group. (and we show up for the food). I hope you consider this strongly and more so I hope to see you there.

Kevin Snyder
Assistant Property Manager
Brown County State Park

Memories made naturally.
From sunrise to sunset the the view from the vistas here constantly change. What one would see now will look different an hour from now.
Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrownCountyStatePark

Finally a weekend where there is not a threat of races being rained out. If you ahve not done it before, it is a great time. Hueston Woods is a great old school trail.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Who is going to Iceman?
« on: October 22, 2014, 02:44:33 PM »
I know I need to make up for my sub par performance last year. I was suprisingly slower on my hardtail last year than the previous two years on my FS. trying to decide what to run this year.

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