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Brown County State Park / Re: Weedpatch...best direction?
« on: October 15, 2019, 07:57:18 AM »
I'd agree, N>S is probably a bit better. But you need to stay VERY alert with this trail being 2 way!

Brown County State Park / Hobbs signage (at the bottom)
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:27:40 AM »
A buddy of mine who rides bikes a lot, but hasn't ridden BCSP a ton rode at the park this weekend. He said he rode Shelly trail from GV toward Hobbs and while carrying the bit of speed you gather at the very bottom of the Shelly trail went "straight" (rather than making the hard left to lower HP).
He said he got about 1/2 way up flow 2 of Hobbs when he realized he was going up Hobbs, at which point he turned around to get going the right direction.
My first though was 'how TF did you not know you were going toward Hobbs at the intersection??' Then as we got talking about it I realized that I know the trail system so well that I can't really make these sort of mistakes. But to someone who doesn't, this particular mistake could be very dangerous.
I asked "didn't you see the signage??" He said "once I got back down I saw it. It's a laminated paper thing on the ground. I was going fast enough it just made more sense to me to go straight than to make a hard left." (for the record, I've never paid attention to the signage there since I know the trail and know which way to go)...
It may be good for safety to have some sort of big red "X" (or something) sign there. Possibly something in the middle of the trail that you have to ride around that makes it very clear that you are going the wrong way.
Just a thought.

Brown County State Park / Personal music devices on trails??
« on: April 19, 2019, 10:39:06 AM »
Am I a crotchety old bastard that begrudgingly moved to bigger wheels, doesn't ride 4' wide bars and still wears lycra? Yes.
But what's with people using bluetooth speakers on the trials? Its crazy to me that people blast music on MTB trails. Late last season we were riding one evening and saw, I think, 13 or so people and counted 8 of them with bluetooth speakers broadcasting music. I've already started seeing (hearing...) them this year.
Is this the new normal? Am I the only one bothered by this?   

Wapehani / Re: Wapahani dam removal is complete...what now??
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:17:17 AM »
It turns out the Next Level Trails grant really doesnt fit trail centers very well. That being said, revamping the Wap would be best done by a local user group invested in keeping the trails up to date. Is there such a group?

I believe a local group could be formed to maintain the trails. But this is a city park, so parks dept would have to be involved. I think if HMBA could build good trails, volunteer groups and parks dept could maintain them. 

Wapehani / Re: Wapahani dam removal is complete...what now??
« on: December 06, 2018, 08:11:36 AM »
I'm not 100% sure who's "over" Wap. I have been talking to Steve Cotter from parks about it. I'm really trying to get him to get HMBA involved so the place can be re-worked and made cool by competent trail builders. With the dam removal done, it's certainly not a 100% blank slate, but it's about as good of a place to (re)start as it's going to get. 

Wapehani / Wapahani dam removal is complete...what now??
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:14:58 AM »
I spoke with someone from Bloomington Parks last week and he told me that the work at Wap is done and equipment was being moved out.
So what now?
I dont know what kind of $$ parks has for Wap, but I told him it would be awesome is they could get HMBA involved in rebuilding Wap and make a decent trail system/smaller scale "Griffin type" park that makes sense (if you've ridden Wap, you know the trail system just doesn't really make sense).
I'd love to see this place be made awesome by people who know how to build good sustainable trails!   

General Trail Information / Re: Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« on: January 07, 2018, 06:21:35 PM »
Eagle has made lifts for bike parks obsolete!

SKi World could be awesome. DH runs, XC trails, CX course(s) on the lower area, access to BCSP and Yellowwood, gravel rides all around.
Man, that wold be so sweet. 

General Trail Information / Why isn't Ski World a MTB park?
« on: December 26, 2017, 11:20:25 AM »
Surely I'm not the only person who drools every time I drive past ski world...

Wapehani / Dam Removal at Wap
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:43:04 AM »

I'm not sure what the 20' high 400' long dam is out there, but things are ging to change. This could be a great opportunity to Make Wapahani Great Again! Maybe a big pump track!
Hopefully this project doesn't end Wap for good...


Other - Central/South / Fairfax SRA trail?
« on: June 13, 2017, 08:00:57 AM »
I have heard from a couple people that there is a plan to build trail in the Fairfax SRA on Monroe Lake just outside of Bloomington. Anyone know if this is true or anything about it?

Yellowwood State Forest / Re: Crooked Creek Trail Conditions
« on: May 29, 2017, 08:25:10 AM »
I rode all of Yellowwood yesterday. The major storms have been a week or so ago now and there's very little sign of them there. There is a tree down at the miller/Hoosier Half Pipe entrance that you have to climb through to get onto the half pipe.
1 tree down on Lucas, I don't fully remember where. It's on the single track side, not the fire road side (west?) I think in the switchback section. Looks like people have routed around it.
The rocks were damp and like litte ice glaciers. Slick as snot!   

HMBA Forum News and Information / Re: www.hmba.org Trail Status Chart
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:58:13 AM »
It's now on the HMBA web page under trails/trails-overview.


Plans are in the works to get the rest of the trails on there also.  No ETA yet that I have heard of.

Ahhh I see. Thanks.

HMBA Forum News and Information / Re: www.hmba.org Trail Status Chart
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:59:30 PM »
What happened to the trial status update chart? It's not showing up for me??

Yellowwood State Forest / Re: Miller logging
« on: November 29, 2016, 12:51:30 PM »
So about 2 months from Nov 14, cool thanks.
I ran into some loggers Sunday out on Miller rdg. They were cool/nice, and asked me to turn back around. I did without hassle.   

Yellowwood State Forest / Miller logging
« on: November 28, 2016, 11:32:31 AM »
Does anyone know how much longer they'll be logging Miller Ridge (and/or that area)?

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