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Club News / Re: Deams lake
« on: August 03, 2012, 07:49:37 AM »
French Lick is approximately 10 miles north of Patoka Lake. Patoka Lake in the Newton Stewart State  Rec Area has about 10 miles of paved biking trails. These trails connect the boat ramps, campground and the beach area.

O'Bannon Woods State Park / Re: O'bannon info please
« on: July 24, 2012, 08:16:47 PM »
Once you finish up at O'Bannon Woods head up to French Lick on the way home. French Lick has about 9-10 miles of trails.

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Resort - Bike Lockers?
« on: July 18, 2012, 11:47:33 AM »
Talk to the employees at the golf pro shop and see if you can store it in the golf cart storage area. They close at 8PM though.

French Lick Resort / Re: French Lick Resort - Bike Lockers?
« on: July 18, 2012, 09:15:50 AM »
I would check with the hotel, but as far as I know they dont' have lockers. The hotel should have a place to store your bike though.

Yeah. The Valley Links Golf Shop. It is located in the back parking lot where you would normally sign in.

Patoka would be a better bet. Springs valley is in a field next to the lake and is primitive first come first served. . I would not leave anything unattended in the campground or surrounding areas, there is a vandalism problem there. Patoka has mostly paved spurs but with some nice grassy areas. The have a primitive area called "The Fishermans Campground". You can take a shower at FL in the Pro Shop. They close at 8PM (Eastern time).

French Lick Resort / Re: Blue trail rocks!!
« on: May 24, 2012, 07:35:41 AM »
Riding the Blue clockwise has one of the fastest downhills on FL from the pines to the switchback at the bottom. It is straight and a little rough but really fast right now. One of my favorites.

French Lick Resort / Re: Appropriate for Beginners??
« on: May 07, 2012, 09:02:21 AM »
The best way to support the local trails would be to join HMBA. By joining the HMBA chapter you also join the International Mountain Bike Association(IMBA). HMBA is a chapter of the IMBA. French Lick MTB trail is privately owned by the French Lick Resort/Casino. They have a golf pro shop where you sign in and out that also sells golf supplies, shirts and hats etc.

French Lick Resort / Re: Appropriate for Beginners??
« on: May 05, 2012, 08:07:34 PM »
Hoosier National Forest (HNF) has the Shirley Creek Trail System just north of French Lick. This trail is multi-use meaning that you may encounter horses and hikers on the trail. I have hiked this recently and wouldn't recommend these trails for a beginner. There are some sections that will be mud bogs and some steep climbs. Not as much fun as FL. The only Mountain Bike only trail on HNF is located at Tipsaw Lake Rec area. Park at the trailhead just before the gate and you won't have to pay the gate fee(Admission charged from April to October) and is best ridden clockwise. Not "groomed" as much as FL. French Lick would be my choice. No horses an occasional hiker and if someone gets into trouble on the trail, pull out the cell phone to stay in touch.

If you ride HNF you have to find a vendor to buy a $5 trail permit per person per day. The only requirement at FL is to sign out/in and sign the waiver located at the Valley Links Golf Center located behind the Casino. A helmet is required per the waiver. You can even rent a MTB bike from the bike rental shop. Have fun.


O'Bannon Woods State Park / Re: Oct 22nd Work Session
« on: October 21, 2011, 05:38:33 AM »
Count me in too. We will be camping at O'Bannon as well.

Find a Ride / Re: Help finding a camp spot
« on: June 11, 2011, 07:14:13 PM »
Here is a link to the dispersed camping article :

Find a Ride / Re: Help finding a camp spot
« on: June 11, 2011, 06:57:15 PM »
Bentcrank here is a link to the dispersed camping link for the Hoosier. It looks to me that you can set up anywhere that is not restricted as long as you don't block the road, gate etc. The have changed there website, there used to be a good article on primitive camping. Be mindful of the no parking along tower ridge road though. Pull offs are probably the best, but they are first come first served. Also contact Ransburg about possibly staying there out of the scout camp area just a thought.


Tech Bench / Re: Knocking sound when I ride.
« on: May 15, 2011, 01:07:37 PM »
Here' a good tutorial from Park tool about headset service. Scroll down about 3/4 of the page to "Headset Adjustment - Threadless Type" and read how to test, may be the source of the problem.


French Lick Resort / Re: April 23, 2011 Flooding in French Lick
« on: April 25, 2011, 10:56:02 AM »
More pictures of the flood from the parking lot at the start of the MTB trail. Photos taken 4-24-2011.




Tech Bench / Re: MagicShine battery recall
« on: February 24, 2011, 02:18:24 PM »
Here is a link to the actual recall notice on their site.


It looks like the packs in the recall were made in China.

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