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Rick M

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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2015, 01:04:11 PM »
That sounds good I will be there I drive an old Maroon Jeep Cherokee. And yes use the construction entrance. Again thanks for the help
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2015, 01:40:11 PM »
Is there anyway you can meet me over there this evening? If so what is a good time for you?
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2015, 02:05:29 PM »
Unfortunately I can't I go into work at 2:30 pm. The only time for me to be there is between 11 am and 2 pm or on Saturday or Sunday. I drive a blue dodge ram 1500.
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2015, 02:56:38 PM »
Sunday would be great. Just say what time
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« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2015, 07:30:45 PM »
Let's do Sunday at noon. I'm taking my wife to the Dierks Bentley concert on Saturday and will need a little recovery time. See you at the park on Sunday at noon.
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2015, 12:08:13 PM »
Ok see you Sunday. Enjoy the concert
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2015, 08:54:47 PM »
I think it should be noted that there is currently only one or two places to park a car and they Are on a rutted dirt area.  I didn't see a reasonable way back to the parking lot.
The park looks like it has a lot of potential and a lot of money invested, but almost seems abandoned. Is there still work going on?

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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2015, 09:08:07 AM »
There is still a lot of work to be done but as far as the trail goes it is in great shape and there are people out riding it everyday. I believe that the city of Fishers and the contractor are having problems. They start doing a job like the parking lot and then just stop? It is very frustrating for us as riders to see the park just sitting there with no progress but the trail is in great shape. I'm out for the rest of the season due to injuries but still get over there to do as much as I can on the trail with help from my wife. I will be over there tomorrow at noon meeting with a rider that has volunteered to weed eat the southern ridge. Fishers did give me the permission to get the ridge cleared so that trail can start to be ridden. So if anyone would like to come out and Ride or help cut the weeds off the ridge come on out around 11:30/12 Sunday. Thanks
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2015, 09:45:21 PM »
Where do you park?  I parked at the edge of the corn field on the east side.

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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2015, 11:55:34 AM »
Rick I'm at the park I drove through the corn field and parked by the shelter
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2015, 08:57:12 PM »
I would like to say thanks to ATimman and my wife for going over and cutting the south ridge trail.
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2015, 11:12:24 PM »
Rode out there with my son today and he loved it, great little trail.  Upon leaving we were approached by a guy in a golf cart who I think lived across the street.  He was very friendly asking how our ride was but also informed us of multiple paramedic calls that have been made to the park, specifically due to people getting hurt on the man made trail features.  He told me one of the paramedics said if they have to come out again they would call the police!?  Which begs the question, are we actually allowed to ride the trail?  The last thing I would want is for the city to have to shut the thing down or remove the unique features here.  I understand the park is not finished but the MTB trail seems to be finished  and in my two visits it appears that it is frequented by many novice and inexperienced riders.  I saw a guy in flip flops today with no helmet on a very old school cheap bike.  This being said the signing is not adequate for the park.  I am not sure if they plan on adding to the signage but visitors to the park need to know that some of the features on the trail are only for experienced intermediate to advanced riders.  The features are well built and very safe for riders of appropriate skill level, however I'd hate to see any more issues between the city and the remaining construction of the park due to folks getting hurt on trails that may not be officially open.   

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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2015, 11:01:46 PM »
I'm with you on this, Fishers seems to have dropped the ball on getting the park finished and it could be that it gets a black eye even before it opens. It's going to be a totally fun place to ride but some of the obsticles are way beyond the skill set of a beginning rider, and it really seems like money was spent there when it could have gone to making the trails have a more intuitive flow.

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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2015, 08:13:46 AM »
The south loop trail is almost half way cut down. The weeds are waste high and very thick so it is very slow going. My wife has been using a hand sickle because the weeds are to thick for our weed eater. This will definitely add distance to the trail and was also compacted by the builders so it is also fast and flowy. I'm very limited on what I can do due to my injuries but my wife is a very determined women and will not stop until the trail is done. Thanks Rick
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Re: INFO on Flat Fork Creek Park
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2015, 12:32:36 AM »
Hey Rick, should I bring over my mower? Might be fun.


 

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