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deanarammalamma

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Trail Conditions
« on: August 11, 2009, 06:45:31 AM »
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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 11:30:09 PM »
Based on feed back from "you" we made adjustments to the trail today.  Until enough tires pack the loose stuff, we will hold off on any further refinements. 

Please continue to post your input

Typically we have work crews on the weekends.  I have a few tools if you prefer to work during the week? Just let me know

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 10:36:51 PM »
Rode it today ~4-5. Good up top and a bit too soft down low. Didn't notice how soft until I came out and there was stuff on my tires. Sorry! =(

Probably will be good tomorrow.

On the upside it felt lots better than last time! The bench on the lower part still isn't benchy enough and the trail still needs some more tires but given some time and tires this is going to be fantastic. The layout is better than expected for a gateway and I had a great time riding it today - was exactly what I needed. Will continue to make it part of my "road" rides (Head down to River Road hit the trail N-times to add mileage then head back. Great for getting a bit of road in but still getting a bit of off too). More tires! Can't wait until it's all nice and packed.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 10:39:54 PM »
Oh yeah and whatever adjustments were made (I'm guessing there was one around the turn around? Seemed less abrupt.) great job! Felt way smoother and beginner like this time.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 03:48:10 PM »
Would this trail be a good trail for 5 and 6 year old boys on bmx style bikes?  I'd like to expose my sons to riding on trails, they both want to try out what dad has been doing this Summer, but Town Run is a little too much at this point.

The fact that it is a relatively short loop is a plus. Any input is appreciated in advance, thanks.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 10:44:11 PM »
Its a short loop so if the kids have to walk your bike through some areas or hills its not going to take all day.  I would probably say that 7/ 8yr olds and up would be ok if they are proficient on pathways.  In my opinion its not flat and smooth enough for most 5 or 6 yr olds.  There is a few spots you can cut over to the paved pathway if it doesn't work out.   If you do decide to check it out it would probably be a good idea to walk it first with the kids to make your own judgement.

Also there are no signs at the entrance to the trail but its to the left (north) of the canoe launch at the south end of the park. 

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009, 04:42:06 PM »
Rode this trial for the first time after riding at TRTP and like everyone has said I would agree it needs some traffic.  Unlike TRTP the leaves are deep which makes getting to know the trail a bit of a challenge.  If you ride TRTP tell all your friends to check out this trail after a ride at TRTP because itís only about 5-7 min from TRTP.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 01:09:29 PM »
Thanks to the Hamilton County Parks Dept.  They cleared the leaves from the trail last week. The sign proofs are nearly complete so this trail will not remain hidden for much longer.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to be on the crew helping with the final adjustments?

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2010, 07:55:11 AM »
Nothing like snow on the trail to illuminate the mind. 

Several sections are to narrow and or have to much slope. 

When conditions are better please let me know when you would like get out there and help us make the adjustments.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010, 02:01:01 PM »
Any word on conditions today?

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2010, 07:24:48 PM »
I live very close to this trail.  The lower part of it is trail was likely under water if not still.  The river level has just started going down.  Best to stay clear of it and give it a chance to dry up.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2010, 09:10:49 PM »
Thanks for the info Spotty! I was worried about that.  I hadn't been to this trail yet so I wasn't sure how close to the river it was.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2010, 10:50:09 PM »
Get in before it rains this weekend.  I got ten laps in today. Refreshing! Cleared most of the sticks. 

I am happy to report that this "Gateway" trail was designed & built above the seasonal flooding. 

Go for 10 laps in less than 1 hour then go home and get your girlfriend or wife & children.  This trail is built to introduce your friends to the sport.  In places, it's narrow for a beginners trail.  Some adjustments/improvements are planned.  However, sight lines are excellent this time of year and should remain so throughout our summer foliage.  Remember the Park Dept. is promoting this as a multi-use trail so please follow the IMBA "rules of the trail" and leave "no trace".

Please PM me to be on the work-crew email list.  This summer the Carmel Parks Dept. has granted us access to work the land at the Hazel Landing park.  So please contact me if you are interested in natural surface trails along White River.


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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2010, 04:14:13 PM »
I rode 6 laps yesterday, before the rain came.  The river clearly hadn't reached the trail.  It was grippy, but not too soft.  I posted a video of one lap, just for the heck of it.

   

I'm sure the rain today will soften it up too much, but it should recover quickly. Thanks to those who made it possible.  A great intro for mountain bike beginners, and a nice option, conditions permitting, when Town Run is closed.

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Re: Trail Conditions
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2010, 04:45:30 PM »
Dave Tozer you rock!  Thanks for the video and laying down the first official lap time (4:57)!  Watch ur back, my 8 yr old is gunner for you!

 

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