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    More Singletrack Fun

    Several of us have been working on building new singletrack trails on a trail system in central Georgia, the Rock Hawk Effigy Trails. Yesterday, many of the workers set down the tools and tried the trails on our bikes. Lots of fun and some tough, technical sections. One of the main guys building the trails is a pro photographer who shoots many of the MTB races in Georgia. Here are his photos.

    I love these he got of me picking my way around a tricky turn.
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    Must have been an X rated turn.

    At last the weather is picking up enough to get out and ride......
    Just take it

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    Must have been an X rated turn.

    At last the weather is picking up enough to get out and ride......
    I tried linking the photo, which didn't work. Can you see the attachment now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I tried linking the photo, which didn't work. Can you see the attachment now?
    Yep, red x successfully overcome. Nice ride.


    Edit..........its gone again!

    Edit 2........its back.
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    Very nice. Trails look in ideal condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Smokester View Post
    Very nice. Trails look in ideal condition.
    Far from ideal, actually. These are brand new trails that need to be ridden to pack the dirt down to make a smoother rolling surface. Right now they are so soft they seem to suck the energy from the wheels. But they are fun. We can see the potential for a good race course once we make a few adjustments, a little more clearing and add some more sections.
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    Yahoooooo....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Far from ideal, actually. These are brand new trails that need to be ridden to pack the dirt down to make a smoother rolling surface. Right now they are so soft they seem to suck the energy from the wheels. But they are fun. We can see the potential for a good race course once we make a few adjustments, a little more clearing and add some more sections.
    Soft soil is one of the things I am not used to. Hard packed chalk and even mud is a lot more comfortable to ride on.


    Only one thing for it- Get a bigger working party and ride the trails till they give in.
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    Just to show my ignorance, what is the difference between-
    Multi track, single track, ? track etc.

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    This explains it pretty simply.
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    Here is some in your part of the country. Looks fun.
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    I guess you're healed up from your recent fall? Why do your gloves look like they have firecrackers across the knuckles? Is this extra protection against the saplings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Here is some in your part of the country. Looks fun.
    So you don't have to pedal uphill?

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    Those pictures show why professional photographers can make money taking pictures, while the rest of us just get snapshots. Great project for your group. And making the trails better by riding them seems like a no-brainer for a "work" party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    I guess you're healed up from your recent fall? Why do your gloves look like they have firecrackers across the knuckles? Is this extra protection against the saplings?
    Yes, I'm feeling fine now. I had a terribly painful day Friday, but after several treatments from a Belgian named Stella during the Son Volt concert Friday night, I woke up Saturday able to move freely with only minor pain. The more I move the better I feel. Obviously no cracked ribs.

    The firecrackers are merely the hideously gaudy pattern on the cheap Performance crochet gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Here is some in your part of the country. Looks fun.


    I would SOOOO crash and burn trying that, because it looks to be so much fun that I wouldn't be able to contain myself and would end up riding WAYYY beyond my capabilities!



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    You guys are about a week ahead of us in terms of foliage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    You guys are about a week ahead of us in terms of foliage.
    Then the dogwoods must be amazing up there. Ours were for a couple of weeks, but are now just about all gone green.
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    We almost have buds on the trees....

    Even though the temps are getting into the 60's during the day, we still go below freezing at night so its possible to still find ice in the shadows under the trees at midday.

    BD...Ice is that stuff you folks put in drinks....................
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    Quote Originally Posted by big john View Post
    I guess you're healed up from your recent fall? Why do your gloves look like they have firecrackers across the knuckles? Is this extra protection against the saplings?
    There is a Full finger Mountain glove that has "Extra" protection along the fingers- for the saplings and brambles that will cut your hands to ribbons. The Summer weight ones are not a warm glove and they do restrict finger movement a bit but for the cost of them- they save a lot of pain- and blood- and swearing.
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