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Old 07-25-04, 07:56 PM   #1
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Ride Report.

In other terms a ride report.

Today: Gloomy and raining.(What else is new here lately.)
Trails: South Branch, Some abandoned camp trails, Echo Hill.
Miles:20 miles in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Trail Conditions: Muddy, tacky kind of.

Was the kind of ride where you go in with a orange and blue jersey and when you get done it is completely brown.

I have to rant about equestrians in my immediate area as well. The ones around here have no freaking common sense at all, they go in a trail that is closed off to them when the no horses sign is in their damn line of vision. Got rattled around in some sections and had the bike slide out on me 4 times with in the first 4 miles because of the damn horse hoofs and the piles of damn horse dung lying right in the middle of the trail. The thing that pissed me off though is that I had to move a tree that fell over onto the trail, instead of just having the horse step over the fallen tree, which in these conditions would have been the proper thing to do, nope, the rider must have made the horse jump over it, right where the horse landed was a complete mess. So I have to go out there tomorrow to go get that mess fixed. I have come across Horse people before in other states who have been completely responsible in these matters, but in my own home state I have come across the kind who have no common sense at all every single damn time.

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Old 07-26-04, 01:06 PM   #2
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Kona,

Your ride report was brief, but your rant was extensive, please elaborate on the prior, minimize the later or change the title.

Just pulling yer crank due!

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Old 07-27-04, 03:15 PM   #3
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yeah,it seems as though here on the east coast we're in the same weather pattern as last year. I wonder what the name of the hurricane that tears up Va. and N.C. will be this year? its great if you like mud but I am concerned about trail damage but as previously stated equestrians could care less about the trails near me too. some of the harder trails I have been trying lately are "voluntarily" closed until it dries out a little so they will not get too torn up.1/2 pipes and large drops like that are impossible to ride without destroying right now but I still can find plenty of places to ride,I just get a little muddier than usual.pocahontas green is rideable and still fast!!! the blue is in worse shape but still rideable.the red& double red are not rideable now due to prior mention but there is still a Bunch of fireroads that in excellent shape and present some big climbs and opportunity go real fast and have fine mud hit you in the face.Battlefield park is in terrible shape due to the horses and will be for a bit after it stops raining. all in all theres plenty of lemons being dealt so Im enjoying the lemonade!
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this was a great singletrack area yesterday. its where I sent all the muddy pics and such from in the past.the turtle I ran over by accident did not like the new view either.this was after I hit him(or her) with my back tire. its doing just fine in its new home acroos the street from my house now
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it did not rain today so I got to try the new Panaracer Cinders out. I went to Battlefield park cuz I knew it would be rough. these tires did awesome. I hit some mud above my rotors and had traction. it was S L O P P Y there and the tires did great. I have not gone to Pocahontas due to not wanting to tear up the trails there. Battlefield is already torn up from the horses so its a moot point to try to protect them
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