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Old 05-10-07, 09:58 AM   #1
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Hattiesburg, MS

Any locals? or southern/central Mississippians that do some mountain biking, or anything?
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Old 05-10-07, 07:28 PM   #2
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Little Colorado in Jackson was fun while I was in school. I am now in Birmingham though.
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Old 05-11-07, 09:30 AM   #3
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Awesome, i'll have to look it up once i get a bike, and feel comfortable to take some trails
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Old 05-17-07, 05:25 AM   #4
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They're out there, kyle. I'm sure some people do actual mountain biking. I see the road riders more, though. Me, I'm a guy on a mtb turned road friendly commuter bike.
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Old 05-29-07, 05:23 PM   #5
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On the coast here - mostly road, but I do MTB when I can - what of it there is down here that is. It is F L A T down here on the beach so mostly sandy trails with a few dips and such and lots of roots. Road riding is pretty good, again as long as you like flats and don't mind wind. If you're in Hattiesville check out the Longleaf Trace. It's supposed to be a great ride, but I've never made it up there to do it.
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Old 05-30-07, 08:12 PM   #6
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I'm from the 'Burg and ride the Trace when class/work will allow.

I'm still tryin to work up the courage to ride the quarter mile of 4th street to class.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:44 AM   #7
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haha, i live off of fourth for now. Fountainbleau Apts. Right across from USM.
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then you're lucky. There's a little path at the backside of your parking lot on the left to get on the Trace.

i'm at Mark IV down past Mugshots. I've either got to ride to Mugs and get on the Trace at 7th St or go left and get off my bike to walk it through sand in the S-curve by I-59. Neither route is very safe.
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Old 05-31-07, 01:54 PM   #9
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well, i dont have a bike. I do mugshots' computer work on the side great hamburgers!
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Old 05-31-07, 02:20 PM   #10
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lol.. i've never actually eaten the food there. If i'm there then its after 10 on a weekend.
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Old 06-11-07, 02:44 PM   #11
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Alrighty, i bought an 07 Giant Yukon 24" saturday. I'm chompin at the bit to do some riding.
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Old 06-11-07, 09:38 PM   #12
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i've recently taken up (as in.. yesterday) riding early morning around 6-6:30am. I'm tryin to get into a routine if you feel like ringin up some miles on the trace.
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Old 06-11-07, 09:53 PM   #13
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If I'm remembering correctly, there's a sidewalk type connection to the Trace just past the dead end marker at the south end of 31st Ave.
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Yeah there is. You can also take it towards USM and you come out just east of St. Patrick's (between Pat Ferlise Center and St. Pat's)
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I'm up in Oxford, however, during senior year of high school i had to do a metric century and i elected to do it down there on the longleaf.. it went very well
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i can hop on the long leaf right behind my apt. Hob, we should def meet up sometime. Though i have a MTB and you're riding a roadie, i dont guess i'd slow you down too much. What's your average speed?
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Sure thing, usually ~17mph. still workin on gettin my butt used to this bike.
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i will be riding the trace from start to finish in october.
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round trip or one way?
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Cool, according to my cyclo-computer i'm averaging about 15 on the "uphill" portion of the trace, and 18 on my way back down to my apt. This is on my MTB, hrm i wonder what i could do with a roadie
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Jackson, here.

Little Colo has been replaced with the "ridgeland trails". Though, they are in Madison...
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Cool, according to my cyclo-computer i'm averaging about 15 on the "uphill" portion of the trace, and 18 on my way back down to my apt. This is on my MTB, hrm i wonder what i could do with a roadie

You'll pick up quite a bit of speed with a roadie. Even switching your MTB tires for some narrow road tires will make an appreciable difference. We should all get together and ride the trace sometime. I haven't done it yet, but have been looking for an excuse to head up that way. Depending on wind and terrain I average between 17.5 and 19 on solo rides.
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I'm from the 'Burg and ride the Trace when class/work will allow.

I'm still tryin to work up the courage to ride the quarter mile of 4th street to class.
With the traffic on Hardy, Good Luck!!!
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With the traffic on Hardy, Good Luck!!!
i'm not about to even look in the Hardy St direction while on my bike. I don't care if its 4am with zero traffic and i'm lit up like a christmas tree I am not riding Hardy St.




As for meeting up sometime and riding I believe the Hub City Cyclists (HCC) have rec rides (~15mph) every sunday at 130pm starting at the USM gateway depending on weather.

I was planning on going this Sunday however I somehow forgot that it was our 1st wedding anniversary (i figure why get her hopes up for next year!) so i won't be joining this weekend.

(For more info on the rides and HCC call Nancy at Hattiesburg Bicycle Center)
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Old 06-25-07, 08:05 PM   #25
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About nancy, she has been basically no help to me. every time i go in there she treats me like i'm a bother, i really am not impressed with either bike shops in town. I dont really enjoy trace riding, more for keeping in some sort of riding shape. I do however love bethel, i rode the briar patch down there this weekend and i'm hooked to singletrack.

drew's shop(nancy), hattiesburg cycles, tends to be more geared to roadies, which is cool since there is nothing really but flat land around here.
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