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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:43 pm

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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:49 pm

The Great Glen course also has an area they call The Plunge. It is a downhill of log steps. We have a few people locally that do the race, so I decided to make our own Plunge to practice on.

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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:52 pm

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It is of course much steeper than it looks in the photos. It is shorter than the Great Glen Plunge.. but it is a bit steeper.

this photo is still a ways from the top.
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:21 pm

a lumpy cedar bridge I made out of dead local material

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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:23 pm

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in some cases.. the only option is to carry... trail work is part of my workouts.. :D
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby The Teardrop Nanny » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:12 am

Brawny, Glenn !! 8)
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:41 am

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It's nice when I can drive to a bridge location. As you can see I also have a generator making things easier/ faster. The RTV is great I can load it with a variety of tools. :D
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:43 am

The Teardrop Nanny wrote:Brawny, Glenn !! 8)
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:50 am

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A downhill run in to a jump. :D
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:05 am

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looking down to the jump.. the photo does not show it well. There is a steepish part.. it then flattens out as it crosses a trail.. then drops again.. it crosses a small brook. and then there is a sharp rise. At the top of that rise.. there is a trail that runs left to right.
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby campmaster-k » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:59 pm

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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:14 pm

campmaster-k wrote:Glenn you live in Paradise!



Thanks... we like it. :)
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Alan Wood » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:05 pm

Thank you for putting up more photos Glenn. The more I see the more I like it :thumbsup:
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:55 am

Thanks Alan :D So much of it is hard to photograph.. Many places there is just so many trees.. you can't see very far ahead.
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Re: Home Mountain bike trail system

Postby Fenlason » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:02 am

While we do bike in the snow a lot... but once we get a lot of snow, most of our trails are not bikeable. So we snowshoe or ski.

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The outer perimeter trails, are snowmobile trails, and they get packed nicely. Those become quite nice for biking.. and from those trails we can head out to many many trails. Trails that are not accessible in the summer.
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