45NRTH selected HHE as one of 6 finalists in their Groomed Singletrack Grant competition. This means that they will toss $500 to HHE for making it this far. And if HHE raises the most cash, they will toss $3000 grand our way. Our dreams of a solar powered kegerator is in our grasp. Well, actually dreams of grooming about 6 miles of singletrack for Fat bikes and cross country skiing, the funds will be used to support a grooming sled,(fuel, repairs, trailer) as well as investing in a professionally made groomer drag, singage, etc... Please consider tossing a few bucks this way, the more funds for grooming, means more of Thom's piggy bank can be spent for other trail needs...
Jon Sundquist's long laughed at, but true, quote of "dancing with the bike" may have just been overtaken by Thom Wrights "surfing the contour"!
Update from Jon S.:
Harris Hill Ext Trail network
Harris Hill Ext. was created and is maintained by a group of folk who wanted more single track closer to home. We have about 6 miles from our 3 loops,
add that to the approx. 4 miles of out and back from R to V on the Lower East Overland, you will have close to 14 miles to play with. (4 out and 4 back = 8 my friend)
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Becoming a WNIMBY (why not in my back yard?)
The Why and How of the Harris Hill Extension off of East Overland Trail in Gerry, NY.
In 2004, the closest trail to my house was the 4 mile out and back of the East Overland Trail (Harris Hill Section) off of Route 50. It is only 12 minutes away from my door, so I was there 2 to 3 times per week, but being an out and back it’s thrill factor declined over time.
I would venture down to Allegany and E’ville (McCarty Hill Area) to get “premium rides” in, but that meant 30-45 minutes each way. Minutes I could be riding. It was during one of those trips down to E’ville I bumped into a few guys who were jabbering about how they had helped build the trail system. So I got selfish, I realized that these wonderful sections of single track were on State land. I wanted a better ride, closer to home, so I became a WNIMBY.