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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 6 months ago #12987

Sounds like they are in the same boat (no pun intended)

http://www.tarheeltrailblazers.com/cgi- ... 1161203891

I agree. One of the worst falls ever. I am glad I got out last weekend in E-ville even though there was a little bit of snow fell on the (hard) trails just before I got there.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 6 months ago #12986

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Hey Scotto -

Whats going on?

I use that site all the time to see whats going on down there. You gave me that link originally! I am going to ride at Catawba, I hear its open and I want to check out the Whitewater park there. I hear thats neat.

I see they also made anew 7 mile trail about halfway between Beatty and Poplar Tent.Its looks to be maybe 20 minutes from Matthews. Its supposedly really nice. I am going to rdie that as well. Hell, I'll be there 9 days, I figure I'll ride Beatty, Renni, Poplar, Catawba, and the new place.......gonna make up for not riding......

You heading down there at all?
Why...so...serious?

Carolina Blue Skies, Baby!
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 6 months ago #12985

Hey Joker
Checkout the trailblazers website;
http://www.tarheeltrailblazers.com/index.cfm
They defintely got it goin' on with no attitude. If ya hadn't already, be sure to checkout Catawba. I haven't been there since they started work on the Olympic Whitewater training park. I'm pretty sure there is alot of good riding there.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 6 months ago #12984

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This is the worst fall I can remember. Its been raining and/or snowing for what seems like 2 months.

I am really looking forward to going to Charlotte for Thanksgiving week. I am going to try to make up for a lot of lost rides.
Why...so...serious?

Carolina Blue Skies, Baby!
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 6 months ago #12983

.................... and it's still wet, still raining, no relief in sight.
Long Live Long Rides
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 7 months ago #12842

It poured in Ellicottville again today.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 7 months ago #12772

I rode up the boundary trail at Holimont which has pretty much been a distaster since RRR, and the race loop at HV which was pretty sketchy too.

The sun is out today though so there should be a brief drying period.

I just try to stay in the puddles when it is wet instead of going around them so I don`t make them any wider than they already are.

Politically Correct, that`s me.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 7 months ago #12768

We'll most likely have soggy, slippery trails for a while (if not the rest of this season).
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 7 months ago #12764

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Skidder, What trails did you ride ??? Do you think it will dry out by Wednesday ??
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Sunday 9/24 8 years 7 months ago #12760

pretty soggy !
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 8 months ago #12740

Well, we had an awesome day on Saturday! :D

Due to an unfortunate late start (we were riding at around 1:30), we had to remove some two portions.

We started up top at the radio tower, so we took off the initial climb from the training center. We also took a shortcut after Bent Rim and avoided the back loop to save some time. Total ride was 35km (approx. 21 miles). Just got back in time to the car at 7:30!

The trails were a little damp but it added to the 'epicness' of it all :wink:

Great call for the lunch drop off. CCC camp was perfect. We spent about an hour there

I have to say my favorite trail was the section of FLT before reaching the CCC camp. Some MAJOR technical rock gardens there! simply awesome. I also loved porcupine, merlins, yukon, etc etc for the miles of buff singletrack!!

We were starved after the ride, but unfortunately everything in Elicottville was packed! We had to settle for the Ponderosa in Springville :shock:

Great map by the way Jon, we were total foreigners to the trails and the map worked like a charm.

here's a link to our ride on motionbased.com for anyone interested:

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/invi ... ue=1380040

this is a cool overlay of the map on Google Earth


Thanks everyone on this board for the help to make this an awesome ride!

phil
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 8 years 8 months ago #12715

Thanks Jon that makes total sense about the map. I'll pick one up at MS&G

About the GPX File, I tried and you're right there's too many points. I'll download the topofusion and try to reduce the number of points.

Fingers crossed for some drying time tomorrow!

thanks
phil
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