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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 3 weeks ago #12048

Ben what's up in Colden / Glenwood maybe we can get a jump on canceling Wednesday's ride at Sprague for a change if conditions aren't going to get any better.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 3 weeks ago #12047

hunters got significant rain thursday and more on saturday, so I wouldn't count on it being dry
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 3 weeks ago #12045

Lotsa people visiting this weekend from other areas (state college, PA and Toronto, etc). Too bad they didn't see Eville at its best.

It's sloppy out there! And the weather is calling for record temps, record humidity, and resulting spotty showers for the next few days.

Then finally a cool down, and maybe less showers with drying out just in time for the MTB Fest.

Please, don't ride Eville's east side for a few days (the trails 90% of what people ride, some exclusively-like Rain, Dead Dog, Big Merlin). If you must ride, ride the central stuff (FLT, Anderson, Buzzards, Mutton, Porcupine)

or
try Hunters Creek...still prob pretty good.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 3 weeks ago #12042

It has rained pretty much every day this week, so don't expect stellar conditions.
Long Live Long Rides
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 1 month ago #11674

As of Monday July 3rd the race loop is a mess, the rocks in the rock garden are the least of anyones worrys with all the mud there. Hopefully it all dries out by 6HOP this weekend.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #11308

Jon,
Any chance I could purchase an existing map from you and have it shipped to Maryland?

email me at: marcus.marcinelli@ngc.com

Mark
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #11305

Yes, there some other new trails, most critically where the new pond is going in:



It may be a while before I can get to putting together an outline, but I will put it on my schedule.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #11303

Jon,

It would be great if you could email me the outline of the route, although we may stay on State Forest land anyways. I noticed that the map on the web site has Bent Rim Trail and the map from MS&G doesn’t. Are there any other new trails I should know about? Even though I said we would like to do the epic ride, we would take the trail over a road any day.

Thanks,
Ed
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #11301

krag krasher wrote:
zap602 wrote:
Is there an easier way to get up to the top?

Yo Man...it sounds like you went "up" the "down" trail.... :shock:

I thought thats what happened but couldn't quite visualize dong that :shock:
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Re: Ellcottville trip 10 years 2 months ago #11299

EdLustic wrote:
Is there a map or directions that I am missing?

Because part of the route goes off state land property, we don't have a more detailed route map on the web. It's not that the that part of the route is illegal to ride, they are old roads with a public right of way (though now more trail like than road like), but it is just asking for trouble to post a marked ride through someone's private property.

When I get my main mapping computer up and running again, I can e-mail a one-off outline of the route. It will be a little different than the original because of the new holiday valley pond (this picture: http://www.imba.com/epics/slideshows/ny_11.html was taken from what will now be the middle of the new pond), and also we built the bent rim trail to remove some dirt road sections.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 2 months ago #11298

Jon,
Bring the maps on Saturday and I can deliver them to HV/MSG.
Long Live Long Rides
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Ellcottville trip 10 years 2 months ago #11295

We are planning a trip at the end of the month and would like to do the Ellcottville IMBA epic ride, or at least something close to it. I didn’t think it would be hard to find a map of the trails, or at least the names of the trails but the only thing I have found is the two maps, epic-nw.jpg and epic-south.jpg, and they only give a general idea of the route. Is there a map or directions that I am missing?

I have the WNYMBA map from MS&G and can put together an epic route of my own but would like it to somewhat resemble the original. I have read the posts that say "stop in at MS&G", which I plan to do, but that means that we arrive without a plan. I would rather have a general plan and make adjustments when I get there.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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