• 10-26-2012
    chadalex78
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    Springhill today... Awesome day on the trail.:thumbsup:
  • 10-26-2012
    adinar
    Anyone else racing at Iron Mountain on Sunday?
  • 10-26-2012
    otsdj2012
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    Just got this awesome machine today and put it through it's paces out at Ben geren. Needless to say this thing is way more capable than me. I am hoping to eventually catch up to the bike's capabilities. Taking it to the womble tomorrow!
  • 10-27-2012
    chadalex78
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    Just got this awesome machine today and put it through it's paces out at Ben geren. Needless to say this thing is way more capable than me. I am hoping to eventually catch up to the bike's capabilities. Taking it to the womble tomorrow!

    Sick bike mane!!
  • 10-27-2012
    jkidd_39
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by otsdj2012 View Post
    Just got this awesome machine today and put it through it's paces out at Ben geren. Needless to say this thing is way more capable than me. I am hoping to eventually catch up to the bike's capabilities. Taking it to the womble tomorrow!

    Sexy? Check!!
  • 10-27-2012
    Euark
    Where is the Lee Creek TH?
  • 10-27-2012
    chadalex78
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    Originally Posted by Euark View Post
    Where is the Lee Creek TH?

    At Lee Creek Reservoir park where you put your boat in... There is a sign to the right of the restrooms... There is also another trailhead across the road called the damn overlook trail. But its not as good as the main trail.
  • 10-27-2012
    UtherLazarus
    Another Fort Smith rider here, I mostly ride Ben Geren because I live right across from the park and I can ride to and from the trail on my bike. I do like to get out to Spring Hill and Lee Creek on the weekends though. However, I've been out of commission with a broken hand since late September, and I won't be able to get back on my bike until mid November at best.

    Speaking of Lee Creek, the last time I rode out there was a little over two months ago and parts of it were very over grown and in other parts it wasn't clear where the trail continued (which led to some confusion on my part because I don't ride out there enough to have every facet of the trail memorized). It's a very fun trail, but a little maintenance could go a long way in making it much better. In terms of difficulty, I'd say it's far and above harder than anything at Ben Geren, so for you other River Valley riders out there that have mastered everything Ben Geren has to offer and want a trail close to home to really test your skills, Lee Creek is a great place to ride :)
  • 10-28-2012
    bfletch1310
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    We rode Springhill today and it was packed. There had to have been 20 bikes on the trail at any given time. It's not as good as BG IMO but it certainly has its fun parts too. I went OTB off one of the tall bridges today. Nothing hurt but my pride.


    Found a Halloween tree out there. It might have been there the whole time but I never noticed it.
    Hope everyone had at least one good ride this weekend the weather was perfect for it.
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  • 10-28-2012
    otsdj2012
    I rode the Womble yesterday. Me and a buddy did an out and back from 298 TH to Reed Mountain and back. We saw a bunch of people out there. The yellow leaves on the trail made for an interesting ride, little more dangerous, but also more beautiful. Great views on the trail as well! Riding here in the river valley never prepares you for the sustained climbs out there. I feel fortunate though to have 12-13 miles of trail at ben geren and 10 miles out at springhill close to my home.
  • 11-04-2012
    bfletch1310
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    Went to Spadra Creek in Clarksville yesterday. It was a nice little ride had two flats so ended up carrying the bike out instead of riding it. Guess I need to carry stuff to fix more than one flat. Attachment 735231
  • 12-01-2012
    Q-TECH
    Not sure how many members here ride in NEA but I wanted to get the word out that the Craighead Forest trails are pretty good lately. It seems more people than usual have been steeping up to do trail maintenance and even building new features. There's new jumps, new berms, and new bridges.
  • 12-03-2012
    coke
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by UtherLazarus View Post
    Speaking of Lee Creek, the last time I rode out there was a little over two months ago and parts of it were very over grown and in other parts it wasn't clear where the trail continued (which led to some confusion on my part because I don't ride out there enough to have every facet of the trail memorized). It's a very fun trail, but a little maintenance could go a long way in making it much better. In terms of difficulty, I'd say it's far and above harder than anything at Ben Geren, so for you other River Valley riders out there that have mastered everything Ben Geren has to offer and want a trail close to home to really test your skills, Lee Creek is a great place to ride :)

    If you enjoy the challenge of Lee Creek; Greenleaf (Ankle Express) in Braggs, OK is another step up or two in difficulty and it's not too far from Arkansas. I don't suggest riding this trail alone though, and be sure to take plenty of water,food, tools, parts, etc... since there's really no shortcuts back to the trial head.

    This is my local trail and I really enjoy it because it feels like real mountain biking when compared to the groomed tracks like springhill and ben geren.
  • 12-13-2012
    Andyman_1970
    North Little Rock here. Rode for 10 years up until about 2006, then 'life' happened. Got back into this summer, cleaned off the Blur and got back out on the trails. Mostly Burns Park for now, but going to get a pass out to Camp for myself and my wife and probably start hitting some of the trails in the HS area as well.

    Red Trail at Burns Park from this summer.........
    http://www.thomasaircraftimages.com/...30384268-4.jpg
  • 12-13-2012
    Andyman_1970
    Double post..........
  • 12-17-2012
    UtherLazarus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by coke View Post
    If you enjoy the challenge of Lee Creek; Greenleaf (Ankle Express) in Braggs, OK is another step up or two in difficulty and it's not too far from Arkansas. I don't suggest riding this trail alone though, and be sure to take plenty of water,food, tools, parts, etc... since there's really no shortcuts back to the trial head.

    This is my local trail and I really enjoy it because it feels like real mountain biking when compared to the groomed tracks like springhill and ben geren.


    Man, that Greenleaf trail certainly looks like the real deal. In my current shape, I doubt I'd be able to do it, but it definitely looks like something to work towards. I'm in the process of getting back in shape after my 8 week hiatus to let my broken hand heal and rehabilitate. Hopefully I can try it out before the weather gets oppressive :p
  • 12-18-2012
    sleeperagent2
    Cabot here. Burns is my regular ride but love going to Cedar Glades when I can.
  • 12-28-2012
    jkidd_39
    Any good local MTB forums around bentonville for good parts searching? I'm trying to move an Orbea carbon alma frame cuz i'm thinking of a yelli screamy
  • 12-29-2012
    wiruth
    Womble?
    How are the conditions on the Womble? Wet, snow?
  • 01-05-2013
    chadalex78
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    Lee Creek is coming together nicely... Big ups to all the people involved in getting it together!!! (Blair, Austen, JJ, etc.):thumbsup:
  • 01-06-2013
    bluebomberx
    Checking in from Conway.
  • 01-06-2013
    jkidd_39
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chadalex78 View Post
    Lee Creek is coming together nicely... Big ups to all the people involved in getting it together!!! (Blair, Austen, JJ, etc.):thumbsup:

    where is lee creek at? Looks amazing!
  • 01-06-2013
    chadalex78
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    where is lee creek at? Looks amazing!

    Lee Creek Reservoir... Northside of Van Buren off HWY 59... Google it and I think you can get the info.
  • 06-14-2013
    ArkTrekrider
    Russellville here
  • 07-06-2013
    Crash Gordon
    Hot Springs here, well actually I live in Royal about 10 miles west of HS near lake Ouachita. Only been riding about 6 weeks but I'm hooked. I've ridden two different sections of Lake Ouachita Vista, all the trails at Iron Mountain, Bear Creek, and Cedar Glades. If anyone else in my area wants to ride sometime send me a PM. I'm usually good to ride on the weekends.