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    Anybody here around Louisville KY???

    Hello, i was just wondering if anybody on here lives in Louisvillle, KY? im still trying to grow my trail legs and have been looking at some of the local trails. so far the only trail ive been on is the one next to the Jim Beam plant outside of Bardstown. Today i went to Waverly Park and walked about 3 miles of there trails and i think i need alot more work before i can ride those trails. has anybody rode the trails at Waverly Park???

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    I have not, nor do I live in that area anymore, but I'd get up and check out Cherokee Park as well. There's a nice loop there that's pretty good for an intown trail system.
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    i was going to check that one out tomorrow. I really live in Shepherdsville so im trying to hit the ones with in a 25 mile radius of me.

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    I live in louisville. I will help you out. Contact me via email or private message.

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    Waverly is less technical than Cherokee, but has some harder climbs. Check out the KyMBA forums on www.bikeclicks.com if you want more info on local trails.

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    thanks ive checked out that website but it doesnt ever have much posted on it. Right now the climbs are killing me as fat as i am, but damnit im trying!!!! i just got back from riding 4.5 miles of the Bike Hike Pike trail at the Jim Beam plant.

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    Definitely keep riding. It might take a while to get in shape, but eventually you'll get there. Cherokee Park has some easier areas, but there are still a few climbs in there. Make sure to make good use of your gears and don't 'mash' too hard.

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    thanks, im also going thur water like crazy. ive got a 21 oz bottle and carry a 16 oz bottle i carry im my saddle bag and like today after 4.5 miles was out. i know i need to get a camel back but being ive been layed off money is kinda tight.

    I went to Cherokee Park today but was stopped by a couple of people because i had forgot my helmet at home, and was told i had to have it on to ride on the trails. So i just left and rode at the Jim Beam plant.

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    Always wear a helmet. I don't know how many times I've hit my head in Cherokee, but it's happened quite a bit (mostly on trees/branches that had partially fallen).

    Cherokee has a number of water fountains where you can fill your bottles. Just bring a helmet.

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    I hear ya, i was going to go back to Cherokee today but insted i have to go pick up a Trek 3700 13inch for my wife. Schellers loves me , lol.

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    I actually work in shepherdsville but live in louisville and I ride cherokee 2 or 3 times a week. I got in a wreck and need to get a new front wheel before I can get back to riding though

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    do you work at publishers??? my bikes in the shop right now because of a bad sound coming from the crank and its shifting by its self. do you know where a good trail map of cherokee is???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrherald420
    do you work at publishers??? my bikes in the shop right now because of a bad sound coming from the crank and its shifting by its self. do you know where a good trail map of cherokee is???
    I work at the warehouse across from lowes.

    http://www.olmstedparks.org/src/pdf/trail-map.pdf

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    cool are they hiring??? lol im in need of a job.
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    Heres a good (popular) cherokee loop...pretty sure its a little over 5 miles long.
    http://louisvilleshorttrack.com/home...rowdown-xc.php

    also, there are some good trails in seneca not shown on the cherokee maps...seek and you shall find.
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    cool thanks!!! im hoping my bike will be done tomorrow so the wife and i can go on sunday. thanks for the trail map!!!
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    heading to Cherokee park right now!!! wohooo!!!!
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    well it didnt go as well as i wanted, just .60 miles into my ride i found a 3 inch round "stump" sticking up out of the ground on the trail. needless to say my nuts went into the stem ripping my zipper out and spliting my boxers wide open. i sat on the trail for about 20 mins puking, trying to get back up and see strait all while trying to straiten up my handle bars. now my junk has chunks missing, a badly brused elbow and a sharp shooting pain in my lower back. but i will be back!!!!!!
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    Ha! You're supposed to miss those. Which section were you riding? There are some easier sections in the park, but you do have to watch out for trees.

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    i went on the trail at the fountaion and went to the right. i went accross the road and was almost at the top of the hill when i crashed. it wasnt a tree, it was where someone had cut down a sapling. it was about 2 inches around and sticking up about an inch or 2 out of the ground.
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    Yeah, I hear you. I've hit a few of those out there (I'm not really sure why they're left like that).

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    i dont know, you would think as many times that they have trail work done out there the people would know how to remove stuff like that. as soon as this pain in my back goes away ill be back out there again.
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    jrherald:Hey. I lived in Sheepville for 30 years. Last year I moved up to Mt Washington. I will show ya around Waverly whenever you want.

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    cool, if i can ever get a chance to ride again between school work and tests ill take you up on that offer. do you know of anything more local to ride around here except at jim beam???
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    There is nothing. I havent even been to Jim Beam myself. I am assuming you mean the hike bike pike at Bernheim. Otter Creek park used to be the best place around. You do still have the Ft Duffield ride over in West Point. But if you think Waverly is tough, you prolly wont like Duffield. There is also Youngers creek out near Elizabethtiown. That is about it for local. A little farther you can go to Mammoth Cave and Green River State Park.
    The best place to go ride "around here" is Brown County State park in Nashville,IN.

    Oh wait, there is also this new place called Obannon woods. It is in Corydon. That is about an hour or so from Shepville. Not really local, but if your itchin for something new...well...The early reviews for the place are sounding good. Kinda techy riding.

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    MTB Hire?

    Hi

    I'm over in Louisville next week from the UK to see friends. Can anyone recommend a good place to hire a bike from please?

    Thanks

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    As far as mountain bike hires/rentals, we just got some brand new carbon Ibis Mojos in the other day. From what I can tell, these are the only mtb available in the area (and they are sick!). Check out mountainbikedepot.net for details (its a blog format so scroll down a bit).

    Also, some local shops on rentabikenow.com might have some, but they only list hybrid/road on that site.
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    Ah - thanks - that's great. I'll be in touch once I know my schedule

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    That is prolly the only place in Lousville to rent a bike. For years there was nowhere. I have been to MBD before but I didnt even know they rented. I need to get over there and let em true some wheels for me.

    420: The season is almost over. Going to Waverly today!

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    I think Schellers is starting to rent bikes, but I don't think they do mountain bikes yet.

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    That's sweet they rent Mojo's....I always wanted to ride one...on a real trail too....

    Waverly is fun, Ft. Duffield is awesome, but a bit more rugged. The jumps & stuff are wild.

    Otter creek awesome as well, but I heard it's not being kept up? Dunno...
    I'm from Indiana & just get down therefor work now & again...Brown County up here is my 'local' trail...

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    Otter Creek Park is closed due to lack of funding.
    Brown County SP is DA BOMB! You have to go to the mountains to get any better riding than that. Are there any good trails in Hoosier NF? Most of em seem OK at best. Only one I found I like is Nebo Ridge.

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    Cheers ! Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikethebluegrass
    Otter Creek Park is closed due to lack of funding.
    Brown County SP is DA BOMB! You have to go to the mountains to get any better riding than that. Are there any good trails in Hoosier NF? Most of em seem OK at best. Only one I found I like is Nebo Ridge.
    Yep Nebo is enjoyable, I haven't been out there in a couple years though.
    If you like the "rough wilderness type" trails, check out Gnawbone, Valley Branch, & Hickory(this one only when really dry, it's shared with horses so can get messy).

    Also, Versailles & Muskatatuk might not be too far away either, they are good rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrcxu
    As far as mountain bike hires/rentals, we just got some brand new carbon Ibis Mojos in the other day. From what I can tell, these are the only mtb available in the area (and they are sick!). Check out mountainbikedepot.net for details (its a blog format so scroll down a bit).

    Also, some local shops on rentabikenow.com might have some, but they only list hybrid/road on that site.
    Just to say thanks very much for all your help while I was over in Louisville. The mojo was great and the 3 hours I spent on it in Cherokee Park were awesome!

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    Louisville people, keep your eyes on the trail development at O'Bannon Woods State Park in Corydon, IN.

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    Ill have to check that out, whats it geared towards??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrherald420
    Ill have to check that out, whats it geared towards??
    The current loop and out & back flows nice. There are some rocky sections on the loop, but only part of it.

    The new stuff that is in the works will be more rugged or back woods type riding. Not the smooth stuff, but it will be some big loops.

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    There will be a build day there on dec 13th from 11-1 and after 1 a ride with the HMBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emtnate
    Louisville people, keep your eyes on the trail development at O'Bannon Woods State Park in Corydon, IN.
    O'Bannon will be off the hook. Look up the Adventure Hiking Trail. Imagine it with Brown County flow plus rocks, waterfalls, big vistas and crazy exposure.

    <iframe frameborder='0' scrolling='no' style='width:420px; height:400px;' src='http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/Maps/EmbeddedMap.aspx?tripId=465195&w=420&h=400'>This site does not support embedded trip maps. View the trip <a href='http://bp2.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/465195'>here</a> instead.</iframe>

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