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    Wow Devou Park!

    Devou Park has stepped it's game up with the runoffs from the main loop. The Trail Devou-lution is pretty killer and I rode Train Surfer today and that was a lot of fun as well.

    Climbing to the top is a burn, but you can blow through the loop with ease.

    Great job to the guys who build all that trail.

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    Re: Wow Devou Park!

    This is in nky right? I will be going there for Thanksgiving this year. Maybe I will bring my bike if its the same park I'm thinking of.

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    Yeah it is, and I would definitely recommend to check it out.

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    Re: Wow Devou Park!

    I will check the weather out before I drive home from Cali and see if I should even attempt it.

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    I have been there a few times and it is great. The one mile climb kills me, I cant make it without stopping. But, the new spins are awesome.

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    Re: Wow Devou Park!

    I remember the hill getting into devou. Its a pretty good climb. It tried to kill my Toyota tercel back in the day Lol.

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    I have climb the hill to the top a few different ways, and the train surfer trail going up is pretty killer in the last .25 mile or so. The incinerator trail up is pretty consistent on altitude gain, but it is still a pain to climb. Once your to the top, the loop is pretty fun in any direction. You get more jumps and stuff going clockwise, but you can get some killer speed going CCW on the loop. I have been meaning to ride Pig's Tale down as I have heard that is a pretty cool trail.

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    They really have stepped up huge!! I thought the incinerator and loop were bad ass, now with all the new stuff, it makes them seem rather bland!! The trail they opened up last year across the street is killer and the back bowl is just nasty!!!

    The pigs tale is pretty cool.... It's just short. It's fun to bomb down it, hit the surfer and climb up the south end of back bowl!

    I'm just amazed at the rock work!! It's top notch!

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    Devou again today and by far most traffic I have seen. I go train surfer up(3-4 stops sucking wind, but I'm working on it), then bowl to the bates trail loop and back down the pig tail. Scared myself a few times in my slow to bomb version on that pig. Noob borderline ragdoll potential. Man if that's not a tee shirt I am going to make one. No wreck thou! wahoo
    Any other people here not in great shape? I'd like to run it with somebody...

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    I created a Devou trail in the Trail section for KY. Would appreciate it if some of you riders would post some details. Thanks

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    Re: Wow Devou Park!

    I saw the trails on the web site. Great idea and you couldn't pick a better locale for nky. Can't wait to ride them....even if it will be in November.

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    Trails today were in great shape. Couple sticky spots on the bates loop. Rode all the trails today early, no crashes!
    Incinerator> bates-loop counterclock full lap then all way to , the "back" back bowl downhill, all way back to loop, clockwise to pig tail downhill, surfer>bowl again>bates to downhill devo-lution, surfer>incinerator out wahooo around 8.3miles. Took me around 1hr22min, due to lack of conditioning.
    First time on the downhill trail, wow I bet some guys can get some serious speed. I was on brakes to keep from getting hurt as I was solo and first time. There was one serious switchback that from the gound up seemed like it was 10-12ft high. The bottom was sticky mud with tire tracks, I stayed high in turn somehow.
    Both the Pig Tail and the Devo are each only about .5miles FYI
    I can honestly say that for the first time I was feeling pretty good with my bike on the downhills trying to manage speed without braking just for fear. Starting to get some groove going. Almost "OTB" on the pig tail at the switchback, little jacked up and grabbed some front back accidently, close call.
    Reason for all the info was to show how much there is, and any other new riders care to join me, just speak up.

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    Rode last Sunday and will be back as soon as I can (maybe tomorrow am early). The Back bowl is unreal, as are the other off shoots. Great overall combination of climbing to get the workout in and high speed flowy stuff to put a smile on your face and get your adrenaline pumping. These guys are doing awesome things here.

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    back bowl

    the backbowl, I can not get up without walking some either direction. Going up clockwise there is a 2 step rock almost at trail intersections, not to steep, but just totally gassed and fail, walk it to top.
    I may be there in morning also before the heat cranks.




    Quote Originally Posted by gopriest31 View Post
    Rode last Sunday and will be back as soon as I can (maybe tomorrow am early). The Back bowl is unreal, as are the other off shoots. Great overall combination of climbing to get the workout in and high speed flowy stuff to put a smile on your face and get your adrenaline pumping. These guys are doing awesome things here.

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    Friday morning, I was the last of the morning people to show up. Some Bikers leaving as well as runners. By time I got on my bike, only one car was left, a van. Anyway, trails were in awesome shape! I did cross paths with one biker during my trail runs.
    Almost went off the Devo-tion trail as I was braking in fear and fixated on a big tree, lol.
    All trails clear, Enjoy

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    Any updates on this? I am back in the area and will have a chance to ride here in the spring.

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    Devou

    Devou trails are still the best trails in the area. Closed pretty much for winter right now. Since 2013 a few new trails were added on the other side of the road near golf course that are awesome, Full Monty, Sleepy Hollow. See you in spring.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    Any updates on this? I am back in the area and will have a chance to ride here in the spring.

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    Haven't been to this park yet. A riding buddy says it rocks. Gonna have to hit it this spring.

    I was wondering though, how does one find out if it is open for riding?
    I am from the Dayton area and ride MoMBA some times. They have a call line set up that tells you the trail conditions. Is there something like this for Devou?
    I would hate to make the hour drive and find out that the trails were washed out.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1362 View Post
    Devou trails are still the best trails in the area. Closed pretty much for winter right now. Since 2013 a few new trails were added on the other side of the road near golf course that are awesome, Full Monty, Sleepy Hollow. See you in spring.

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    Check their Facebook page or devouparktrails.com. They are good for riding conditions. If they don't have anything posted just ask before you come down one of the locals will answer. There are a bunch of us that live within a mile or two of the park.

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    I can vouch for the climb. Being from CO, I figured I'd probably still be breathing through my nose at the top. Not even close - I was heaving that near sea-level air for all it was worth! Really a nice set of trails for the area. In comparison, the trails I've ridden in the South Ohio area tend to be on the sterile side compared to what we ride out here in the Rockies, but I understand that sustainability is more difficult to manage there. Still very fun to ride. Thanks to those who worked hard to create this park!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    Any updates on this? I am back in the area and will have a chance to ride here in the spring.

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    There are several new trails across the street from the main parking area. They dry faster than the other side. Sleepy Hollow trail is amazing.

    The only complaint I have is if you ride during the weekend expect a lot of company. It seems the word has gotten out and there are a lot more mtn bikers in the area which is a "good" thing... The ballpark parking lot is usually full and with the trails flowing both ways you better keep your head on a swivel and be listening for people riding the other way. I suggest going on a weekday.

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