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    Bears Best MTB Trail [o]'s added

    Heres a short(crappy) video of the new climb at BB Trail....this trail is getting better all the time
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8dd6qvIR4c
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    Heres a short(crappy) video of the new climb at BB Trail....this trail is getting better all the time
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8dd6qvIR4c
    So, where is this trail located? I've never heard or know of that golf course. Can't really tell by the video where in the Vegas valley it is.

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    Ok, so I answered my own question. Seems like it's just a small trail that might be good to do if you live in the area and want some dirt to go with a ride around on the pavement?
    Too far from my reach to do unless I happen to be in the area and feel like doing a couple miles of 'in town' hiking! Interesting to know it's there though.

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    very west side of town(west end of flamingo) theyre is Bears Best Golf Course and RRCC...at the south end of BBGC theres a service road(actually off of Town Center) blocked to vehicles but not bikes/ped. go to the end of that service road and theyre is a flood control (detention) basin....the single track starts at the very south end of the basin....
    Heres a link to a thread where I posted a google map...
    South Jones/Southern Highlands???
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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertDog
    So, where is this trail located? I've never heard or know of that golf course. Can't really tell by the video where in the Vegas valley it is.

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    Ok, so I answered my own question. Seems like it's just a small trail that might be good to do if you live in the area and want some dirt to go with a ride around on the pavement?
    Too far from my reach to do unless I happen to be in the area and feel like doing a couple miles of 'in town' hiking! Interesting to know it's there though.
    yes its only 5 miles of single track right now.. but it makes it easy to get a after dinner treat in.....plus the mile and a half service road is a good lil workout to
    ...and it looks like theyre adding
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    very west side of town(west end of flamingo) theyre is Bears Best Golf Course and RRCC...at the south end of BBGC theres a service road(actually off of Town Center) blocked to vehicles but not bikes/ped. go to the end of that service road and theyre is a flood control basin....the single track starts at the very south end of the basin....
    Heres a link to a thread where I posted a google map...
    South Jones/Southern Highlands???
    Isn't these below The Cowboy Trails overview?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon
    Isn't these below The Cowboy Trails overview?
    Yes
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    Ok I looked at the area with interest last time I was up at the Cowboy Trails overview and I sugested to DGREMNLIN to go do some exploration down there but he brought up to my attention the fact that there is a shooting range on that side of the mountains.
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    this area is well protected from that range on charleston....a whole mtn sits between you.
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    Sounds like a ride coming on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgremlin
    Sounds like a ride coming on.
    Great minds think alike.
    It's a short 5 mile loop he said but do you want to go check it out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon
    Great minds think alike.
    It's a short 5 mile loop he said but do you want to go check it out?
    Wouldn't hurt to explore it sometime. Always looking for new trails.
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    Heres some pics...



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    What would be the best way to get their from Stephanie and Warm Springs?

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    215 to town center exit in Summerlin go south on TC past the stop sign/light at Flamingo Rd, they're is a condo project on the west side of TC (your right) just as you pass it they're is a paved service road(blocked to auto) park there and ride up the service road to the gravel rd follow it around left to the cul de sac at the south end of the detention basin and drop in to the basin you'll see the trail from there(rock cairns) it heads westerly out of the southern end of the basin ... Right now it's a out and back singletrack unless you use the jeep road at the end.
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    Next time I ride it I'll try and remember to take a pic of the entry from the cul de sac at the detention basin
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    ....I would just recommend, to park across the street, at RC willey, I live in the neighborhood, and the security guards can be a pest.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokomonkey
    ....I would just recommend, to park across the street, at RC willey, I live in the neighborhood, and the security guards can be a pest.....
    Really???... I've never seen a security guard even come by, let alone stop.... Summerlin? Bears Best security? Sienna?.... As far as I know that road is service for snwa or regional flood control... There's no signs saying you can't be there and probably a 100 peeps a day walk they're dogs there( just look at all the feces in the first 150yrds)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    Really???... I've never seen a security guard even come by, let alone stop.... Summerlin? Bears Best security? Sienna?.... As far as I know that road is service for snwa or regional flood control... There's no signs saying you can't be there and probably a 100 peeps a day walk they're dogs there( just look at all the feces in the first 150yrds)
    Really?? because at the end of that wall, there is a 'gated' community on the right side (not siena) right next to the golf course, so what is going to happened when that people starts feeling that "their gate" is not working? or when the 'snwa truck' can't get in or out because of a bunch of cars blocking the entry?

    100 peps a daywalk they're dogs? but they probably come from siena, or surroundings, walking, not parking there.....

    I'm just saying to be smart, and avoid a possible conflict before it becomes a problem....and RC willey is just across the street.....

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    Listen no reason to get snippy... I was asking really? As in who do you see? a genuine question...( I've ridden on that road since before it was a road and haven't seen any security that's why my surprise)
    and I don't disagree with your thinking at all.... on access
    So simmer the f!!! down
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    is your writing style maybe?
    read your post again and tell me how it sounds.....and there is no reason to be using that kind of language, is easy behind the computer, I'm just trying to help here.....

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    Next time Im on that fing road Im gonna run that fing gate down. J/K lighten up yo
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    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmon
    Next time Im on that fing road Im gonna run that fing gate down. J/K lighten up yo
    hahahaahahaahahaa! just don't run over the dog's feces!

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    Nevermind all this jibberjabber... I'm going riding....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    Nevermind all this jibberjabber... I'm going riding....
    I'm sorry men, we got this wrong, we missed the point. what is important, is to keep those trails open for us; The mountain bikers, that's it. It would be sad that we get the boot, just because a "soccer mom" or a pissed off worker from snwd complains about it...we are in same team here, enjoy the trail!

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    Agreed important thing is to just go ride it so it gets packed in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    Agreed important thing is to just go ride it so it gets packed in...
    are you the one building that trail? if so, awesome job! I like it better on the way back, better flow, but either way is really good. two things that would make it perfect; 1)bigger berms, I notice, specially on the lower grounds, there are few berms, but I did not used them, afraid that they would not hold, and it would add so much to the flow and speed....2) more drops and jumps, maybe even the 'option' of jump or not... but I am impressed with that trail, if you need help building, I would like to help, so let me know.

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    Glad you like it I'll pass on the praise to the builders
    Hopefully this rain on mon. is long and slow... this trail needs the moisture unlike cottonwood
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    Nice Trail

    This is a great trail in the making and it has a lot of potential.
    I will be riding it more often.
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    Nice pics cam. Love the twilight shot of the strip! Beautiful view isn't it..
    Glad you liked the ride
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    I see your twilight pic and raise you one(even though it's blurry or is that me )
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    Finally made it out to ride this trail today.
    I took the first dirt road I could ride up to my left. I didn't remember how far back in to ride.
    Well I rode at least 5 miles according to my gps of various dirt road even got passed by a Jeep. I decided to ride further back and sweetness I found the trail.
    It was a fun ride. I even talked to a person working on the trail no names mentioned because on the way back no one to see.
    Maybe I imagined telling this person how good the trail was and thanking them for the fun......

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    Tools of the trade

    This is what they came up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon
    This is what they came up with.
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    Who's ready for a "lil" air

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D
    Finally made it out to ride this trail today.
    I took the first dirt road I could ride up to my left. I didn't remember how far back in to ride.
    Well I rode at least 5 miles according to my gps of various dirt road even got passed by a Jeep. I decided to ride further back and sweetness I found the trail.
    It was a fun ride. I even talked to a person working on the trail no names mentioned because on the way back no one to see.
    Maybe I imagined telling this person how good the trail was and thanking them for the fun......
    glad you enjoyed yourself
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    Who's ready for a "lil" air

    Heart Step
    drops!? ....awesome!!!

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    I was there today and I was impressed with the amount of new trail that is out there from when I rode last week at that pace and it will be a full loop soon.
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    Any chance this trail will link up to the singletrack (hike) that leads out from Charleston Blvd right at the water basin that goes up the hill? (between gun range/basin). It would be sweet to climb that and ride a switchback down to the BB trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon
    This is what they came up with.
    I swung that rake around 2 weeks ago...That thing is no joke. We call it the "Death Rake" or "Thor's Rake".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon
    I was there today and I was impressed with the amount of new trail that is out there from when I rode last week at that pace and it will be a full loop soon.
    So, how many miles round trip so far?
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

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    its a out and back...
    9 miles RT from the access gate...
    3 miles of pavement/gravel road, 1 1/2 up 1 1/2 down
    6 miles of singletrack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmon
    So, how many miles round trip so far?
    I got 9.3 from the RC Willy parking lot and if you go up in to the trail the same way we came back on the ridge you might be able to avoid the first 1.5 miles on pavement.

    http://connect.garmin.com/player/77682480

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    damn i need a bike, this looks like a fun area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselfuel
    damn i need a bike, this looks like a fun area.
    I have a lighly used Giant Trance X3 (L) that I only rode for one season if you want to buy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon
    I have a lighly used Giant Trance X3 (L) that I only rode for one season if you want to buy it

    as much as i'd love a ride like that, i can't really spend more than $1k on a bike right now. so i'm looking at HTs. shouldn't be much longer though, i miss riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselfuel
    as much as i'd love a ride like that, i can't really spend more than $1k on a bike right now. so i'm looking at HTs. shouldn't be much longer though, i miss riding.
    If your going ht... might want to consider a two niner
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    If your going ht... might want to consider a two niner

    That's exactly what I'm looking at. Felt Nine Sport, Giant talon 29er 1 and Specialized hard rock 29er comp are at the top of my list right now. Just waiting for tax returns, lol!
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    might consider a jamis exile III too, great bike for the price
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred
    might consider a jamis exile III too, great bike for the price
    Who sells Jamis locally?
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