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    Gloucester County College

    http://www.dirtworld.com/trails/trail.asp?id=13354

    i be going downbelow, this week end, i wanted to see if anyone knew if Gloucester County College is any good.

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.dirtworld.com/trails/trail.asp?id=13354
    Nearby Town: Deptford, New Jersey
    Ride Type: Many Trails To Choose
    Trail Type: not specified
    Distance: 6.50 miles (10.46 KM)
    Duration: not specified.
    Elevation Gain: 30 Feet (9 Meters)
    Climbing: Steep At Times
    Skill Level: Advanced Skills
    User Density: not specified.
    my bro in law says there's lots of roots (like lewis morris?)

    hope to bring the mtb as i have a few days off for the holidays, with what i heard about ceres, and a shop ride over in brandywine (de) the fuzz busts you if you on the wrong trail

    also thinking about wissahickon, early sunday. any info about jersey's south land is appreciated

    btw: that oddman race a couple of weeks ago looked cool, anyone race there?

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    ccc mtb

    with the rain eminent over the holiday week-end; i inquired about rain freindly mtb trails in south jersey

    the lbs recommended camden county college
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    Camden County College
    Nearby Town: Blackwood, New Jersey
    Ride Type: Many Trails To Choose
    Trail Type: Single Track 75%
    Dual Track 25%
    Distance: 5.00 miles (8.05 KM)
    Duration: not specified.
    Elevation Gain: 10 Feet (3 Meters)
    Climbing: Steep At Times
    Skill Level: Something for everyone
    User Density: not specified.
    Trail Description:
    Some short steep climbs and descends. Twisting wooded area. Some nice log climbs.

    How to get there:
    Route 42 to Coles Rd. Coles Road to left onto Little Gloucester Road. Follow Little Gloucester Road about 4 miles. College on right. Third parking lot on right.

    Additional Notes:
    Great terrain for night rides.
    works for me, so i'll be sure to bring da lights

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    If it rains like they're predicting Gloucester will be a muddy mess. Camden drains pretty well because its rather sandy soil. Their will be a few muddy areas but nothing to dramatic.

    Ceres is fine if you know where your going, its easy to get lost or ride around and miss the best trails. If you stay on the high side of the park it doesn't get too muddy but their will definetly be a few nasty mudholes. The booby trap thing was a onetime only thing and I'm guessing you were referring to Brandywine about the cops because they never go back into Ceres.

    I'm not a big fan of Brandywine, lots of trails but not too much technical stuff, just lots of miles of pedaling. Wiss is awesome always. Drains well also. Another suggestion is White Clay in DE. Great place to ride if its dry. Probably just as far as Brandywine but much more fun. Have fun.

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    been to ceres, wiisahickon and white clay

    ceres:
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6944762

    wiss.
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7475686

    here's my wiss pix
    http://dbjjk.com/1/2009/01/01-18-09/01-18-09.html


    white clay
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7221636

    you know if any good mtb near cape may?

    i was there around new years and still have scare on leg from trying to bunny hop parking lot curbs

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    I rode GCC Thurs night and there was still mudholes and soft sections from the rain earlier in the week. Quite a few trees down too. With the rain that we're getting today, it will be a total mudhole. CCC will probably be your best bet for riding on Sunday. Wiss might still be muddy too. Road ride or urban mtb is about all you're going to be able to do near Cape May.
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    took the road bike out this morning and did the franklin lake tri bike course, then did the run

    bike
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7973916

    once again, the forunner 405 petered out on the run, right on resevoir
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7973917

    run looked like a 10 minute pace, slower than last week of 9:00, but that not as close as last years race pace run of 8:28

    the bike moving pace of 19.0 around the past two weeks (llast week18.9) was first back but main guy wasn't there, he recovering from fall. week before moving time of 19.0

    hit 19.3 pace thursday on thee thurs nite ride
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7964689

    wanna get the road thing dialed in to a 20 mph pace at 000 rpm's

    the mtb i dunno, i just seem to be upgrading my yukon fx, i am a littled tired tonight, so maybe wait for sunday ride ac ccc; maybe monday morning too before i schlepp to cape may


    btw: they have a nice triathlon here in south jersey at riverwinds in deptford. i did the 1st one last year, but this year can't make it, busy that day

    cheers

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    i give CCC 'AAA'

    just got back from camden county college (CCC), i give it a score of 'AAA', considering the recent rain, and proximty. my wife's grandma is < 2 miles from 'ccc'.

    i felt like i was cyclng at allaire state park, except i hooked up with some locals, and got to enjoy the ramps, logs and bridges, i would have bypassed if i was solo, also ended up cycling faster as i hooked up with a guy from the lbs that recommended this rain friendly trail

    i saw my hrm was at 170 bpm, for me i usuually don't go that high when i mtb, the meter was well into the 160's towards the tail end of the ride

    my hrm/gps captured 90 minutes i selected for a ride, but the driver/agent to upload the route is not installed on this comp.

    either way, did the green and blue trails, good for a 90 minute ride at high end of your hrm

    may go back out this afternoon and trail run at ceres or mtb if its not too muddy

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    Your GPS date for "White Clay" actually looks like it was at Fair Hill. Did you see a lot of horses? Horses are generally banned at White Clay/Middlerun, but are permitted at Fair Hill.



    Quote Originally Posted by jkmacman
    ceres:
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6944762

    wiss.
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7475686

    here's my wiss pix
    http://dbjjk.com/1/2009/01/01-18-09/01-18-09.html


    white clay
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7221636

    you know if any good mtb near cape may?

    i was there around new years and still have scare on leg from trying to bunny hop parking lot curbs

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    my bad

    yeah; i was at fair hill not white clay

    toda i went to camden college mtb then trail ran over at ceres

    camden was hardly any mudd as advertised

    ceres was muddy so i ran higher then next to the creek

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    south jersey rocks (san[d]s rocks)

    sup peeps:

    spring break south jersey & the shore and made the best of the sun, wind and rain.

    90 minutes of camden college is the only mtb i can share on motion based
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/8008718

    yet i have extensive photo montage of an mtb ride at gloucester commuity colllege (the foreunner was buggy that day)
    http://dbjjk.com/1/2009/04/04-17-09/04-16-09.htm



    cape may was nice as i got in a nice beach run past the light house, & tarmac back in the rain no less:
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/8008711

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    the pics of GCC are awesome. its cool to see my home trail on here with pics. it looks totally different when im riding. looks like the sand pit where the teeter toter was pretty dry. normally is a 4" deep mud pit in early spring before the ground thaws and we get rain. glad you had a good time. CCC is also awesome!

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    gcc

    looks like the sand pit where the teeter toter was pretty dry. normally is a 4" deep mud pit in early spring before the ground thaws and we get rain.
    it rained saturday, i went on monday, and surprisingly it was fairly dry

    my bro in law said there's a lot of roots at gcc, but imho the roots were small, and not as big as lewis morris, morristown

    i actually prefer south jersey trails to the rocky nature of north jersey. although at gcc was unable to enjoy all the bells and whistles, since i was riding solo there first time, i recall climbing a hill at the end of the trail like the little engine that could i think i can, i think i can

    no gps data, as my foreunner decided to go in diagnostuic mode, and i left the damn think home

    can't wait to check out gcc & ccc again. en lieu of jersey's community colleges trails, i'll take the mtb to allamuchy (deer park section) this sunday, hopefully it's not too muddy. yet, there's a reason i leave the 2.4" conti mtn king tires on the bike. they're more forgiving in rocks & mudd.

    —cheers

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    Allamuchy DP Conditions

    You should be fine tomorrow at DP. Things should be nice and tacky, but not muddy!!!

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    allamuchy: deer park

    my ride is actually sunday, now they're saying a passing rain then

    if tomorrow is okay, sunday should be okay, as long as the rain passes swiftly

    last time there we did this route:
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7257647


    this was the ride that made me decide to put on bmx pedals, i have the shimano
    spd pedals back on, but keep the bmx pedals, grease & wrench in car (w/spd shoe) just in case

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