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    Take a kid biking Pt. 2

    I participated in the local Trips for Kids MTB ride a month ago, and had a great time taking about 12 kids out Mountain Biking. One of the kids' father is friends with Pokie, another DOD member. The kid, Devin has been bugging his dad to take him out Mountain Biking ever since. The only problem is that his dad isn't a Mountain Biker.

    Pokie decided to kill 2 birds with one stone, so he and I took Devin, and his dad Tony, out for a MTB ride. I knew that Devin had a good attitude, and great skills to match, but was a bit worried about his dad. It turns out there was nothing to worry about. Devin was a chip off the old block, and Tony was willing to ride, or walk whatever we threw at him. We ended up riding approx 14 miles, and were lucky to get decent weather. We rode North Shore trail, and explored the dry lake bed of Lookout Point Reservoir as well.

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    Great stuff Sas. Where you been latlely?

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    Where is that trail? Looks like an amazing ride.

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    Hint...

    Quote Originally Posted by egdinger
    Where is that trail? Looks like an amazing ride.
    Hint... read the first paragraph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    Hint... read the first paragraph.
    ...or the second paragraph.
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    This is so cool. Thank you both for helping make Devin's mountain biking desires come true and for helping him on his way to becoming the cyclist he wants to be. This is so cool. You guys did a good thing.

    I wish I would have joined you.

    --Sparty

    P.S. Great photos, Matt. Some of your photos of the stumps look surreal.
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    Where are these trail located? How far is it from eugene?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegromit
    Where are these trail located? How far is it from eugene?
    The trail is along the north shore of Lookout Point Reservoir, about 15-20 miles east of Eugene. Take Hwy 58 east, go through the town of Pleasant Hill and continue driving east on 58. When you find yourself driving alongside Dexter Reservoir, watch for a left turn (north) into the town of Lowell (there's a white covered bridge at this junction). Take that turn north, and when you come to North Shore Drive, turn right. Proceed on North Shore Drive to Lookout Point Dam and begin watching for a trailhead sign about a quarter to half mile above the dam between NS Drive and the reservoir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    Great stuff Sas. Where you been latlely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    The trail is along the north shore of Lookout Point Reservoir, about 15-20 miles east of Eugene. Take Hwy 58 east, go through the town of Pleasant Hill and continue driving east on 58. When you find yourself driving alongside Dexter Reservoir, watch for a left turn (north) into the town of Lowell (there's a white covered bridge at this junction). Take that turn north, and when you come to North Shore Drive, turn right. Proceed on North Shore Drive to Lookout Point Dam and begin watching for a trailhead sign about a quarter to half mile above the dam between NS Drive and the reservoir.

    --Sparty
    And not a good winter trail once the steady rains start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    And not a good winter trail once the steady rains start.

    So I am guessing it out for the rest of this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegromit
    So I am guessing it out for the rest of this year.
    If it continues like it was today, the answer is that it should be left till it dries out in late spring or early summer. At that time there is vigorous poison oak, and blackberry growth to contend with.
    Therefore, we will sometimes be doing trail maintenance there in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers (the land managers for the lands immediately around all the dams in the Northwest, they run the dams)
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