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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCuse View Post
    I actually really like the rocks on orange but haven't been on it since we got all that rain. Since its always wet anyways could see it becoming a bog.

    I can probably give a tour (including how to connect to perk) if you can tolerate a slow single speeder. I like both ways but prefer riding up the paved climb on perk (runs right along 29) and doing red first, then crossing Knight Rd bridge and taking blue back.
    Slow is good for me, i'm no speed demon unless i'm heading down hill lol, I think i know the paved climb your talking about, once you get to the top you have to turn left to keep following the Perk? There is a steep very short down hill on the perk, Right before you go down it there is a trail to the right, is that the red? for some reason i remember it being marked.

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    Shoot me a PM sometime, may be trying to get an after work ride in at Green Lane the week of the 12th and could show you around. Here is a map I made for IMBA's Mountain Bike Project (sorry I can't figure out how to link the whole trail system map just individual trails). Basically you ride past the school and then pick up the "Green Lane Connector" trail, and that eventually takes you down to red (where you want to keep left - turning right there takes you directly back to the Knight Rd lot but there are a lot of downed trees, so take the long way.

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    Green is the perk trail / green lane connector. The black at the south end is orange, and the blue on the north side is red. Then the black that goes just below the reservoir is blue. Ha.
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    Thx. Alex. I may hit the Perk from collegeville sunday morning and ride up and see if i can find the trails, Still drawing a blank as i haven't been up there in a while. When you get closer to greenlane at one point you have to get off the perk and ride the road down the hill to pick it back up and then go across that bridge that use to before cars i believe. Am i heading the right way?

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    Re: Green Lane trail conditions

    I think?

    The south end of the green line is deep creek road lot. I ride across the lower dam from there, ride through parking lot then turn right to get back on perk. Then ride up the hill along 29, past the school, and take connector (marked) down to red trail.
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    Yeah i don't remember the school, The deep creek road lot. across the street from there is the dam correct? And the road that runs down to the dam has that bridge that is closed down? Either way i will just ride up and see if any of it makes sense lol.

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    Ok i see now, So you get on 29 and ride up to knight rode to hit the trails? I see the Perk trail looks like it stops at Lakeview Dr. is that correct? Really didn't want to ride on 29 but will if i have to. I was checking out this map

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    Re: Green Lane trail conditions

    No need to ride on 29 - lakeview is around where you catch 'green lane connector'
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    Rode GL on Tues (2nd time since 2006) full loop, including what I'm calling the bonus red loop off-shoots and minus the orange trail south of the blue trail (need to find my way down there next time). Conditions were great. I'm generally impressed by the diversity of trail, flow and mileage, getting 15-20 after work is fun! There's a few fast downhills, 2 or 3 solid climbs and some challenging technical sections (keeps me coming back for more . Could do with less horse poo but whatcha gonna do. Big thanks to those maintaining the trails.

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    No doubt the horse poo has been terrible on the red trails lately. I have been riding loops on the red trail and cedars lately due to time constraints. I am planning on sacrificing a ride in the next few days and weed whacking the red and cedars as it is in need of some clean up, there are a lot of Pickers and weeds growing out on the trails. Glad to hear you are enjoying GLP!

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    Trails were in great shape today. Rode pretty much everything except the cedars section. Had to slow down because of leaves on the trail but not much. This was more of a concern on orange and blue than red. I think this was as mud-free as I've ever seen it - even the perpetually muddy spots on red and dogwood were perfect.
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    Unfortunately I couldn't get out with you this am but we got out in the afternoon and rode mostly the cedars and they were great as well. We will be out with the blowers as soon as the majority of leaves are down and get the trails cleared off again. I agree they are dryer then they have been in a long time, it's nice not having to wash the bike. Lots of people on the trails so be aware as you are coming around the corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAMGLP View Post
    Unfortunately I couldn't get out with you this am but we got out in the afternoon and rode mostly the cedars and they were great as well. We will be out with the blowers as soon as the majority of leaves are down and get the trails cleared off again. I agree they are dryer then they have been in a long time, it's nice not having to wash the bike. Lots of people on the trails so be aware as you are coming around the corners.
    Where are the cedars. I think I've ridden the whole park but maybe I missed something that you guys enjoy. Thanks!

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    Re: Green Lane trail conditions

    If you cross knight road instead of riding through the stream where red comes close top the road, you're in the cedars. Not sure if the trails across from the knight road lot are considered part off the cedars as well
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    If you pull up a map and look at knight road follow the side across from the knight road parking lot as Alexcuse said. Starting directly across from the Knight rd. lot is a section of single track that runs N-NW up knight rd and there are a few different cuts. There are also trails between Red Hill rd. and Markley and also above the Markley rd. parking lot. These trails are generally fast and twisty with pretty good flow and they are great in the winter time because the trails stay some what clear of snow. We are currently cleaning some of these up and opening some old loops that are in there.

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    Great conditions today, just had to mind the leaves. Lots of horses and bikes out crunching them up, and saw one huge group of hikers on blue. Hopefully get another week or two of that kind of traffic before the fair weather folk hang it up for the winter.
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    Just a reminder that the trails are not in great shape for riding right now especially mid-afternoon. I was out doing some general maintenance today on an old trail near the blue today and saw a rider from a distance rutting the trails up. I understand people want to get out when it's warm but you are really damaging trails that people have spent a lot of time maintaining. If you need to ride get out early when the trails are still frozen.

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    Thanks for the update! Has it been getting cold enough in the morning to freeze? I'm out of town right now but really hoping to get a ride in when I get back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexCuse View Post
    Thanks for the update! Has it been getting cold enough in the morning to freeze? I'm out of town right now but really hoping to get a ride in when I get back.
    Not right now, and they're calling for around 1.5" rain today. Looks like everything should be froze up good by the middle of the week into next weekend if the forecasts are right though.

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    Anyone been out to check out trails? Wouldn't mind getting out to do some trail maintenance so we can ride as soon as the sogginess subsides. Any takers?

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    Judging on my yard, and what I can see of the trails from the road, I don't think they are rideable. I've still got a solid 8-10 inches in the yard and the trails look like they've been walked on by hikers in the snow. I'm thinking we're screwed til it all melts. I was down in Newark, De by White Clay today and it appears that it's still unrideable even down there. Last time I rode GLP was new years eve with Dan, his brother and another guy. Sucks, given it's my backyard, and that was 2 months ago
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    I agree with ferguson65 we are a month away from riding right now with all of the snow sitting out there and they are going to be wet for a long time. Btown brings up a good point though when the snow is gone maybe we can at least get our trail work done so we can ride when it is nice. We have hiked on the red and blue and have not seen to much in the way of trees down so that is good. As soon as the snow is off I will send a message and see if we can't get a group together, I have to think everyone is ready to get back out there. Ferguson65 have not heard anything about the new cut I think they have overwhelmed with all of this snow.

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    I'm in for trail work in the meantime. I know last time I was out on the uncut upper trail I removed a tree laying across the trail. Just some stuff to get me out in the woods! I sound like a hippie but I miss the trees maaaaan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAMGLP View Post
    . As soon as the snow is off I will send a message and see if we can't get a group together, I have to think everyone is ready to get back out there. Ferguson65 have not heard anything about the new cut I think they have overwhelmed with all of this snow.
    I'll be up to help with any work needed in the "in between" time. I know the snow has been giving them a rough go this year, the Walt Road access has been poorly plowed, if they did it at all. Last big snow it took two weeks before they opened it up.................But if you hear anything keep me in the loop!
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    Just a quick update..............Yesterday I got home from work early enough to take a quick ride over to the walt road access. The road back to the kayak/canoe/rowboat quarantine area has been roped off and unattended all winter. Some spots were bare asphalt, and some had 6 inches of snow. When the road went from asphalt to stone, it was so soft on THE ROAD that my 2.4 Trailkings sunk in and left ruts. Gonna be a while before the trails are rideable thats for sure.
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    Meh, just checked in here only to see what I expected. Soft, mud, life sucking spring thaw
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    Hey fellas we took a hike Saturday morning with our boys and cleared the blue trail from swinging bridge rd to ward rd. There is still a lot of snow on the trails but the damage was limited mainly to the cedar trees, the only section we could not clear was the access trail from ward to the first creek crossing and the county has been notified about that area. I will try to keep everyone in the loop when we go out again, it may be short notice but we might as well get most of the work done now so we can ride when it's dry.

    GLP is not ready for riding this year yet. I get frustrated when I see the horses out there because they do more damage and should know better but the county recognizes that we are not the causing the problems let's keep it that way. I will post any future days, if anyone has been out hiking let me know what you see and what needs work!

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    There is a tree down on the red between the old nature center and Knight rd lot that will need a chainsaw to clear. On the north side of Knight road across from the horse trailer parking in the cedars there is a section of 5-10 trees down. Beyond that when you make the right toward that bypass we cut there are a bunch of low leaners in the trail before you hit the bypass entrance. I'm just going to say that some of that stuff may disappear next weekend, at least in the cedars. I can park in the pulloff at the base of the hill before Knight road and take necessary tooling into the woods pretty quick from there. The one on the red is going to be a long walk with a proper tool, but it's around 20" dia.

    The cedars trails north of knight road opposite the horse trailer parking are absolutely beat to shit from horses. I don't know why they feel the need to go in there, but they've sure f#%ked it up.
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    Yeah I went out on Sunday and walked orange trail. I cleared a few trees that were blocking the trails. Especially the big pine that was blocking the trail to the left when you enter from the parking lot.
    Everything is muddy and washed out for the most part. Not going to be rideable down there for quite some time yet. I will continue to hike and clear and clean the trails until I can ride them or else I will go insane!!
    I'm up for trail day whenever you guys are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Btownrider View Post
    I will continue to hike and clear and clean the trails until I can ride them or else I will go insane!!
    I'm up for trail day whenever you guys are.
    I know TEAMGLP can't for various reasons, but if I need a hand making some things disappear I'll let you know. Not sure if I'll be around this weekend, but if I am most of my buddies won't be, that one stand down would be much easier for two or more people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post
    I know TEAMGLP can't for various reasons, but if I need a hand making some things disappear I'll let you know. Not sure if I'll be around this weekend, but if I am most of my buddies won't be, that one stand down would be much easier for two or more people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post
    On the north side of Knight road across from the horse trailer parking in the cedars there is a section of 5-10 trees down.
    Someone cut these up into managable pieces, and they just need drug off the trail. I left in a hurry and didn't get to it..........................7 trees total . The trails are not great, but do appear to be firming up, at least the part I walked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post
    Someone cut these up into managable pieces, and they just need drug off the trail. I left in a hurry and didn't get to it..........................7 trees total
    That someone gets a round of applause! Are these pieces manageable by one person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Btownrider View Post
    That someone gets a round of applause! Are these pieces manageable by one person?
    Should be. Most are 4 feet of less. Follow the trail up the hill north of Knight rd along 29, then take the singletrack into the woods, it's back in there before the washed out rooty drop section.................
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post
    Should be. Most are 4 feet of less. Follow the trail up the hill north of Knight rd along 29, then take the singletrack into the woods, it's back in there before the washed out rooty drop section.................
    I think I know where you're talking just based off the rooted drop section that surprises the hell out of ppl the first time they ride it. I'll see what I can do!

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    Area is clear along with another section of pines stacked on each other that someone with a handsaw was working diligently on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Btownrider View Post
    Area is clear along with another section of pines stacked on each other that someone with a handsaw was working diligently on.
    Excellent! Did you notice any more issues in your travels back there?
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    Well done Btown!
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    Sounds like we are making progress! Is anyone interested in going out Saturday to clean up some areas, it would have to be basic tool work. I have not been on the red side of knight road along the water or from swinging bridge to hill so I don't know if either section needs work. Let me know if your interested. D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post
    Excellent! Did you notice any more issues in your travels back there?
    I don't think there are any other areas that need serious remediation in that particular part of the trail.

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    I'm in for some trail work Saturday....if I'm not riding. My source up at Roaring Creek is headed out today to see if the higher elevation trails are rideable. I've got the itch!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAMGLP View Post
    Sounds like we are making progress! Is anyone interested in going out Saturday to clean up some areas, it would have to be basic tool work. I have not been on the red side of knight road along the water or from swinging bridge to hill so I don't know if either section needs work. Let me know if your interested. D
    I'm interested depending on time and duration. Have to get an ok from the boss. Shoot me a text with your plans. What if I happen to have a little 12" baby saw that fits in a duffel bag or backpack.................cut-n-stash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post
    What if I happen to have a little 12" baby saw that fits in a duffel bag or backpack.................cut-n-stash?
    I guess the red bow saw hanging out of my backpack yesterday was not acceptable?? Either way I will bring it with when we meet up. PM me or TEAMGLP text me with trail plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Btownrider View Post
    I guess the red bow saw hanging out of my backpack yesterday was not acceptable?? Either way I will bring it with when we meet up. PM me or TEAMGLP text me with trail plans.
    Guess I wasn't too clear. I have a bow saw too, but the little one I was referring to has a gas tank.......................But I'd have to imagine that any cutting be it powered or hand could be considered "questionable" from a liability standpoint for the park. Obviously more so with power tools than hand tools.

    Btown, I haven't got a text from TEAMGLP yet with any futher plans. If nothing else happens I'd at least be willing to hike in and get that big one off the red behind the trailer park..............................If I can break away from the yard work at home, apparently the wife has plans I'm not privy to yet........
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    Looks like tomorrow am we may head out from hill road, not sure what time I will send a text in the am. Planning on heading back towards swinging bridge to finish that section and that should get us pretty close on the loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAMGLP View Post
    Looks like tomorrow am we may head out from hill road, not sure what time I will send a text in the am. Planning on heading back towards swinging bridge to finish that section and that should get us pretty close on the loop.
    Sorry gent I'm going to scratch the itch up at Roaring Creek. If I don't come back broken, let me know what I can do tomorrow that you guys may not have finished. Sorry or bailing on you, but if I don't ride today my boss may throw me out of the house!

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    Wife and I parked at the old nature center and took the log remover for a walk today. It's a bit wet just after you cross the little bridge to go up behind the trailer park, and there were tracks in the mud that were either from a gator or side by side. That gave me a feeling that maybe the park had handled this log. We continued on and found the log had been taken care of. Despite having the powerhead in a trash bag, it's kind of hard to hide a 20" bar. Got a few weird looks, but nobody said anything.

    Guess we'll see what the rest of the red/ honeysuckle look like tomorrow.
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    Drying out at all up there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtrider76 View Post
    Drying out at all up there?
    It's getting better. We hit the red and honeysuckle today, the honeysuckle entrance is a mess buy the rest of the trail is in pretty good shape. The red is pretty good, but the fields to and from the horse trailer lot are a mess yet though. The cedars north of knight road have some trimming that needs done yet, but the trails only had a couple wet spots, overall pretty good shape.

    It appears that park employee's have been clearing the downed trees that are easily accesible by gator/ side by side.

    TEAMGLP - Do you think we could try to get an ok to attempt to reroute the water that runs down the beginning of the Honeysuckle trail? Maybe try to reroute it out to the ditch along the road so it's not running down the trail anymore.
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    Ferguson65 if you are referring to the section where we entered off of knight right after the guardrail probably not going to encourage changes. I've mentioned it before and they want people to cross at the cross walk a little further up knight.

    As ferguson65 said the red trail was still a little wet today, areas that are normally wet were not rideable. Please use your best judgement riding at this time of year and try to hold off until the trails get a little more dry time. As always anybody that gets out on the trails and sees areas of concern please post and we will try to address them quickly, please keep checking back as we are planning a work day soon.

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    Walked blue starting at ward road through to about the 4th ravine crossing. Took upper blue (which was a wet disaster as usual) to the lower blue and back to ward road. Lower blue was in excellent condition once you got past a few wet spots before the water crossing at swinging bridge. A tree that was laying across trail also disappeared. It was the bow saw bandit!

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