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    Brookhaven - Mt Zion

    anybody know if the trail is ridable this weekend with all the rain its gotten lately
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    I rode Mt Zion last Sunday and the trail is in Great shape ... they have done some really good work to make the most of the trail ... its worth a trip out there to ride it
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    rode Mt Zion yesterday and the trail is in great shape and they have been doing some tree cutting in one section but it is nothing to worry about it is only about a 25' wide section and has no effect on the ride
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    Update

    A group of us rode Mt Zion today (6/26) and while the weather was great the heat was a killer. They have started building a pavillion at the trailhead which will be larger and more permanent than the canopy tents there now. The trail was dry and fast and in great shape so if you are in the area try and go ride it.
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    July 5th

    we went back to Mt Zion in Brookhaven over the 4th of July weekend and met up with 2 of the rocket boys ... the weather was great up there since its been non stop rain at home

    the Trail is nice and dry and fast so its becoming my "go to" trail lately
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    Jon - looks like fun, sorry we missed you. We'll catch up soon in the next few weeks.

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    Nice cathing up with you and Donna again, Jon. Had fun....that trail is a blast.

    Sorry didn't lap with you guys more....was kinda pressed for time. Next time I hope to check out that black diamond section, hang out and get some pics. Let me know when you guys head back.......

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    i got back to ride Mt Zion on 9/8 and 9/11 and there has been a little progress on the pavillion but it is not finished yet and the trail is in awesome shape. I did a little exploring and found some shortcuts to $100 Hill and the 12' high bridge but I am still trying to figure out how anyone can clear the creek jump off the ramp ... there is a really sketchy landing zone
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    That is a 12ft drop to flat? I ask as I don't see a transition.
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    No, the 12' bridge goes all the way across but it does have an 18" drop in it and the creek jump is a different feature ... I've seen older videos of the creek jump and the landing was much clearer I guess it just doesnt get used much anymore
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    Ahhh well that makes it a little better, but that creek jump still looks like it is a wheel and back or neck destroyer with no transition to land on...
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    Looking to head to Brookhaven Sunday, 10/17/10. PM me for details if you want to meet up. I have room for a few more - meeting in LaPlace not sure on the time yet. Should be back in Nola for mid-afternoon.

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    The McGee Lungbuster XC race is the same day right up the road in Ridgeland. You should think about hitting that intead of Mt. Zion. Trail is in excellent shape and it should be a fun day.

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    Thanks for the heads up on the Lungbuster mwb ... I'll have to put that on my list
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    Jon, you should certainly come out for the race. They have the trail groomed to perfection for it. Its the last round of the SCRCS series and the last round of the MS State Games series. Should be a good turn out. They're having stuff on Saturday as well.

    I'm heading up late Saturday evening. Eric is heading up after work also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwb
    Eric is heading up after work also.
    I guess that means no workday on Sunday then, I don't feel so bad about planning a road trip now...

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    looks like Sunday is out for me ... Vid's folks are going to be in town that day and I have to play host ... oh well maybe next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    I guess that means no workday on Sunday then, I don't feel so bad about planning a road trip now...
    i wasn't aware i had to be there for the workday. since everyone at the meeting was notified that i would not be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratboy
    i wasn't aware i had to be there for the workday. since everyone at the meeting was notified that i would not be there.
    Not to worry, we're used to doing all the trail work anyhow, have fun at the race.


    Zoke - a group of us is working at the trail Sunday morning, got some prep and planning to do for the ROTD. We'll be out there for 7-8ish.

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    i can recall there have been many times you were a no show. so no room to talk

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratboy
    i can recall there have been many times you were a no show. so no room to talk
    HAHA! Let's take a vote, hands down, you'll lose for poor attendance. I was out there every weekend all winter long.

    It's always the tongue-in-cheek joke, "Where's Eric at...?"

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    Whoa boys. The work day was only decided upon at the meeting on Wednesday. Lots of people had other plans prior to this. Maybe we need to think about scheduling these work days a little earlier. As I understand it, there is only about an hours work for 3 or 4 guys to get the bridges in the pipeline fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lets_Ride
    Whoa boys. The work day was only decided upon at the meeting on Wednesday. Lots of people had other plans prior to this. Maybe we need to think about scheduling these work days a little earlier. As I understand it, there is only about an hours work for 3 or 4 guys to get the bridges in the pipeline fixed.
    C'mon man, I am just getting warmed up. I am long overdue for some Rat-Bashing!

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    Hell. If it is going to be more than an hour, you can count me out. I have some sweet trophies that I need to train for!!!

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    I thought NOMAMBO had a standing policy of the Sunday after the monthly meeting to be a work day. I think it says so on the calender.

    Any how 6 showed up 5 worked on the bridges in the pipeline and I took care of the hole on the out bound trail and built a new jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimT
    I thought NOMAMBO had a standing policy of the Sunday after the monthly meeting to be a work day. I think it says so on the calender.

    Any how 6 showed up 5 worked on the bridges in the pipeline and I took care of the hole on the out bound trail and built a new jump.

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    I think some of them were at the McGee Lungbuster race in Ridgeland today. That's why only a few showed up for trail work.
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    Looks like a bunch of people are heading up to Mt Zion Friday the 24th to get in a Christmas Eve ride. If you need a ride up there or directions give me a shout.
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    1st XC Race

    First ever XC Race at Mt Zion bike trail in Brookhaven, MS will be JULY 17, 2011.

    recent video of the trail

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    I'm gonna make it down there one of these days.... just got to find the time too.

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    you won't be disappointed!!!!

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    Johnny has been hard at work adding more features to the Mt Zion Trail

    see the pics here
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    MZ Scars

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    MZ SCARS "Sundays Crazy Afternoon RaceS". Sorry, that's the best acronym I could come up with. One or two Sunday afternoons a month, when we have good weather predicted we will be having TT's and short course races at Mt. Zion. We will post up on the local forums when this will take place and of course schedule them around series races that we know about. These will be free races just for fun and racing for pride.

    We will have the first one this Sunday, March 6, at 2pm. We will have a time trial starting at 2pm. After, based off the TT results, we will form evenly matched teams and have a short course relay race. After that, we can have a group ride for anyone who wants to ride some more. Should be a lot of fun and some good training. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
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    Sunday Crazy Afternoon Racing Showdown

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    Mt. ZION / NOMAMBO Time Trial

    MT. ZION trail in Brookhaven will be the host site of NOMAMBO's next Time Trial.. The date is set for June 12th 1:00.
    This event is expected to draw a large group from N.O., Baton Rouge, and of course Mississippi..

    The Time Trial is 1 lap, the rider with the fastest time wins.. riders will start in 2 Minute intervals.. cost to race..$10.00 per rider.. the money raised will be shared between Mt. Zion and NOMAMBO..

    If you haven't been to this trail NOW is the time to go!! camping is available, also, grills are on site to cook up some tasty food...

    Get there early, ride the trail and get ready to RACE>>> this is a great opportunity to see how you will do at race pace for the MT. ZION XC race being held July 17th..

    Check the forums for carpool and caravan info as we get closer to the event..

    A special thanks goes out to our Mississippi MTB brothers for hosting this event..

    So come out and race!!!

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    Just a reminder of the Time Trial scheduled for this SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY... hope to see you there!!

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    Dust N Bones

    this weekend (7/16 - 7/17) is the race at the Mt Zion trail in Brookhaven,MS ... lots of activities on Saturday and the race is on Sunday ... should be a lot of fun
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    Great race today! MZ is definitely a great trail.

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    Pics from the race are at Dust n Bones Race Pics ... it was good to see you again krue and the rest of the R2W guys ... I will post the video of the race when I get it done and the race results are posted HERE
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    Dust n Bones Video

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=26792591&amp;server=vimeo.co m&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_port rait=0&amp;color=00adef&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autop lay=0&amp;loop=0" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=26792591&amp;server=vimeo.co m&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_port rait=0&amp;color=00adef&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;autop lay=0&amp;loop=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/26792591">2011 Dust n Bones</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1374292">J H</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    nice vid zoke. I'm gonna have to make it to the next dust and bones.

    Anyone have a rain report for the trail? Thinking about going ride tom morning.

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    2012 Dust n Bones

    Sunday May 6th at 9am
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    Go Pro or Go Home

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    Here are the details on the first ever "Go Pro or Go Home" Mini Super D at Mt. Zion bike trails.

    When: Start at 5pm Saturday May 5, 2012

    Where: Mt. Zion Bike Trail, from top of first hill to the bottom at the first bridge.

    Details.... Will be a time trial start with riders going in random order. The route is part of the regular XC course and doesn't have anything "big or technical" that you can't do on you xc bike! There is one small jump that is "optional". There are 6 dirt berms on the route and it should take less than 2 minutes to run.. Winner will be the one with the fastest time... In the event of a tie, each rider will make another run to break tie.

    So what does it cost and what do you win? Cost is free to all registered racers. 5$ for anyone not registered to race Sunday. You can also pay 5$ to run an additional lap if time allows. So what will you win, either a GoPro HeroHD or a GoPro Hero2. Not sure which one it will be yet. One will be the Downhill prize and the other will be a door prize for those who pre_register but either way, an awesome prize for free! The other top 5 will recieve their choice of a FOX or DPO t'shirt.

    So you want a chance to win a GoPro, line up and find out how fast you really are. To win it will take great bike handling skills with the ability to accelerate and maintain speed through technical sections.
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    Thanks to Johnny and Shane and the rest of the Mt Zion gang for having such a great event

    <table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" style="height:194px;background:url(https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/tra...background.gif) no-repeat left"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/104627770489782132592/2012DustNBones?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KjEJja8JRgI/T6hAze05d2E/AAAAAAAAA6c/fq-pT1TQ2Lo/s160-c/2012DustNBones.jpg" width="160" height="160" style="margin:1px 0 0 4px;"></a></td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:11px"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/104627770489782132592/2012DustNBones?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite" style="color:#4D4D4D;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">2012 Dust n Bones</a></td></tr></table>
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    That was a well organized race on a fun and interesting trail. The Jan Morgan award was very touching!
    I crashed hard on the first lap and came home with a broken helmet, a concussion, a grade 1 AC separation on my shoulder and feeling like I was run over by the Mt Zion bus a couple of times. I didnít realize how bad I was hurt till after the race. I managed to finish 2nd in Cat 1 somehow, Iíll be back

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    Here are some more pics from the race ... not mine

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    Has anyone been out to mt.zion lately? just wondering how things are going out there before making a road trip. thanks

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