Markham Park Info

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  • 09-09-2014
    SandSpur
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    TM was a great success with 25 peeps showing up. Some even bringing their own trimmers too!! Most of the trails got a much needed shave.
    We are now going 'gangnam' style on the AMTB trails as the grand opening of the full 4.5 mile system is planned for Saturday OCT 18. There will be a full press core, event tent and all kinds of activities for that day. More details will follow!

    will you be doing any of the layout for the FSC/CC race? those AMTB trails should make it more fun for passing at some points
  • 09-09-2014
    OscarW
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SandSpur View Post
    will you be doing any of the layout for the FSC/CC race? those AMTB trails should make it more fun for passing at some points

    If there is a FSC/CC race at Markham then usually parts of the AMTB trails are in it, even reversed, but also parts of the fire roads which are better for passing. The AMBT is wider but still not a double wide trail by any means. We decided early on that no MTB'r wants a fire road for a trail so we tried to keep them as authentic as possible. :D
  • 09-18-2014
    OscarW
    The conditions are poor with mud everywhere. I'd avoid the park for now unless you like spending money on drivetrains. The lake levels are so high that this is flooding the roads and pushing groundwater levels high enough that nothing drains. SFWM needs to start pumping out the area before the trails will be drying out... We just had another 1.25 inches dumped on us....
  • 09-19-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    I can attest... I tried to ride yesterday afternoon (wasn't raining for once)...

    I had a terrible ride and ended up busting my ass on a slippery section...

    Sore as hell today... Oh well, par for the course...
  • 09-19-2014
    OscarW
    I just closed WarmUp Loop as it is under repair and the muck has to set up somehow. The lake levels are now to the point of water creeping over the road towards the tool sheds... SFLWM needs to start dumping water out of Weston and the lakes in the park..
  • 09-19-2014
    Shane R
    Markham Park Info
    So is it not worth riding tomorrow? Might go to Virginia key instead.
  • 09-22-2014
    randeez
    Oscar can you please add me to the markham facebook group as well.
    been wanted to keep an eye on conditions to make a trip down one of these weekends, i didnt realize it's not much further than my office :madman:
  • 09-23-2014
    OscarW
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by randeez View Post
    Oscar can you please add me to the markham facebook group as well.
    been wanted to keep an eye on conditions to make a trip down one of these weekends, i didnt realize it's not much further than my office :madman:

    PM me your FB info and I'll see what I can do...
  • 09-23-2014
    OscarW
    Sorry I didn't reply sooner Shane as I was doing a lot of work lately in Markham...
    The situation is slowly improving but it all depends how much rain we get this week. The lake-levels have dropped a bit but the ground is still saturated enough to prevent drying of the trails fast enough for everyone... WarmUp loop was opened up tonight as well so we are making progress.. Only 66 and Waterdog (AMTB) trail are closed now...
  • 09-25-2014
    yem999
    sorry if its been asked already whats the facebook page?
  • 09-25-2014
    OscarW
    Check it out here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/59407841100/
    If you want to join than just request it and an admin will look at your profile. No profanities or spamming allowed! If you do the ban hammer will fall. We have a lot of kids on there and we need to keep it clean.
  • 10-03-2014
    SandSpur
    Carlos the party pooper
  • 10-06-2014
    OscarW
    If you are referring to the thread about the "Ruffle" then you have to see it from the our side as peeps were being threatened and cr^p like that is not what the FB page is about. The park manager and county peeps check into that page also and it looked very unprofessional to everyone.. It was funny up to that point though...
  • 10-06-2014
    SandSpur
    There was only one person threatening.... and im kinda surprised he was allowed to stay a member of the group despite that threatening..
  • 10-06-2014
    OscarW
    I was outvoted for booting him... so sadly he stays...
  • 10-10-2014
    Biohazard74
    Hey Oscar, how is Markham lately? Still on the muddy side? Haven't been in over a year and thinking of going On Sunday. Thanks in advance
  • 10-10-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    It was dry last weekend... Great riding finally!
  • 10-10-2014
    Biohazard74
    Nice. Miss that place. I'll be there Sunday
  • 10-13-2014
    TAOS1
    Crazy busy on Sunday! Trails were nice tho! Some nice improvements.....some overly done.....The adaptive trail network is really nice for those riding with family. The last 'drop' coming out of the gun range is fantastic! I know how grumpy Markham dudes get when calling something a 'drop' but I fly off that thing almost clearing the bricks:thumbsup:
  • 10-13-2014
    Biohazard74
    Yea man it was definitely a great day Sunday. Saw some folks I haven't seen in a good while. Awesome weather.
  • 10-14-2014
    OscarW
    Glad you all has a good day on Sunday!! The trails are dry and loose in some spots because it dried out so (too?) fast.

    The AMTB trails are just about all built and we have started to rebuild some of the lost elevation, notably the climb before the big drop in Outback extention which was raised 4.5 feet at the top. The next projects will be Armadillo, Fishinghole loop, Iguana Ridge, Area 51, Redback, Supercross and Rte 66 on the West side of the park. The Dump area will be busy with big trucks, dozers etc in the next week or so.
  • 10-15-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Lol

    I got a surprise yesterday on that climb in Outback Extension on my SS... Wasn't expecting it...

    Love the work done... Thanks!!!
  • 10-18-2014
    OscarW
    You're welcome!! Yeah that climb was a pet peeve of mine for some time as after we rebuilt the drop, the rest of the trail felt wanting. As we were building the AMTB trail next to OBX, the opportunity to fix the climb was there and it got done. 35 Tons of black fill capped by a ton of marl...
  • 10-19-2014
    Under_Pressure
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Glad you all has a good day on Sunday!! The trails are dry and loose in some spots because it dried out so (too?) fast.

    You're not lying! had to slow done after 3 falls this past Friday. Loving the work done guys. Hopefully work slows down so I can lend a hand to you guys.
  • 10-21-2014
    Biohazard74
    Well, there goes the nice dry weather :madmax:
  • 10-21-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Biohazard74 View Post
    Well, there goes the nice dry weather :madmax:

    No worries... If Markham is too muddy, just head north a bit to Quiet Waters...

    That's what I do, and I only live a couple if miles away from Markham...
  • 10-21-2014
    SandSpur
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33 View Post
    No worries... If Markham is too muddy, just head north a bit to Quiet Waters...

    That's what I do, and I only live a couple if miles away from Markham...

    Thats not going to help for this weekends race
  • 10-21-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SandSpur View Post
    Thats not going to help for this weekends race

    True... I forgot about that...
  • 10-22-2014
    OscarW
    Fsc race!!!
    This Friday 10-24-14 the race course will be set up for the FSC race on Sunday and the trail will be closed on race-day until after the race.
    Saturday there is a ST race at 4 PM so the trails will close at 2:30 PM so we can set up the course. Please follow the race course arrows as a lot of trails will be in REVERSE. This is a great opportunity to ride some of your favorite trails in reverse... I hope we don't get too much rain although the trails can use some.
  • 10-22-2014
    Biohazard74
    I love quiet waters. Haven't been in a while cause it far as hell for me.
  • 10-22-2014
    OscarW
    A lot has been done at QW and I need to ride it again too. I have nothing to do with the FSC race so maybe Sunday I'll ride there for a change..
  • 10-22-2014
    Biohazard74
    Oscar if my son wants to ride that day and take the ride with me ill probably show up too.
  • 10-22-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    It's fun out there (QW), but the lack of shade/cover kinda stinks...

    That's my only complaint...
  • 10-23-2014
    OscarW
    Bio, that will be cool! If I don't have a charter or other things to do I'll be there on Sunday. I hear you about the lack of shade. Before Wilma and the county destroyed the park it was nice from what I heard. Never have been there before the storm...
  • 10-23-2014
    OffCamber
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Bio, that will be cool! If I don't have a charter or other things to do I'll be there on Sunday. I hear you about the lack of shade. Before Wilma and the county destroyed the park it was nice from what I heard. Never have been there before the storm...

    Really miss that place. Best overall park back then.
  • 10-23-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    It had a pretty cool dirt jump section as well...
  • 10-25-2014
    OscarW
    It still does and the BMX dudes are working hard to revamp the area.. We have been helping them with the county's heavy equipment so they can get work done a bit faster..
  • 10-25-2014
    OffCamber
    Where are the DJs at QW? Or are you referencing the FR area at Markham?
  • 10-27-2014
    OscarW
    I got roped into dealing with the FSC race as there weren't enough patrollers left to help out. There are 50 registered patrollers for Broward County and 5 were helping out...:madmax: Needless to say that I am over it.. :madman:
  • 10-28-2014
    SandSpur
    I raced. Oscar. I am very grateful for your patrolling. I cant believe so many had to be turned away trying to get into the trails to ride, and trying to enter without helmets.
  • 10-31-2014
    OscarW
    The race was a great success and I was happy to be there for the racers. It is just that the non racers have no clue that the county demands the trail closure while the race is on. The no helmet crowd are just brainless morons who can't understand a simple english sigh that states: "Beyond This Point Helmets Are Mandatory" What can I say? Dumb-ass S.Florida at it's best...
  • 11-02-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Oscar, are the trails closed next Sunday?

    November 9th
  • 11-03-2014
    OscarW
    Yes they are, as the Jamaican Jerk fest is on and the vendors go through the 8th street gate which puts truck traffic right between WarmUp and Bermuda and the Pumptrack... I wish it was otherwise as the weather is just perfect for riding and Rte 66 was just opened up too...
  • 11-03-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Thanks...

    That blows...
  • 11-05-2014
    OscarW
    For those who do show up......:skep: we are doing trail repair and if caught, and chances are you will because of where we are working, we'll put you to work..:devil:
  • 11-05-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Lol
  • 11-11-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Trails are perfect right now and Route 66 is not flooded...
  • 11-16-2014
    Smudge13
    Rode it for the first time today. Had a blast.

    I've basically been off of the bike for a year and man am I out of shape! My calves were burning just trying to stay heels down in the technical sections.

    This was my first ride since moving out from San Diego. I was used to long arduous climbs out there. I still have my lungs, but my leg muscles have seriously deteriorated.

    Big shout out to the trail builders and maintainers. You guys have done a great job!
  • 11-17-2014
    OscarW
    The trails are in great shape and Redback opened up with a brand new berm at the bottom. The rain prevented the build of a new tabletop there, but it is on the way too... The marl got a bit soggy to say the least.
  • 11-18-2014
    HOLLYWOOD33
    Markham Park Info
    Nice... Can't wait to try it!