Page 8 of 15 FirstFirst ... 456789101112 ... LastLast
Results 351 to 400 of 730
  1. #351
    Steep on the Cheap
    Reputation: thrifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    39
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Next week we are meeting with a few riders who will inform us of their abilities and the bike's capabilities and the type of trail they like to ride. We are also getting bike dimensional measurements making our job a bit easier to build the trail. I.E we don't want to build a hump that would high center a long wheel based bike. We are exited to help in any way we can and provide a challenging trail that is also rideable by novice riders. We hope to get this project of the ground ASAP and also hope our race in March brings in much needed funding too.

    More parks are going this way and Amelia has done some work in that area too. We are taking a little different route by getting the Wounded Warriors on board as well. This project is exciting in that we can give back to those who otherwise would be left out of a sport that brings a lot of camaraderie among the participants. The way we, preliminary, have laid out the trail makes it run parallel to the trails the 2 wheeled bikes ride, so that all riders can meet up at the end of each trail making for more of a group ride. A lot of the AMTB peeps do have friends riding with them who are on 2 wheels. Inclusion is the name of the game here.

    Stay tuned!
    Just want to toss a at this whole concept.

    I saw a fellow at Amelia a few weeks ago on a four wheeled rig that he was operating with his arms/hands. He appeared to be a double amputee below the hip. He was decked out in full riding gear, too. He was getting tons of cheers from everyone as he powered by.

    The whole scene choked me up a little, and provided a whole hell of a lot of inspiration to achieve, accomplish, and overcome. It also put a lot of the things I complain about into perspective.


  2. #352
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688

    Markham Park Info

    We did the ride and we were all amazed at how well our friend rode his bike on some existing trails that we thought he couldn't do. Boy were we all in awe! We are all dedicated to make this adaptive trail system work. We are also in touch with the Wounded Warriors to make them aware of what we are doing. The park manager is fully on board and dedicated to this project. More to come!
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  3. #353
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 11trk4300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    100
    Has anyone rode or know of anyone who has a stumpjumper 29er HT in this area? I've been looking at them and wondering how they ride and handle markham and the other parks...
    2011 Trek 4300....
    2009 Specialized Elite Stumpjumper....

  4. #354
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 11trk4300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by Benja1min View Post
    I'm sure it is a personal like or dislike but I've never been there either and was considering that too.
    I've been to markham before just asking how the bike felt there more or less, guess its different for everyone just wanted some local reviews that's all..
    2011 Trek 4300....
    2009 Specialized Elite Stumpjumper....

  5. #355
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Next weekend we have the Markham 100 race to benefit the trails!!

    Markham 100k Mountain Bike Race
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  6. #356
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    460
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Next weekend we have the Markham 100 race to benefit the trails!!

    Markham 100k Mountain Bike Race
    I've been looking at the races you guys hold. Too bad I was not ready for it yet. I'm trying to train for your rumble in the jungle race that you hold in summer time and already up to 14 miles consistant.

  7. #357
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    460
    Quote Originally Posted by Amie573 View Post
    Do Not skip Santos !!!' it's awsome.
    Hah for some reason that trail set scares me. I'm thinking about riding it this summer when I go to ocala but don't think i'll race it.

  8. #358
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688

    Markham Park Info

    Remember to have fun when racing! The Markham races are to benefit the trails and aren't like the State series and CC races.
    Plenty of peeps ride as much as they can, mainly because the race course is so different from the regular course.
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  9. #359
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    454
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Remember to have fun when racing! The Markham races are to benefit the trails and aren't like the State series and CC races.
    Plenty of peeps ride as much as they can, mainly because the race course is so different from the regular course.
    Oscar-was planning a ride at Markham this weekend with my fiance who is just starting, could I ride on Saturday before the day of the race or are trails closed for preparation??? Thanks.

  10. #360
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Trails will likely be set up for the race, but if you follow the arrows and ride the course you should be fine.
    I have no idea what the course is going to be, as I am out of town for that weekend too.
    The trailsystem will be closed on race day until the race is over.
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  11. #361
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 11trk4300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    100
    Finally get to ride markham it's been awhile...ill be out there Wednesday afternoon sometime after 230
    2011 Trek 4300....
    2009 Specialized Elite Stumpjumper....

  12. #362
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688

    Good job!

    The Markham 100 was a HUGE success with 250 riders and quite a few sponsors!!! Thanks to all who raced and donated money to the trail build fund!!!
    It was the largest turn out ever for the Markham races!!
    We are planning great things and the AMTB trail is high on the list as is the new skills area. The Teeter Totter has been build and is actually in the way of all the other goodies that have been build. The MuckTruck will be repaired and should be in full action for the April TM day.
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  13. #363
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Markham and QW will as of April 1st. start to charge a fee to ride the trails. There is an annual pass available for $ 25.00 , or a daily fee of $ 5.00 for trail access. The weekend entry fee of $ 1.50 is still applicable too. The pass is valid for all Broward parks!! It is a no brainer to get the annual pass. Some of the money generated will actually benefit the trails.
    The positive thing is that with the checkpoint at the gate, it will eliminate the idiots who shouldn't be on the trails. $ 25.00 is less than a set of grips, so it isn't all that bad. You can thank the morons for filing frivolous lawsuits against the park system for the county to want to recoup some $$...
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  14. #364
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    460
    :/ i dont like that, liked the fact that we didnt have to pay for the trails but I guess I will get over it.
    -Airborne Skyhawk
    -2000 Raleigh M30
    -2008 Cannondale Rush 6

  15. #365
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    624
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Markham and QW will as of April 1st. start to charge a fee to ride the trails. There is an annual pass available for $ 25.00 , or a daily fee of $ 5.00 for trail access. The weekend entry fee of $ 1.50 is still applicable too. The pass is valid for all Broward parks!! It is a no brainer to get the annual pass. Some of the money generated will actually benefit the trails.
    The positive thing is that with the checkpoint at the gate, it will eliminate the idiots who shouldn't be on the trails. $ 25.00 is less than a set of grips, so it isn't all that bad. You can thank the morons for filing frivolous lawsuits against the park system for the county to want to recoup some $$...
    Unreal. I knew this was coming. The same thing happen in the Ga. state parks last year. Entrance fee and separate trail fee. I think it BS. And if it gonna help solve the liability issue, how about building some dirt jumps to go along with the pump track.

  16. #366
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    ^ ^^ There is a lot of resistance to this user fee..aka TAX, but there are a few pro's too.
    This fee will see some returns for us in Markham, as in a Pavilion and a real bathroom in place of the lab experiment currently serving as such...
    The park manager is an avid rider and has funded equipment rentals and materials for the trails too, so that has helped out quite a bit for us volunteers and the trails.

    Right now, there is a person on duty turning away riders who have no pass. It has been mandatory for quite a few years to have a pass, which meant you had to watch the video and sign the waivers, and there are signs at the (main) gate stating this. For the those who don't comprehend this...tough sh^t.

    I don't agree with yet another tax either, but there is not much we can do as the county could just also close the place up, thus eliminating the frivolous lawsuits like those that have happened in the past.
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  17. #367
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    923
    C'mon $25 for a year is a bargain......it costs $5+ every time you go into Virginia Key

  18. #368
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    624
    Quote Originally Posted by Surfdog93 View Post
    C'mon $25 for a year is a bargain......it costs $5+ every time you go into Virginia Key
    I agree and one reason I've never been to Virgina Key. $25 is fine as long as the money goes back to the trails. I'll get the pass and ride. As an example though, I don't go to Ft Yargo any more, even though it the closest to my parents in GA. I'm not paying $5-8 dollars to ride a trail when there are others near by that are free. If I lived there that would be a different story. They have the same annual fee. My point being you might be locking out people who would try MTBing or come from other areas and what about a family that wants to give it a shot. And I understand the liability issue. I had a DJ/BMX track in my yard my yard for 5 years before an 11y/o parents decided to sued me for a broken ankle. It gave kids a place to hang out, dig, and have fun. I just thing the individual fee is a little high for those wanting to try the sport and is gonna be a shock to others coming in from out of town. Markham has the best all around trail in S.Fl. I hope the money works it was back to the trails.
    Last edited by OffCamber; 03-22-2013 at 09:10 AM.

  19. #369
    Never Satisfied...
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    617

    Markham Park Info

    I hope this will be strictly monitored and enforced throughout the open hours of the park...

    I'll be pretty pissed if I play the responsible one and get my pass just to see knuckleheads out there without their cards and helmets riding around for free....

    Again, thanks for the trail work... I love Markham!!!

  20. #370
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bustermin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    62

    Markham Park Info

    I have only been to Markham once (May 2012) as I don't get down there very often. The one time I did get down there and hit it almost all the trails were closed due to being under water. I am considering heading down there this weekend before the new policy goes into effect on April 1st. I don't have an issue with the price except that there are 5 Peoria in my family that ride so while $25 doesn't seem like alot with 5 people that means I would have to drop $125 just to get in the gate and with only getting down there once or twice a year or so it will make more sense to pay the $5 per person when we go. I hope has more trails open when I go this time.

    Can everyone tell me what they're favorite part of Markham is and why, post photo if possible.

  21. #371
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Bustermin, I see your dilemma and perhaps there should be a family plan in place. I will email the park manager and ask him about it. At the moment ALL trails are open too.
    My personal favorite trail is Alligator Ally and Rte 66. I also like Outback and Armadillo trails. To me the whole system works well and yes I am biased I know...

    FWIW, I understand is that there will be someone on duty 7 days a week from here on keeping the usual idiots out..
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  22. #372
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bustermin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    62

    Markham Park Info

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Bustermin, I see your dilemma and perhaps there should be a family plan in place. I will email the park manager and ask him about it. At the moment ALL trails are open too.
    My personal favorite trail is Alligator Ally and Rte 66. I also like Outback and Armadillo trails. To me the whole system works well and yes I am biased I know...

    FWIW, I understand is that there will be someone on duty 7 days a week from here on keeping the usual idiots out..
    Don't get me wrong I am not opposed to the fee as it can only help improve the trails county wide as well as possibly fund the creation of future trails.

  23. #373
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    I understand but perhaps the county should have taken into account multiple users in one family...
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  24. #374
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688

    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    This is a direct quote from the park manager in regards to my question about the fee's for family's

    "Yes, we will be assisting the families of 4 or more. We will charge the parents and not the children. However, if the parents do not ride then we will only charge the children. It should never exceed $75."

    I hope this helps....
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  25. #375
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dorkboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    44
    My wife and I are going on vacation next week in south Florida. We are thinking about giving Markham a rip, so my question for you guys is, can we rent some real mtb bikes around there? My wife is 5'3" and we currently ride custom built Specialized Pitch Pro and Myka fsr. So what are our options for around there?

    Thanks

  26. #376
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  27. #377
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bustermin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    62

    Markham Park Info

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    This is a direct quote from the park manager in regards to my question about the fee's for family's

    "Yes, we will be assisting the families of 4 or more. We will charge the parents and not the children. However, if the parents do not ride then we will only charge the children. It should never exceed $75."

    I hope this helps....
    Excellent, thanks for the information

  28. #378
    rubber side down
    Reputation: TAOS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    510
    To clear up the controversial fees that have started at Markham heres a post from one of the Markham Park Trail Builders:

    "This morning the core group of Markham Trail Volunteers had a meeting with park management to get the FACTS regarding the new "Amenities Fees" the county will be charging. So in efforts to keep everyone informed of what's going on I want to share the information to set things straight.
    As of April 1st, 2013, Broward County Parks will begin charging an "Amenities Fee" at all county parks. In regards to Markham this will include a $25 per year usage fee for the MTB Trails, Model Airplane Field, and Dog Park (all separate fees). There will also be a one day pass available for $5. Starting April 1st, anyone wishing to enter the Trail Head Gate must go to the Park Office and pay the fee, sign a new updated waiver, and receive a new access card. If you have the current access card you will not need to watch the safety video again. It will be required viewing for any new riders as it has been for the past several years. This is an annual fee that expires on Dec 31 each year and will need to be renewed. Once you have obtained an access card at Markham or Quiet Waters it will be good at either park or any other Broward County Park that opens a designated MTB trail. There will be concessions made for any current registered volunteer who has logged 50+ hours in the previous year .
    Now to answer the big question, "Where is the money going?"
    We have been informed that Markham will be getting a new Trailhead Pavilion which has already been approved, as well as a new composting restroom at the trailhead. We could not be given a definite time frame as to the completion of the projects due to the large number of projects currently ongoing throughout the county, but they are coming. Also keep in mind that although the Markham Park Trail Building Fund is able to fund a great majority of the materials and equipment used for upkeep of the trails we are still supported by the Park Management with equipment rentals, materials, signs, our fund raising races, as well as many other aspects of daily activities required to keep the trails open.
    So, think about this. Up until now, the Trails have been a parcel of land that at anytime the powers that be could come in and shut down to use for whatever they wanted. Now that they will be a "Revenue Stream" for the county it will make it that much harder for them to do so. And at $25 per year plus $1.50 park entry, it still makes Broward County Park's Trails less expensive to enter than any other South Florida Trail.
    So, as with anything new, there will be some growing pains I'm sure. But, in the end we (The Usual Suspects) feel that in the long run this will benefit the S. Florida Mountain Biking Community greatly.
    Thanks,
    Chris"

  29. #379
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688

    Markham Park Info

    Thanks for that post TAOS ! I have been super busy with work and so Mtb has taken a back seat for now. Depending on work I may come out this Sunday for TM day as the work will include some much needed repairs in a few spots. If one volunteers X hours, the pass will be free btw....
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  30. #380
    rubber side down
    Reputation: TAOS1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    510
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Thanks for that post TAOS ! I have been super busy with work
    When we goin'? lol

  31. #381
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Lemme know...LOL
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  32. #382
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    6
    Went to the park on Wednesday and got my new permit for $26.00. Rode in and no one was there checking riders entering. Came out three hours later and and no one there still. When I left, I stopped at the office and asked for a manager. I inquired about the permanent person who was suppose to be checking the riders entering the trails now for the new fee schedule that has been imposed and I was told that a person would only be checking for the new pasees on the weekends. Guess its better to just ride without regisrering like a lot of people have been doing.

  33. #383
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Don't feel bad having paid for a pass as from what I heard it will change, however slowly. There will be someone at the gate in the weekends at first, since this is the time for more problem peeps to show up and wreak havoc on the trails.
    Weekdays early AM, is when the fast riders are out and they know what they are doing causing little to no issues. I don't remember seeing an ambulance during the week for example. We will start patrolling more as well, also during the week. If people think they can get away with crap we will just dial 911 and have law enforcement deal with the trespassers/idiots. There is a resident BSO officer on the property, so it will take mere minutes for him to show up anyway..
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  34. #384
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Today was a TM day and the usual clan was working on Iguana Ridge to repair it and some headway was made in the new skills area near the entrance. My friend and I cleared out the vegetation above Pipeline to keep the wood from rotting out. Nothing major was done but some essential stuff.
    There was a person at the gate to check for the new cards and apparently the office was busy selling them most of the day. It is also apparent that the need for a gate keeper is great as there were plenty of peeps who shouldn't be on the trails. A hardhat doesn't qualify as a riding helmet, just to mention one example...
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  35. #385
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    460

    Markham Park Info

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Today was a TM day and the usual clan was working on Iguana Ridge to repair it and some headway was made in the new skills area near the entrance. My friend and I cleared out the vegetation above Pipeline to keep the wood from rotting out. Nothing major was done but some essential stuff.
    There was a person at the gate to check for the new cards and apparently the office was busy selling them most of the day. It is also apparent that the need for a gate keeper is great as there were plenty of peeps who shouldn't be on the trails. A hardhat doesn't qualify as a riding helmet, just to mention one example...
    Bought my pass yesterday and QW was busy selling them a lot of the day too. But really a hard hat?!?!
    -Airborne Skyhawk
    -2000 Raleigh M30
    -2008 Cannondale Rush 6

  36. #386
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Yes, some moron tried to ride in with a hardhat...I don't know what happened with him as I went to work..The gate was manned for most if not all day and the park is making an effort in doing this daily.
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  37. #387
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    125
    First wanted to say thank you for all your hard work, I really should show up one of these Sunday's to help out. I don't think the 25 is a big deal since it was.so cheap before. I rode today and had a blast. I've been going to markham for a couple of years but have been going more frequently since my new bike purchase last year, anyhow I just discovered twisted trail today! I feel like an idiot for not knowing that it existed but what a kick ass trail , I was too tired to ride route 66 but will probably go tomorrow. I usually ride through everything and end up leaving after gun range. So my dumb ass didn't know about Bermuda triangle, twisted trail , route66!! I guess I should look at a map!
    Im thrilled to hit them up tomorrow, I wonder what other gems I'm missing at markham...

  38. #388
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Thanks and since you missed Bermuda before, you probably missed Alligator Alley/Black Snake and Las Olas?? If you ride every trail you come to a little over 9 miles of trail. This year we will reach our goal of 10 miles.

    As an FYI for everyone, the gate is now manned for the foreseeable future!!
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  39. #389
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    125
    I guess I dont pay that much attention to the signs while riding. My typical ride looking at the map is warm up loop(expert), then rock garden, armadillo, traverse, area 51, supercross to eviction.
    outback, then I ride gunrange. I guess I was not aware of the trails on the eastern side.
    Yesterday I found what I think was twisted trail and I saw route 66 but was winded.
    The trail that im talking about was like a roller coaster mostly black dirt hills, had some killer wood ramps. which trail is this?
    Whats the best way to enter all those trails on the east?

  40. #390
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    If you come out of Gunrange you go over a little berm by the lake and make a sharp right just past the exit of the first Outback trail you exit before you went into Gunrange. This trail makes a few twists before you get into a gnarly climb followed by a sharp left turn and a drop. Keep riding until you see a trail bearing left, that is Outback Extension which has the big Ski-slope drop. This leads over a small wood bridge into an open area. There you bear left toward Crimescene, Jet Ski and Twisted Trail. Out of Ted's, aka Twisted trail, you make a turn right, a left turn and a climb that leads toward the wooden ramp and the big dirt hill after which you either go left to Bermuda or right to Alligator Alley and Rte 66..
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  41. #391
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    125
    thanks Oscar, Ill try that route next time, I think I have ridden outback extension but didn't do the ski-slope drop, is this the one that has a slight right turn before heading down?
    so which trail is the one I am describing with the rolling hills?wooden plank ramps?
    it was a blast!

  42. #392
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    You're welcome. The only one I can think of outside of Gunrange would be Pipeline which is part of Area 51 just past Traverse, or you may have ridden Alligator Alley as this trail has the 'High Point' wood structure in it.....
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  43. #393
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    125
    dam maybe ill take a map with me next time, I still cant believe I have been missing out on trails...DOH
    is the map on clubmud the most recent one?

  44. #394
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Uh not really, as we added trails like Las Olas, Iguana Ridge, a small bypass trail on the East side of the trail system, and the new addition to Black Snake, not to mention the addition in Warm up loop you already found. If you want to ride with me one day I can show you around. Much easier to do...
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  45. #395
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    460
    I personally liked las olas very much. But that ski-slope drop is the thing that ended my ride 2 weeks ago... No clue exactly what happened so we can just call it a wipeout.
    -Airborne Skyhawk
    -2000 Raleigh M30
    -2008 Cannondale Rush 6

  46. #396
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688

    Markham Park Info

    Sorry for your spill. It is a double red diamond trail... I should know as I helped build it. There are two signs on that trail warning people and it even took me by surprise when I rode it the first time, as you pick up so much speed...
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

  47. #397
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    460
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarW View Post
    Sorry for your spill. It is a double red diamond trail... I should know as I helped build it. There are two signs on that trail warning people and it even took me by surprise when I rode it the first time, as you pick up so much speed...
    Even though I am newer to the sport I have very little issues regardless of the trail difficulties, I went on all the double diamond trails including gun range but the only time I fell was on that drop. Those trails are awesome wish I could make it out their more often.
    -Airborne Skyhawk
    -2000 Raleigh M30
    -2008 Cannondale Rush 6

  48. #398
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 11trk4300's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    100
    what part are you calling las olas?
    2011 Trek 4300....
    2009 Specialized Elite Stumpjumper....

  49. #399
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    460
    Quote Originally Posted by 11trk4300 View Post
    what part are you calling las olas?
    There is a trail called las olas. It's sign is not a traditional one though, it looked to be made out of wood. Thats how I could tell it apart from most others by memory.
    -Airborne Skyhawk
    -2000 Raleigh M30
    -2008 Cannondale Rush 6

  50. #400
    mtbr member
    Reputation: OscarW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,688
    Las Olas is the trail that you can ride after you come from Area 51 and the big undulating wooden bridge feature called Pipeline. Just go straight when you pass that tiny wood bridge and you see the wooden sign "Las Olas". The trail is almost like a pump track. Las Olas will lead you into "Huck You" and Eviction. The woman who makes the signs is on a mission to replace all the trail signs with different designs and cool lettering.
    Current ride(s) 2011 Santa Cruz Blur LT and a Norco Threshold SL with Di2

Page 8 of 15 FirstFirst ... 456789101112 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •