Spillway - Norco,La

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  • 03-17-2011
    Zoke2
    TT Series Schedule
    TimT has posted the dates for the TT series ...

    It has been decided that this will be ran as a Series.
    Points will be awarded to the finishers of each race.
    1place=10pts,2=9,3=8,4=7,5=6,6=5,7=4,8=3,9=2,10th and all the rest get 1 pt.
    The racer with the most points at the end of the series will be awarded..
    Race fee is $10.00 Come out and make this year a blast!!!!
    The first races begin March 27th, start time is 8:00 clockwise direction
    April 10th 8:00 counter clockwise Also, ***** Trek Demo begins at 10:00 *****
    May 15th 8:00 clockwise
    June 12th 8:00 counter clockwise
    July 10th 8:00 clockwise
    Aug 14th 8:00 counter clockwise award ceremony

    more info here
  • 03-27-2011
    Zoke2
    5 Attachment(s)
    TT Results
    the weather was perfect and there were a lot of new faces at the trail ... good turn out and the results are posted here and more of the pics are posted here
  • 03-27-2011
    HigHlyaGGraVaTeD
    I ll try and make the next one! Still got 54 miles in anyway!
  • 03-30-2011
    jason333
    How does this trail compare to Comite?
  • 03-30-2011
    ratboy
    you would like it. its a little like comite but with out the drops
  • 03-31-2011
    Zoke2
    jason333 scroll back thru this thread and you will find a couple of videos of the trail if that helps
  • 04-05-2011
    Zoke2
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    TT #2 and Trek Demo
    The second TT is this Sunday at 8am and then at 10am Trek will be having a bike demo. The TT will be run counter clockwise this week.
  • 04-05-2011
    HigHlyaGGraVaTeD
    Thanks Zoke2, I spoke to Chad Netto and he told me about it also. I ll try my best to make it. My mtb is still in shop!
  • 04-11-2011
    Zoke2
    5 Attachment(s)
    TT #2 Results
    Another great turn out for the TT and the Trek crew did an awesome job with the Demo. The results are posted here
  • 04-17-2011
    Zoke2
    4 Attachment(s)
    TimT got the transitions finished at the wall berm and the old teeter bridge ... good job ... the trail is dry and fast but its getting a little sandy again and the little snakes are out and about. The Stage lasted a whole week ... I'm surprised it lasted that long
  • 04-17-2011
    HigHlyaGGraVaTeD
    Those berms are great!
  • 04-17-2011
    jason333
    How do you get to the dirt jumps? I can't find it on map, and we wanna come play this weekend.
  • 04-17-2011
    Zoke2
    "How do you get to the dirt jumps?"

    from the trailhead go back up the levee and turn left and go about 1/4 mile and turn left down the levee ... really you cant miss them from the levee
  • 05-06-2011
    ratboy
    Opening Of The Spillway
    > Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 8:00 PM
    > UNITED STATES COAST GUARD SECTOR NEW
    > ORLEANS
    >
    > MARINE SAFETY BULLETIN
    >
    > Volume XI, Issue 39
    > TIME:5:00 P.M.
    > Date: 05 May 2011
    >
    > BONNET CARRE SPILLWAY OPENING
    >
    > Due to the current high water, the Army Corps of Engineers anticipates
    > opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway at 0800 CDT on Sunday, May 8th,
    > 2011.
    >
    > Based upon this potential opening, the Captain of the Port
    > (COTP) New Orleans anticipates establishing a Safety Zone on the Lower
    > Mississippi River from Mile 127 to Mile 129, beginning at 0800, CDT on
    > Sunday, May 8th, 2011, which will remain in effect for the duration
    > that the Bonnet Carre Spillway remains open. Vessels and tows will be
    > prohibited from meeting or overtaking in this zone.
    > Vessels will also be prohibited from anchoring in the Bonnet Carre
    > Anchorage while this safety zone is in effect.
    >
    > There may be unexpected crosscurrents or eddies that occur due to the
    > water being diverted from the river into the spillway. Mariners are
    > reminded to exercise due caution and stay toward the Right Descending
    > Bank (RDB) while navigating through this area.
    >
    > Barge fleets and terminals located upriver from the Bonnet Carre
    > Spillway should also pay close attention to the increased river
    > current and make extra efforts, to ensure vessels and barges remain
    > moored or anchored. All barge fleets are reminded to review and
    > comply with the high water requirements listed in 33 CFR 165.803(m).
    >
    > The Army Corps of Engineers' M/V KENT will be stationed on the Left
    > Descending Bank (LDB) just North of the spillway to monitor traffic.
    > Any barge breakaways or vessels adrift in the vicinity of the spillway
    > from Mile 128 to Mile
    > 135 should be immediately reported to:
    > 1) USCG Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) on VHF Ch 67, or by phone at
    > (504) 365-2230 and,
    > 2) M/V KENT on VHF Ch. 67 or 16.
    >
    > Finally, vessels operating in Lake Pontchartrain near the spillway
    > discharge area should be on alert for debris washing into the lake.
    >
    > For more information, contact the following:
    > Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504)
    > 365-2543
    > Sector New Orleans Waterways Management Division: (504) 365-2280
    > Vessel Traffic Service: (504) 365-2230
    >
    >
    >
    > CAPTAIN E. M. STANTON
    > Captain of the Port New Orleans
  • 05-06-2011
    Zoke2
    I'm going to ride out there today ... I might take a lot of "before" pictures since who knows what it will look like after the water goes down
  • 05-06-2011
    ratboy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ratboy
    > Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 8:00 PM
    > UNITED STATES COAST GUARD SECTOR NEW
    > ORLEANS
    >
    > MARINE SAFETY BULLETIN
    >
    > Volume XI, Issue 39
    > TIME:5:00 P.M.
    > Date: 05 May 2011
    >
    > BONNET CARRE SPILLWAY OPENING
    >
    > Due to the current high water, the Army Corps of Engineers anticipates
    > opening the Bonnet Carre Spillway at 0800 CDT on Sunday, May 8th,
    > 2011.
    >
    > Based upon this potential opening, the Captain of the Port
    > (COTP) New Orleans anticipates establishing a Safety Zone on the Lower
    > Mississippi River from Mile 127 to Mile 129, beginning at 0800, CDT on
    > Sunday, May 8th, 2011, which will remain in effect for the duration
    > that the Bonnet Carre Spillway remains open. Vessels and tows will be
    > prohibited from meeting or overtaking in this zone.
    > Vessels will also be prohibited from anchoring in the Bonnet Carre
    > Anchorage while this safety zone is in effect.
    >
    > There may be unexpected crosscurrents or eddies that occur due to the
    > water being diverted from the river into the spillway. Mariners are
    > reminded to exercise due caution and stay toward the Right Descending
    > Bank (RDB) while navigating through this area.
    >
    > Barge fleets and terminals located upriver from the Bonnet Carre
    > Spillway should also pay close attention to the increased river
    > current and make extra efforts, to ensure vessels and barges remain
    > moored or anchored. All barge fleets are reminded to review and
    > comply with the high water requirements listed in 33 CFR 165.803(m).
    >
    > The Army Corps of Engineers' M/V KENT will be stationed on the Left
    > Descending Bank (LDB) just North of the spillway to monitor traffic.
    > Any barge breakaways or vessels adrift in the vicinity of the spillway
    > from Mile 128 to Mile
    > 135 should be immediately reported to:
    > 1) USCG Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) on VHF Ch 67, or by phone at
    > (504) 365-2230 and,
    > 2) M/V KENT on VHF Ch. 67 or 16.
    >
    > Finally, vessels operating in Lake Pontchartrain near the spillway
    > discharge area should be on alert for debris washing into the lake.
    >
    > For more information, contact the following:
    > Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504)
    > 365-2543
    > Sector New Orleans Waterways Management Division: (504) 365-2280
    > Vessel Traffic Service: (504) 365-2230
    >
    >
    >
    > CAPTAIN E. M. STANTON
    > Captain of the Port New Orleans

    NOW THE CORPS JUST POSTED A RE-TRACTION TO THE LAST POST. THEY MOVED THE DATE BACK TO MONDAY. SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION. JUST PASSING ALONG WHAT THEY ARE TELLING ME.
  • 05-11-2011
    Zoke2
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    5/11
    its not looking good out there
  • 05-11-2011
    TunicaTrails
    So sorry to see that. I remember waiting in the rain under that pavilion with a hooker for a ride (no relations). Water's getting really high up here too.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...&type=1&ref=nf
  • 05-23-2011
    Zoke2
    5 Attachment(s)
    we rode up in Baton Rouge at Comite since the Spillway is closed ... on the ride back we snapped some pics from I-10 looking towards the Spillway ... thats a lot of water
  • 06-20-2011
    Zoke2
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    Spillway Damage
    I went out to the Spillway Trail and took some pics of the damage. It is still a sloppy mess and trees are down everywhere ... but the trail looks salvageable with a lot of work. I only hope they incorporate some of the downed trees and stuff into features on the new trail. Looks like all of the pilings by the Qtip are still there and a large tree fell across the pile of tires but the drum set is still there.
    You can see all the pics HERE
  • 08-07-2011
    Zoke2
    5 Attachment(s)
    Trail Update
    Tip and I put in 3 hours at the trail clearing debris and picking up trash. Tim has fixed the wall berm and the trail is really starting to dry out. There is still a bridge that needs to be put back in place at the clearing and another bridge needs to be rebuilt because its gone. Its not done, but its getting there.
  • 08-07-2011
    Zoke2
    1 Attachment(s)
    Time Trial in City Park
    still having the Time Trial in City Park until the trail is finished
  • 08-14-2011
    Zoke2
    Pics from the TT
    They had a great turn out with 36 racers and the weather wasnt bad either ... here are the PICS
  • 08-16-2011
    Zoke2
    TT Results
    They have posted the results and more pics from the TT HERE
  • 08-23-2011
    Zoke2
    1 Attachment(s)
    Work Day 8/21
    Best day yet and now the Trail is looking good ... had 25+ people show up to help. We moved one bridge back in place and built another bridge and back filled the big berm. Ratboy did some amazing work with the Bobcat. There is some sand when you get back by the turn around and one or two small reroutes need to be done but its looking good out there.

    You can see some Pics here Picasa Web Albums - J H - Spillway Work...
  • 08-23-2011
    Zoke2
    Video of the repaired Trail
    embed isnt working ... use this link

    Spillway trail is back ... on Vimeo
  • 08-31-2011
    Zoke2
    4 Attachment(s)
    Tip and I put in 3 hours of shovel work today. We removed one dead fall tree from the trail and shoveled a whole lot of sand ... slowly but surely its getting there. I'm getting pretty good at riding with a shovel.
  • 09-05-2011
    bradknob
    How are the dirt jumps looking at the trail, if they still exist? I have a buddy and few shovels ready to do work. are there any set build dates? and do i need special permission to go work on some jumps? if yall could let me know id like to help. thanks
  • 09-06-2011
    Zoke2
    Yes the dirt jumps are still there and in pretty good shape. Check Nomambo for posted work days and please dont start digging out there without checking with them first. There is a Time Trial out there on the 11th so you could talk to them then.
  • 09-12-2011
    Zoke2
    Sept Time Trial
    Had the last time trial Sunday and the weather was great and the trail was in pretty good shape ... there was some damage at the pipeline and one of the bridges is gone so we have some work to do out there. Here are the Pics from the TT
  • 09-13-2011
    Zoke2
    1 Attachment(s)
    TT Results
    You can see the Final Results for the TT series HERE

    Thanks go out to TimT for all his work putting this thing together and always coming up with unique prizes and to everyone that helped get the trail back in shape after the flood.
  • 09-29-2011
    Zoke2
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    Spillway Scramble
    The event has been rescheduled for Oct 30th. The Race of the Dead is on Oct 29th, there is a separate thread for this event
  • 10-25-2011
    Zoke2
    This is going to be a great weekend of riding and racing at the Spillway Trail. SS race Sat nite and an XC race Sun ... don't be Skeeeeered
  • 02-13-2012
    bennyblanco2121
    What's a good tire to run at the spillway?
  • 02-14-2012
    tattoooo
    So what is left of the trail I knew before Katrina? Is the teeter still there? Layne and I put that thing in, took forever to drive them damn posts in.
  • 02-14-2012
    Zoke2
    The teeter is now just a bridge but they have built some new bridges and berms thru out the trail ... probably a lot has changed since you were out there
  • 02-14-2012
    Zoke2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bennyblanco2121 View Post
    What's a good tire to run at the spillway?

    any tire that is good on hardpack ... when we dug all the sand off the trail after the flood we went down to solid ground
  • 02-27-2012
    Zoke2
    4 Attachment(s)
    2012 Time Trial Series
    Sunday was the first TT of the season and we had a great turnout with 29 racers signed up. The trail is in awesome condition and the weather is not to bad. Here are the results and some pics
  • 03-05-2012
    Zoke2
    Just having a little fun at the trail

    Spillway on Vimeo

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/37955451?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/37955451">Spillway</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1374292">J H</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 03-05-2012
    tattoooo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Zoke2 View Post
    The teeter is now just a bridge but they have built some new bridges and berms thru out the trail ... probably a lot has changed since you were out there

    Awww c'mon! We gotta get the teeter back!
  • 03-06-2012
    Zoke2
    tattoooo if you look at the video at 1:45 you can see the bridge that replaced the teeter totter ... and if you go back thru this thread you will see what happened to it ... the kids using the rope swing tore the top of the teeter off and dragged it down to the rope swing and pushed it in the water to use it as a ladder to get out of the canal ... so we removed the tree that they were using for a rope swing, but the piece they stole was too damaged to use again so we just made it a bridge

    but they have put in a teeter totter at the Bethel Trails near Biloxi

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/35859403?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/35859403">Out Takes</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1374292">J H</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 03-07-2012
    Zoke2
    Cat 1 view of the trail with CB following GM ... watch at 3:50 when GM clears the tabletop bridge

    Bridge Jump
  • 03-12-2012
    Zoke2
    2 Attachment(s)
    You know it's Spring when ...
    the Trail is in great shape and the baby gators are making the rounds

    pics from Nomambo
  • 03-13-2012
    tattoooo
    I need to bring my bike the next time I come to visit.

    More and more the girlfriend and I have been talking about moving back to NO. I miss that town, it was an amazing time in my life. Its funny, I hated living there with my ex-wife, and now every time I come back I love that town more and more. Something to be said about the company you keep.

    Maybe if I do get it together to move back y'all will let me build a new teeter and a couple of drops I wanted to do when I was living there. I've got all these freeride and DH bikes now, need to justify moving them there!
  • 03-20-2012
    Zoke2
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    Laxc #3
    Round 3 of the LAXC Series at the Spillway Trail is May 20th at 9am.
    Registration is now open
    https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/in...=943&year=2012
  • 03-28-2012
    Zoke2
    Trek Demo
    The Trek Demo is this Sunday at the Bonnet Carre Spillway from 10-3. Don't miss it.
    Also, the April time trial is that morning starting at 8am.
  • 04-01-2012
    Zoke2
    3 Attachment(s)
    Trek Demo and April TT
    Thanks to Trek and Eastbank for a great event and a good day of riding. I tried a Superfly 100 and was very impressed, it handled the tight twisty turns on this trail with no problems. Here are a few pics and the results will be posted on Nomambo
  • 04-10-2012
    Zoke2
    Women's Skills Clinic
    Ladies, there will be a women's skills clinic on the 15th. It will be from 10-3 at the Bonnet Carre spillway trail.
  • 04-16-2012
    Zoke2
    Thanks to Trek and Eastbank for putting on the Demo and Women's Skill Clinic. They had a good turn out of about 20 women. The trail work day got a lot of work done with all the berms being back filled with dirt and a few reroutes were put in. Here are some pics.
    Trek Womens Clinic
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  • 05-10-2012
    Zoke2
    Update to Start Times
    there have been some changes to the start times for the different cat's at the Spillway Scramble

    Juniors 14 and under (Kids race) - 8:30AM (1 lap of 5.5 miles)
    Category 3 (Beginner) - 9:00AM (2 laps, 11 miles)
    Pro and Category 1 (Expert) - 10:00AM (5 laps, 27.5 miles)
    Singlespeed Open - 10:15AM (4 laps, 22 miles)
    Category 2 (Intermediate) - 10:18AM (4 laps, 22 miles)

    since the Wetumpka race has cancelled we should have even more racers for the Scramble ... SIGN UP
  • 05-22-2012
    Zoke2
    Spillway Scramble Results
    the results for the Spillway Scramble have been posted on USAC

    https://www.usacycling.org/results/i...ermit=2012-943
  • 06-02-2012
    honez1414
    You LA bikers that haven't tried the Spillway yet are missing out. It's easy to tell that a lot of locals have poured some blood sweat and tears into that trail.
  • 11-28-2012
    Zoke2
    Trail Workday
    There is going to be a work day Sunday Dec 2nd at 8am, meet at the trailhead and they need shovels, rakes, chainsaws and weed eaters. They have already flagged a quarter mile of new trail and thats what needs to be cleaned up
  • 11-30-2012
    melan47
    thanks for the info and thanks for keeping this trail in great shape.
  • 12-03-2012
    Zoke2
    new section added
    The Wookie Wiggle is finished and ready to ride. Thanks to everyone that showed up for the work day

    Video of the new section

    Pics from the work day
  • 05-23-2013
    Zoke2
    Trek Demo Day at the Spillway Sunday May 26th at 10am following the Time Trial at 8am
  • 06-08-2013
    Zoke2
    Niner Demo Day today at 10am