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    that was due to vandals

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    Pics from the Scramble can be seen here
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    more pics

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    I just got back from riding a few laps at the Spillway and all the water is gone and the trail is in awesome shape ... dry and fast and no sand
    the weather has been the best riding weather in a long time ... it has been nice all weekend so I got in a ride Saturday and then caught the LSU win over TN then went to the Gretna fest and saw Dash Rip Rock and Soul Asylum and then the Saints win on Sunday and I got in a road ride ... hope this weather stays like this a long time

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    With a view like that I don't think I would have seen a minute of the Saints game. Hell, they could have lost and I'd don't think I would have noticed!!!

    Finally made it out on Sunday myself. Trail is super fast right now.

    Heading to Ridgeland at some point this weekend. What you up to, Jon?

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    Jon, I forwarded your pic to some Saints fans they said that pic has been around for years - so I am calling you out brah! Last time I watched a Saints game, Brooks was the QB.

    When I was in Brooklyn last year, I saw Dash Rip Rock at the Trash Bar. Pretty ironic seeing them play so far from home (I had never heard of them at the time and it was funny when they said they were from New Orleans). In any case, they put on good show.

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    So has the teeter been rebuilt? I remember building that thing with Lane.

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    We did an unofficial vote yesterday to rebuild it. So it will be coming back sometime this winter.

    Lane has been gone for a long while. There's only a few of us vets still around since the beginning. Nola seems to be a transition town for many.

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    I think Lane got out about the same time I did. Katrina blew us outta there.

    Though I am damn impressed with what y'all have done with that trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattoooo
    I think Lane got out about the same time I did. Katrina blew us outta there.

    Though I am damn impressed with what y'all have done with that trail.
    So I take it your back? If so, grab yourself a single-speed and be out there for the Race of the Dead, Oct. 30th (night race). It's like the House of Shock on bikes, for real.

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    Unfortunately, well fortunately in some ways, I am living in Phoenix these days.

    Lost the wife I had there, but I met a nice girl who went to law school with me, so I might be back in a couple years.

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    TimT and the guys did some repairs to the trail in preparation for the Race of the Dead and Tip and I had a chance to ride the trail and I just want to say Great job ... and the new jump is going to be good

    1. Tip hitting the new jump
    2. new grates on pipeline bridge
    3. exit of Khufu bridge
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    I dunno about that grate on the pipeline bridge. Any support underneath it? Is it flexy at all?

    None the less, great job Tim and crew! Thanks for all your hard work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwb
    I dunno about that grate on the pipeline bridge. Any support underneath it? Is it flexy at all?
    Itís hard to see but there is a ďTĒ support under each side of the grating, it doesnít fit as flush as we would have liked but still supports the grating nonetheless. Regardless this isnít your standard grating the metal strip angled across reinforces the strength Ė these pieces are probably +200lbs each. We played hell getting these on location. The platform center is pretty robust and stout as well. Overall itís much more solid and will survive longer than the previous setup.

    Zoke - nice job on the pics, that really captures the smooth transitions we were going for.

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    Rode the trail yesterday. Excellent work!

    Those grates are a lot more substantial than the pics make them look. Rock solid. Nice. Much better than the original set up.

    The transitions on the rest of the bridges are awesome! May not seem like a big deal but when you ride those bridges at speed the smooth transitions make a world of difference.

    Funny how it's the little things that make all the differnce sometimes.

    Keep up the good work!

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    mwb are you going to the Piney Hills Classic this weekend ... Vid and I are going up Saturday to Lake Bistineau then Sunday to the race and then Monday we are going to hit the Monkey trail ... whats your weekend looking like
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    Not going to be able to make it to Piney Hills. Was on the road last weekend for the McGee Lungbuster. I can't afford another road trip right now.

    Kinda funny because at the start of the season Piney Hills was my main focus. Was looking forward to it so much. But I stumbled upon the SCRCS series and decided to hit some rounds. Lungbuster was the last round of the SCRSC series and I wanted to finish it out since I was in the points.

    Next year for sure though. Eric said Piney Hills is supposed to be part of the LA series.

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    Been riding it every sat and sun mornin lately the past couple weeks.Its been pretty dry lately but this morning, it wasnt as dry which was perfect since it got rid of some of the sand in the turns and made it a little more stable to rde fast. Its nice to see the additions and improvements on the trail. Hopefully if the teeter gets back up it wont get basically vandalized like it was before. Probably be back out there tomorrow morning as well.

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    Looks like its time to ride Bethel or Brookhaven because the horses have destroyed the Spillway trail again. I wonder what the nomambo guys ever did with all the "no horses" signs I bought for them, anyway the trail is full of holes and horse*****. ride at your own risk.
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    They're doing their best to get the horses off the trails, stay tuned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    Looks like its time to ride Bethel or Brookhaven because the horses have destroyed the Spillway trail again. I wonder what the nomambo guys ever did with all the "no horses" signs I bought for them, anyway the trail is full of holes and horse*****. ride at your own risk.

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    Yes we are discussing options. I have an idea that might work and have permission from Eric to use club funds to build a "gate" at the FF connection. Stay tuned as I'm busy with the holidays.

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    Whooaaa there lil zoke...now don't go abandoning the trail yet.. it is far from destroyed.. yes we have some issues to address and holes to patchup but to giddyup and go now is just not how we do things.. the signs that you donated last year were put up in the areas that were used as access points by them low life yella belly scoundrels. i believe that they up and ran off with them.. we will be out there tomorrow fixin them there issues..
    so you come back now, you here!

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    After today, the trail is probably in the best shape itís been in for a long time. Check NOMAMBO forum for more details.

    Have fun at Bethel or Brookhaven - thanks for the support.

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    Let's Play Nice Children

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    "Have fun at Bethel or Brookhaven - thanks for the support"

    well stu I noticed that Tim and Ryan posted pretty much the same thing I posted but you didnt have a snide remark posted on their threads. You make me feel so special, but I lose track of whether you are in the club or out of the club at any given moment, can you post your in/out schedule so I know what your status is at any given time.

    from Tim
    "The Spillway MTB trail (New Orleans LA) has been invaded by horses. Totally torn up. Years of work ruined."

    How do you keep horse riders off the trail?


    from Ryan
    "This last weekend there were horses on the trail and they did enough damage to keep us busy for at leaset two days fixing holes and such."

    Horse proofing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    ...but I lose track of whether you are in the club or out of the club at any given moment, can you post your in/out schedule so I know what your status is at any given time.
    I only disclose such information with actual NOMAMBO members. Let me know when you pay your dues.

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    Guys let it go

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    I only disclose such information with actual NOMAMBO members. Let me know when you pay your dues.
    come on stu you should know that I would never join any club that would have someone like me as a member
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    I only disclose such information with actual NOMAMBO members. Let me know when you are headed to Arkansas.
    Sneaky... I know.
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    Yo mo0se, they claim I am as sneaky as they come, all in good fun.

    My trip to Arkansas will not be in the time frame (presently) as I invisioned since we just got back from Philly and there is not much time before school kicks off again. I am hoping to make a weekend trip up to Clark Creek, MS & The Beast trail in St. Fran in 2 weeks, that's the most I can fit in for now. I assume the winter there has been interesting anyhow...?

    There may be a chance in Spring or it will have to wait until Summer time. It's a long haul to get up there and I need a good 4 days by my estimates. Much easier if I had a buddy to tag along with me as well. In the meantime, keep in touch and I promise we'll hook up eventually.

    All the best & Happy New Year,

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    The new skinnies...or elevated platforms are up at slaughter pen hollow. fun stuff for sure!! Happy New Year to you too!
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    Man, that is some sweet!!! Let's see some action shots on that...!

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    She had a blast on them.. Good times
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    way OT for this thread, but I will say that looks better than anything they have at the spillway but I never understood why anyone would spend the time and money to build skinnies where they are not needed and there is perfectly good trail to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    way OT for this thread, but I will say that looks better than anything they have at the spillway but I never understood why anyone would spend the time and money to build skinnies where they are not needed and there is perfectly good trail to ride
    More options?
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    "but I will say that looks better than anything they have at the spillway" quoted ZOKE

    Hey Zoke, thanks! I believe it is you that has asked, why should you pay membership dues when you can ride a trail for free... well you have gotten your money's worth out of it...

    What we do have at our trail, came from the hard work and hours of time and let's not forget the funding of these projects... all from Members stepping up and donating

    2011 is here and at next weeks club meeting we will discuss trail improvements and structures that can be added to increase the fun and use of our trail..

    Hope to see you there!!

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    vudu I will be at the meeting and yes we need to discuss the "improvements" because as it is right now you have too many people just making changes at will to the trail with no discussion or planning

    "all from Members stepping up and donating" ... thats exactly how I pay my dues
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    Quote Originally Posted by mo0se
    She had a blast on them.. Good times
    Very nice! Did you help build them? I know a perfect place at the Spillway these can be used. And you are right, "more options" is what it's all about, that's pretty much been the model at the Spillway since we are primarily flat. In many ways I wish we still had the teeter-totter it was certainly our lil niche of the south. Regardless, we have a few new fresh ideas in the queue to work on this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie whiskey
    Very nice! Did you help build them? I know a perfect place at the Spillway these can be used. And you are right, "more options" is what it's all about, that's pretty much been the model at the Spillway since we are primarily flat. In many ways I wish we still had the teeter-totter it was certainly our lil niche of the south. Regardless, we have a few new fresh ideas in the queue to work on this winter.
    I helped dismantle the old ones.. and a contractor (Progressive trail design) rebuilt them.
    Awesome work.. treated hardwood.. should last a long time. The pics are from my mobile so they suck! But there are several of those on the trails at Slaughter Pen, and one nice one that has a nice drop off the end. Good stuff for sure!
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    Awesome weather in arkansas this week!


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    yeah I agree with the options thing ... the xc guys (Ratboy and some others) have cut a new section of trail but the really big news out there is the 12' gap jump the dj guy is building ... its amazing what one guy with a shovel can do ... and there is a lot of building material stacked up at the qtip ... maybe they will build some big log overs to go with the rock garden thats going in by the the old teeter totter ... just throwing some options out there
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    Just started MTB'ing recently, trails look nice. Spending some time at Comite regularly...I ll have to catch up with you guys/gals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HigHlyaGGraVaTeD
    Just started MTB'ing recently, trails look nice. Spending some time at Comite regularly...I ll have to catch up with you guys/gals!
    Welcome ! Come out and ride with us. Our website is nomambo.net. You can link to our forum through the website and post on the rides section when you plan on coming out. Someone will probably be able to ride with you and show you around your first visit.

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    Thanks codwater....I ll check out the website. Looks like tomorrow midday I ll be in Baton Rouge at Comite and maybe check out the beast afterwards!

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    New Berm in S. CANADA

    Check out the new berm that is being built.
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    Great Job!

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    Update for Arkansas

    There are some more "options" that have been constructed lately, with 10 more like it..yes that's me riding in the video. I thought It might give y'all some ideas.

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    Trek Dirt Demo

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    Lights, Camera ... Action

    Looks like the Spillway trail is going to be in a movie ...

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    I hope they not around this weekend....I am gonna try and get out there soon!

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