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    Spillway - Norco,La

    I've been getting in a lot of laps at the Spillway Trail and just wanted to let everyone know what a great ride this is. The single track is buffed in and the new cut section is a really nice addition. I've ridden this trail several times on both my geary and my ss and other than a bypass for a new pipeline thats going in its all flowing single track. There is a 4' teeter totter and a few log overs with ladders to keep it interesting. Just keep an eye out for the gators.


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    good to see you are able to log some miles.... I've done a couple of the GCBC road rides... an 8spd 29er with street slicks does not make a road bike... lol.

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    yeah man next time you are in town we will have to get in a few laps out there ... but it rained here the last 2 days so the trail is not ridable for a few days
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    I need to get out and ride "not bethel" sometime.... lol. I'll be passing through N.O. on the 18th, but I'm pretty sure the Mrs's wouldn't be happy if I brought the bike along on the honeymoon.

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    Congrats on the wedding and all ... the trails will be there when yall get back
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    Video of the Trail

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    great job on the video. the trail looks a lot flatter than it really is though. i was hoping to see you cross the teeter. lol

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    thats not mine ... heres the original ... http://gallery.me.com/briguerrero#100219 ... I just cut it down to 10 mins because 30 mins was a little much to watch ... my edit is from the turnaround back to the trailhead and I thought I left the teeter in there but I guess it got cut

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    hey zoke, yes, on the nomambo forums often using the same name vudu. may see you out there sooner or later.

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    I took the geary out to the Spillway to get in a few laps and they have cut even more new trail. Now the trail is about 5.5 miles of singletrack. It just keeps getting better out there.
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    Hey John - when we going to hook up for a ride? Got to show off my new Superlight! Yep, eating my words against the no suspension & one-f'ing-speed routine. It's all good though.

    Good photos and thanks for giving props to the trail. I've been out there every weekend and some here lately. Off to Brookhaven this Saturday though.

    Hopefully we'll catch up with you at the next meeting (if not before). Bug Eric to get off his lazy ass and schedule one.

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    hey stu ... rat told me about Brookhaven and I need to make a trip up there soon ... I'm trying to get time to get in a few laps at the Spillway on Saturday and some of us are going over to Bethel on Sunday for the race

    so did you get the Superlight new or used or what
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    Our Pal Dan Dickerson

    Just To Let Everyone Know. Dan Dickerson Was Involved I A Skiing Accident Last Week. He Had To Have Emergency Surgery. It Is Not Looking Good For Him. As Of Right Now The Doctors Said He Is Going To Be Paralyzed From The Chest Down. I Am Working On A Fund Raiser For His Family. It Will Be Held At The Spillway (the Date Is Not Determined Yet). I Am Having A Meeting At The Spillway This Sunday At 11:00am To Talk About What We Are Going To Do. Bring Your Bike. We Will Ride After The Meeting. If You Have Any Questions Feel Free To Give Me A Call 504-319-7348. It Is Going To Cost His Family Alot Of Money Even With The Insurance. Anything We Could Do To Help Will Help Out Greatly.

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    Rat and Stu we need to get some "no horses" signs out there soon ... not only are they tearing the trail all to pieces but now they are removing log overs and basically sanitizing the trail ... except for the mounds of horse crap that are now all over the trail. there was a good turn out of riders today out there but they dont seem to know where the trail head is or which direction to ride the trail ... the street signs are cool but we really need to get lots of no horses and direction arrows and do not enter signs up. this is not meant as a rant as much as a heads up for you guys.
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    hit the Spillway trail today and the rain we got has really helped the trail out ... it was getting really dry and sandy but it was all good today

    if anyone can make it out there tomorrow they are having a meeting to cover the Master Plan for users from 1pm-4pm

    it was good to see some of the BRAMBA peeps out there riding the trail
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    Where is this trail? I'm in the Hattiesburg area and need to make a trip to try out the La trails soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krue
    Where is this trail? I'm in the Hattiesburg area and need to make a trip to try out the La trails soon.
    Take I-59 S/US-98 E via the ramp to New Orleans
    Continue to follow I-59 S
    Entering Louisiana

    Continue on I-10 W
    Take exit 238B to merge onto I-610 W toward Baton Rouge

    Merge onto I-10 W

    Take exit 220 to merge onto I-310 S toward Houma/Boutte

    Take exit 2 to merge onto Airline Hwy/US-61 toward Norco

    Turn Right into the Spillway off of Airline Hwy

    Trailhead is on your left

    133 mi – about 2 hours 16 mins

    and you can get some more info at http://www.nomambo.net
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    thanks

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    I was thinking of going ridding this weekend. Does anyone know if the trails are still flooded out there?

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    Official NOMAMBO Spillway Trail Conditions thread

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    I was thinking of going ridding this weekend. Does anyone know if the trails are still flooded out there?

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    I havent been out there in a week but my guess is its not ridable due to high water ... we have had a few nice dry days but the canal is high and the river is still high so

    I know the SS race that was going to be this Sunday has been postponed because of wet trail conditions if that tells you anything
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    Ever seen this on a Trail?

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    by vudu » Sun May 31, 2009 9:01 pm

    yesterday, stu and i went to check on the trail. the water has receeded some from last saturday. still has water in the cleared pipeline that is clearly visible from the levee. we entered the trail at Dan's trail. the lower part of that section that heads to the levee was under water, as we headed towards rat tail we heard a large splash. thought it could have been a gator. we cut through to seinfeld and rode to the back. there is 1 tree down right after the up and over and water is still in parts of s. canada. we turned around after we reached 5 minutes alone and rode back up to the bridge and teeter. the bridge is under about 6" of water to give you a picture of how high the water is. if the water continues to go down it may be about 2 weeks till it starts to dry out. by the way, the splash i mentioned, someone was out there a few days ago and captured this pic.
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    I got in a couple of laps at the Spillway today and I am glad to say the trail shows no negative impact from being under water ... I didnt see any gators this time but there were a lot of snakes roaming around. All the trees have been cleared from the trail and it is nice and dry --- it should be because its been over 100 degress for days now.


    Videogirl32 has posted a lot of pics from the Dan Dickerson Benefit held on 6/20/09 ... they are in the "a friend in need of help" thread
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    they had a lot of people out riding the trail today even in this heat and I see they have a few new things on the trail that I hadnt seen before ... I guess thats why they call that section the Ghost Trail
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    Slaughter Pen Trail Map- Bentonville, AR New Phase

    20 trails 15miles of urban singletrack. see attached trail map
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    That's pretty far away from Norco, LA, but nice trail I guess.

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    Latest issue of Bike

    see page 58 of Bike magazine for a write up on the Spillway trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoke2
    see page 58 of Bike magazine for a write up on the Spillway trail
    and Ratboy's ugly mug!

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    Bro-Fire IV

    Announcing the Bro-Fire IV …
    The 4th Annual Bro-Fire Campout & Cookout

    SATURDAY – DEC. 5TH 2009

    Bonnet Care’ Spillway, Start approx. 4 PM into the following day

    Event Flyer - http://www.nomambo.net/bro-fire_web.jpg

    Day & night group rides, music, food, fun, and FIRE!!!

    Bring your family and friends, bike gear, and camping supplies for a night around the fire and fun with local riders.

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    Riding on the New Year waves of change... lots of new features getting added to the trail as of late.
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    Another new bridge in construction, leaving Freesons towards the large pipeline right-of-way.
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    decking completed this weekend and post have been placed to begin building the berm and wall.
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    Spillway Interactive Trail Map

    The Spillway just went virtual... attached .kmz file to load in Google Earth. We'll be updating pics and videos as time goes on. This should really give those who never rode the trail an insight to how it is.
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    Trek/GF Demo

    the Trek/GF Demo will be at the Spillway on Sat 3/27 from 10am-3pm and there will be a Time Trial there on Sun 3/28 check nomambo.net for more details
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    the weather was absolutely perfect for the Demo and TT ... decent turn out for both events and the trail is in primo shape ... the Trek Crew did an awesome job, but they did make me return the Rumblefish II when it was over. I would have liked to race it at the TT ... thats one sweet ride
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    That little rain the other day really helped the trail ... it was getting really dry and dusty out there ... been there the last 2 days and I didnt see any cotton mouths but there have been several seen lately so keep your eyes open
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    2010 Summer Time Trial Series: The next Time Trial will be held on April 25, 2010 at 10:00 am SHARP.
    Nomambo will host a Time Trial Series the last Sunday of every month through out the summer leading up to the Spillway Scramble Race. Entry is $5 a head, show for 9:00 to register. Trials start for 10:00 sharp! Come on out for a little competitive fun. For prior Time Trial Results, please access the Time Trial Result Link to the right of home page. www.nomambo.net

    Announcing the 2010 Spillway Scramble and 2nd Annual Benefit in Support of Dan Dickerson:
    NOMAMBO will host the 2010 Spillway Scramble on September 18, 2010. Registration available online at Active.com: http://www.active.com/cycling/norco-la/ ... amble-2010 Award Ceremony to be held directly after the Scramble at the 2nd Annual Dan Dickerson Benefit. Racers are invited to enjoy free food, drinks, swag and live entertainment at the post race Benefit. NOMAMBO will donate $10.00 from every race registration to the W. D. Dickerson Support Fund. Spectators will require additional entry to attend benefit. All additional entries collected will be directly donated to the Dickerson Support Fund. For more information, contact race organizer at nomambo@gmail.com.

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    Due to the heavy rain we have had, we are rescheduling the time trail to May 2nd. 10:00 sharp. arrive early for a warm up lap and enjoy the fun. Hope to see you there.

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    Time Trial #3

    another good turnout for the Time Trail at the Spillway ... even though we started earlier the heat was still a beast ...TimT did a great job with the new course layout and Brandon did 2 laps and still set a new record ... rumor has it that they will start even earlier next month
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    Pics from the TT

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    Time Trial #4

    Time Trial #4 at the Spillway 7/25 at 8am

    NOTE: Postponed due to the weather
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    105 in the shade

    We had a good turn out considering the heat and all. Saw a few rabbits and I ran over one huge snake. The trail is really dry and sandy but overall its in great shape.
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    Found

    I got in a few laps today and I found someone's bike computer on the trail, if you can identify it I will make sure it gets back to you. PM me with a description.
    There are trees down right before the Speed Bump and right before the AMF section and there are a few others on the trail but you can go around them til they are removed. Watch the corners they are slick and slimy since it rained.
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    Zoke - You said "trees" as in plural - more than one? I only saw one tree down on Sat. which was easy enough to bunny hop over with speed.

    I'm assuming the trail might have gotten some rain yesterday, we had a nasty storm pass through yesterday evening. I heard Sunday the trail was dry for the most part. If it stays as hot as it is today over the next few days it ought to be primo for the weekend (other than brutal hot). C'mon cold fronts!!!

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    the trail got hammered sunday night.

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    Rode yesterday evening and the trail is in nice shape. Tacky with no standing water.

    Downed tree at the end of S Canada is the only real issue. Aside from that its just small debris here and there. Basic clean up type stuff.

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    Trials in good shape. Two down trees but the chain saw took care of that Rhys is an artist with a weed eater. He went from the trail head all the way to the end of the pipeline and back. Just covered in little pieces of cut up vegetation. Steve had a hedge trimmer on a pole and took out every face slapper from Dan's trail to the turn around and me and Brian rode the trail and cleared out all the rest of the face slappers with machetes.Little muddy on the return but ridable.

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    2010 Spillway Scramble

    Nomambo and friends did a great job with the event, the weather was great and it looks like everyone had a good time. It was good to see a few more women racers out there and TimT did a some unique work on the trophies. They had some really nice artwork and wood carvings that were raffled off and yep there was a lot of food for everyone. Here are a few pics
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    more pics ... I will post a link to the main photo album when we get all the pics together

    you can see the race results here
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    ^ Cool! I never knew NOAMBO did races out at the Spillway!

    I rode the spillway just over a week ago with my Girlfriend for the first time in over a year and the conditions were GREAT! So much better than Memorial Park in Houston Texas where I rode over the labor day weekend. I was kinda disappointed they took out the see-saw though...

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