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    Goodbye Singletrak

    To a certain trail, on a certain on a certain mountain in Southern Maine, RIP friend.

    Now I know what the blue paint on trees mean.

    dang

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    Rip

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    sad...
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    ..... probably the most useless thread ever....... but maybe just cuz I have no idea what trail...
    determined to put the "mountain" back in "MOUNTAIN BIKING!!!" "HIT IT!"
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    yeah, i'm with Manchveg, no clue. It's like going to the doctor and saying... I have a pain.
    Been there, done that... don't remember it.
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    The Corleones could learn a thing or two about omerta from a lot of folks in Maine

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    Lime Extensions have been decimated by logging.

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    Well crap, that sucks! Talked to bill this morning, sounds like a mess.
    Been there, done that... don't remember it.
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    Very sad news. Hopefully the trail can be salvaged. I find it hard to believe they would have logged some of the steeper slopes on Extension 1, but I find it hard to believe a lot of things these days... Toddski, if you guys need a hand doing some reclamation, give me a shout.
    RIDE HARD, live easy.

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    Rode this area last Sunday 12/4, in daylight, and it wasn't as horrifying an experience as the night we discovered this.

    Original Lime trail is good all the way to the log crossing/fire road junction. Blue blazed trees are looming here, but there is also a marked protection zone because it's so close to the water. I also believe the steep terrain will keep them away from that trail.

    First extension is pretty much OK with minimal disruption, much of this trail lies within that protection zone and the one spot where they logged can be easily reconnected. Stump go around, rock fun, steep climbs are all OK.

    Extension, Ext, is where there will be some heavy losses. It's a major operation with a completely new road from the pit where the play rock is and on the other side of the fire road where Ext, Ext ends. That area has been pretty much clear cut, with the exception of the smallest sparse trees. We had to hike through most of it to the fire road.

    I think after they are done all this it might open up some opportunities for new trails. Definitely not the single track we will remember.

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    It's funny, I've been riding there for about 12 years and still don't know the trail names!
    95% of the time by myself, much to my wife's chagrin.

    Anyways, I think it must of been Extension that I was on. Riding along and then whammo, trail is gone. Trees wiped out, hiking and not a biking. The logging road was a mud pit, some places seemed like a foot deep. Took a while to get my bearings but eventually made it back to familiar stuff. Pretty much as Climber25 said- clear cut.
    As humans we do need wood and paper but maybe the trails can be repaired in the future.

    I haven't been on the mountain side in a while, maybe I'll go there next time.

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    I supposed it would be pointless to ask where this is. I did a Google search for "Lime Extensions" Trail and came up with, well, this post. I ride in southern Maine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    I supposed it would be pointless to ask where this is. I did a Google search for "Lime Extensions" Trail and came up with, well, this post. I ride in southern Maine.
    Mt. A, water side would be my guess.

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    Yup, near Bell Marsh. no worries, we'll get it up and running again in the spring.
    Been there, done that... don't remember it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddski View Post
    Yup, near Bell Marsh. no worries, we'll get it up and running again in the spring.
    Good to hear that you'll be out there fixing her up. I like that trail.
    Get out and ride even when you don't want to because ten minutes into the ride you'll be glad you did.

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    That's great news. Count me in for help, if needed/wanted.

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    Thanks. I haven't made it down there yet but it's on my to-do list.

    I ride mostly snowmobile trails but have done Bradbury, Lowell Preserve & Libby Hill.

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