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    Wendell-open for the season

    Hey All,

    Harold and I took a long sojourn around Wendell yesterday. The place is in really great shape (thanks to all of the end of the season work done for the Chilli Ride!), and in spite of the wet weather, most of the trails are suitably dry and ready for riding.

    Harold had been walking and clearing the debris for a few weeks now, and he and I did a fair amount of deadfall and bramble dragging yesterday-but other than a few trees that will require a chainsaw on the Mormon Hollow Return, the place is riding great.

    WORD OF CAUTION:

    The brook crossing bridge on the Hannah Swarton is missing a few decking planks ( a few more since last year), there are some make-shift sticks in place now, and hopefully we'll get some new decking on those stringers soon, but BE CAREFUL as you approach and cross the bridge.

    Hope to see you on the Trails,

    Liam

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    Thank you for your permission to ride public land

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycletech
    Thank you for your permission to ride public land
    Bicycletech.....really?????

    Thanks for the trail update! The wife and I were thinking about making the trek out there from RI last weekend (
    love riding that place) but decided against it thinking that the trails may not be ready yet. Glad to hear that it's good to go.

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    YES REALLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycletech
    Thank you for doing all that work so the trails on public land, which you (Liam & Harold) are under no obligation to maintain, are in good riding condition. I appreciate your efforts.
    I think this is what you meant?

    See you boys on the trails.

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    Pemission granted

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycletech
    Thank you for your permission to ride public land

    Thanks for permission to flame you a bit...grow up or risk some bad ride karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelly
    I think this is what you meant?

    See you boys on the trails.
    Thanks Chaz. Glad you run the same interpreter I do.

    Just as an aside, the same can not be said for Dubuque. Those that maintain the trails there have requested that riders stay away at least another week. We'll update as things dry out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycletech
    YES REALLY
    As I sit in amazement at your posts I wonder if you are for real. Or really just a dope, the dope idea holds more water. I would be happy to ride with you on your wicked training rides. I love recovery days. We can speak in person at length about Internet tough guys. I don't even know you but I can figure you out pretty easy. Bored alone sitting in front of a computer again. Finished with the porn and still have so much time. You should try riding more and you can move out of beginner class. After riding so many years as all your posts claim how can you still be a beginner? I would have to think it's because you suck! Maybe someone other than your brother will speak up for your character? I don't think so . Now have a nice day. Maybe you can tune up my bike sometime?

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    Yes - thanks Liam and Harold! Your hard work is most appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cementshoes
    As I sit in amazement at your posts I wonder if you are for real. Or really just a dope, the dope idea holds more water. I would be happy to ride with you on your wicked training rides. I love recovery days. We can speak in person at length about Internet tough guys. I don't even know you but I can figure you out pretty easy. Bored alone sitting in front of a computer again. Finished with the porn and still have so much time. You should try riding more and you can move out of beginner class. After riding so many years as all your posts claim how can you still be a beginner? I would have to think it's because you suck! Maybe someone other than your brother will speak up for your character? I don't think so . Now have a nice day. Maybe you can tune up my bike sometime?
    That was AWESOME! A watery dope? Good one! Wicked training rides? Thats my favorite! Sorry, I love good porn, so that ones my favorite. Beginner class? brillant! I really needed a good laugh, thanks man that was great!

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    Well,

    Yet again, another thread on riding in western, ma has taken a strange turn. Oh, well-I guess that's the give and take of a fully democratized media.

    Anyway, All I wanted to do was let interested folks know that this section (Wendell) of the Northern PV had sufficiently dried out from a very snowy winter, and very wet April. And to Let folks know that most of the Trails have been cleared of winter/ early Spring debris and dead fall. And, I figured visitors just might want to know that the main, elevated bridge crossing on the Hannah Swarton is missing some critical pieces of decking.

    I trust most readers understood that.

    BTW, I like to get updates about conditions and concerns at other areas I don't frequent as much-so please share. And, if anyone comes across something at Wendell that seems askew (and might require power tools and extra man-power to correct), Please drop me a line and let me know.

    With Luck, The MBAS will again be at Wendell in July, hope to see everyone then (and maybe I'll finally make the November Chili Ride this year!)

    Liam

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    Hey Folks,
    Looking at buying a used Trek Fuel 90. What tires would be good for Wendell? I'm 220 lbs and just getting back into riding. The bike comes with Bontrager Jones AC, which have terrible reviews. Thanks

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    Thanks for the hard work.

    Looking forwards to your MBAS as always. Going to make ours? Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryonaspot View Post
    Looking forwards to your MBAS as always. Going to make ours? Harry
    It's been on my calendar for a few months now.

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    Harry, as it stands, I won't even make my own mbas (though I'll arrow the route, etc)-weekends are proving to be very busy this year. I love the riding over in Pittsfield, so I will make an earnest effort to get over there...it's on the 25th, correct??

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    No It's Sunday the 26th of June

    You strong riders should show for Mike Coyne's 9 am Hell Ride. 3 times up and down the mountain. Hoping for good weather,as the trails are starting to hold water. Hope to see you. Harry

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    The regular rides start at 9:30, right?
    I think a few of us from the pioneer valley will be showing up at 9. Don't remember the trail names, but I love those long climbs and descents, particularly the long bench cut singletrack that runs almost top to bottom.

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