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    Thumbs up for Greenbush

    I rode Greenbush for the first time in 12 years yesterday. Of course, when I got there I neglected to look at any of the signs, and just headed out on one of the old loops. Only after getting dirty looks from numerous hikers did I realize that maybe I wasn't on the right trail!

    The new singletrack up there is tremendous. I rode all four loops, and they are all pretty slick. Loop 4 is still rough in places, but I got through the whole thing without significant difficulty. I only went down once , on loop 3 where there's a small rock garden right at the bottom of a descent. I was going pretty fast, the rocks were kinda slick and I over-steered, so my front wheel went right out from under me. Mostly operator error, I think!

    Anyway, thumbs up to Dekerf and crew. Good stuff up there in the Northern Kettles.
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    Thanks!

    Glad you enjoyed your ride and thank you for the kind words. I know the spot you're talking about on loop 3. Stay left of the big rock in the middle and exit wide. Loop 4 is a work in progress but we hope to have it complete by mid-summer. Some more detailed signaged is in the works as well and a loop 3 short-cut. We're hoping to have the system wrapped up and fine tuned this year. Follow G.E.A.R.S. on Facebook for upcoming trail building events if you're interested in lending a hand. We're in the process of updating our work schedule but hope to be planning something for National Trail Days.

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    I enjoyed a good ride there also, just over a week ago. I'd ridden the three main loops last fall, and needed to show it to a friend who hadn't ridden since the old days. Good stuff.

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4633893108/" title="greenbush - sunday by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/4633893108_44ec12110f.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="greenbush - sunday" /></a>
    Greenbush Singletrack last Sunday in Sauna-Like heat......found some morels though

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    Dwarf Cycle death race

    I will be there to defend my Figure 8 death race championship title. All attempts to defeat me will be thwarted

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelfoot
    I will be there to defend my Figure 8 death race championship title. All attempts to defeat me will be thwarted
    There...where?

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    Rode there Wednesday this week for the first time. Nice trail system you have going there. A million rocks, but none of them are pointy so that is nice. Almost all fast and flowing contour trail. It will be really nice when you get the trail signs updated as I got turned around a bit by the loop 3 and 4 intersections. Luckily ran into some locals who steered me right. I can see the loop 4 will be real nice when buffed out and water issues are taken care of.

    Again, nice work. It is on my place of rides to hit when passing through for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMayor1
    Rode there Wednesday this week for the first time. Nice trail system you have going there. A million rocks, but none of them are pointy so that is nice. Almost all fast and flowing contour trail. It will be really nice when you get the trail signs updated as I got turned around a bit by the loop 3 and 4 intersections. Luckily ran into some locals who steered me right. I can see the loop 4 will be real nice when buffed out and water issues are taken care of.

    Again, nice work. It is on my place of rides to hit when passing through for sure.
    Signs are on the way. Loop 4 is only partially finished. The rest is just roughed in it's not really water issues it just needs to be finished. Glad you liked it.

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    Hey, I'm not a Facebook guy so I was wondering if you were posting volunteer work opportunities for trail improvement here? If so, how often should I check back? I've got a pretty strong back and a fairly weak mind so I think I could be of help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodski
    Hey, I'm not a Facebook guy so I was wondering if you were posting volunteer work opportunities for trail improvement here? If so, how often should I check back? I've got a pretty strong back and a fairly weak mind so I think I could be of help.
    I try to post trail build dates on here as well. Try to check in weekly. At this point we don't have anything planned for the imediate future but the date of Saturday, July 10th has been tentatively proposed for the next outing.

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    Trail Conditions?

    I'm trying to get up to Greenbush this weekend. Anyone know how the trails are holding up with all the rain lately?
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    I was up two days ago and they were great. Today's rain was nothing, but if its supposed to pour this weekend, get out before it does.

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    Greenbush to be renamed "Slickrock"

    As in, damm, the rocks and roots were slick this weekend!

    Despite the wet, the trails were in decent shape early Sunday afternoon. No standing water or ruts. But you definitely had to exercise a little bit more discipline in choosing your line through the rock gardens to keep from slipping. A washout early in the ride netted me a nice big bruise on my forearm and taught me to take more caution.

    Still a great ride.
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