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    Spring ride pics from today at Blankets Creek

    ...near the house. Was mid 60s today, and not a cloud in the sky. Took Cassy the crazy Aussie Cow dog running today. She loves to run. Good thing, as she had to do 12+ miles today. Not much for a rider really, but for a dog, thats alot.

    Near the p-lot. Sorba's been working hard on this stuff.



    Along Blankets Creek itself, which 1/2 the Beginner loop carries along side of. Great for warmup/cool down since its on the way to the Interm and Advanced loops. Nice.



    Another of the creek.



    Some of the Interm loop. Note the..still low cause of flood control...Allatoona Lake.



    Some blatant drivetrain..um..porn..if there is such a thing. Sure there is. LOL!



    Highest point of the Interm. Note log pile. Trail is by-directional, changes daily.



    Some recently armored sectioned Advanced loop, where it used to be terribly muddy. Ceek off to the right...as Cassy's shaking off the water.



    View off to the right for about 1/2 the Advanced loop today.



    The trail at the above pics location.




    One of the more difficult sections, being a tight full lock S turn where it touches this old rock wall a few times.



    The section past that tree in the above pic. Baby head city.



    Earlier in the ride, you go thru the section middle right...the 15 minutes later, come back by via the trail to the left...the up where I'm at...then up and....



    ..up this and 3 steep switchbacks. Saw a dude fall HARD at those roots today. Ouch.



    In fact, it was this dude about 30 seconds after this pic was taken. Yes, the pic sucks....Sorry, no crash pic. Couldn't do it to the guy. We've all been there, eh?



    Edit..ops, left this random meandering pic out..



    Thats it. Duckout
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    Nice

    Nice. Looks like fun. I cannot wait for the snow to melt here in SLC, UT. I am very jealous. Suppose to snow again on Saturday. Keep on postin excellent pics so I have motivation to jump on the trainer. Thanks Duckman!!
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    I agree...looks like a whole lot of fun. You sure do get some good riding in Duckman. Thanks

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    You'd think she'd be tired tonight, and leave me alone for a change. But nooooo...



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    hey, i helped build that rock garden!

    thats pretty cool, i haven't lived in the area in a little over 2 years, i used to do the work parties and i was there the day we built that rock garden...never actually got to ride it, so i'm glad to see it...great pics...this is where i rode today...
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    Got a few more inches of snow to further ruin our riding hopes with more snow on the way. Nice pics, Duckman....now where did I put that potato gun?

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    Pic #9 (the one above the first rock pic) is called Dave's dip. Fun little g-out type corner

    Pic #10 The full lock corner- I don't take the s turn. I go right over the top of the rock. I f you look at the small log on the right edge of the pic, it points to the line over the top. The backside (from the cameras angle) is just high enough to case your bigring. I put a small pile of rocks on the backside. You can't see them until you get halfway over. You need to remeber where the line is or you get bucked over the bars. I've done it more than once.

    Duck- Mr Chris & co are going to do some work at the skills area this aft. CHeck your pm for my cell #. I'd like to get that fork from you today...

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    Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman
    ...near the house. Was mid 60s today, and not a cloud in the sky. Took Cassy the crazy Aussie Cow dog running today. She loves to run. Good thing, as she had to do 12+ miles today. Not much for a rider really, but for a dog, thats alot.

    Nice pics man. I was just out there last weekend, but didn't get a chance to ride the advanced. I'm sure this weekend is going to be crazy busy out there. Maybe I'll see you guys out there some time. I ride a Gunnar SS, or a Kona Ti gearie...

    Peace...

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    Sat's ride......

    Riding Mansell around 1ish...then Blankets around 4ish. Sunday might be the Agi Center, Chicopee, and maybe the College course.

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    Blankets Conditions?

    Duckman,
    How will Blankets be Saturday? A few of my friends are headed there tommorrow and I'm thinking about joining them but I'm not sure if its worth the 1.5hr drive. I don't want to get there and find out its too wet or closed. We usually ride Ocoee(Clemmer) or Tanasi but are looking for a change of pace. How would you get there from North 75(Chattanooga)? Is there more riding then 12 miles?
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    Sat's ride......

    Riding Mansell around 1ish...then Blankets around 4ish. Sunday might be the Agi Center, Chicopee, and maybe the College course.

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    The trail is in great shape. To get more than 12 miles you just ride the loop again I'm afraid. Heck it is allways better the second time around anyhow.

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    Great pics Duckman.

    Those trails you guys have in Ga just look great, so well planned out - Sorta remind me of a roller-coaster - lots of ups and downs and some nice switchback for good measure.

    Great stuff
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    Don't forget Trek day at Chicopee tomorrow. I'll probably ride some there then head north to the Ag Center (sniff).
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    Quote Originally Posted by heron
    Duckman,
    How will Blankets be Saturday? A few of my friends are headed there tommorrow and I'm thinking about joining them but I'm not sure if its worth the 1.5hr drive. I don't want to get there and find out its too wet or closed. We usually ride Ocoee(Clemmer) or Tanasi but are looking for a change of pace. How would you get there from North 75(Chattanooga)? Is there more riding then 12 miles?
    Cartecay bike shop is demo ing some Konas today. The trail is absolutely perfect. There are some other areas to ride that are close by (relatively). The Mansell/Big Creek area is about 30mins away.

    Directions from Chattanooga.

    75 south to Hwy 92 exit Turn left.

    Follow 92 til you get to Bells Ferry rd

    Go left.

    You will Follow Bells Ferry for quitesome distance. You will cross a bridge with a marina, you are close now.

    About 2 more miles there will be an T intersection with Old Sixes rd. go right This is the cut thru rd. TUrn right at the next light and the parking lot is about 1 mi on the right.

    If you miss old sixes Just turn at the publix .

    Hope you guys come down. Look for a moron riding a spec with big gold fork on it. That's me.

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    Sorry didn't get your email in time but thanks for the directions. We took 92 all the way to 575. Wasn't too bad. About 1.25 hrs. I think I did see you with that dual crown fork.
    Trails were very good. Wow what a lot of people! Its strange to see that many people riding. Our crew is accustomed to North Georgia, Ocoee, Tanasi and Pisgah where you rarely see that many riders at once. Those trails are a great place for a SS but kind of overkill for FS's. They sure manicure those trails. I hope they add some more miles. It would be nice if they made some spur trails off and down by the water. Lots of room to expand. We'll definitely be doing the ride again. Its a nice change up from beginning your day with 4-6 mile climbs! Take care!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet
    Cartecay bike shop is demo ing some Konas today. The trail is absolutely perfect. There are some other areas to ride that are close by (relatively). The Mansell/Big Creek area is about 30mins away.

    Directions from Chattanooga.

    75 south to Hwy 92 exit Turn left.

    Follow 92 til you get to Bells Ferry rd

    Go left.

    You will Follow Bells Ferry for quitesome distance. You will cross a bridge with a marina, you are close now.

    About 2 more miles there will be an T intersection with Old Sixes rd. go right This is the cut thru rd. TUrn right at the next light and the parking lot is about 1 mi on the right.

    If you miss old sixes Just turn at the publix .

    Hope you guys come down. Look for a moron riding a spec with big gold fork on it. That's me.

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    Great post and pics. Thanks.

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    Little did she know(in that pic), that she was to be "fixed" the next morning. Shes home now(picked her up 8:30am today), but abit sore of course. Killed me to leave her there at the vet over night. Like another child almost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heron
    Sorry didn't get your email in time but thanks for the directions. We took 92 all the way to 575. Wasn't too bad. About 1.25 hrs. I think I did see you with that dual crown fork.
    Trails were very good. Wow what a lot of people! Its strange to see that many people riding. Our crew is accustomed to North Georgia, Ocoee, Tanasi and Pisgah where you rarely see that many riders at once. Those trails are a great place for a SS but kind of overkill for FS's. They sure manicure those trails. I hope they add some more miles. It would be nice if they made some spur trails off and down by the water. Lots of room to expand. We'll definitely be doing the ride again. Its a nice change up from beginning your day with 4-6 mile climbs! Take care!

    I think it's a little shorter if you turn at Bells Ferry and you won't have to deal with traffic at the super Target. Either way you found it. I'm glad you liked it. Today traffic at the trail was relatively light (for a nice Sat)

    We do spend a lot of time grooming and maintaining. We are also planning some spur lines. Charlie; the head trailbuilder, is finally coming around and planning some more tech/ light freeride stuff. There are plans to put in a line from the steep 180 switchback on the lake to the rock drop (today's direction). That's the one I call the 40 footer. When we were building the trail, guys were exagerating the height and it kept getting bigger. And yes, it is an excellent SS trail. I wish Cartecay would have had an A out there today. I'd a been all up in it-fo sheezy.
    Our next planned trail will be to the north of the right hand side of Mosquito flats as you leave the parking lot. It will be fast- really fast. Also DH oriented. Since Mansell (DH section) will be history soon, we'll definitely need some rider input on that stuff.

    What were you riding? Next time come on a Sunday, the expert loop is a little more fun that direction.

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    Cudos on the maintaining. It really shows. The Chattanooga Bike Club tries to keep up the trails up here but there is sooo much trail. I do wish there was the manpower. They are working on acquiring the Ditch Witch trail machine which will help things out quite a bit. We all look forward to coming back and doing the trails again. We left a good contribution to help out since its hard for us to. I look forward to the added trails. Its a well done park and can only get better. The addition of more miles will only increase the popularity.
    On the rides. Two guys were on Loco's(one black, one blue), one on a hardtail Giant(yellow), one on an Ellsworth Truth(Champagne) and I was riding a black Hammerhead. I really enjoyed the tight fast stuff with the HH! Those trails felt more like rails!
    I'll get in touch with you the next time we head down that way. Thanks again for your help.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jet
    I think it's a little shorter if you turn at Bells Ferry and you won't have to deal with traffic at the super Target. Either way you found it. I'm glad you liked it. Today traffic at the trail was relatively light (for a nice Sat)

    We do spend a lot of time grooming and maintaining. We are also planning some spur lines. Charlie; the head trailbuilder, is finally coming around and planning some more tech/ light freeride stuff. There are plans to put in a line from the steep 180 switchback on the lake to the rock drop (today's direction). That's the one I call the 40 footer. When we were building the trail, guys were exagerating the height and it kept getting bigger. And yes, it is an excellent SS trail. I wish Cartecay would have had an A out there today. I'd a been all up in it-fo sheezy.
    Our next planned trail will be to the north of the right hand side of Mosquito flats as you leave the parking lot. It will be fast- really fast. Also DH oriented. Since Mansell (DH section) will be history soon, we'll definitely need some rider input on that stuff.

    What were you riding? Next time come on a Sunday, the expert loop is a little more fun that direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heron
    Cudos on the maintaining. It really shows. The Chattanooga Bike Club tries to keep up the trails up here but there is sooo much trail. I do wish there was the manpower. They are working on acquiring the Ditch Witch trail machine which will help things out quite a bit. We all look forward to coming back and doing the trails again. We left a good contribution to help out since its hard for us to. I look forward to the added trails. Its a well done park and can only get better. The addition of more miles will only increase the popularity.
    On the rides. Two guys were on Loco's(one black, one blue), one on a hardtail Giant(yellow), one on an Ellsworth Truth(Champagne) and I was riding a black Hammerhead. I really enjoyed the tight fast stuff with the HH! Those trails felt more like rails!
    I'll get in touch with you the next time we head down that way. Thanks again for your help.
    Hmmmm, I think I saw you and the guy on the blue Loco. Not to many of either of those bikes out there. Glad you liked the trail! Sunday is definitely a better direction on the Advanced loop, less climbing and you get to go down the drops instead of up them. I was on a blue Fisher Big Sur with a silver fork. I was at the intersection of the intermediate loop when you came down the hill from your lap.

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    Heron--

    I may have been in the parking lot fartin' around when yous' guys came thru.I don't remeber seeing any of those bikes. Oh wait, I do remeber seeing a blue Titus. I think I was trying to get Tucker and that other guy off their asses and ride the Stinky 7. Getting those guys to try something new is like pulling teeth!

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    Chicopee Woods today

    I'm heading up to chicopee woods today around 3ish, and will be on a Marin Nail trail. If anyone is up for the beating of the zig zag, then man up.

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