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    Ride Report - Huckleberry Trail - Spruce Knob (X-Post)

    X-post from Passion ( Pic Heavy ) titled "Ride Report Spruce Knob in WV".

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...46#post3488746


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    Awesome pics ODNut. Thanks for the Spruce Knob tour.

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    Posting those pics and ride report is cruel and unusual punishment for those of us not in easy striking distance. Glad you had a perfect day for it. These trails look to be considerably drier than those around Tea Creek.
    Is that correct or did you not take any pics in the wet spots ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-track-mind
    These trails look to be considerably drier than those around Tea Creek.
    I thought every trail was considerably drier than those around Tea Creek!
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    ... and if we just ...

    Great photos! I enjoy seeing a father and son having so much fun together. Do you primarily ride only in WV? Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1-track-mind
    Posting those pics and ride report is cruel and unusual punishment for those of us not in easy striking distance. Glad you had a perfect day for it. These trails look to be considerably drier than those around Tea Creek.
    Is that correct or did you not take any pics in the wet spots ?
    It was dry as a bone. The only place we found any water was in a few creek crossings.
    There were some dried up mudholes on the one railroad grade portion of Huckleberry
    that would likley be nasty if it weren't dry. When done, we were wiping more sand and
    dust off our face than mud. No mud in the teeth this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangumhigh
    Do you primarily ride only in WV? Thanks for sharing.
    Hangumhigh
    Seems like most the time. There are sooooo many places to ride here in WV it's
    hard not too. We have ridden a bit in Ohio, which is just across the river for us.
    Enjoyed Lake Hope over near Athens, OH and had a post on it with Big Bear
    in WV titled "A Weekend of Riding". However to ride in the Wayne National Forest
    you have to buy a daily or yearly pass. Yearly fee is $25.00 which even with high gas
    prices will take me to many trails that cost nothing but the gas to get there.

    We also have ridden at Douthat, VA last October and loved what little we did ride.
    I hope to get back down there but it may not be this year now. This year we've been
    trying to ride as many different trails here in WV as we can. And even at that there
    are several places we've never ridden. Huckleberry is one of them. This was the
    First time for that loop.

    Life's short, Ride hard............


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    This had to be the best ride all year. I really had a good time and was hoping to ride
    it again but Dad may not be able to ride this one for a while. He just said we'll make it
    even if we have to wait till next spring. Hope everyone gets a chance to ride Huckleberry.


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    Scott24 help needed

    Hi Scott24,

    I have a 9 year old son who wants to start mountain biking with me. Do you have any tips for getting him started? For example, what typr of bike, FS or a hardtail. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangumhigh
    Hi Scott24,

    I have a 9 year old son who wants to start mountain biking with me. Do you have any tips for getting him started? For example, what typr of bike, FS or a hardtail. Thanks.
    Hello Hangumhigh,
    First of all I would recommend a hardtail because it is lighter and you can climb better with them. I' ve ridden both and I' ve done much better with a hardtail then a FS. And of corse a good quallity helmet. Let him set the pace, if he can't make the hill then walk it with him. Or you could do what my dad used do and bet him $ 5.00 to see if he could make it to the top of the hill or though a nasty spot ( But be careful he may take your money like I did my dads ).

    You should start him on easer trails and as he progresses you could make him some home made obsticals for your yard and move to more difficult trails.

    And for the main reason just ride and have fun with your son.


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    Thanks

    Scott24,

    Thanks for the advise. Who knows, maybe some day my son and I can join you guys on a campout/ride in beautiful WV. Thanks again!

    Hangumhigh
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