A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

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A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by Robin » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:29 am

Hitting 3 awesome trails in one weekend!

1. Drive to Oak Mt. on a Thursday morning so we can ride there Thursday afternoon/evening.
http://www.alapark.com/oakmountain/Moun ... %20Trails/

2. Then Hit the Cold Water Mt Trail System on Friday
http://www.neaba.net/coldwater-mountain ... roject.htm

3. Followed up by Tannehill Trail System on Saturday.
http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails ... ehill.html

Sunday we drive home completely exhausted with grins plastered on our faces and stories to tell!

Looking into reserving a group camping site so need a head-count. Post up if able to join in!
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by Robin » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:47 am

In so far:

UPDATED

Me
Georgia Wilemon
Bob Walker
Diana and Marc Strebel
Rena LeBlanc
Kyle Peveto
Ray Mitchell and Donna
Thomas Bennett
Brad Way
Richard Thomas
Brandon Taylor (maybe)
Cline Henagan (maybe - if fits with turn-around schedule)
Gary Green + 2
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by gary g » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:25 am

Robin,
We are trying to change our dates to where we go with you guys.
Not sure how many there is of us.
Right now there is only 3 of us.
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by Robin » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:24 pm

Great! :D
I have the same group camp site reserved.
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by batgirl » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:19 pm

Want to come on the camping trip but don't have a tent? Buy my extra tent! Check it out in the classified section!
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by Robin » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:54 am

UPDATED! PlEASE READ - MAY TRIGGER SOMETHING THAT WE ARE FORGETTING
The Pioneer group site is primitive camping. We are allowed to fit as many tents on it as will fit. There were 3 (or 4?) wood platforms for tents, others are set up on dirt and grass (cant' remember if there was gravel out there) so you probably do need a tarp footprint for your tent. Tents will have to be set up pretty close to each other. There are bathrooms and hot showers within 50 YARDS walking of our site.

For the Thursday drivers - looks like plan is to roll out of BR around 6:30am. Seems everyone wants to guarantee that we have time to get in a nice ride Thursday. No specific meeting point in town unless you set one up yourself - Figure if everyone is on the road at the same time - we could possibly hook up on the highway. If not - See you at Oak Mt. **RENA - since your first time going - and since you live in Central - Do you want to meet at my house or Richards and follow us?
GA picking me up - then we will grab Richard in Watson and roll from there.

Summary so far:
Vehicles going -
Bob's Truck = Bob and Kyle (still need lic plate#)
Yvette's car = Yvette, Xilo - room for one more (Driving? or did yall figure out if have room for crate and gear in GA's truck?)
GA's Truck = GA, me, and Richard (still need lic plate#)
Allen's Truck = Diana and Allen with Marc tucked in (still need lic plate#)
Thomas = Rolling Wednesday coming back Sunday
Rena's truck = coming back Saturday (but has room for gear) (still need lic plate#)
Ray/ Donna = Heading over Wednesday
Gary + 2 = Heading over Wednesday
Cline = Thursday
Brad = (riding with someone?)


Supplies:
D&A = Air Mattress pump / Camp Stove and single burner / Pots/ Pans & Kettle
Bob = Grill / Bike tools / Bike stand / Jamba pot / Jamba Ingredients / Chicken / Water Cooler
Yvette = Deer meat and Bacon / French Press coffee pot
Richard = ice chest / Camp stove / Bunny Slippers/ d.c a.c.power converter
GA = Girls tent / Air mattress / lantern / Salad stuff for Friday night
Ray = Pony Keg of home brew
Thomas = Trash bags/ paper plates utensils / papertowels / scout for wood
Rena = wood
Robin = 5 gal water jug / air mattress / smores ingred / chips salsa / Garlic Bread

GA - with Richard bringing his camp stove along with Diana - I don't think you need to bring yours.

Notes & Needs:
Thursday Night = Mexican Restaurant
Friday Night = Bob's campfire Jamba / Salad / Garlic Bread
Saturday Night = Deer/Bacon / Chicken & Veggie Kabobs - What do you guys think about bringing some Tortillas and taking the meat and veggies to make tacos (Need sour cream/cheese/guac/tortillas)

Who else has lanterns?
Wine?
No mention of breakfast - so everyone on own?

Girls Tent: GA, Robin, Rena, and Yvette (GA has a large tent and have slept me, her, Kelli and Sarah in it before). GA - what size is your air mattress? Mine is actually two singles that can be stacked - or laid side by side.
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by Robin » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:59 am

Made an update to last post...
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by Robin » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:54 pm

Oh Mother nature…(shaking head)…it certainly has been a love/hate relationship this year but this is just downright cruel!
You KNOW I’ve had this camping trip planned since August and NOW you decide to toss out another Polar Vortex?
Really!?
Well you can KISS my Frozen Grits!
Cause we are DOING THIS!
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Re: A Trail Trilogy (Nov 13-16, 2014)

Post by Robin » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:29 pm

Trail Trilogy Recap
First off - with lows around 24 - it was stupid cold for camping and quickly became all about the layers! But we survived and actually ended up having a blast!

I say "ended up" because Thursday's Ride on the Oak Mt. Trails got off to a rocky start. With a lost soul and a flat tire - finishing this ride on Jekyll and Hyde in the dark with one light between us was not fun and this ride got deemed "Clusterf**k". There was only one way up from here...and with this group - that was certainly easy enough to achieve!

Friday was our coldest day and appropriately we hit Cold Water Mt. Some of us explored parts of the new sections with everyone rocking the 3 mile downhill Bomb Dog trail! This day totally went "As Planned".

Saturday was the Tannehill Trail System - only about 2 years old and growing - and with more downhill sections than climbs (so it seemed) - these trails were super sweet and will be seeing us again! Only next time - we will bring a colored map. Due to "trade days" going on in the park - we didn't find the trailhead to snap a pic of the colored map. The black and white map the bike shop gave me and the same one the country store in the park itself handed out - don't do ya much good when the spiderweb of trails are only color coded pink, purple, blue, ect with no names on the map. Luckily for us - about a 1/4 mile in - we found local rider Greg (or maybe he found us) who was willing to lead and show us a super fun combo of trail, making for an amazing 10 mile loop.- This ride got deemed "The Divine Intervention" ride!

Good thing we rode and shivered the calories off - because we truly ate like Kings! Deer meat and veggie kabobs, made to order omelets, pumpkin bread, Deer, Chicken and Sausage campfire Jamba,potato salad, gourmet smores, campfire cinnamon rolls, breakfast burritos with boudin ...just to name a few...all topped off with homebrew and wine!
I do believe the goal of driving home with smiles plastered on our faces and stories to tell was accomplished! Thanks so much for joining me in this adventure!
Cold Water - Group Shot.jpg
Cold Water - View from Bomb Dog Trail.jpg
bunny slippers.jpg
Tannehill - group shot.jpg
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