Thomas tree down

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Thomas tree down

Postby iLuvTechnical » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:05 pm

Sorry about being slow to post this update...

There is a tree that I need to cut out of the way on the flat beginning part of the trail. Just duck under it for a few more days and I will hopefully get to it this wkend. Luckily it isn't in a "flow" section. It is on the straight outside beginning of the ridge.
Trails are in great shape :wink:

Reminder: Beginners beware, until I get funding or donations to purchase "signage", this is a borderline Blue/Green trail in the first loop and Blue/Black in the second loop. Ride at your skill level and dismount your bike if you encounter a challenging section that you feel uncomfortable trying.

The Gigantor Log Skinny is scary high and fast :drool: I finally made it twice the other night :pray:
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby Farmboy » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:25 pm

If nobody saw it, it didn't happen. :)
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby iLuvTechnical » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:53 pm

Tree cut out of the way and the start of a nice log skinny ensued.

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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby DL1030 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:56 pm

way to rock it Chris! looking good
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby Doveski » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:26 pm

Just curious, where is thomas park and are there any maps of the trails available online? Thanks :)
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby DL1030 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:10 am

Thomas Park got added to the map linked off the lamba home page (between Best Buy and Marion. The sign at the park may say Legion Park). No trail map but that is something I think ILT is working on. Or the gps data at least.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby Garasaki » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:57 am

Warning: If you go to Thomas, leave your sally pants at home.

I've been riding in the woods for almost 20 years and I've never been on a trail that made me nervous the way Thomas does.

It's fun, but the first lap is really rough on the ole ego.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby iLuvTechnical » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:51 pm

Doveski wrote:Just curious, where is thomas park and are there any maps of the trails available online? Thanks :)

This is as close as there is for now. I am working on GPS'n it, but the darn weather isn't cooperating and I was too tired to do it after cutting the trees out of the way Sat.
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Garasaki wrote:Warning: If you go to Thomas, leave your sally pants at home.


I've been riding in the woods for almost 20 years and I've never been on a trail that made me nervous the way Thomas does.
It's fun, but the first lap is really rough on the ole ego.

I don't know if that is good or bad.
Bad, if you are an experienced rider and like a challenge, but think it is poorly designed...

Good, if you are an experienced rider and it challenged you enough to try, try again.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby Garasaki » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:43 pm

I really enjoyed my trip there (it was a couple weeks ago). A few poorly placed downed limbs shattered my mental flow the first lap on the "hard" loop. My ego was quivering in the corner after going across "the sidehill of doom" so that didn't help.

Once I started to get my mojo working, I really had a good time. In terms of technicality, skill required, and fitness test per foot, Thomas completely destroys Beverly and Sugar Bottom. I really like the "easy" loop for practicing some bike skills and I really felt like I accomplished something when I was able to successfully ride up those 3 down/up sections. I tried riding that bit backwards once - decided I wasn't really cut out for that. Actually had trouble WALKING up one of the hills :doh:

I had made up my mind that I was going to convert my current bike to a 1x9 setup (cause I never use my granny gear) and also really wanted to build a singlespeed. My trip to Thomas changed my opinion on that - I spent the whole time in granny gear.

The thing about Thomas, is that unlike Sugar or Beverly, I would NEVER take a person new to mountain biking there.

While sitting on a log trying to catch my breath, I was contemplating how lucky we are to have 3 riding area's convienent to CR, all of which offer completely unique, challenging and fun experiences.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby iLuvTechnical » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:24 pm

Great write-up :clap:

I agree about NOT taking beginners there.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby greenfast » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:45 pm

And to think I have still yet to ride there, and I live less then 5 minutes away by bike, if it dries out any this week I will head there for sure.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby iLuvTechnical » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:11 pm

This log skinny is super easy and all ready to go except for the "fall zones" on either side. As a matter of fact, I never leave the trails w/out riding it even w/out the fall zones being cleared. It is that fun!

If someone feels like taking a mccloud or anything else to clear that area, I am sure others beside myself would appreciate the effort. If no one has the time, I will get to it soon.

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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby iLuvTechnical » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:15 pm

Fall zones cleared :chores-chopwood:
Now you can go all the way to the end and drop off if you like. I am still debating weather to add a smooth ramp on that end. It may happen.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby greenfast » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:28 am

Thanks for that, maybe I will attempt it one of these days, just scared of messing up a wheel if I come off it wrong.
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Re: Thomas tree down

Postby Ken » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:09 pm

I'm ascared of hurtin' me body, ILuvTech makes scary trails.
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