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    Clarksville CX Challenge

    Folks, if you're bored this weekend don't forget, the Clarksville CX Challenge is this Saturday. The forecast is for an inch of rain overnight Friday into Saturday, so the trails will be useless...
  2. Thread: Night rides

    by Cotharyus
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    I don't know of any organized scheduled night...

    I don't know of any organized scheduled night rides. I rode out at Bells Bend with Chris this past Friday. That place was fun in the dark. Lots of eyes watching you in the field.
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    Hi Melanie, welcome! I'll try to address your...

    Hi Melanie, welcome! I'll try to address your questions in order here...

    Cain Ridge is a GREAT trail for beginners. Start with the first loop, what they call phase 1, and work your way up through...
  4. Sticky: SORBA is having a cleanup day Saturday morning...

    SORBA is having a cleanup day Saturday morning Sept. 9th (tomorrow) at 9 am. Focus will be on the race loop for the upcoming state race.
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    Welcome to the area. Lots of trail options around...

    Welcome to the area. Lots of trail options around here, but probably a far cry from Utah. See you on the trails.
  6. Sticky: Got some time in out here yesterday. First time...

    Got some time in out here yesterday. First time in a year I was able to ride Back Blue without having to portage around a tree, so thanks for taking care of things there. I did find a good sized tree...
  7. Sticky: Last time I was out there was Memorial day. Trail...

    Last time I was out there was Memorial day. Trail was good, but starting to grow in from the sides, like always this time of year. I was thinking about going out again soon.
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    Beautiful mountains. I'd hike there in a second.

    Beautiful mountains. I'd hike there in a second.
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    Never too old to get back into it. You might...

    Never too old to get back into it. You might catch more action on a couple of facebook pages than here these days. Nashville mountain bike, middle tennessee mountain bike.

    Regarding the bikes....
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    Sticky: A couple of folks rode through it anyhow, looked...

    A couple of folks rode through it anyhow, looked like they picked up enough clay to jam up their tires against the frame. Surprisingly, what I put in Tuesday morning was fine, already ridden in....
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    Those look like some sweet trails. I dare say,...

    Those look like some sweet trails. I dare say, they look more traveled than some of your normal trails do.
  12. Sticky: Just through the weekend, if memory serves.

    Just through the weekend, if memory serves.
  13. Sticky: Nationals.

    Nationals.
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    No worries, that looks like a great way to spend...

    No worries, that looks like a great way to spend a rest day off the bike.
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    That top picture may be a new record for the...

    That top picture may be a new record for the sketchiest water bars I've ever seen.
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    Gary, is Brad going to be driving up there to...

    Gary, is Brad going to be driving up there to take his ATV? My going or not going may depend on being able to finish replacing parts on my truck/getting paid by clients on time to be able to still...
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    We just had a thunderstorm roll through, and...

    We just had a thunderstorm roll through, and chance of rain most of the day. Friday will be up in the air, it's at least sort of warm for now. You may have to see if you can catch a ride with someone...
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    This is actually some of the best mountain biking...

    This is actually some of the best mountain biking advice there is regarding trails. I "get tired" of middle TN trails sometimes, and long for the trails back home in the east coast mountains. Then I...
  19. Having looked at the link you posted, and knowing...

    Having looked at the link you posted, and knowing a little about the status of Barfield (ie, construction hasn't started yet) I can tell you that this part of the article:

    "The trails should be...
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    Put together a little two camera action at North...

    Put together a little two camera action at North Ford.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va7pavzRvxc&feature=youtu.be
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    Well, first off, howdy. Since you are visiting TN...

    Well, first off, howdy. Since you are visiting TN in February, I'll start by answering your last question first as part of answering your question as a whole. When you get here, based on the weather,...
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    And the Crave is a fantastic compromise! I'm sure...

    And the Crave is a fantastic compromise! I'm sure you'll be able to enjoy that where ever you ride. See you on the trails!
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    What are your goals? Racing? Having fun? Not real...

    What are your goals? Racing? Having fun? Not real sure, you just want to ride? I've given up go fast (which doesn't mean I'm slow, it just means I don't buy "race" bikes anymore) and focus on just...
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    Some video from Clarksville.

    Because I know some of you don't use Facebook, here's some video taken at North Ford Street in Clarksville.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGowwFp_R_c&t=3s
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    Layers are the key, and it's best to use thin...

    Layers are the key, and it's best to use thin layers. At 44, I might want a thin wool base layer and a light weight long sleeve jersey, shorts, wool socks, a light weight cap under your helmet, or...
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    Prototype bikes - demo

    Ok folks, Brian Berthold is coming to Nashville. I'll give you a second to figure out who that is. Give up? He's the guy responsible for this little genetic mutation of a mountain bike suspension...
  27. Sticky: Where is this trail? Can someone post a link to a...

    Where is this trail? Can someone post a link to a pin drop on google maps? For a 20 mile trail, y'all might be able to talk me into bringing a saw and some tools to help out. No sense letting go of a...
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    I usually do: Toybox Hookman Rocktyop->hop...

    I usually do:

    Toybox
    Hookman
    Rocktyop->hop project
    Wabash right
    Wabash left (repeat these last two a few times)
    Hookman
    Toy box
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    Great shop experiences.

    I don't want to sell anyone short, because I've had some great experiences with folks in other shops helping me out, but I got to rep the heck out of Riverside in Clarksville. They're closest to me,...
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    Your closest shop is going to be Biker's Choice...

    Your closest shop is going to be Biker's Choice in Hendersonville I think. If you have time to wander to Clarksville, there's some riding there, and Riverside Bikes. If you wander down to Percy...
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    Packing the bike is a good move. Portland isn't...

    Packing the bike is a good move. Portland isn't far from Gallatin which means you aren't far from Lock 4, which, while it doesn't have any standout features, is an undeniably fun trail to ride. Also,...
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    Ah, I remember when I was young and immortal....

    Ah, I remember when I was young and immortal....
  33. Thread: Bell's Bend?

    by Cotharyus
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    Bell's Bend?

    I notice there's no trail conditions thread for Bell's Bend. Anyone want to start & sticky that? It could use some volunteers with weedeaters and some traffic.
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    Looks like some well put together skinnies. We...

    Looks like some well put together skinnies. We don't have much like that around here. I put together an 18" wide bridge one time and people lost their minds. There were people who actually quit...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I was out yesterday morning and it was...

    Yeah, I was out yesterday morning and it was pretty good except for the same corners that are usually we in the spring. It looks like they're just gonna stay that way all summer this year. I did...
  36. Sticky: Just a note for those suffering trail closures...

    Just a note for those suffering trail closures due to rain - this trail has been doing pretty well, it's got some slick spots, but I haven't actually closed it due to rain yet, the only soft areas...
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    The only shop I can recommend for certain that...

    The only shop I can recommend for certain that rents is Cumberland Transit, as far as a trail, I'd suggest Percy Warner, as it'll provide fun/challenge for pretty much any skill level.
  38. Sticky: Yeah. Some people just need something to complain...

    Yeah. Some people just need something to complain about. You close a trail head, what good does it do? Gives the police one less area they have to patrol to find people doing this stuff.

    ...
  39. Sticky: What's unacceptable is the behavior on display...

    What's unacceptable is the behavior on display out there when that area isn't closed. And you act like the only reason it's deemed unacceptable is because it's men. I wouldn't care if it was women,...
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    Trail clearing parties?

    I don't know if storms were as bad everywhere else as they were here for the past 14 hours, but there were 3 trees down on my road just from yesterday afternoon. Will there be any organized efforts...
  41. Sticky: Top out of a huge tulip poplar still blocking the...

    Top out of a huge tulip poplar still blocking the entire switchback section at the end of Back Blue. Rabbit Run, Storm Track and White Pine are passable, I threw a bunch of smaller trash off them,...
  42. I'd try to find some professional instruction...

    I'd try to find some professional instruction rather than experienced riders to instruct. Being able to ride doesn't equate to being able to teach. And you'll probably need to buy helmets and rent...
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    Welcome Clayton. I can't be much help for group...

    Welcome Clayton. I can't be much help for group rides, but I can tell you this - make sure you get the right size bike. And then just go ride trails and have fun. If you're on facebook check out...
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    Welcome. I'm not sure how many folks we have from...

    Welcome. I'm not sure how many folks we have from your area on here, maybe someone familiar with that area can provide some resource that's more popular there for connecting with group rides? Most of...
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    All the way at the top right of the page, click...

    All the way at the top right of the page, click on settings. Then down on the left side there's actually a link under "My Settings" that's "Edit Signature"
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    Love that third picture. Beautiful view off to...

    Love that third picture. Beautiful view off to the side there.
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    That looks like a beautiful place to ride!

    That looks like a beautiful place to ride!
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    That's why he fits in so well around here.

    That's why he fits in so well around here.
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    CT is a good place to rent, they hooked one guy I...

    CT is a good place to rent, they hooked one guy I rode with up with a nice bike for a week.

    Trails, Percy Warner is a good one, sounds like you might get a kick out of Lock 4, perhaps parts of...
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    Hmm. If your helmet fell off your rack while you...

    Hmm. If your helmet fell off your rack while you were driving down the road, you probably need to replace it.
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