Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by Skinny-J » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:23 pm

Wish I could make this one as I have never made it to this event. But between RORR, Granvilles and the Hammer, I just can't pull off 4 weekends in a row. On this same weekend, I will be leading my son's cub-scout troop on a hike so I will at least be making motor noises in my head as I am forced to walk down beautiful single track, errrr hiking trails..... :dirtdog:

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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by Boom Boom » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:51 pm

Skinny-J wrote:Wish I could make this one as I have never made it to this event. But between RORR, Granvilles and the Hammer, I just can't pull off 4 weekends in a row. On this same weekend, I will be leading my son's cub-scout troop on a hike so I will at least be making motor noises in my head as I am forced to walk down beautiful single track, errrr hiking trails..... :dirtdog:
Think I could direct your hike location to Shade Mountain?
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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by thetable » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:47 pm

As they say in the Monster Truck ads, "SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!!"

Weather looks good, maybe a little chilly, but some good right trail should warm things up nicely. I think we got enough rain this week to keep the dust on the ground.

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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by gots_a_sol » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:26 pm

Race I had for this Sunday was cancelled, so going to hit this instead. On a Husky with 79L on it.
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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by J&J » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:12 pm

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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by thetable » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:49 am

It was a good weekend, trails were good, dust was pretty low until Sunday afternoon. We had a pretty fair number of broken bikes, but at least no broken riders, that I heard of. Gotta love riding Eagle Bay with no rocks in sight, ANYWHERE!

Thanks to everybody that came out. Hope you all had a great time.

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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by Marylander » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:24 pm

I enjoyed it and plan to do it again next year. I was on the 2000 kx250 riding around with Chuck Marler and Bob Dement.

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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by BillyGoat » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:05 pm

Good to hear no obvious injuries this year. I didn't see any either. I was there with my 09 450 EXC and my buddy on his YZ250F. Last year I saw a dude with a horrendously dislocated ankle, maybe compound. I had to steer my kids/wife away from that scene. FWIW he was wearing sneakers and tube socks as foot protection.

But wow the trail was perfect. Moist and terrific traction. Ran the beginner trail twice to warmup and the "expert" trail twice and that tired me out. What a great time. The only thing is that the did mark hazards but only about 1 of every 4. There were tons of logs ready to de-shin you and sharp root balls sticking in the trail and other sharp stumps. Tons of unmarked "head knockers". But I didn't volunteer so I can't bitch. Was lightly attended and so much open trail to ride. Rarely saw anyone on the trail.

I'm going in the spring with the family.
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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by thetable » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:26 pm

BillyGoat wrote:But wow the trail was perfect. Moist and terrific traction. Ran the beginner trail twice to warmup and the "expert" trail twice and that tired me out. What a great time. The only thing is that the did mark hazards but only about 1 of every 4. There were tons of logs ready to de-shin you and sharp root balls sticking in the trail and other sharp stumps. Tons of unmarked "head knockers". But I didn't volunteer so I can't bitch. Was lightly attended and so much open trail to ride. Rarely saw anyone on the trail.

I'm going in the spring with the family.
There aren't any rocks out there, we had to do something to keep people on their toes. I'm kidding of course!
Sorry to hear that we didn't get enough Xs up. Not to make excuses, but I'm going to anyway in the hopes of understanding. There were three of us that worked on marking the long loop on Saturday in what was a fairly short window; we share the property with a hunt club, and hunting season is on. We had hoped to get some marking done on Wednesday as well, but rain had put a bit of a damper on that effort as well. We basically ended up with just enough time to make one good clearing and marking pass.

Glad to hear that we'll see you again for the spring trail ride. We have a bit more time to prep that one.

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Re: Oct 19 WATR Fall Trail Ride @ Eagle Bay

Post by Marylander » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:29 pm

Cool, I'll try to hit the spring one as well.

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