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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » April 11th, 2009, 12:43 am

Trail is in great shape! Get out and try and pre-ride before the race. I have noticed that now with the warmer weather and trail conditions there seems to be quite the grouping of vehicles at the trailhead.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby sworks88 » April 11th, 2009, 9:10 am

I agree Reid. There were quite a few cars in the lot last night. The trail was awesome. Just that one spot on the warm up loop.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Bigtymer » April 16th, 2009, 6:44 pm

can you still ride the trail if you're not racing on sunday?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby RickPlite » April 16th, 2009, 9:18 pm

if you want to get run over or chased by 500 mountain bikers
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby SteveF » April 17th, 2009, 6:56 am

I did a lap or two in the afternoon after the time trial a few years back--no trouble and had the trail practically to myself...
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » April 24th, 2009, 11:13 pm

Trail is in obviously great shape. I removed a couple of down limps and small saplings that either came misplaced because of the race or the wind. But regardless the trail is in great shape and is the time to ride it!
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby Mark H. » April 28th, 2009, 3:14 pm

Just got back from Yankee, the trail is still in good shape, even after all the rain, no trees down either. The first section that alot of people skip, has a good mud hole after the clime then you go down where its been muddy all year.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby mtb.andy » May 2nd, 2009, 9:31 am

how is this trail after the recent rain?
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby sworks88 » May 2nd, 2009, 9:52 am

Hands down....better. Yankee loves the rain.

I have not been out there.....I am just making assumptions! Because of the Sandy base that Yankee has...I am sure it is fine....minus the mud pit on the 2 mile warm up loop.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby blamp28 » May 13th, 2009, 10:28 am

Rode a couple laps last evening. Most of the trail is great! There is a lot of standing water about 1.4 miles into the warmup loop though. Never seen it quite that bad there before.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby deuce » May 16th, 2009, 1:02 pm

rode two laps this morning. only saw one tree that had fallen about half into the trail a couple of miles in was able to ride around. While the weather has made a mess out of a lot of trails this one is prime. sand isn't even a factor yet.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby sworks88 » May 16th, 2009, 1:23 pm

KEEP IT COMING!!! lol....Yankee loves the rain and the more we get makes the trail last longer into the season. I am heading out there next week.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby ReidRules18 » May 19th, 2009, 8:06 pm

Rode today and the trail is in good shape. Someone has removed the tree that was down around the 2 mile marker. Nice work thanks! I didn't do the warm-up loop, has anybody been out there is it still underwater?

On a sidenote, Blamp it was nice to meet you! I hope your laps went well I know it was a great day out and you inspired me to go for round two.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby blamp28 » May 19th, 2009, 10:22 pm

Great night for a ride. The trail was awesome!! I ran into Reidrules in the parking lot. Nice to meet you Reid. I avoided the warmup too last week there was a lake around 1.4 miles in at the bottom of the rocky descent. I haven't looked at it since. Reid, I did make two laps but the second was a slower and more painful one.
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Re: Western: Yankee Springs

Postby honkonbobo » May 20th, 2009, 11:56 am

as of yesterday afternoon the small lake is still there on the beginning loop. the walk around it is starting to beat a path through the woods.

the rest of the trail is fast and fun.
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