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Postby Mike_D » August 4th, 2005, 9:41 am

duotone wrote:I think I mis-communicated. Sand is not my issue, it's the tree and lack of clearence at the turn. I think BR is in great shape.


If the tree is gone, I don't think anyone will question it. A buck saw fits nicely in a camelbak :wink:
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Postby F&S » August 10th, 2005, 8:39 pm

Hi everyone,

New here, where do you buy a vehicle pass for Bass River?

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Postby duotone » August 10th, 2005, 9:07 pm

You don't need one. Just park and ride.
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Postby BikerBandit » August 25th, 2005, 6:39 am

Rode Bass Aug 24. Personal best time for me and a great day to ride overall. Some one has been cleaning up the trail and making it wider by taking out brush and trees. Good but it just takes something away from the trail. Also they got rid of the log jams at the end of the trail. Makes it faster but i am undecided on the new look.
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Postby motoweissen » August 28th, 2005, 8:38 pm

Jeff Foos! Is this the same Jeff Foos that worked at Shape? This is M. Weissenborn

Bass River trails are at their prime! Like the previous post said, someone's been cleaning them up.

I wonder if the fee notice should be removed from the description? I've NEVER seen anyone collecting fees, I wouldn't know where to go to pay them!
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Postby duotone » September 2nd, 2005, 12:43 am

WOW! Who ever cleaned up Bass River rocks! I think that all who ride it should buy that person a brew. I wish you would've left the 2-log jams though...

FYI: Tree fell couple nights ago and is in need of removal, and there is another tree that is about to fall right next to it. Honestly, this tree that's about to fall could hurt someone. It's as you enter the second set on your way back to the beginning.
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Postby BikerBandit » September 14th, 2005, 10:59 am

Rode the trail last night. The trail is very clean including the tree that was down on the second to last section is clear. The trail is beginning to have a different look and feel with some trees losing leaves and the trail opening up. Very few sandy spots. A great trail to ride yet!!
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Postby duotone » September 20th, 2005, 3:24 pm

Is it safe? Being my first year riding I'm wondering if it's safe to ride in the afternoon.
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Postby Gripshift » September 21st, 2005, 2:34 pm

Watch out for people going the wrong direction. :twisted: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :?: :idea: :idea: :?: :idea: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :wink:
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Postby seether » September 21st, 2005, 3:35 pm

duotone wrote:Is it safe? Being my first year riding I'm wondering if it's safe to ride in the afternoon.


in general, its safe. wear bright colors if you've got them. watch the back section; i think it is game land and i know there's a tree stand back there somewhere, and have ocasionally run into hunters, but not many.
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Postby Gripshift » September 23rd, 2005, 2:01 pm

I have seen hunters in all sections of the trail. It's probably not the best time of year to wear that buck skin jersey or the coon hat. :lol:
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Postby duotone » September 23rd, 2005, 8:28 pm

Auh, watch out for that guy with the bucket picking mushrooms.
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Postby BikerBandit » September 28th, 2005, 10:31 am

Rode on Sept 27.. Lots of people out this time of year. Many riders but didn't see any hunters. Trail is getting much more soft than this summer due to the added traffic and rain. Tree down on the 2nd section. Looks like you could bunny-hop it but I would like to see it... Still a great trail to ride late in the year.
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Postby SlowPoke » November 10th, 2005, 1:12 pm

The tree is cleared up and that is nice, but they took out one of the fun logs in the trail :cry: .

edit out pic on 1/12/06
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Postby Mike_D » January 12th, 2006, 4:08 pm

There were quite a few newer blowdowns out there due to the winds we had this past fall including one big SOB that was a pain to climb over but now.... the trail is cleaned up and ready to ride 8)
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