Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

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Postby volklgirl » June 30th, 2008, 7:50 pm

Ditto....it was in awesome shape on Sunday. All the clay hills are firming up nicely and the new log piles are sweet. Beware the entrance to the 6x skinny after the teeter - that dirt is still really soft. :shock:

BRING BACK THE PIT SKINNY!!!! :( :(
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Postby unabomber » July 4th, 2008, 6:09 am

Everything clear and in very good shape. Thank you to all who are mowing
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Postby trout_smith » September 22nd, 2008, 7:03 am

Rode this trail again yesterday, and the guys out there must have added another MILE of trail. Thanks to whoever is putting in big hours on these two trails in Greenville. It's a great ride!
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greenville shearer

Postby sparky » September 24th, 2008, 6:02 pm

Trout said it...the trail fairies have been out. New singletrack cut!!!! Get out and ride!!!! Thanks to those responsible! :D

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Edwards Creek 2 Shearer Rd Connection???

Postby Creamy » October 20th, 2008, 10:30 am

Hey Gang!
Looking at making a trip downstate this wkend to my favorite technical-twisty trail Edwards Creek and would like to get in a loop on the Shearer Rd trail as well... Any recommendations on connecting the two? are there any connecting trails or easy way to cut over on side streets to get between the two?
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Postby trout_smith » October 20th, 2008, 10:51 am

Right across the road from teh E.C. trailhead, the Fred Meijer pathway begins. At the fork (not far), go right and follow the paved trail to the end. It dumps you out right across the road from Shearer Rd. Take Shearer road North about 1/2 mile or so, and you'll see a little dead-end street to the left with an 'MTB Trail' sign. And you're at the Shearer Rd. trail. If I remember right, both loops plus the connector is about 16miles. And they have added some to Shearer Rd since then.
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Re: Edwards Creek 2 Shearer Rd Connection???

Postby paydirt_07 » October 20th, 2008, 10:53 am

Creamy wrote:Hey Gang!
Looking at making a trip downstate this wkend to my favorite technical-twisty trail Edwards Creek and would like to get in a loop on the Shearer Rd trail as well... Any recommendations on connecting the two? are there any connecting trails or easy way to cut over on side streets to get between the two?
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Creamy - Just follow the Flat River Trail paved connector (about 2 miles). It starts across the street from Edwards Creek parking entrance and pretty easy to follow where it dumps out on Shearer Rd.
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Postby volklgirl » October 20th, 2008, 3:18 pm

The connector trail is quite nice and the route to- and from- is well marked, although the signs are small so you could blow by them if you're screaming along.
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Postby Creamy » October 20th, 2008, 4:29 pm

thanks for the info gang, i really appreciate it!
cant wait, hope the weather holds, love Edwards Creek & Shearer Rd sounds like a fun romp.
Going to use the trip to put the new 2009 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR thru its paces :twisted:
Should be fun!!!
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Postby volklgirl » November 4th, 2008, 2:49 pm

Just a quick note of warning.....there's a couple of spots in the new section with very deep, very wet black mud pits right now. TC may want to look into armoring or filling these areas - I can see them being UGLY come spring!

The rest of the trail is perfect, as usual.
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G-S Road and the DUMP

Postby sparky » November 11th, 2008, 7:41 pm

Trail was in great shape today EXCEPT.....the public works department, so it appears, decided to help fill in a low area by dozing a mound of garbage onto the trail in the advanced section (along the east side). Hmmmm.....I see some more of that area is flagged as well since the piles are awfully close. Is that their idea of compost?

Regardless, I havent been on the trail in awhile and things look great. Leaves don't cover enough of the trail to confuse anyone not familiar either. Great job as always GMBA!!!!

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Postby mtbyker » November 25th, 2008, 4:38 pm

Did a couple laps out there today. A little snow, well actually the entire trail was covered, but it was still very rideable and I had a blast. First time on the new stuff for me, nice job guys!!
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Re: G-S Road and the DUMP

Postby unabomber » November 25th, 2008, 6:19 pm

sparky wrote:

Benny is this still your gig?

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Nope I quit a few months ago,will never do trail work in this town again !
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby gtrowbridge » July 10th, 2009, 8:58 am

Anybody got a status update on this trail?
Its been a while since we've heard anything.
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby sparky » July 10th, 2009, 12:04 pm

Rode GS Road about a week ago and it was in fine shape. Newer section is getting worn in nicely.
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