Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

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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!!!!

Benny is this still your gig?

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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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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby volklgirl » July 18th, 2009, 8:12 pm

The new section is finally beginning to rock! It is firming up and defining nicely and now has much more flow than I expected the first time I rode it. All the reroutes are great.

With the exception of a few small black muddy spots, this trail is in GREAT shape right now. I really, really, really miss the pit skinny and the teeter, though :-(
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby Irish57 » September 18th, 2009, 3:49 pm

This was quite a different experience for me with all the dips and rocks. The roots were more than I'm used to. The bridges were interesting. Small or long. I would rate this trail as definitely intermediate but for a beginner it would be challenging. It does remind me quite a bit of Bass River. Worth the the trip though. Nice layout with the land that's there.
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby volklgirl » April 9th, 2010, 11:42 pm

The new section is riding in very well.
As usual, the guys have been busy out there. The bridges of the gacky parts of the new section are perfect and the newer reroutes are great. Yay for the new play areas as well.

Kudos again, guys!!!
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby gtrowbridge » April 10th, 2010, 8:30 am

volklgirl wrote:The new section is riding in very well.
As usual, the guys have been busy out there. The bridges of the gacky parts of the new section are perfect and the newer reroutes are great. Yay for the new play areas as well.

Kudos again, guys!!!


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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby volklgirl » April 12th, 2010, 8:40 am

Gacky = sloppy, muddy, gooey, slimey

http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Your-Own-Gack
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby gtrowbridge » June 19th, 2010, 6:02 am

Rode yesterday afternoon.
I have to say I love this trail.
The constant dodging between the trees as you try to build up speed is challenging.
Nice rock gardens too.
Plus I don't think there is a mound of dirt that is not incorporated into the trail in the whole area.
There were only a couple of mud holes, and some greasy areas on the trail.
The greasy areas are sometimes in the corners so the rear end kept trying to come around on me.
One corner proved too greasy for my speed and I went into a side ways slide/scramble to get off the bike which left me doing somersaults in the woods...and laughing at myself.
Such a great place to ride a quick 5 miles and a place that some beginner folks can hone their skills.
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby volklgirl » July 19th, 2010, 12:00 am

Really lovin' this trail these days although I was disappointed to see the small, flat log pile disassembled, and I didn't see the big, long, flat log pile just before you pop out into the field, but maybe I just missed it with the new rolly route through there. The new section back and forth across the old straight section is just perfect now. I still really, really, really miss the pit skinny and the teeter. :cry:
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Re: Western: Greenville Shearer Road Trail

Postby Longdaddy » June 5th, 2011, 4:25 pm

Rode S.R. this morning. Props to whoever has been out there working on the trail. The new structure is bad a$$!
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