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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » June 27th, 2011, 10:18 am

We got a very good start on the trail. The north and south loops are all cleared out and the east loop has an awesome start to it. The east loop is by far the worst and we should have probably sent more people that way. I'll try to get out there this week and clear some. If not, would anyone be willing to go out there next weekend? There is still a bunch of face slappers on east.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby purple helmet » June 28th, 2011, 8:45 am

Anyone is welcome to take hand snips out there anytime...

Out of town next week, hopefully be able to get out there when I get back. (with better power tools.)

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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby RickPlite » June 28th, 2011, 9:01 am

purple helmet wrote:Anyone is welcome to take hand snips out there anytime...

Out of town next week, hopefully be able to get out there when I get back. (with better power tools.)

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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Aschoen » July 18th, 2011, 6:10 pm

I am new to the area and rode out at Bass River last Sunday. Probably due to my own ignorance but I was only able to find one trail to ride on. It was located directly across from the horse staging area (where i parked). Can anyone provide me with a little direction as to where these trails start? I did enjoy the ride out there!

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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby kms662 » July 18th, 2011, 7:22 pm

Aschoen wrote:Can anyone provide me with a little direction as to where these trails start? I did enjoy the ride out there!

Thanks!


If you drove to the horse staging area, you passed right by the trailhead. Try this link: [url]http://mmba.org/index.php?option=com_trailguide&task=trail&cid[]=26[/url]

If you still have questions, shoot me an email. Would be happy to meet you out there to show you the trail.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » July 18th, 2011, 10:08 pm

I sort-of did the same thing. I believe that you rode the Horse Trail though. I made you an archaic MS Paint drawing with some more info on it.


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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Aschoen » July 19th, 2011, 7:22 am

Wow that?s great thanks for your help Lucky & KMS. It looks from the map that the ride will start on the north side of the road just before the horse staging area. Thanks again, I plan on taking a couple friends out this weekend it will be good to at least pretend to know where I am going! Is it best to park in the staging area and ride back west to the trail head or do the horse people get a little upset about that? I noticed one person parked off the side of the drive in to the park.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » July 19th, 2011, 8:41 pm

I always park in the Horse Staging Area. I never see any vehicles, trailers or horses in there and I think it's better than parking off the side of the road. It just seems more designated/official than parking on the park road.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Bigtymer » July 19th, 2011, 8:47 pm

What's the word on the Don Trail? Has anyone been out on it this season?
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » July 19th, 2011, 9:49 pm

I thought it was a myth!?!
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Mike_D » July 19th, 2011, 10:45 pm

Bigtymer wrote:What's the word on the Don Trail? Has anyone been out on it this season?


I was on it back and May and my shins were shredded. Can't imagine how overgrown it would be right now.
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby purple helmet » July 20th, 2011, 9:25 am

*sigh* looks like 50/55 hour weeks all summer :(
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Mike_D » July 20th, 2011, 9:49 am

purple helmet wrote:*sigh* looks like 50/55 hour weeks all summer :(


Sucks how work gets in the way of biking but it's nice to have a J.O.B. Right Tom? :mrgreen:
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Cbunda » July 20th, 2011, 10:06 am

Hats off to the guys that have been working on this trail, I just got my first opportunity of this year to ride it last night. I have to say, this trail is in the best shape that I have seen over the past 5 years and we had a blast last night. Rode all three sections twice and will be back out later in the week with my son again just to see if he can hit less trees :D
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Re: Western: Bass River

Postby Bigtymer » July 22nd, 2011, 12:29 pm

Bass river is such a great night ride spot :P
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