midweek MotoCove, Wed/Thurs 31/1st

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midweek MotoCove, Wed/Thurs 31/1st

Post by Bucho » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:38 pm

Jed and I were looking to do some riding next week. We both have Wed/Thursday available. Chance of rain, so whatever day looks better is day we will ride. At the moment looking at my weather app Wed is the non-rain day.

I haven't been to the Cove in a long time. Looking forward to getting out and riding.
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Re: midweek MotoCove, Wed/Thurs 31/1st

Post by juddspaintballs » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:54 pm

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Re: midweek MotoCove, Wed/Thurs 31/1st

Post by Bucho » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:42 pm

Wed is still looking like the good weather day.
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Post by Bucho » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:00 pm

Jed and I will be at the Cove around 0915ish if anyone wants to join us
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Post by Bucho » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:14 pm

Was a good day out at the Cove, great weather.

We did the regular trails and rode a few parts forward and backwards. Then we did this ball kicker jeep trail that Sam and I rode years ago one time.

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Post by juddspaintballs » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:46 pm

Like Phil said, the weather was excellent. We pretty much had the trails to ourselves. There were 3 side by sides there, each with two people in them, and they were going about 5 MPH in the open sections. After we passed them, we never saw them again until they were loading up to leave as we were heading back out for another ride. We ran the entire red/orange loops and did the hill climbs in the middle a few times.

The rain over the summer has changed the trails enough that I hardly recognized some familiar sections. They might have taken a dozer across some of the trail too, but the trail certainly feels different than it used to in a lot of areas. Without realizing it, I rode down the big scary hill on the red loop that I've ALWAYS walked my bike down. After riding down it, I rode back up it and then back down it again before realizing that it was the hill I've always been too afraid to ride down. We went back up it and back down it again later on in the day, too. After a good lap of the red trail, we went to the blue one just to do the hill climb, turn around, and come back down so we would have time and energy to do a Jeep trail Phil wanted to do. The blue hill climb is very different now after all the rain. There are 3 paths up. The first (original) path up has several stepped ledges that are at least axle high . The second path up is still quite passable on a bike. The third path, which I believe is fairly new, goes at an angle up the hill and then suddenly turns straight up the hill and becomes steep and loose to the point that Phil and I both tried twice and maybe made it half way before tossing our bikes on the ground and going back down.


I fell a lot today. Some were stupid falls in mud. Some were me making a mistake. Many falls were the result of this epic Jeep trail and being tired.




"I want to try this Jeep trail that Sam and I did a few years ago. It's rocky, but not the whole way"

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"The rocky section ends soon"

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"About 75 more yards"

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Ah, the exit!

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Post by Laoch » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:04 pm

That's a lot of rocks :deal:
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Post by Boom Boom » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:26 am

Trials bike please... I need to get back and find the 2 miles of hell trail.
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Re: midweek MotoCove, Wed/Thurs 31/1st

Post by Bucho » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:02 am

Boom Boom wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:26 am
Trials bike please... I need to get back and find the 2 miles of hell trail.
I'll play guide
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Re: midweek MotoCove, Wed/Thurs 31/1st

Post by Boom Boom » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:45 pm

Bucho wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:02 am
Boom Boom wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:26 am
Trials bike please... I need to get back and find the 2 miles of hell trail.
I'll play guide
Deal..... Might even be able to round up a spare trials bike for you.
Heading toward the blue trail hill climb, the left side of the trail is a couple drainage areas that have been used by the jeeps. I followed that to the base of the mountain then found some jeep climbs that had more elevation than I could pull off. Could spend hours just in that hour.
Just wish it was not a 2 hour drive for me.
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