Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

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Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by JMK015 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:24 am

This stretch of Hawbottom Road is REALLY fun to ride:

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Hawb ... sz=17&z=17
(Google maps is a bit off with the road trace, there are NOT those 2 90 degree bends in there)

I have ridden back and forth over it for 15-20 mins without getting bored. There isn't a creek/river crossing, but there are a bunch of natural springs near by, so the road is ALWAYS flooded out. It is a muddy and rocky two track dirt road with least least 2 flooded out spots about 15 ft long and 3-10 inches deep. If you ride this road during or after a hard rain, the entire road is a river, with a pretty strong current. There are some baseball to bowling ball sized rocks on this road... and some are submerged... so watch out.

This photo is from a relatively 'dry' day:
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Whenever I ride up to the Frederick Watershed I always come and go via Hawbottom road.

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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by BigBird » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:21 am

Even MORE fun 3 UP (Bandit is on the QOFE's lap) :loveit:

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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by JMK015 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:06 pm

What road is that!? It doesn't look like Hawbottom to me...

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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by BigBird » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:22 pm

You're right! OFG got confused. :shrug: That was on the same ride but at a creek crossing on another road.
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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by JMK015 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:29 pm

I'm interested to check it out though, do you remember where it is?

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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by Bucho » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:19 pm

Hawbottom is a good road. I like that one.

BigBirds creekcrossing doesnt look that familiar to me either but I remember that ride. Im sure I could figure it out. Might just be a funny angle.
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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by Bork » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:15 pm

BigBird wrote:Even MORE fun 3 UP (Bandit is on the QOFE's lap) :loveit:

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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by JMK015 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:23 am

Sad news folks, most of Hawbottom road just got graded, graveled, and packed down.

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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by Rut Row » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:51 am

JMK015 wrote:
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:23 am
Sad news folks, most of Hawbottom road just got graded, graveled, and packed down.
that is just not right! :frustrated:
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Re: Hawbottom Road in Frederick Md

Post by JMK015 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:58 am

Yeah, it seems like they're planning to pave over all of the local good stuff in Frederick.

I rode through the 'shed last week, and they had filled the creek crossing near the intersection of Dealuter Road and Fishing creek Road with gravel and were grading, graveling, and packing the steep part of Dealuter Road the connects to Gambril Park Road.

They're also grading, graveling, and packing Tower Road from the intersection with Mink Farm all the way up to 77.

MAKE IT STOP!!!

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