the new esties freeride - TRAIL

the new esties freeride - Trail, Chapel Hill, Carolina

nothing but extream fun built by the people at franklin street cycles. lots of bc stile riding logs bridges and riding high in the trees

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jackson88   Weekend Warrior [Feb 21, 2008]

definitely less traveled than the trails across the street. try to find the Jason Vorhees style hut out at the end of a trail.
decent technical climbs - this portion of the Estes trail set is underrated.

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park on Estes & go left for an early fun downhill. lock your car so the essays that live across the street don't steal your ipod.

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Jason Hightower   Weekend Warrior [Aug 07, 2006]

The estes trails are fun to ride because they have many different kinds of trails. They have XC trails that are good to get a work out and they have freeride trails, and dirt jump trails for the more extreme. The BC freeride stuff could use some touching up. But whats there is awesome! its my favorite place to ride anyday.

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ncmtnbiker   Downhiller [Jul 26, 2005]

verry sweet if u dont like to do the log rides its still worth a look there are hard things and easy things the people at franklin street cycles do good work

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railroad tracks

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inmanbuilder   [Dec 01, 2000]

My one wish in life is to know where this trail is. i would greatly appreciate it if whoever knows the location would email me. my address is Teamsven@aol.com
thanks

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?

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peatree   [Dec 29, 2000]

please dont write any thing else about this trail it is private
P.S. hey Bucko you spelled Chapel Hill extreme and style all wrong
thanks

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go to new light or something

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Jacob   [Jan 24, 2001]

Yeah ditto about the trail this seems sweet ass and I'm gettin bored of the same old same old you know? anything about this trail would kickass please E-mail me and tell me where to find it @ masterslapster@yahoo.com also whos the dick who publicized the suwell trails that guy needs to shut up.

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Ummmmm....I want to know

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brian   [Feb 21, 2001]

I ride Estes all the time and am curious as to where this trail is. That one dude says it's private and wants to keep it's location a secret. If so why the hell is it posted here? Whoever knows where it is can send it to my email if they don't want to put it in public.

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where is the trail?

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derrick   [Feb 28, 2001]

The trail is called THOSE trails. They aren't freeriding trails, it isn't a 2 hour loop, and they suck. I've been on it...and they are barely ridable--too much mud, leaves, and sticks on the trail. THOSE trails test your patience, not your skill.

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Jonathan   [Oct 11, 2001]

My simple, ignorant, mainstream view on Those Trails: First time riding THESE trails I wasn't too impressed, but it was a change of pace for somebody that rides the worn down "High School" trails. Most sections are over "corn rows" and for some people it might be hard to get into a good rhythm, some of it might be too technical and may be a waste of time for most of the people that ride the HS trails. Finding the right combo and direction of trails to ride back there, and there's only a few to pick from, really comes down to discovery. PRIVACY: I have heard that the fathers (psuedofathers) of these dirt lines, and I'm not too sure which part (freeride or singletrack) so I'm going to assume both, feel that they're "private" and that pisses me off a little bit. 1) The land isn't exactly private, it's UNC land. 2) Whomever is building the singletrack part of the trails is a friggin' pubic hair taster, there are big notches cut in the trees to mark the trail. 3) Any trail that IS private should have some kind of sign stating so, there is no sign that I'm aware of. So, if anybody tells you they're private and shouldn't be ridden on while you're over there, give them hell, make fun of their bikes, whatever. One other factoid - UNC has plans to cut down/develop this area of their land so the trails will probably only be there for a few more years... Ride them, enjoy them, wear them until it's paved. My hardcore side tells me to keep this secret, but it's not exactly god's country in there so it deserves to be known by most. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at SOMATICAL@aol.com, hate mail's not what I like, but it'll be fun if ya send some.

Customer Service

THOSE Trails are directly across from the Chapel Hill trails at the Seawell (spelling?) Elem. School entrance on Seawell School Rd. If you're standing right at the entrance to Seawell Elem. and looking towards the road and train tracks, the entrance is right ahead, a little to the left. Cross the train tracks and you should see a small trail and opening into the woods. Once in you can either go left or right... Right will get you to the BC-style obstacles and some singletrack, and left will be some singletrack which will come to a fireroad that you can follow to find a few other trails that branch off. Most of it circles back around and isn't too hard to get lost in. One thing to keep in mind, this is sort of seperate from the "Estes Freeride Bonanza" that it's classified under, but it's in the same area, and shares the same trails. If you're baked, then it's def. all the same.

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JB   [Jan 05, 2002]

You can start the back half of this loop by turning left out of Sewell Elem. school and continuing down the road until you reach the church on the right. Go to the back of the church towards the power lines. Go down the power lines about 500 yards until you see what looks like a deer trail veering off to the left. You can get to this point also by taking the trail directly across from Sewell Elem. and taking a left. Be warned: this is old cornrow fields that have been grown over with pine trees, so the trail can be quite difficult on a hardtail or a hangover.

This trail is twisty and slick due to the pine needles that carpet the riding surface. After a few short climbs and descents, you'll encounter a series of dirt hills that you ride the crest of for about a hundred yards, These are fun, and will test your bike handling skills to say the least. I've tried to keep this area maintained lately, so any help would be appreciated.......Anyway, after this section, you will encounter some nasty, short but gruesome climbs through a valley and out to the lumber yard. To get back to Sewell Elem., just hang a right on the dirt road and you'll come out behind the airport. Take the first trail to the right, and you'll end up at the 'Shore section. This will dump you out directly in front of the school. Overall, until this trail gets worn a bit, it probably will get crap reviews from impatient trail riders, but it's really a good trail and the people who built it should be given their due for what was obviously a lot of hard work. It will get better if everyone does their part with just a minimum of mantainence every now and then. Good luck, and ride safe.

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