well at least there are two of us still around here!!! i havent had time to get the SS out for a snow ride lately but i am planning on checkin out the tree damage at Potters soon . it will be a perfect oppurtunity to ride the redline. :thumbsup: dang sure gonna need the COLD weather gear though.
Used to be a NE rider, but was on the road. Moved to Phoenix in 1999. Saw the Potter's Pasture article in Nebraskaland, pretty trick lookin' place. Wish I had known about it when I lived there, would've been fat tire'n there instead of the skinnies.
We had 22 degrees this morning, thought that was cold - of course my blood has thinned considerably since leaving NE, anything below 50 has me getting out the leg warmers...I'll keep my 110 degree riding days
Another former 'braska rider here. First mtn bike ride on trails was at Cottonmill Lake by Kearney in '91. Used to ride Branched Oak, Platte River SP, and Indian Cave back in '98 and '99 when I lived in Lincoln. Moved to the Quad Cities in 2000, stop by Platte River on the way through I80 sometimes, still a good ride. I just love the idea of mtn bikers in Nebraska!
Fortunately, Psycowpath cuts out alot of the really nasty stuff on the Beginner loop, so it shouldn't be *that* bad. Here is a map showing the route, with contour lines, so it should give you an idea of what kind of climbs to expect (if you know how to read contour lines).
Indian Caves is a fun trail, but it is also demanding. Probably the most demanding trail in Eastern Nebraska. Don't be scared away by that. It's no worse than say, Platte State Park, but where Platte has some nice flow to break up climbs... Indian Caves has very little flow (as far as I am concerned.)
Thanks Pawndream. I'm can't wait to check it out this spring. My plans for this year is to ride a bunch of different trails and watch a few races then maybe next year try racing a few trails. thanks again for the links. Now I really can't wait for spring to come.
sounds like its gonna be pretty nice out this weekend!! if i can i am gonna go to potters and check out the tree damage and scout a new trail i want to put in . seems like somethin always comes up to change MY plans though. i guess that will be the case again !! :madman: :skep:
It looks like there should be some good stuff around Scottsbluff but I have never heard anyone talk about it !!!! I guess if you have freinds or family there it would be worth going. I would probably head for the Pole mountain trails between Cheyenne and Laramie. Anyone else know anything????
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