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Ha, sounds good. I'm going to college at AU, so any new trails around here is a good thing. I think I might ride this trail today, if so I will report back on it.
 

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look forward to here about it. I just went out to swayback last weekend. I'm holding off on trail riding under after the 19th.
 

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I was going to hit Tuskeegee Sunday, but if it doesn't rain too much Saturday I reckon I'll be trying this trail out instead.

WDE!
 

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I don't see much info on that link...

What do you know about this trail RC?
Length?
Technicality?
Climbs/Decents?
Singletrack/Double/Fireroads?
 

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hopefully he rode it today give a feedback report. good riding with ya the other day bro. sorry I turned out to be suck rookie. lol
 

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Alright guys, I rode it. It's not worth checking out unless you're in the area and you've tried everything else and you just want to try something new.

Length? About 2 miles
Technicality? 1.5 out of 5
Climbs/Decents? 1.5 out of 5
Singletrack/Double/Fireroads? Pretty much just singletrack

It's got a lot of roots on it, more than I care for. They did a great job on the signage and what not, though.

There's another trail that isn't acknowledged (no official markings), and it's actually better (smoother, but a bit leafy), but not really clear on where to go. It's probably about the same length.

A guy that was there today said they are supposedly adding another two miles to it, so hopefully that helps it out a bit.

I don't recommend going out of your way for it. I was quite disappointed to say the least.

I really want to try out Swayback. My friend and I also want to work on the trails that are already here (Chewacla, Tuskegee-wish it wasn't so sandy), but we'll see...
 

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Thanks for the info. I live in Auburn so I'm going to give it a try as soon as I can. If its that short I'll probably hit Tuskeegee the same day. I've never had any significant problems with the sand at Tuskeegee, but I have noticed its presence.
Are you a member of AAORBA? I was thinking I would like to help maintain the local trails too and I guess they are the ones who set up work parties etc. Their website says they're hoping the new park finishes out at around 7 miles so I'm guessing thats still work in progress.
I haven't ridden Chewacla since I was a student, but as I recall the only hills worth mentioning were so rocky you couldn't really ride them (not up anyway) and the parts of the trails that you could ride were rather short and boring.
Swayback is well worth the trip, at least from Auburn, and I would say the same for Sylacauga though it is about 30 minutes further away (its less technical but very fast and flowy.)
I'm thinking about going to the Russell Mills Land next weekend (weather permiting.) I only confirmed the location because I found info on a 5K/10K foot race there last weekend.

Jason, it was good having someone to ride with as I normally go solo, so don't worry about the rookie stuff and holler anytime you wanna ride any of these trails (I'll do the same when I get to Columbus with enough time to ride.)
 

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alot of those sound good. make we can make the 2 in 1 day. it would be worth the drive. since last ride. bike is in the shop. I have 2 new tires on the way, new hand grip and bar end grips. and hopefully when i got that chain suck last weekend it didn't twist it.
 

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Chewacla is fun to go to because you don't really feel like you're in Auburn. But I don't really know where to go there and it's a bit eroded. The quarry is pretty amazing, though, even if you're not supposed to trespass. :D
 

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Thats funny we used to HAB across the creek and up the hill into the quarry when we did ride Chewacla (thats the most fun I remeber having there with my bike and that was a 40ish lbs monster full squish Mongoose from Target.)
Ahh the good old days...there used to be a rope swing into the creek way back on the back side of the park (actually private property or so thats why they said they kept cutting the trees down when we'd put up ropes.)
 

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looks like alot of rain comming this weekend. might rent a bike from Ride on Bikes and hit some trails. pending on how sloppy it might be.
 

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Quarry FTW

rcmaster1029 said:
Chewacla is fun to go to because you don't really feel like you're in Auburn. But I don't really know where to go there and it's a bit eroded. The quarry is pretty amazing, though, even if you're not supposed to trespass. :D
This was from my trip to said place back in 08 or 09. Was afraid of biking with the dSLR in the backpack but it was worth it. its about 10 pictures wide and 3 tall. Don't worry this is a scaled down .jpg, not the real thing. Most web browsers don't like 80MB jpgs :

 

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That is a sweet picture right there! That must be a different part from where I went.

I got some pics as well, though not as cool. :D









 

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Roll tide. Just kidding. That quarry is beautiful! I think i chose the wrong school. I hear the Mtn biking is better in auburn too. :-/

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Rode Lake Wilmore today for the 1st (and 2nd) time and I enjoyed it. Its tight and short with a lot of roots. There are some "challenges" that offer little places to play and there are a few bumps that could be used to catch a little air. I really look forward to the future expansion as adding more distance would really make this worth going out of the way to ride. For now I'll stop in for a quick ride after work or add it to a Tuskeegee ride for variety.
 

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Sheepo5669 said:
Roll tide. Just kidding. That quarry is beautiful! I think i chose the wrong school. I hear the Mtn biking is better in auburn too. :-/

Sheepo
Haha, it is very beautiful for a quarry.

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Rode Lake Wilmore today for the 1st (and 2nd) time and I enjoyed it. Its tight and short with a lot of roots. There are some "challenges" that offer little places to play and there are a few bumps that could be used to catch a little air. I really look forward to the future expansion as adding more distance would really make this worth going out of the way to ride. For now I'll stop in for a quick ride after work or add it to a Tuskeegee ride for variety.
Glad you liked it. I think it's fun, just too many roots. The obstacles are a nice touch as well. Hopefully it will get better as it's developed.
 
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