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I've been getting in a lot of laps at the Spillway Trail and just wanted to let everyone know what a great ride this is. The single track is buffed in and the new cut section is a really nice addition. I've ridden this trail several times on both my geary and my ss and other than a bypass for a new pipeline thats going in its all flowing single track. There is a 4' teeter totter and a few log overs with ladders to keep it interesting. Just keep an eye out for the gators.


Launching the SS at the Spillway
 

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good to see you are able to log some miles.... I've done a couple of the GCBC road rides... an 8spd 29er with street slicks does not make a road bike... lol.
 

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I need to get out and ride "not bethel" sometime.... lol. I'll be passing through N.O. on the 18th, but I'm pretty sure the Mrs's wouldn't be happy if I brought the bike along on the honeymoon.
 

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thats not mine ... heres the original ... http://gallery.me.com/briguerrero#100219 ... I just cut it down to 10 mins because 30 mins was a little much to watch ... my edit is from the turnaround back to the trailhead and I thought I left the teeter in there but I guess it got cut

vudu are you on nomambo ?
 

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Hey John - when we going to hook up for a ride? Got to show off my new Superlight! Yep, eating my words against the no suspension & one-f'ing-speed routine. It's all good though.

Good photos and thanks for giving props to the trail. I've been out there every weekend and some here lately. Off to Brookhaven this Saturday though.

Hopefully we'll catch up with you at the next meeting (if not before). Bug Eric to get off his lazy ass and schedule one.

-stu
 

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hey stu ... rat told me about Brookhaven and I need to make a trip up there soon ... I'm trying to get time to get in a few laps at the Spillway on Saturday and some of us are going over to Bethel on Sunday for the race

so did you get the Superlight new or used or what
 

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Our Pal Dan Dickerson

Just To Let Everyone Know. Dan Dickerson Was Involved I A Skiing Accident Last Week. He Had To Have Emergency Surgery. It Is Not Looking Good For Him. As Of Right Now The Doctors Said He Is Going To Be Paralyzed From The Chest Down. I Am Working On A Fund Raiser For His Family. It Will Be Held At The Spillway (the Date Is Not Determined Yet). I Am Having A Meeting At The Spillway This Sunday At 11:00am To Talk About What We Are Going To Do. Bring Your Bike. We Will Ride After The Meeting. If You Have Any Questions Feel Free To Give Me A Call 504-319-7348. It Is Going To Cost His Family Alot Of Money Even With The Insurance. Anything We Could Do To Help Will Help Out Greatly.

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Rat and Stu we need to get some "no horses" signs out there soon ... not only are they tearing the trail all to pieces but now they are removing log overs and basically sanitizing the trail ... except for the mounds of horse crap that are now all over the trail. there was a good turn out of riders today out there but they dont seem to know where the trail head is or which direction to ride the trail ... the street signs are cool but we really need to get lots of no horses and direction arrows and do not enter signs up. this is not meant as a rant as much as a heads up for you guys.
 

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hit the Spillway trail today and the rain we got has really helped the trail out ... it was getting really dry and sandy but it was all good today

if anyone can make it out there tomorrow they are having a meeting to cover the Master Plan for users from 1pm-4pm

it was good to see some of the BRAMBA peeps out there riding the trail
 

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krue said:
Where is this trail? I'm in the Hattiesburg area and need to make a trip to try out the La trails soon.
Take I-59 S/US-98 E via the ramp to New Orleans
Continue to follow I-59 S
Entering Louisiana

Continue on I-10 W
Take exit 238B to merge onto I-610 W toward Baton Rouge

Merge onto I-10 W

Take exit 220 to merge onto I-310 S toward Houma/Boutte

Take exit 2 to merge onto Airline Hwy/US-61 toward Norco

Turn Right into the Spillway off of Airline Hwy

Trailhead is on your left

133 mi – about 2 hours 16 mins

and you can get some more info at http://www.nomambo.net
 
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