RR: Calverton is alive and well

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Carla A-G, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. Carla A-G

    Carla A-G Guest

    We hadn't been to the Calverton Trail in a couple of years. It wasn't in the best of shape the last
    time we rode it. Recently, we had heard that someone had gone in there and did some work fixing it
    up. We decided to give it a try.

    We arrived in the late morning. There were 2 other cars at the trailhead parking lot. As usual, the
    temperature was unbearably cold even though the sun was out. There was a slight dusting of snow on
    the ground. Once again, it was layers, layers, layers of clothing. Calverton is about a 10 1/2 mile
    loop in total, very winding, tight and twisty singletrack. Not too much climbing, but a lot of dips
    and doodles. You can really get a fast flow going once you know how the trail is.

    We rode in. The trail was very smooth and fast with the hardpacked frozen ground. We hit the various
    sections of the trail...Winding Way, Fox Hollow, Roller Coaster, Scuttle Hole, Hillside Drive, Log
    Ride and Oak Maze. It was in excellent condition. Calverton is a trail that is barely ridden, so
    most of the time, it is empty. The trail was ours today. It was just us, the woods and the wildlife.

    Right before approaching into the Oak Maze section, we heard a big crashing sound in the woods. We
    turned to look and saw 2 gigantic does about 20 feet from us. They were beautiful, majestic animals.
    They stood there and watched us for a couple of minutes. We stood there and watched them as well. As
    Jim was reaching for the camera, the deer made bursting jumps back into the woods and took off. It
    was our lost opportunity for a picture, but those few minutes in time of watching them right in
    front of us, was a moment that will last for eternity...

    We entered the Oak Maze. This used to be the worst section of the trail. People would purposely not
    ride Calverton because this section used to be in such bad shape. There used to be nasty little bush
    and tree stumps that stuck out of the ground, quite known for causing punctures and being general
    nuisances for a rider. Well, somebody went in there and cleared it up by removing the jagged stumps.
    The difference was like night and day. The trail was unbelievably smooth and still twisty like we
    remembered it.

    The ride was completed with happy smiles on our faces. We'll be going there soon again...here are
    some pictures from the ride:

    http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/Calverton.htm

    - CA-G

    Canadian Girls Kick Ass!
     
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  2. Sorni

    Sorni Guest

    "Carla A-G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > We hadn't been to the Calverton Trail in a couple of years. It wasn't in
    the
    > best of shape the last time we rode it. Recently, we had heard that
    someone
    > had gone in there and did some work fixing it up. We decided to give it a try.
    >
    > We arrived in the late morning. There were 2 other cars at the trailhead parking lot. As
    > usual, the temperature was unbearably cold even though the sun was out. There was a slight
    > dusting of snow on the ground. Once again, it was layers, layers, layers of clothing.
    > Calverton is about a 10 1/2
    mile
    > loop in total, very winding, tight and twisty singletrack. Not too much climbing, but a lot of
    > dips and doodles. You can really get a fast flow going once you know how the trail is.
    >
    > We rode in. The trail was very smooth and fast with the hardpacked frozen ground. We hit the
    > various sections of the trail...Winding Way, Fox
    Hollow,
    > Roller Coaster, Scuttle Hole, Hillside Drive, Log Ride and Oak Maze. It
    was
    > in excellent condition. Calverton is a trail that is barely ridden, so
    most
    > of the time, it is empty. The trail was ours today. It was just us, the woods and the wildlife.
    >
    > Right before approaching into the Oak Maze section, we heard a big
    crashing
    > sound in the woods. We turned to look and saw 2 gigantic does about 20
    feet
    > from us. They were beautiful, majestic animals. They stood there and
    watched
    > us for a couple of minutes. We stood there and watched them as well. As
    Jim
    > was reaching for the camera, the deer made bursting jumps back into the woods and took off. It was
    > our lost opportunity for a picture, but those
    few
    > minutes in time of watching them right in front of us, was a moment that will last for eternity...
    >
    > We entered the Oak Maze. This used to be the worst section of the trail. People would purposely
    > not ride Calverton because this section used to be
    in
    > such bad shape. There used to be nasty little bush and tree stumps that stuck out of the ground,
    > quite known for causing punctures and being
    general
    > nuisances for a rider. Well, somebody went in there and cleared it up by removing the jagged
    > stumps. The difference was like night and day. The
    trail
    > was unbelievably smooth and still twisty like we remembered it.
    >
    > The ride was completed with happy smiles on our faces. We'll be going
    there
    > soon again...here are some pictures from the ride:
    >
    > http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/Calverton.htm
    >

    Nice pics -- and loved some of the trail names!

    Bill "was one of 'em 'Hollow Beaver'? (too lazy to go back to check :) " S.
     
  3. Carla A-G

    Carla A-G Guest

    "Sorni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > > The ride was completed with happy smiles on our faces. We'll be going
    > there
    > > soon again...here are some pictures from the ride:
    > >
    > > http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/Calverton.htm
    > >
    >
    > Nice pics -- and loved some of the trail names!
    >
    > Bill "was one of 'em 'Hollow Beaver'? (too lazy to go back to check :) "
    S.

    Sorry, no Hollow Beaver trail there :-(

    - CA-G

    Canadian Girls Kick Ass!
     
  4. Sorni

    Sorni Guest

    "Carla A-G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > "Sorni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > > The ride was completed with happy smiles on our faces. We'll be going
    > > there
    > > > soon again...here are some pictures from the ride:
    > > >
    > > > http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/Calverton.htm
    > > >
    > >
    > > Nice pics -- and loved some of the trail names!
    > >
    > > Bill "was one of 'em 'Hollow Beaver'? (too lazy to go back to check :) "
    > S.
    >
    > Sorry, no Hollow Beaver trail there :-(

    It was Fox Hollow...so where'd I get Beaver?!? (Now THERE's an eternal question ;-)

    Bill "Scuttle Hole probably enters the Freudian Factor, too" S.
     
  5. Cinder Girl

    Cinder Girl Guest

    "Carla A-G" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > We hadn't been to the Calverton Trail in a couple of years. It wasn't in
    the
    > best of shape the last time we rode it. Recently, we had heard that
    someone
    > had gone in there and did some work fixing it up. We decided to give it a try.
    <snippy snip snip>

    Great report as always! Those pictures make me sooooo jealous!
     
  6. Bill Wheeler

    Bill Wheeler Guest

    On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 23:08:37 -0500, "Carla A-G" <[email protected]> wrote:

    [snip]
    >http://www.geocities.com/khsgrl/Calverton.htm
    >
    >- CA-G
    >
    >Canadian Girls Kick Ass!
    >

    nice, Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind
    should give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
    :-]
     
  7. Tom Purvis

    Tom Purvis Guest

    "Sorni" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > It was Fox Hollow...

    Nice shots Carla.

    What a smooth-looking bit of singletrack there in Fox Hollow.

    I never have ridden (off-road) east of Kalamazoo. Have to check some of that Back East stuff
    some time.

    > so where'd I get Beaver?!?

    Why, from Ward and June of course!
    --
    Tom "is something bothering you son?" Purvis Salida, CO
     
  8. Carla A-G

    Carla A-G Guest

    "Tom Purvis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Sorni" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > > It was Fox Hollow...
    >
    > Nice shots Carla.
    >
    > What a smooth-looking bit of singletrack there in Fox Hollow.
    >
    > I never have ridden (off-road) east of Kalamazoo. Have to check some of that Back East stuff
    > some time.
    >
    > > so where'd I get Beaver?!?
    >
    > Why, from Ward and June of course!
    > --
    > Tom "is something bothering you son?" Purvis Salida, CO

    Whenever you're around these parts, just give a holler and we'll show you around.

    - CA-G

    Canadian Girls Kick Ass!
     
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