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Bond Brook - 9/16

BackLoafRiver

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Got out today for a quick RAW at 3:00. Bond Brook is a new trail system some local guys are cutting. There is a massive expanse of land up by the Augusta Airport. The city approved their proposal to do a multi-use area including a lot of single track and some winter sports stuff as well.

This is my third trip out there. The first one was a solo ride and got pretty turned around. Second was with a friend and we got pretty lost. Again, no real trail map exists. Today was solo.

The Trails still aren't labeled but they sure do ride super well. I borrowed the girlfriends GPS and got a few stats. Did 4 miles in 55 minutes which seems like not enough distance covered.

I did most of the stuff they had so far. Will have to post a few pictures when I get back from my trip to VA. Great afternoon of riding. Wish I could have stayed out for another hour or so to really dig into a few of the tougher loops.

For the first time, I saw someone else on the trail. It is obvious they get used but never at the same time I am out. Nice guy. Was riding a pretty old Raleigh and somehow he got covered in mud. (which is strange because all the trails are bone dry)

Anyway, great ride in AWESOME weather. It's nice to see a group of people promoting the sport in town. Now if I can just meet up with them for a group ride.
 

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contact cenemba, they do all the trail work and organize rides. always lookin 4 members. i'm in the process of moving, but i'll b joining soon as i get a new address
 

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contact cenemba, they do all the trail work and organize rides. always lookin 4 members. i'm in the process of moving, but i'll b joining soon as i get a new address

Welcome to AZ powpig2002!! :beer:
 

BackLoafRiver

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contact cenemba, they do all the trail work and organize rides. always lookin 4 members. i'm in the process of moving, but i'll b joining soon as i get a new address

Welcome to the forums guy!

I have been lurking around the cemenemba website for a while and keep forgetting to bring my wallet in with me to set up membership. They have a facebook page that I post on pretty regularly.

Are you moving to or from Augusta? If you are in the area, we should get together for a ride or two. I'm not the fastest thing out there but I love to get out for the afternoon.
 

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Some Pics

A few pics from my ride:

This is a hunters tree stand. It is apparently still active:


Part of the singletrack:




A cool rock toward the end of the climb:
 
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what's up? right now living in readfield. closing on a new place in augusta 9/30. 2 min. ride to bond brook trailhead.you said your not fast. well, i ride at what i refer to as a very casual pace.i had a heart attack in april and another 2 wks ago yesterday while riding. i'm riding today at the hallowell rez. fireroads and wicked buff singletrack. ever rode it? let's hookup sometime u want an easy ride.
 

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Glad to hear you are alright, man! Congrats on the new place. I love Readfield. It's so pretty out there. I used to work at Camp Winnebago for a number of years. (before I lived in Augusta)

Funny you metion the Hallowell Rez. Last night while riding at Bond Brook I bumped into Brian Alexander, Preseident of CeMeNemba. Really nice guy. Said they organize a group ride over there quite a bit. He mentioned that they take care of those trails as well as the Bond Brook stuff.

I am working until 9 p.m. tonight but am gonna hit it up tomorrow from 2 - 4ish. I need to get back to school for 5, which is probably too early for you.

What is the riding there like? Is it pretty well maintained? How's the singletrack?
 

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really good ride at hollowell today. i like the rez more than bond brook. i feel there is a better flow. but they are both the nuts. the gate was closed today, but the park is open. to find the trail,from the access rd watch to the left for a rd blocked by a sand pile. follow for 100 +/- yds watch for a trail going up a small hill on the right. at the top you'll find the trailhead.explore. i'm off fri. if your interested in riding
 

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Thanks man. I am never sure exactly what to post up. Since I ride alone 99.99 % of the time, I never get any action shots. I figure just some landscape stuff will do. Unfortunately, the pictures don't really do it much justice. There is a great turn coming down one of the first descents that I was going to post but I couldn't make it look as cool as it is. Just looked kinda lame.
 
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