Hardest trail in Kansas?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by mylsmkj, May 5, 2012.

  1. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    I got a call about riding a hard trail.....<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    So, we load up and drive to meet in South-central Kansas, to do this "hard" trail. <o:p></o:p>
    We started off on the Wichita trail, it was good fun flowy ST with some exposure, then on to the Dodge City Trail, it got a little western with some steep wheelie turn switch backs, mud, roots, rock and oh yeah, it was steep! On the other side we ran into this dog that was hammered, it followed me for a while and I noticed that it was going from one side of the road to the other to run through shade, so I stopped and gave it a bunch of my water (big mistake). We found the owner a short distance later and all was good.<o:p></o:p>
    BTW: It was a damn good looking dog and nice!<o:p></o:p>
    So, the next step is to head down the dreaded Topeka trail, and I'll tell you going down a steep, rocky, chunderey, trail sucks with a worn out front tire! I was pretty fresh but this took it out of me and I drank the last of my water. We took a break at the bottom and thought of excuses to get out of riding back up.<?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape style="WIDTH: 18.75pt; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; VISIBILITY: visible; mso-wrap-style: square" id=Picture_x0020_68 alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75" o:spid="_x0000_i1026"><v:imagedata o:title="0" src="file:///C:\Users\RENEEJ~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image001.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>Well none of us came up with a good enough reason to bag it so we started up, within a 1/4 mile stopped and a clutch wasn't working..."Hell yea, a way out!" but they did MacGyver shit and it was fixed in no time.<o:p></o:p>
    I'll spare the details, but I've looped out once total since starting riding, and looped out at least once, over wheelied a switchback or two and had my head on the bars multiple times and laid down in the trail...to cool off my bike.<v:shape style="WIDTH: 11.25pt; HEIGHT: 11.25pt; VISIBILITY: visible; mso-wrap-style: square" id=Picture_x0020_69 alt="0" type="#_x0000_t75" o:spid="_x0000_i1025"> <v:imagedata o:title="0" src="file:///C:\Users\RENEEJ~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\clip_image002.gif"></v:imagedata></v:shape>:D
    All good fun!:freaky:huh
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  2. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    I 70 ?
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  3. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    In the triangle of I-70, I-135 and I-335:wink:
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  4. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    I'm from here and I have no clue what trail(s) you're talking about. Did you ride different trails in all 3 cities?
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  5. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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    I'm from that area and I have to go back for a family reunion soon. Ive only heard rumors about these. So, you're telling me that I could get a nice ass kicking too while im there?

    "Details man, we've got to have full coverage!"
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  6. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    Pics never show the steepness but this one shows two whooped riders about 4 minutes into the first tough section, there was about two more hours of this silliness. I felt good during the ride, but every moment since has been pretty painful:lol3

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  7. Cloud9

    Cloud9 I was HERE?

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    Need picture for proof. :ddog
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  8. Cloud9

    Cloud9 I was HERE?

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    Tom, I thought that I was the only one with this sickness. Me want to ride. :1drink
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  9. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    I don't think that is a legal MC trail. I've never heard or anything like that around here
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  10. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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    Ive been alot of places in kansas, and ive never seen terrain that looked like that. those look like juniper trees.
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  11. modette

    modette RMAR

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    GPS tracks!!!

    How about a detailed how to get to the trailhead direction. Also as someone else said did these all connect or separate trails?
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  12. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    That looks even rougher than those trails in Nebraska!
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  13. silverboy

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    Did you see Toto over there? Im guessing that was one hell of a tornado that picked you up and dropped you on your head or just a hard night of drinking that made that trail look like fun.
    GPS tracks? Im guessing it was broken in one of many falls....


    Nebraska has some hard riding, lots of rocks at about knee height...
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  14. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    Juniper trees? The sage brush grows pretty tall in Kansas :rofl
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  15. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    :lol3 I don't remember a tornado, so it must have been the drinking! I only posted about Kansas we all know that Nebraska is the place for gnar. How is your knee, and when are you back on a bike? I'd imagine you had LOTS of stitches. :freaky

    EDIT: Yup, sadly enough my GPS broke. That pic is where I did an awesome 270 deg. wheelie (or loop out w/ a good save as some call it)....the gnar is above that! Of course enduro-ince has skills and enduro-ance so he was all good....but he stopped there which stopped my momentum, no doubt his fault!:1drink
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  16. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I need to go to Topeka :lol3
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  17. silverboy

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    That trail looks great. The 270, not so great. Must have been amusing from his point of view.:evil Ill be in your hood hopefully by the end of the month. I take it you did not go to Monticello? Think Boise, it will be worth the drive.

    Knee is doing well... Lots of big stitches. Pretty cool, they seems to be doing the trick. The human body is pretty amazing at healing. Aside from lack of motion and some odd pain, it feels fine.
    Seeing my doctor tomorrow, hopefully I will get the ok to get back in the saddle! I'm not very good at staying still...:freaky
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  18. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Been here awhile

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    Nope, didn't race Bull Hollow in Monticello. I had other engagements, as seen in photos. Like I said if Idaho City works for you with either side open for ST I'll go and race and embarrass myself in front of folks for the first time.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  19. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    I rode that trail twice before breakfast one day last week, piece of cake. Get to the good stuff ladies.....

















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  20. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    Won't you take me to...gnarly town!
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    that crazy cross-country
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    tree hugger
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    Tony had a case of the claw. Not being able to hang on anymore sucks but not being able to let go is WAY worse.
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    Tiko with the top in view, Tony ducking for cover.
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    what the hell,...one more nap is not going to hurt anything.
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