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DJ750



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PostSubject: Trail Connector   Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:36 pm

Pinnacle Creek & Indian Ridge Trail Systems Get Connected!

These images of trail maps are familiar to anyone who's ever ridden the Hatfield-McCoy Trails, but in the very near future those two trail system maps are going to have a big line connecting them! Hatfield-McCoy recently finalized the last of their land agreements and currently is building a connector trail between the Indian Ridge and Pinnacle Creek trail systems. If the weather cooperates and everything goes according to plan, construction should be complete in the next few weeks.
"The initial vision for the trail system was to connect communities in Southern WV with one continuous trail system," said Mike Pinkerton, Hatfield-McCoy Marketing Director. "I think that the founders of Hatfield-McCoy would be very proud to see that we have taken a big step forward in seeing their vision realized."
This connector between systems is a first for the trail system. It will allow riders to now ride over 150 miles of trail and connect five different towns including Pineville, Mullins, Ashland, Northfork, and Keystone.



This is right from the HM news letter. Laugh now please Laughing

Trail connector we don't need no stinkin TRAIL CONNECTOR sign smileys
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:08 pm

QUOTE wrote:
Pinnacle Creek & Indian Ridge Trail Systems Get Connected!

"in the very near future those two trail system maps are going to have a big line connecting them!

This is right from the HM news letter. Laugh now please Laughing

The more trails the better, but you're right, this connector was talked about "coming soon" back in Sept/Oct 2007.

Then it was "imminent" as I heard someone once call it and was to almost be a sure thing for the '08 QC Spring Ride.
(part of the reason that ride was planned for the IR system)

But, when it's open and operational it will bring two great systems together with "food" on both ends... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:29 pm

I'll believe when I ride it, legally that is.

Wonder if that conector trail is going to be that trail that came into 23 just up from the creek crossing to the wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:06 pm

I connected them systems two + years ago.
I think we could probably connect five of the six if we tried.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:15 pm

and the great thing about QCR is that we can talk about this without worry Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:59 pm

AMEN G-BOB
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:28 am

You don't miss the repremands, little boy!?!
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:39 am

GBob free smileys
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:45 am

Back in your cage...
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:01 pm

Well dang it!
I guess this means my new business venture down in WV will need a new name?

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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:59 am

Hey I saw that guy riding a Yamcliner last weekend!!
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:09 am

Trail Connector Article

I found 3 quotes interesting.

“We have a target date of June 15 for the connector to open; the combined trail systems will be over 150 miles,” Lusk said.

That was supose to be 2 days ago. Oh well another date that HMT missed.

Connecting the two trails has been in the works for nearly three years, Lusk said.

Ya we know you been talking about it for that long and when they announced it, they made it sound like it would be done in very short time period.

Sorry, here's one that I can be a little more optomistic about.

“It was Sen. Richard Browning who worked with the land companies and Bluestone Coal company to finally reach a compromise that allowed us to build the connector,” Lusk added.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:39 am

Let me tell you what gets me!! Is the fact that we have to call Russia up on the phone to ask if we can use a trail in West Virginia!!!!!!!!

Yes I know Land Owner BS. Who the hell let this happen in the first place?? free smileys
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Jim Justice Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:23 am

Well at least we still have the Greenbrier! pig
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:27 pm

Yeah thats what he bought with the money he made from selling the mines LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:41 pm

DOC AND MYSELF ARE HERE AS WE SPEAK AND IT IS NOT OPEN ! BUT THEY ARE SAYING IT WILL BE OPEN BY THE WEEK END BUT YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES ! DOC SAYS HELLO WE ARE LEAVING NOW TO GO EAT SOMEWHERE BE BACK SHORTLY

Just got this from Porkchop they are at IR. Thanks for the info.

Enjoy and have a safe ride
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:14 pm

Thanks for the update
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:38 am

Any new updates?
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:39 am

Mr.Ed wrote:
DOC AND MYSELF ARE HERE AS WE SPEAK AND IT IS NOT OPEN ! BUT THEY ARE SAYING IT WILL BE OPEN BY THE WEEK END BUT YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES ! DOC SAYS HELLO WE ARE LEAVING NOW TO GO EAT SOMEWHERE BE BACK SHORTLY

Just got this from Porkchop they are at IR. Thanks for the info.

Enjoy and have a safe ride

Ride report?
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:56 am

Now the rumor is they can't find or contact the landowner(s) for a small piece of land that the connector runs thru. So much for opening June 15th, yet another false HMT announcement. I just don't understand how they can jump the gun all the time with these announcement about new trails or connectors, when they haven't even contacted all the land owners. Question

Looks like it will take another 3 years to open the connector. Till then just keep on keeping on pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:19 pm

I feel your pain Ruger, but because of this site I can say:

WHO NEEDS AN OFFICIAL CONNECTOR ANYWAY?

I searched for this fabled trail this past Saturday starting from the Tiny's Corner end. There's a ship of load ways through there and I think I found one that would make an almost straight across the haul road crossing heading toward Keystone. I was riding alone so I didn't go too far in.

The GPS track via Goggle Earth makes it look like a candidate though. These trails were behind gates that stood open. I'd never seen them open before. Easy green rating for the most part.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:31 pm

Lee,
That's some good news.... the best I've heard in a while about the connector in a while anyway.

Ruger,
It was the same story 2 1/2 - 3 years ago..... the trails were there & ready (but needed maps and signs) and only (1) one landowner was the hold up was all they were waiting on.

Seems like now you don't hear anymore info about the "East Lynn Lake Trail System"
either that was once publized Question

Like most people I hear "venting" about the advertised extra trail miles...
they basically just can't come fast enough.

Ride, Baby, Ride... Let's here it for HMT and Wild & Wonderful West Virginia. cheers

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