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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:51 pm

I dont see what the gain is for h/m to say we're gonna have the connector open by........ All it does is disappoint riders and cause distrust for the h/m office that seems more interested in getting press than actually coming thru with a project. This mythical connector has been "almost ready" for 2 years now and still its a no show. I saw Jeff Lusk on Fishers a while back talking about all the new trail systems coming online and none have materialized yet. Like I always say..until I see map and someone says they have actually rode it I take the H/M press releases with a grain of salt
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:00 pm

G Bob wrote:
Like I always say..until I see map and someone says they have actually rode it I take the H/M press releases with a grain of salt

I hear that, but I'd like to take it step further and say until I actually ride the trail legally then I'll believe the "boy who cried wolf". (HMT)
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:03 pm

They really just shoot themselves in the foot with all their "new trail" press releases. They could make it real simple. When they actually have the trail open, then announce it. Till then zip it.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:14 pm

Lee wrote:
.....I searched for this fabled trail this past Saturday starting from the Tiny's Corner end.....
Really like reading your ride report, especially with the bear sighting... Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:34 pm

That was a real artery flusher that was...
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:39 pm

If it were up to me... the new connector would go through the sterling drive inn parking lot on its way over. just saying
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:54 pm

They need to make the parking lot larger then, With a permanent spot for greg
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:20 pm

Just (1) question Exclamation

Is it open yet Question
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:34 pm

wacker wrote:
Just (1) question Exclamation

Is it open yet Question

Smiley That's a good one!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:43 pm

I just checked that map earlier today and it wasn't updated.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:45 pm

Better question would be, when do they plan on closing it back up due to land owner(s) logging or mining?
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:54 pm

I like it better when everyone is not so negative...it isn't open and won't be until it is. I agree, it may or may not materialize. Let's try to stay a bit positive and hope for the best. I mean it's not the end of the world if it doesn't happen...it is still a pretty decent place to air out the ATV's.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:14 pm

...I mean they finally plugged the oil leak in the Gulf, didn't they? (but that wasn't H-M workers, was it? lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:21 pm

I was told once that the biggest hold up on trail expansion was paperwork (legalities) with land owners to allow usage of the property. The original paperwork to allow for the opening of the first of the systems took a cummulative "10 years!" (1989-1999). And midstream, someone can have a change of heart and not allow crossage of their property...then the entire effort can be scraped if there is no other way to connect the trails already completed. It would be a much easier task if H-M owned all the land and paperwork (lgalities) were greatly reduded, but alas, that is not the situation.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:37 pm

polarislover wrote:
I like it better when everyone is not so negative...it isn't open and won't be until it is. I agree, it may or may not materialize. Let's try to stay a bit positive and hope for the best. I mean it's not the end of the world if it doesn't happen...it is still a pretty decent place to air out the ATV's.

PL... Whoa Nellie... Just poking a little fun... not really negativity as much as sarcasm!

G Bob wrote:
I dont see what the gain is for h/m to say we're gonna have the connector open by........ All it does is disappoint riders and cause distrust for the h/m office that seems more interested in getting press than actually coming thru with a project. This mythical connector has been "almost ready" for 2 years now and still its a no show. I saw Jeff Lusk on Fishers a while back talking about all the new trail systems coming online and none have materialized yet. Like I always say..until I see map and someone says they have actually rode it I take the H/M press releases with a grain of salt

Once again G-Bob says it best... why report, announce or say anything until it's a sure thing.

People from out of the area read these press releases sometimes and plan their vacations around scheduled trail openings... Case in point "QC Spring Ride '08" was purposely planned at Indian Ridge Trail system because this trail connector was supposed to be open even before then.

It was definitely good for the KOA campground business, but not for us that wanted to ride other systems and the new connector. We had to trailer and drive out of the campground to go to Pinnacle Creek and other systems. (In the Spring of '08, now over 2 years ago)

But, when it's open and operational it will bring two great systems together with "food" on both ends... Cool

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

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:06 pm

PL, (we know that) you don't advertise something you don't have. That is one reason your business has thrived while others have failed. Since you brought up the positive news about BP (let's all hope and pray that news stays positive), I'll use one of their exec's quotes referring to the current leak-plug-attempt after so many set-backs: "It is better to under-promise and over-deliver". HM seems to have that backword at times. That really isn't being negative. It's just a reaction to their press releases. All we want, is a reason to come riding...
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:28 am

The QC Indian Ridge ride was the weekend a few of us became "outlaws" and searched for our own connector.
That was a great day and one I will never forget!!!!
I enjoy the HM trails but the local trails are awesome too and a big part of my ride choices.

I too look forward to HM expanding but I wish for project completion before they send out a "tease" which is proving to be many times years in advance of reality.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:35 am



Here is option A364C10.3, version 4. Based on the 'test map' above, a southerly route. I sure wish thay had included lat / long info on that little teaser...
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:36 am

PL
Some people (maybe most) don’t know how to take me. I am what most people refer to as a smart A$$. But I have a deep deep appreciation for the wonderful state of West Virginia and it’s people. Without HM I never would have come to WV with my ATV and would have never met so many great people. What HM has done is unmatched anywhere. I will go so far as to say I may not own an ATV if I didn’t have WV to play in.

However they need someone in marketing to put a muzzle on!!! I run my own business and I don’t sell what I don’t have. And I know you would not ether.
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:29 pm

Cool Map... Cool

Glad to see it dump out near the Northfork Coffee Shop, home of the "Demon Burger". Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:57 pm

That was just another guess on my part Greg. I'm sure they could make one, but there isn't a straight across the haulroad there. Dozers have a way of changing those type things though.

This was my first guess.


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PostSubject: Re: Trail Connector   Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:32 pm

Ahhhh the demon burger memories time to make new ones.
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