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#1 2000Z3M

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Posted 21 December 2020 - 07:23 PM

Hello GORC,

 

New member here! 

 

I have been riding on and off for about 20 years mainly in New England, Nor Cal, Texas and Colorado, and now that my 5 year old son is riding, I am back into it. Over the weekend he did his first single track at SIUE and he his hook! So much so, we went back today and did 4 miles.

 

In the woods I rock an Ellsworth Epiphany that is set up for all mountain, for the road I have a  Diamondback Podium Pro and the kiddo rocks a woom 2, soon to be a woom 4 off air. I also need to get a bike for the wife unit, but I hear that is an issue right now.

 

See yall on the trails

-Chris

 

ETA: I do have trail building experience and I can make maps.



#2 sniker

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 09:06 AM

Nice to meet you Chris. Cliff Cave is another trail that might be worth checking out with your son. 

Due to COVID our trailbuilds have been a little different. St. Charles has more lenient guidelines than STL County. 

If you are on Facebook, please follow our page. More impromptu information available there. 
look forward to meeting you in the future. 

Take care. 

 

Steph


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#3 falasi4

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 11:20 AM

Welcome and here is a look at one of the sections of trail at Cliff Cave - this is bluff side.  Spring valley side is even more kid friendly.  
https://youtu.be/c35nDo6bD3Q

 

I've got some other recent videos of SIUE also.



#4 Stephen L

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Posted 30 December 2020 - 11:52 PM

If you park behind Oakville Middle School on Telegraph it is the easiest way to get the young ones onto some great single track without any big hill climbs and there is 3 miles of nice flow trail in an inner an outer loop with several connectors that can keep you occupied by riding different directions.  There are connections to the trail system on the north and south ends of the big field behind the school.



#5 bulldog

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 10:14 PM

Welcome to the tribe.


Downhills are fun! Uphills keep you young!

#6 Jimothy

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 05:06 PM

Bootleggers is also another great area for beginners. Here's some footage of it https://www.youtube....h?v=G2uhQKw0joE

Once he starts progressing maybe try out Bluff View https://www.youtube....Uc9g8qYPs&t=43s






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