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Discussion in 'The South' started by bizutch, Feb 22, 2013.
Facebook post I spotted:
Anybody wanna fill us in? Came out of left field.
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Crazy news. That place is really close to my house.
Yeah, just saw this - live in Sptbg. know your sister Alix. Interested in finding out more...
I now have a bike boner
Not like there's anyone local that could help with that
Hope it's cool.
I sent him a message on FB this morning. Haven't heard back yet but then again it is a nice day out.
No doubt man. Always better off having pro builders that are actually gonna stick around and ride it for years after it is built.
No worries. If they're building quality stuff it's good for everyone. Now if BS gets built...that's not good for riders, other builders, or other municipalities considering doing similar projects. Devalues all of our work. I'm sure if the builder is really from Highland it will be great though. Best park I've seen in person.
My location couldn't be better considering gateway park in Travelers Rest and this project in Hendo are going on right now...I'm smack dab in the middle. Now I just need to make some time to actually hang out and ride here instead of living the life of a dirt gypsy.
Strange. I don't have a sister or a sibling or an Alix???
Not to fuel any of the rumors, but we did run into some guys that work at or are from Highland in the Black Mtn parking lot when we were at Pisgah yesterday shooting the Shaws. DeLorme knew who they were, but I don't know who it was. Maybe that's why there were down in the area? Maybe not.
I also heard another bike park rumor yesterday that involves a WC rider, but I can't imagine where they were talking about. I'll try to find out more.
I wish I had money to hire you guys. We have around 70,000 acres that should have trails all over it. BTW, the WRXC is a full loop now. No more killing yourself to climb/push up the DH.
Sounds like a job for a good grant writer! I'm happy to see many projects popping up in our area.
I'll be coming to WR soon for some riding. I'll bring both bikes as always.
Good grant writers help. If ever I thought we would get a grant it was the one you and I talked about (the trails grant). When we sent that in we had over 2 dozen letters of support from the community, the grant work was done by a firm that has gotten me many grants in the past, we even had one of our state senators write a very nice letter of support, the public meetings were very well attended, and it still got shot down.
Yeah, all that helps, and you don't stand a chance without it, but one thing is a sure thing, nothing is a sure thing.
I did wind up getting 100k parks grant late last year that I never thought we had a snowballs chance in hell of. A portion of that will be spent at the location we looked at.
Someone translate that into Engrish?
Mulestar worked with me on a trails grant. I thought it was a lock. It got declined. I applied for another grant. Thought it was a waste of time. Got 100k.
what else can i help you with?
Park FB Page
Up to speed now.
So, anybody think this weather is hampering progress a smidge....?
The FB page references a ton of needed materials and some pretty hefty sized equipment still as yet unobtained (word?). Seems like if they were breaking ground, that list would be much shorter. Fingers crossed.
I noticed that this was going where the old bmx track was. If I remember right, the dirt there was very loose. More like silt. Not trying to be a Debbie Downer, but hopefully it will compact and be great for the bike park. I cant wait to see what is coming!
Pretty certain the dirt for the old track itself was trucked in.
Did they take it with them when they left?
They are working on environmental study right now. But it seems from the sources I spoke with that yes it is a go just political paper work right now. Flood plain study and so on. Yadda Yadda Yadda Yadda.
So while this is in a holding pattern come check out Gateway in Travelers Rest. Things are taking shape and looking sweet.
Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
You build they will come.
Naw this was directed to Drew Refshauge. He's from Spartanburg where I be @... his sister mentioned a brother that rode this stuff too. Must be him!?
Somebody post some hi res pics. Matt went out there last weekend to help and I've not heard or seen anything since.
I heard from a fellow trail builder that those dudes know what they are doing and it is looking good. Should be really fun. I hope it is done soon.
Licking my chops for a place 20 minutes form the house to get my girls even more hooked. Softball is getting so serious. Have I mentioned how hard it is to tell your kid "No" if they're really good at something?
this was for Drew Refshauge...
I went out there today to check it out and help out. They are pretty close to being ready to open. Here are a few pics I snapped on my phone. Pretty sweet pump track. There is also a smaller track for the childrens. Phase II will be adding a skills area and Phase III will be a rework of the trails in the park. All of the dirt came from the bmx track, they were not allowed to bring in any additional dirt.
Jump Line (kids pump track on back right by the cars):
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