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Rocky woods / Noanet woodlands/ Hale reservation

splat

Nam I am
Its thursday Night, so that means ride night.

Well I had a Dental Appoint ment today at 4:00 im Medfield, well that means only one thing to do , first we go over to our friends at Town and Country Bicycles , which is closing and has 25% off every thing ( they are retiring ). I got a tube and a fanny pack. but we also Park in there parking lot. no problem. As berkshire rider as hucking off the bike shops wall, the owner says to him, just rember no claims against my insurance , you fall ,I'll bury you in the basement , Steve hit it again :)

so we take off from Medfield center and went down the road a bit to a trail head. as soon as we got in ther ewas a Table top ( litterally ) bridge going across the creek. SloMoJo fell in, and I missed it. but here he is doing on the 2nd try



in rocky woods , while berkshire rider was changing a flat , On a bridge that actually crosses a pond.



now we are into Hale reservation and this is a New trail we just cut 2 weeks ago



On the new trail IF_rider has a Little moment.



Berkshire rider on a spine.



And stil on the new trail it claimed slomojo , did a hard endo coming off of this rock. 2nd time he made it.



Getting darker as we are headed back , on a down hill in Naonet woodlands



This is sort of a Never never land we were on here going from rocky woods back to the cars .



Quo-fan approacing a small staircase to get back into the parking lot we were in.



finally Berkshire rider same place .

 

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
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is noanet open to bikes again? i recall riding there in '90 (and crashing...my first ER visit) but thought that they closed to bikes shortly afterwards.
 

MMcG

Ride till you puke!
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Quo Fan said:
Hey Splat, we've decided that next time that you lead a ride like this, we're gonna fill your tires with water. :) Seriously, it was great fun. Always love the Thursday night rides.
just let some air out of his Duke fork - that'll slow him down and make him a bit more cautious out there. :)
 

splat

Nam I am
Quo Fan said:
Hey Splat, we've decided that next time that you lead a ride like this, we're gonna fill your tires with water. :) Seriously, it was great fun. Always love the Thursday night rides.
my was pushing my ass the whole time, as a matter of fact on that last hill he lsft us all way in the dust.

but wheren't those some fun down hills ?
 

narlus

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splat said:
It never closed . But ....

You now need to get a yearly Trail Pass for hale/Noanet cost about $15
ah, that's probably why i never went back...too far to drive to ride trails you have to pay for...too many other/better options for me.
 

splat

Nam I am
narlus said:
ah, that's probably why i never went back...too far to drive to ride trails you have to pay for...too many other/better options for me.
yeah . I used to ride them a lot , when A) I lived in Westwood and B) wirked in Medfield , but Now I rarely ride them , But I got a Free pass this year from Helping with the trail work on that new trail I have pictured.
 

Quo Fan

don't make me kick your ass
splat said:
my was pushing my ass the whole time, as a matter of fact on that last hill he lsft us all way in the dust.

but wheren't those some fun down hills ?
Maybe I'd try that last one that we passed on if it was light, and I had more travel, and bigger rotors.

They sere fun down hills, too bad we had to pedal up them too.
 

splat

Nam I am
Bump. Rode with a friend at Noanet / Hale today. Awesome trails, we hit (among others) a new trail near power lines @ Hale and all I could think of was that's how they should be built and not the IMBA-ish crap built everywhere. Are there any (ex)monkeys behind that majic? Kudos to the builders!

Jack Maxwell is the crazy man building the new trails in there , with Permission and with the Help/Blessings of NEMBA.

want some of his really crazy stuff , cross the power lines , cross hartford street , there is a section ( offically Westwood land trust , that abuts hale ) called Satans Kingdom, its good stuff.
 

StiHacka

Compensating for something
Jack Maxwell is the crazy man building the new trails in there , with Permission and with the Help/Blessings of NEMBA.

want some of his really crazy stuff , cross the power lines , cross hartford street , there is a section ( offically Westwood land trust , that abuts hale ) called Satans Kingdom, its good stuff.
Thank you. My friend lives in Dover and rides there rather often so I hope I'll have a chance to experience those trails when not covered with snow, too. :)