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Post by jvanhuis on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:52 am

From the main KMCCYCLING page:
...the Landstuhl Loop, Gelterswoog Loop and the Beilstein Trail (trail guides in the works for all of these).

Just surfing and found this reference on our trail guide page. I've never heard of it, anyone ride it or have any more info on it? Found a grainy/choppy youtube video of it and it looked pretty good.
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Post by jvanhuis on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:41 am

Anybody... Bueller?

Anyone even know where the trailhead is? I'll go check it out and report back.
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Post by thedude76 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:21 am

I'm researching it, from what I found out the yellow W, the red and white rectangle and trail number 4 will get you there. Just need to figure out where to pic up these trails. Looks like it could be a fun adventure. I think it would be possible to start like the normal woog ride and then get on to the trail behind the bremerhof. I will check out my trail map tonight.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Beilstein_(Pfalz)

http://home.arcor.de/michael.erle/11-09-08.htm

http://www.westpfalz-journal.de/Seiten/300_Freizeit/Beilstein/die_burgruine_beilstein.htm

http://wandern-in-der-pfalz.kruemelhuepfer.de/wanderungen/mittlerer-pfaelzerwald/pfaelzer-weltachs-beilstein/

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=49.432971,7.844753&num=1&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=49.432803,7.844753&spn=0.039018,0.07699&z=14&lci=com.panoramio.all

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Post by Jonesy on Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:46 am

Sorry guys, hoped to have the trail maps and guides up sooner than this, and the Beilstein Trail would have been self-evident then... Anyway, it's my name for a series of single track trails leading from the Schule am Beilstein (in Kaiserslautern East) out to Hochspeyer and connecting to parts of Trail 4.

The name Beilstein is from the school, as well as a set of old burg ruins atop a hill along the trail.

It's quite a nice trail, and a good bit of single track, and it links up with a small downhill park, and eventually with trail 4.

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Post by gsmolin on Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:37 pm

"series of singletrack trails"? "good bit of singletrack"? "small downhill park"?

jonesy, you're saying all the right words and phrases so far.

I assume you can make a loop out of these trails starting and ending at Schule am Beilstein? Is it long enough for a group ride?


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Post by Zenkem on Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:10 pm

Sounds like a good ride for Friday... Smile Very Happy Smile

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Post by jvanhuis on Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:31 pm

Zenkem wrote:Sounds like a good ride for Friday... Smile Very Happy Smile
Do you guys have Friday off? Is it a 4 day?
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Post by Zenkem on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:08 pm

jvanhuis wrote:
Zenkem wrote:Sounds like a good ride for Friday... Smile Very Happy Smile
Do you guys have Friday off? Is it a 4 day?

Friday is a Training Holiday for LRMC, I don't know 'bout anyone else...I'm taking a comp day... Very Happy Smile Very Happy

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Post by Jonesy on Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:58 pm

Yeah, I've been trying to get folks to come over to this end of town for while... haven't had any takers.... guess I didn't sell it right before...

We could do a ride Friday... perhaps early in the afternoon. Maybe starting at around 11 or 12 You can make a two hour ride out of it easy...

We could meet at Schule am Beilstein and go from there... it's not so much a loop, as just an out and back.

I'll try and get the navi address for schule am beilstein. It's right behind Kleber Kaserne on the east side of Ktown.

What time is best for y'all that are interested?

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Post by thedude76 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:01 pm

try to link it with the map here and you could make a nice loop. later link it to the woog ride.

http://wandern-in-der-pfalz.kruemelhuepfer.de/wanderungen/mittlerer-pfaelzerwald/pfaelzer-weltachs-beilstein/

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Post by Jonesy on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:11 pm

Linking it to gWOOG is easy enough... from the Homberg Turm (the big tower) on the University loop, take a fire road/trail downhill on the opposite side from where we usually climb up during the GWOOG ride, this leads over to trails that link up to the ones Im talking about.

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Post by jvanhuis on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:27 pm

I'm in for Friday if we start early enough. 11 is about the latest start I could get away with.
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Post by Zenkem on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:30 pm

Jonesy wrote:Yeah, I've been trying to get folks to come over to this end of town for while... haven't had any takers.... guess I didn't sell it right before...

We could do a ride Friday... perhaps early in the afternoon. Maybe starting at around 11 or 12 You can make a two hour ride out of it easy...

We could meet at Schule am Beilstein and go from there... it's not so much a loop, as just an out and back.

I'll try and get the navi address for schule am beilstein. It's right behind Kleber Kaserne on the east side of Ktown.

What time is best for y'all that are interested?

If I do this on Fri I would have to be back at the house by 1300hrs because I have to be somewhere later in the afternoon...I'm thinking 0900-1000hrs would be better for me, the loop looks to be 24Km...

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Post by Road_Rage on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:39 pm

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Post by thedude76 on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:42 pm

you guys figure it out and I will see if I can get friday off so I can join y'all.

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Vote for noon!

Post by gsmolin on Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:25 pm

Yo,

We're having our family Christmas Fri AM; I'm off but my in-laws are here from CONUS for our new baby, so we're doing Xmas now, almost 2 months late.

In any case, I've got child care with the in-laws so I'm finally able to get out and ride, so sorry Zenkem, but I'm voting for starting at noon so I can be have Christmas with my kids and get a ride in. I'm not selfish, though! If others want to start earlier, I'll hopefully see you guys out there on the trails more very soon.

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Post by Jonesy on Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:41 pm

I gotta go with noon as well, got stuff going on in the AM

I'll try to gps the trail and post it so y'all can ride later or sat on yer own if you are interested.

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Post by jvanhuis on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:27 am

Ok, I was able to move some things around so I'm good for noon. Could you post link/directions to the start?
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Post by Jonesy on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:51 am

Velmannstrasse 11
67657 Kaiserslautern

'schule am Beilstein'

Noon Friday

Plan for roughly 2 hour ride. The trail is mostly singlespeed friendly, with a couple of significant climbs.

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