Mission Statement

The K.M.C. Cycling Club is a diverse group of people from across the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) brought together by a common interest in cycling and cycling advocacy. Whether through racing, group rides, community involvement or social events centered on cycling, K.M.C. Cycling's primary purpose is to further the sport of cycling in the KMC, and provide a valuable cycling outlet to its members. We are a not-for-profit organization that values diversity, friendship and, above all, a good ride.
Latest topics
» New landstuhl trail opening.
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:33 pm by Zenkem

» Forest Night Ride. "No Drop"
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:54 pm by Zenkem

» Winterberg bike park trip!
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:02 am by Justachillin2

» Lunch in France... (Sat 17Sep2016)
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:27 pm by Pritch

» Weekly Thursday NO DROP MTB group ride Gelterswoog 2016 season!
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:26 pm by Pritch

November 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Calendar Calendar

Like Us
KMC Cycling Forums

15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

 :: Rides :: MTB Rides

View previous topic View next topic Go down

15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:47 am

I'm looking to explore the trail area around Herrchen Berg (Lambsborn/Martinshöhe) and thought I'd check in. I'll be free of my binding responsibilities soon, so maybe 14 July? Grab a bike, ride around some, cold beer after. Exploring new trail isn't always great, you gotta hunt around for the good stuff, but the first time on a tasty bit is real nice. Looking for a few hours, maybe a Woog ride's worth.

Area of interest:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Last edited by eurotrash on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:48 pm; edited 1 time in total

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by cllulei on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:36 am

I used to live in Martinshohe, so I'm pretty familiar with that area. That first tour on your' list is all either dirt roads or pavement...no single track or technical terrain at all. The second one has a little single track, but it still is a lot of dirt roads. If you're looking for nice long steady climbs that aren't technical and some beautiful scenery, either route would be decent.
avatar
cllulei

Posts : 170
Join date : 2011-02-20
Age : 43
Location : Fockenberg-Limbach

http://www.Chainlove.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:07 pm

Huh. The openstreetmap.org makes it look like there's some trail up there. I'm not surprised about the farm roads up top, but I'm willing to search the hilltops out for some boar trails singletrack. There simply must be a section of sweetness there somewhere, among the bridges and creeks and caves up thataway. Anyway, I'm still going. It's my new back yard, and I need a "hospital loop" type of trail for afternoon exercise that is accessible!

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by thedude76 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:15 pm

I know where there is some nice single track up there. Or at least a section of it. I'll send you the Garmin link later.

_________________
“Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose; it's how drunk you get.”

Mud, blood and beers!
avatar
thedude76

Posts : 1243
Join date : 2010-11-20
Age : 41
Location : the land of schnaps und bier!!!

http://www.chainlove.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by Zenkem on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:48 pm

eurotrash wrote:I'm willing to search the hilltops out for some boar trails singletrack. There simply must be a section of sweetness there somewhere, among the bridges and creeks and caves up thataway.

If no such Trails can be found, one must put to use knowledge gained from IMBA workshops... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

_________________
"If your day job keeps you from riding as much as you'd like, you aren't as fast as you think you are."

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
avatar
Zenkem

Posts : 1818
Join date : 2010-11-20
Age : 50
Location : Hermersberg

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:21 pm

Zenkem wrote:If no such Trails can be found, one must put to use knowledge gained from IMBA workshops... Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

I think I'll start with this sum-nabbich right here, then!
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by thedude76 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:48 am

I messed up the day i rode this so it is in two parts on the garmin

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

_________________
“Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose; it's how drunk you get.”

Mud, blood and beers!
avatar
thedude76

Posts : 1243
Join date : 2010-11-20
Age : 41
Location : the land of schnaps und bier!!!

http://www.chainlove.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by gsmolin on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:55 pm

yo,

i ride these trails all the time and could definitely show you how to link these together to maximize singletrack. i've found a length singletrack that goes along the ridgeline that i still haven't found the end of yet.

here's one of my rides: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

i usually do Sun AM rides due to saturday family obligations. if you want to ride the 15th of July, let me know.

-george

gsmolin

Posts : 238
Join date : 2010-11-21

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by gsmolin on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:56 pm

btw, i've been down the section you posted above. its fun, but the singletrack continues a long ways after that if you can find the link through the town (which i did!).

gsmolin

Posts : 238
Join date : 2010-11-21

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by powerpro369 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:31 pm

I definately want to go on this ride. It is right next to home and it would be nice to know what is out here.

powerpro369

Posts : 206
Join date : 2011-04-07
Age : 37
Location : Ramstein

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:57 pm

Awesome! I've gone through the dividing draw on my road bike coming home from work a couple times this week... There is some nice looking terrain and a few trailhead markers. Looks promising for searching out a backyard loop!

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by MJ on Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:22 am

I will still be on vacation, otherwise I would join this scouting expedition. I look forward to the followup ride!

Good luck and God speed.

Rev. Lars
avatar
MJ
Officer
Officer

Posts : 424
Join date : 2010-12-01

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by gsmolin on Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:15 pm

so, can we make this 15 jul? that's sunday, but the only day i'm available next wknd.

i'm also keen on earlier start times, like 0830. not jonesy's insane 0500 start times, but still enough time for a little beauty sleep.

gsmolin

Posts : 238
Join date : 2010-11-21

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:52 am

George, your knowledge of the area would be helpful. If Brian can make Sunday, then that's okay!

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by powerpro369 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:04 pm

I would prefer Saturday but I guess Sunday will work too. See you then

powerpro369

Posts : 206
Join date : 2011-04-07
Age : 37
Location : Ramstein

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by gsmolin on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:22 pm

ok. what time sun? 0830?

Let's start @ the Fritz Claus Hutte. Here's the parking lot for it:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
205022646161421359547.0004c46a7f263b453e542

gsmolin

Posts : 238
Join date : 2010-11-21

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:45 pm

gsmolin wrote:ok. what time sun? 0830?

Let's start @ the Fritz Claus Hutte. Here's the parking lot for it:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
205022646161421359547.0004c46a7f263b453e542

Sure, that's as good a spot as any. 0830 works for me.


View [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in a larger map

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by thedude76 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:26 pm

just across L466 from the start point is a nice section of single track.

_________________
“Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose; it's how drunk you get.”

Mud, blood and beers!
avatar
thedude76

Posts : 1243
Join date : 2010-11-20
Age : 41
Location : the land of schnaps und bier!!!

http://www.chainlove.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:40 am

G, you still in for Sunday? Powerpro had to bail, so it's just you and I. I'd still like to see the trails that you know up there. I'd be okay with keeping it simple, I don't need to get a 1500 hm ride in to make it worth my while or anything... I just want to get up there and get to know the area and log some GPS data. The soil will be thoroughly saturated, so shredding probably isn't on the menu. A little rain doesn't bother me.

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by gsmolin on Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:27 am

yeah, i'm still down. if its coming down like it was this AM, i'm not too keen on riding, but a light steady rain won't turn me off either. we'll make it worth our while but not kill ourselves either.

-g

gsmolin

Posts : 238
Join date : 2010-11-21

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by gsmolin on Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:40 pm

good ride this morning, gents. here's the track:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

gsmolin

Posts : 238
Join date : 2010-11-21

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by eurotrash on Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:33 pm

Thanks for showing us the trails, George. There is plenty of riding to be done out there... plenty. The terrain underfoot reminds me a lot of Neustadt, except without the giant mountain.

_________________
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
avatar
eurotrash
Officer
Officer

Posts : 786
Join date : 2010-11-28
Age : 41
Location : Granny Gear (ಠ益ಠ)

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by Road_Rage on Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:30 pm

gsmolin wrote:good ride this morning, gents. here's the track:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Can't see the MAP and I get this message when I try to access it.

You do not have sufficient privileges to view the activity with id 199422918
avatar
Road_Rage
Officer
Officer

Posts : 561
Join date : 2010-11-20
Age : 50
Location : Behind You!!!

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by thedude76 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:35 pm

Road_Rage wrote:
gsmolin wrote:good ride this morning, gents. here's the track:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Can't see the MAP and I get this message when I try to access it.

You do not have sufficient privileges to view the activity with id 199422918

they need to unlock it and make it public

_________________
“Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose; it's how drunk you get.”

Mud, blood and beers!
avatar
thedude76

Posts : 1243
Join date : 2010-11-20
Age : 41
Location : the land of schnaps und bier!!!

http://www.chainlove.com

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by gsmolin on Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:52 pm

unlocked (i think).

gsmolin

Posts : 238
Join date : 2010-11-21

Back to top Go down

Re: 15 July Trail Exploration/Safari

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 :: Rides :: MTB Rides

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum