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    Is there access at the southern tip of Slaughter Creek Park where it touches Wyldwood? Google street view shows what looks like somewhat of a trailhead. Might cut down on the road riding to Baurle a little. I couldn't see anything from the other side.Name:  access.jpg
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    No. There should be, but last I heard, neighbors whined about people cutting through there, legally, and that spot is not accessible
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    That is indeed a sliver of city owned land. It is/was a better way to get to Bauerle. There are signs that say "emergency access only." This is the exact same sign that is at the end of Squirrel Hollow road at the edge of Bauerle. A sign that is routinely ridden around by people daily with no repercussions.

    We contacted the city to clarify if that little sliver could be used to get to Wyldwood. We were told to respect the sign and not use it. There is some sort of agreement with the homeowners that border it that it would not be used as access to the parkland. The homeowners were constantly trying to block the trail with branches and such. I have not ridden it in a long time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tip View Post
    That is indeed a sliver of city owned land. It is/was a better way to get to Bauerle. There are signs that say "emergency access only." This is the exact same sign that is at the end of Squirrel Hollow road at the edge of Bauerle. A sign that is routinely ridden around by people daily with no repercussions.

    We contacted the city to clarify if that little sliver could be used to get to Wyldwood. We were told to respect the sign and not use it. There is some sort of agreement with the homeowners that border it that it would not be used as access to the parkland. The homeowners were constantly trying to block the trail with branches and such. I have not ridden it in a long time now.
    I've got a riding buddy that lives in a spot that would make that a great entrance. You are correct, the property owners over there have continued to block it. We have been respecting that blockage to keep things peaceful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior View Post
    I've got a riding buddy that lives in a spot that would make that a great entrance. You are correct, the property owners over there have continued to block it. We have been respecting that blockage to keep things peaceful.
    Would your buddy let people ride on his land? Otherwise this need to stay closed.

    I have spoken to several in the City about it and there was some kind of agreement that they will not discuss or change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    Would your buddy let people ride on his land? Otherwise this need to stay closed.

    I have spoken to several in the City about it and there was some kind of agreement that they will not discuss or change.
    Its not his land. I was saying we ride by there when we roll from his house, but go around to Wolftrap to avoid any angry neighbors. When he was first getting back into riding it was clear, but now it consistently has large piles of brush.

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    Ah! "Would make that a great entrance" ...if it was allowed, you meant. Well dang. I thought you were saying we might have an in to another solution.

    But in reality it's not that much to give up there. Using that Wyldwood exit you still have to ride road, you still have to cross Brodie, and it's not even that much shorter.

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    I'm thinking some very wealthy people (or politically connected... or both) live on Wyldwood Rd. and simply don't want people who do not live there having any reason for being on the road/in the area. That way, the non-Wyldwood property owning public has no reason for being on Wyldwood Rd. which is to say, the property owning Wyldwood folk can treat the entire area as their own private domain. Which would be the same kind of thing that takes place in Sunset Valley. The only thing is, Sunset Valley is an incorporated city, the Wyldwood Rd. area isn't. If this is the case, what can you do... It's just how things are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RidingAgain View Post
    I'm thinking some very wealthy people (or politically connected... or both) live on Wyldwood Rd. and simply don't want people who do not live there having any reason for being on the road/in the area. That way, the non-Wyldwood property owning public has no reason for being on Wyldwood Rd. — which is to say, the property owning Wyldwood folk can treat the entire area as their own private domain. Which would be the same kind of thing that takes place in Sunset Valley. The only thing is, Sunset Valley is an incorporated city, the Wyldwood Rd. area isn't. If this is the case, what can you do... It's just how things are.
    Ehh. I doubt it. There is an footpath to wyldwood farther back that goes to one of the other neighborhoods. By not being able to enter there, we actually have to stay on wyldwood a lot longer. The person that lives next to the trail has some reason they don't want people in the woods by their house. Their house is very secluded back there, but the trail runs right by it (I have been down the trail in the past).

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    Anyone ever think of putting up some of those horse fly catchers in the trail area behind Wyldwood. I remember riding there last June or July and it was terrible.

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    If you look carefully at that little strip of land, it's RIGHT next to two backyards. I don't blame the adjacent property owners for not wanting people riding effectively through their backyard all day. We're not missing much by skipping that.

    Also, there's a drinking fountain by the pool/ playground at the corner of Wolftrap and Aspen Creek, so i often appreciate stopping there.
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    This rain sucks for riding, but it's GREAT for doing dirt work. So if you are tired of that annoying off camber turn, or thought, "there needs to be a berm here," get out there.


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    What areas need work? I suppose we need to get ahead of the ragweed before it takes over. That stuff leaves rashes on my arms and legs when it encroaches too tight to be avoided.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    What areas need work? I suppose we need to get ahead of the ragweed before it takes over. That stuff leaves rashes on my arms and legs when it encroaches too tight to be avoided.
    I was not talking about general trail maintenance. I really meant "dirt" work. To build a nice longer lasting berm takes water.

    Yes, that damn giant ragweed. Funny though, I've worked on areas before, and it doesn't come back. Other times it does. So that's really a wait and see thing.

    I really can't think of a trail that needs weed eating yet, or even one with a face slapper problem. So far Spring hasn't sprung too badly yet.

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    All this may change in 2020 when Shady Hollow gets annexed into CoA

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    Any trail reports since the rain? Would a couple hot and sunny days dry things up or not quite yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayzawn View Post
    Any trail reports since the rain? Would a couple hot and sunny days dry things up or not quite yet?
    I have the same question. Just got back from a business trip and would love to go burn off some heavy meals if any stretches of trail are ready this afternoon.

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    Yall tryin' to ride out there today are high AF....we got 3+ inches. Give everything enough time to heal.

    Gonna be a City Park or Reveille kind of weekend
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    Just rode most of Circle C/Veloway, then up to Whirlpool Loop and back through Dick Nichols. Except for a very few soft spots, it's all primo. The Escarpment spillway is wet, but not enough to get your feet while pedaling. Good stuff considering all the recent rain!
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    i'm glad to know i'm not the only biker that makes everyone wait at that light at squirrel hollow and brodie lol. I always feel so bad hitting the button to cross because i usually ride during rush hour and the traffic on Brodie during that time is already so fkd.
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