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Old 11-06-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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winter coming night rides

I cannnot believe no one from kansas rides but me , well with the winds of winter beginning to blow and the days becoming shorter it begs the question shall we continue will we give up , well one thing to keeps me entertained has been that a few friends and i have been riding the mtn bike trails at shawnee mission park in joco after dark on saturdays perhaps some other brave souls will drop in and hit the trails w us



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Old 11-06-2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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From Topeka here. Just got a cheepo mtn bike. Been riding around Shunga Trail in Topeka. I've got a friend that rides the SMP in JoCo. Rides a white and red TREK. I think he's at basic currently though.

You rode any of the trails over by Lawrence yet? They look pretty fun! Its right off 10 hwy south of the Mall Buildings and stuff butts up next to a creek \ river.



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Old 11-06-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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My daughter is still in Topeka - we visited this summer & took our bikes. The shunga is the best paved trail I have ever ridden on and they are going to continue to lengthen it. If you run into a young very pretty girl named Danielle with dark hair at a coffee shop in Topeka tell her - dad misses her & loves her!

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #4
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I have not ridden the lawrence trails but have heard great things a very fast single track smp is alot more technical but great fun , my son lives in manhattan ks and there is a mini version of the rivee trail there it is about 6 miles total but great fun

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I have not ridden the lawrence trails but have heard great things a very fast single track smp is alot more technical but great fun , my son lives in manhattan ks and there is a mini version of the rivee trail there it is about 6 miles total but great fun
Are you talking about the trails near Big Blue River?
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If you r talking about the trails in kc that is the swope trail system that runs along the blue river i have not ridden those but i here great things , the trail in lawrence runs along the kansas river , and honestly i do not know the name of the river that runs along side the trail in manhattan ks , the lawrence trail and the manhattan trail i understand are very similar not very rocky single track very fast

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No I believe there is trails on the east side of Manhattan on 24hwy near the Big Blue river. I think i rode them a time or two in college.

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Then yes that would be the trail , I ride it when i go out to see my son he also took me to another park on the other side of town you go straight out the road the goes past the university farms and it takws you there they have some nice trails in the prarie with a couple of intimidating down hill sections

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Cool! I'm looking at getting a bike rack for Christmas so maybe i can try out some out of town trails.

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:37 PM   #10
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Some good winter tights and goid jackets and the winter cam be some if the best riding if you get up toward kc ubshould try landhal park somthing like 25 miles of trail from easy tobtechnical something for everyone , we tryvto ride it every thanksging we take some lunch and make a day of it



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