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#583712 - 09/29/15 03:34 PM McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015
Lumberjack Moderator Offline
AMSA President

Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2617
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
Next Ride = We have been INVITED to McMahan Ranch near Smithville, TX.

TIME

We will begin riding at 9 A.M. each day. The temperatures will be about 10 degree's cooler this weekend so heat should not be a problem. Plus we want to be good neighbors with noise.

COST

$20 for current AMSA members.

We are not taking any more memberships this year as memberships expire on December 31, 2015.

$30 for guests. Anyone can be a guest. Everyone is welcome. Your guest fee includes a day membership to AMSA.

Pee Wee riders & beginner riders not riding the trail system will ride at a reduced rate, our discretion.

Non-riders do not pay any fee's.

Four Wheeler's are welcome. However we do not have a trail system set up for you. However, we do have miles of jeep roads and fields that you may ride in.

No racing quads.

CAMPING

Camping is free thanks to the McMahan's.

You may camp both Friday and Saturday nights.

If you are camping you will pay for two days of riding.

NOTE: BURN BAN IN EFFECT. NO CAMP FIRES OR CHARCOAL GRILLES! So plan your meals accordingly!

TRAILS - TERRAIN

We have over 12 miles of "single" track for you this weekend.

We have relatively easy single track and we have butt kicking single track. We have easy hard splits marked so you can choose your poison.

We have an 8 mile loop and then you can go back to camp. All the creek beds are in.

We have a extended 12 + mile loop and then you go back to camp. There are some tough creek bed climbs for those who want to get adventurous but we ask that you do not ride the large creeks or venture off the marked trail system alone just in case! wink

There is a large sand pit with some vertical and near vertical hill climbs. There are some easy lines as well.

There are lots of area's for beginner's to ride in a field or jeep roads. Just ask us at the gate at sign in if you have special needs and we will direct you to what you want to ride.

This is a family oriented dirt bike club and we want to make things safe for family's and beginners and young one's.

DIRECTIONS

LAT: 29.984019 LONG: -97.134377

From Austin. Take HWY 71 East to Smithville. There are three (3) exits in Smithville. You want to that the third (3rd) exit and stay on the feeder road to 230 (also named Old Lake that curves south). Turn right on 230 (Old Lake) for one quarter (1/4) mile. Turn left onto Old Lake Road and drive three quarters (3/4) of a mile to #290 Old Lake Road where you will see a large, light brown, pipe gate on your right. It has a iron sign that says "McMahan Ranch". From the entrance you will drive to the second (2nd) gate where you will our EZ UP and sign in You must sign-in BEFORE you ride.

Hope to see everyone out to have some fun riding and to enjoy the McMahon Ranch.

Thanks,
-The McMahan Family & AMSA

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#583716 - 09/29/15 11:02 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Lumberjack]
Greg Offline
Vet AMSA Director

Registered: 12/18/00
Posts: 1277
Loc: Austin, TX
Hard to believe we are almost through summer and nobody went swimming in Landry Lake on the new property yet! There's probably not too many snapping turtles in it.

What can we do with the sand pit for the motoheads? A couple of AA TORCS racers were riding a pretty sick hip-jump line there one day.

Greg

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#583717 - 09/29/15 11:07 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Greg]
Lumberjack Moderator Offline
AMSA President

Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2617
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
If some people want some "SICK" lines and some enduro-cross .... look no further, we can do it!

After co-hosting the Shane Watts riding school, we have some idea's! wink

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#583727 - 09/30/15 12:32 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Lumberjack]
motopail Offline
Gang Daddy

Registered: 05/07/01
Posts: 505
Loc: Austin
ohboy...!! I wont be grounded for this one.

of course that is if Mrs Moto doesn't mind me ditch'n her on our 24th... shocked
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#583831 - 10/05/15 05:48 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: motopail]
Greg Offline
Vet AMSA Director

Registered: 12/18/00
Posts: 1277
Loc: Austin, TX
I was able to almost finish adding an older hard split yesterday. It's a trail that got flooded during the spring rains. There are a lot of exposed roots with all the dirt under them washed out. There were also several fallen trees that required some reroutes that should be fun. It's one of the few hills on the trail so it'll be nice to have that part back.

Another team was busy working in the flowing open areas. Expect some nice jumps out there. The sand is super deep when it's this dry.

Both parts of the property are planned to be in use, like it was for the Will Hendrix ride, making the loop well over ten miles long. The whole length of the creek beds are usable too.

Greg

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#583855 - 10/05/15 11:03 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Greg]
Lumberjack Moderator Offline
AMSA President

Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2617
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
Quote:
I was able to almost finish adding an older hard split yesterday.


Well then you need to get your lazy ass back out there and finish it you slacker! wink

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#583874 - 10/06/15 02:40 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Lumberjack]
Lumberjack Moderator Offline
AMSA President

Registered: 12/07/00
Posts: 2617
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
Inside joke.

Actually, I have been out with a knee injury. So I am the slacker.

Greg has put in more time and effort on trail set up than all others combined. Without Greg, Powell's would not have happened the weekend it did. Greg was still out putting up arrows that Sunday for a few hours after the ride day began!

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#583890 - 10/06/15 09:14 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Lumberjack]
Greg Offline
Vet AMSA Director

Registered: 12/18/00
Posts: 1277
Loc: Austin, TX
Haha! Well it's all for the fun of it. Dragging big logs around in tall grass in the heat of summer... well it could be more fun but it's better than being bored out of my mind on an expensive ocean cruise, for example.

Lazy ass will be there this weekend having all the fun!

Greg

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#583956 - 10/09/15 04:31 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Greg]
Fazio8118 Offline
New Member

Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 5
Will there be a kids loop or a shorter section of trail? We can't wait!

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#583957 - 10/09/15 04:51 PM Re: McMahan Ranch - October 17th & 18th, 2015 [Re: Fazio8118]
Greg Offline
Vet AMSA Director

Registered: 12/18/00
Posts: 1277
Loc: Austin, TX
Yes, there is a short loop in the woods right by the parking area that's a good example of the trail loop. There are also jeep roads that a kid could ride with supervision. Finally, there are plenty of large open fields to ride in.

Greg

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