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Old November 28th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Trails in Huntsville, Alabama

Are there any good places to skate in or near Huntsville, AL?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #2
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http://midnight.hushedcasket.com/200...lle-greenways/

I go to the Aldridge creek greenway, and the Indian creek greenway, and the Big Cove creek greenway
The Wade mountain one will be cool when they finish it, only about a mile of it is paved so far. They have plans to link many of them together, making them much better.
All those greenways are measured one way so you can double them when figuring mileage. What i do when i go to the greenways is i hit relay laps getting in 20 to 30 miles an outing. Behind indian creek is the industrial area, which has side walks everywhere (which is rare here) and i will dink around there at times too.
This area is kind of far behind the times on paved trails. Moving here from Oregon, where outdoor activity is a common place makes this area lacking. Yet you got to get your fitness where you can.
Also we have 3 skating rinks here. I have not been to any of them but hear they are good. There is also an ice skating rink as well, plus 2 skate parks one is free, just have to have a helmet and pads.
That is about all the paved trails that i know of. If you find some let me know. All those greenways are pretty nice, just rather short as i mentioned. Worth checking out if you are going to be in town
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:51 PM   #3
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Coooool. Thanks!
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Old November 29th, 2007, 09:46 PM   #4
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Yeah no problem, let me know how you like them if you get a chance to check em out.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #5
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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And we want pictures!
I'll see what I can do. :-) There are actually quite a few photos at:
http://www.hsvcity.com/gis/greenways/greenways_main.htm

Some of them are like a sort of trail nirvana:
http://www.hsvcity.com/gis/greenways/atwood.htm
http://www.hsvcity.com/gis/greenways/tn_river.htm
http://www.hsvcity.com/gis/greenways/images/ald3.JPG

I hope they skate as good as they look!

Sean, it sounds like you live close to the in-laws I will be visiting, since Aldridge Creek is the closest one for me...
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 08:42 PM   #7
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Really i live closest to indian creek and i go there a lot, especialy with it getting darker earlier. Your inlaws must live close to Lacy Springs, or South Huntsville. I live 15 minutes from my inlaws and see them alot.
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Plus, remember that my definition of "close" is probably pretty different from yours, since I live in Houston... ;-)

Very stoked about skating in Huntspatch. No rain, please!!!
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Do you like having that space, or do you wish you lived closer?
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 06:04 PM   #10
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Oh, no, actually I meant that for you, 20 minutes is all the way across town, while for me, 20 minutes is just a short trip.

But to answer your question, I think I like having the distance, but it might just be because I am cranky and selfish. My wife does act really weird when we are with her family, so I am glad that we only experience it about once a year. But maybe she would be better if she were around them all the time. My parents live here in Houston, and I think it is good for the kids.

Everyone is different, so I hope that it works well for you.

Hey, have you ever taken the Aldridge creek greenway all the way to the river, and then along the trail that goes along the river? That looks like a nice long stretch, but I couldn't tell how convoluted the transition was there at the river.
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No i knew what you meant, 20 minutes across town is a short trip for me too. I live farther north out in the county, about 15 minutes from tennessee, and 15 minutes from huntsville.

For me i like to live near the inlaws. My father inlaw and i work together and are friends. When i first moved so close to the inlaws it was not that way, i used to hate all the family get togethers.
My wife has 5 sisters, and a brother, i believe there are 20 grand kids for my father inlaw & mother inlaw, 3 from us. That is a lot of b-days and add that in with normal get togethers, it seemed like every other day there was a get together. It just seems normal now.

Did you look at the map in pdf format?
There is only a brief section that runs next to the river, down by Ditto landing. With all this talk about the trail i think i will go there this week. I have not been down there in a couple months.
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Did you look at the map in pdf format?
There is only a brief section that runs next to the river, down by Ditto landing. With all this talk about the trail i think i will go there this week. I have not been down there in a couple months.
I thought that it was about a mile long. Granted, not that long, but still a fun thing to do. If it is really there, and is easy enough to get to, of course.
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Did you make your trip yet? I went there yesterday. What i like about that greenway is that at the end i can hit the streets. I still do not think that the river part is a mile though, still nice on a 70 degree day.
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We will be there around Christmas. I'll PM you before we come and give you my e-mail address and maybe we can skate somewhere.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #15
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Sounds cool, the holidays get pretty busy for me due to the very large family. Yet if you are going to be in town for a few then it can probably work.
I still am heavy, and slow so try not to skate to many circles around me.

I'll pm you my email.
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The greenways in Hunstville were indeed very nice. There were a few rough patches, but nothing really that bad. And the rest of it was a nice wide trail. Pretty flat, nice scenery. The photos on the website tell the story well. I skated the Aldridge Creek one, and the one that goes along the river.
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