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Old 11-13-2009, 05:42 PM   #1
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Ok one end is red flaged the other is white, now I have taken it over the last couple months and I am wondering which direction is best. I will say it's not SS friendly and I know this is labled an advance trail but even geared I find myself dismounting more then I would like. I would like to think that I am of advance caliber with 20+ years of mtb. biking but damn! Don't get me wrong there are outstanding features and I'm sure it will work itself out with more use. So my question to the folks who labored so hard is which direction do you find yourself entering? Too me it makes more since to go in white as red is better out...
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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I would agree that a few of the line up top dont make too much sense, 2 or 3 turns that are impossible over 3 mph and that sharp turn down the rock should be eased a lil. All in all a great fun trail but I cant see runnin it from red to white, that would be almost impossible.
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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you need a geared full sussy 26"
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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Lumpy Bumpy is not to be taken for granted... It may take a few times before you really appreciate it... It's not for everyone, but give it a chance... it is 100% rideable with a little practice and a lot of skill... it IS the real deal....
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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Your choice..

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Ok one end is red flaged the other is white, now I have taken it over the last couple months and I am wondering which direction is best. I will say it's not SS friendly and I know this is labled an advance trail but even geared I find myself dismounting more then I would like. I would like to think that I am of advance caliber with 20+ years of mtb. biking but damn! Don't get me wrong there are outstanding features and I'm sure it will work itself out with more use. So my question to the folks who labored so hard is which direction do you find yourself entering? Too me it makes more since to go in white as red is better out...
Direction? The answer is really in your hands. It works in both directions and allows the users to decide. During my hours contributing to the build (plenty, but not as many as some) what occured to me is that this trail is made to be difficult, hard, a challenge. Not "technical but mostly doable". Ridable? Yes, I've seen people ride the tuffest sections in both directions.

One of the most important concepts is that the trail will be sustainable. No gullied out rubble or eroded thing here.

As far as the other builders opinions.... Most of them don't use this board, but maybe the ones who do will add in.

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Old 11-16-2009, 04:44 PM   #6
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Anyone have a GPS link or a good description of where this trail is? There's only a couple of places in the Mooch that I consider one way.

One is a presumably illegal cut that ends sort of near the bottom of Ice Cream on the white trail. Horrible design IMO and super prime for erosion. A couple of nice features but no way to climb it. The other is another short section of trail back in the area of unmarked mostly ATV style trails that are pretty crappy.

So where are the goods?
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #7
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All I know is it's good. Hard to describe where it's at. Oh yea...it's rideable. My superfly was loving it when I was there. I've only ridden it once though and I can't wait to get back there.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
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Go in at Cranberry gate, take 1st left, bear right into climb up to a round turtle type rock then bear right for red start or left for white. So far the majority seems to find it not worth the work put into it. It's scenic and a novel idea but, eh.Once the masses get in there the lines and corners will probably start to get moved to a more usable fashion. I find it more doable white to red
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:45 PM   #9
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:00 PM   #10
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So far the majority seems to find it not worth the work put into it.
Yeah, you're right... it's not worth riding.... you are too funny...
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