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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:31 am 
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It seems a lot of people ask for recommendation of routes to take at Blue. I know everyone has their preference but I thought it be a good idea to through up a "sticky" with different recommendation of routes for different abilities.

Go to it boys and girls - whats your favorite ride? Might be good to rate the ride ability level and approximate mileage/time....

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 Post subject: Favorite Route
PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:17 pm 
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From the Parking lot:

A: Fire road to Monster Backwards
B:Monster Backwards to Upper SIS (Always get them mixed up) By Upper in the direction that Stinger is on the left down hill SIS is on the right.)
C: Upper SIS to Lower SIS
D:Lower SIS to Cross Over
E:Bunch of smaller trails that go to Ying or Yang ( Stream Xing/Rockgarden) To the fast flowing trail that eventually leads to Baily's
F: Baily's to Fireroad Climb to SIS Backwards
G: SIS Backwards to STinger
H:Stinger to My Favorite TRail
I: MFT to Rocky Glen to Downhill Fast that is the last section of the Chain Stretcher that winds down to the parking lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Route
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:09 am 
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MarkW wrote:
From the Parking lot:

A: Fire road to Monster Backwards
B:Monster Backwards to Upper SIS (Always get them mixed up) By Upper in the direction that Stinger is on the left down hill SIS is on the right.)
C: Upper SIS to Lower SIS
D:Lower SIS to Cross Over
E:Bunch of smaller trails that go to Ying or Yang ( Stream Xing/Rockgarden) To the fast flowing trail that eventually leads to Baily's
F: Baily's to Fireroad Climb to SIS Backwards
G: SIS Backwards to STinger
H:Stinger to My Favorite TRail
I: MFT to Rocky Glen to Downhill Fast that is the last section of the Chain Stretcher that winds down to the parking lot.

I agree!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:27 pm 
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Parking lot to 41 to 42 to 48 to Yang.
From Yang climb up fireroad (Limbo) to Sis.
From Sis left on fireroad to Stinger.
After Stinger left on fireroad to My Favorite Trail.
After My Favorite Trail, fireroad to Lower Stinger.
After Lower Stinger right on fireroad to My Favorite Trail (again!).
My Favorite Trail to fireroad and back onto Lower Stinger.
After Lower Stinger left on fireroad to Criss-Cross.
Criss Cross to Upper Sis.
Upper Sis to Sis.
After Sis, right on fireroad to Bailey's.
After Bailey's left on fireroad up to Yang.
Yang back to to fireroad to parking lot.

Kind of a weird route, but I got a little "sick" of always riding Myx Monster and Stinger both ways. This just adds a little variety and a double dose of My Favorite Trail!


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 11:14 am 
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Location: North White Plains, NY / Burlington, VT
Seasonal Highway Lot
Switchback (17, 16, 13, 12, 10)
Criss-Cross (10, 49)
Upper SIS
SIS
Limbo (33)
Crossover
Chewbacca
2 Crew Live (49)
Summit Trail (26, 27, 29)
Monster
Boundary Trail (32)
Ned's (32, 31)
Stinger
Lower Stinger (18)
Switchback (16, 17)
Seasonal Highway Lot

Long ride, and Ned's at the end is not for beginners.

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 4:57 pm 
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OK, this might take me the weekend (bring sandwiches, Marc):
Using Jamie Bogner's recent map, Back parking lot corner to Switchback to Lower Stinger, Middle Stinger up to Debacle, to Blue Summit over to My Favorite, then 17, 18, 12, 10 to climb 2 Crew, Yang, Baileys, down Criss Cross, up Crossover, Climb Sis (used to be Upper Sis) to Upper Sis (used to be Sis) down Stinger over to Monster, DePew and out for lunch. Then up to Ned's and down Yin for dessert. Hopefully no broken bones.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:17 pm 
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So let me ask a question about the eastern side of the Boundary Trail.
Is there parking over there, do the locals have problems with people entering over that side, might good place to take my POS at least it may not break it :lol:
I was over that way a week back but either didn't go far enough down or just passed it altogether.
What about the eastern end of MSR is that usable or off limits?

Being I come from YTown I figure that could be a handy spot for moi to enter. Hey I ain't all that into paying parking fees *shrug*


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Any suggestions for a little bit easier route for an adv beginner who is riding alone? 43 years old, been riding for a long time but have never really pushed it all that hard. I can bunnyhop when needed, shift weight on the declines, stay off the brakes as needed, and lean forward on the steep inclines. But overly technical stuff and I'm a goner.

I am getting tired of dickey brook and boundary. They no longer present much of a challenge for me.

I want to take it up a notch but I'm afraid some of those trail routes mentioned about might be too difficult for me.


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Lowend - I would recommend riding the Depew Trails and also checking out both of the SIS's. Sometimes the best way to learn parks and trail systems is just getting in there and learn what you like the best. If the trail is to challenging for you turn around and try a different one. Thats one of the greatest thing about Blue = it has a great diversity of trails.

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FattireB wrote:
[b]If the trail is to challenging for you turn around and try a different one[/b


It's also ok to walk sections you don't make, because one day you will learn the lines and the techniques to make it through them :D :D :D

Don't think about it so much :wink: just get out and ride


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What FattyB and SPP said. Also try the switchback trail in the downhill direction (from #13 to #2) very beginner friendly.

Maybe we'll ride one day. I am not just the Official WMBA Media Advisor I am also the Official WMBA Ambassador of Slow.

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BillWiz wrote:
What FattyB and SPP said. Also try the switchback trail in the downhill direction (from #13 to #2) very beginner friendly.

Maybe we'll ride one day. I am not just the Official WMBA Media Advisor I am also the Official WMBA Ambassador of Slow.


Cool, thanks! I would love to have some riding partners. I have a few here at work, but they're not always up for it.

So if I go from 13 to 2, where is the best place to park and what trails should I take to get to 13?


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Location: Buffalo Bill's basement!! I'm size 3!!
I may be at Blue this aftnoon 4/4.30. Parking at Montrose St. road.
I'll show you arnd if you're there.


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Nice. I'm driving a green CRV and riding a silver hardrock.

Thanks!!


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Be there about 4:15/4:20


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