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7 months 3 weeks ago #44952 by Bradley
On the map. lol
Seriously, Canfield is the old way (back in mtn. bike festival days) to the top through Holimont, I rode from town. KC's is a short trail off the black trail. If you start on the black trail from the tower, its the first right not too far in on the black trail. EVL = My Disneyland.

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7 months 3 weeks ago #44951 by Painfulldischarge
Made it up today in time to get in about an hour and a half ride. Even with yesterday's rain, the trails were dry and in fantastic condition. I caught the upper part of the flow trail by accident as I was riding the upper race loop to get back toward the parking area next to the black trail. It looks like a lot of fun on the downhill and they have reworked a lot of the race loop. I cant wait to try out the flow trail this week only bummer is that you have to grind out from the training center back up the hill. I am curious about KC and canfield? where are they?

Buy the ticket, take the ride. -HST

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8 months 6 hours ago #44950 by Bradley

kb voodoo wrote:

Painfulldischarge wrote: I am lucky enough to get a second trip up to EVL early next week. Any conditions change from what I said below?


Currently mud and snow.

fun with fiction.
I rode most of EVL this past weekend, 7 hours of riding. (Canfield, KC, Black, St. Paddy's, South, Mid & North Pales Ales, Rim, Bent Rim, Four Rocks, FLT/White, Rocky's, Mutton Hollow, Buzzard's Breath, Yukon's Lunch, Porcupine, Big Merlin, Dead Dog, Sidewinder, Mesa, Eagle & Flow). Trails were as dry as I've ever seen them even after Friday morning's rainfall. I felt lost trying to find the canfield trail off the new Holimont construction, but eventually found my way to KC's. Thank you WNYMBA for the KC reroute that is awesome. There was a blow down that really interrupted my flow on Bent Rim :-P . It rained pretty good on Monday, but I can't imagine that making much of a difference since it's so dry. Best conditions I've seen in a while, get out & ride!

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8 months 4 days ago #44949 by kb voodoo

Painfulldischarge wrote: I am lucky enough to get a second trip up to EVL early next week. Any conditions change from what I said below?


Currently mud and snow.

The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...

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8 months 6 days ago #44948 by Painfulldischarge
I am lucky enough to get a second trip up to EVL early next week. Any conditions change from what I said below?

Buy the ticket, take the ride. -HST

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8 months 3 weeks ago #44947 by Painfulldischarge
I got to ride EVL Sat, Sun and yesterday. Conditions are probably the best they could be. Everything is bone dry, even the spots that are normally wet. It was so dry it was dusty. I did not hit the flow trail, but that video below makes it look fun though. Got on the Black trail for the first time - wow, that is some serious rock work by the trail builders, great test of your technical skills. I couldn't get over the number of people using the trails over the weekend. Normally, I barely see a soul in there; maybe pass on or two people here or there. It is nice to see people coming to the area to ride. The trails really have worn in nicely, so the traffic is good for that too. Taking St. Paddy's day, Rocky's, Buzzards, Yukon on the down hill to Porcupine has to be one of the most enjoyable sections of trail anywhere.

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