trout_smith wrote:RickPlite wrote:trout_smith wrote:I always go up the big climb at the start of this trail. Lately, I have noticed a sign that says "MTB Trail" pointing left before the climb. If someone goes this driection, aren't they just bypassing about a mile of sweet trail?
Is this just left over from the State Games race course, or is there another explanation?
the TC's out there prefer to take that route so they can get warmed up. After they finish the loop then they take that climb and exit near the creek trail, turn left and head back to the lodge. They don't miss a thing this way.
Huh, I must be missing something, I'll have to do some exploring next time I'm out there. When I go left at the start, I just go straight up the two track to the creek trail, turn around and go back down. It sounds like there is another loop I'm missing somewhere off to the left before this, huh?
No you're doing it right. Just start riding the creek trail and ride the rest of the trail as you normally do. Then when you're done and come down the hill, turn right and go up that first climb the way you normally start the trail. After you finish the long downhill run and the log crossing you get to the creek and just turn left there and follow that back out the way you started. All you're doing is starting and ending in the middle instead of where you normally start, everything else is the same.