NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby jwhitey » August 16th, 2016, 11:16 pm

I'm bringing something to put them in next time.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby ahopkins1988 » August 17th, 2016, 8:15 am

jwhitey wrote:I rode counter clockwise and encountered about 10 riders going the other way. Be careful on the blind corners.
It's very fun though.


Which direction did you prefer? I have only ever rode it CCW.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby jwhitey » August 17th, 2016, 2:18 pm

That was the first and only time for me but I would guess it's very good in either direction. Opposing traffic is more of a concern for me but you'll get that no matter which direction you go.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby sisu » August 17th, 2016, 3:42 pm

Both are fun but maybe ccw is a tad more downhill


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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby xcrdr » August 17th, 2016, 3:44 pm

CCW seemed to have more gradual climbs. I prefer it that direction but really great both ways. Not a tough climb on the trail.

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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby ahopkins1988 » August 18th, 2016, 11:39 am

Cool. Maybe I will try it CW when I am back in September. Although my legs and lungs disagree on the climb after the first road crossing going CCW that there isn't a tough climb ;)
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby xcrdr » August 18th, 2016, 11:57 am

ahopkins1988 wrote:Cool. Maybe I will try it CW when I am back in September. Although my legs and lungs disagree on the climb after the first road crossing going CCW that there isn't a tough climb ;)

Well I did go there right after Owasippe and NCT so it was a nice break. It was so humid that we couldn't hydrate at NCT. Arcadia wasn't as bad. IIRC CW there is a short steep climb at around 5 or 6 miles that kind of catches you off guard. Then are are I think 2 other longer climbs that aren't too bad. I think the tree was down around 8 mile mark CW. I looked at my Garmin to make note but memory is the second thing to go.

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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Shirlzz » August 21st, 2016, 7:10 pm

How are the trail conditions at Arcadia after the rains yesterday? Looking to ride tomorrow, Monday Aug 22. Anyone ride today?
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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby xcrdr » August 21st, 2016, 8:46 pm

Was there yesterday. It was beautiful!

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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Shirlzz » August 23rd, 2016, 7:30 am

Yep - I went, too. Perfect! Seems like Arcadia does very well with rain unlike our trails in Chicago.
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