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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Brenton » July 13th, 2015, 11:43 am

Is the big loop the Dry Hill Loop? And if I ride that counter clockwise is that more downhill or uphill?

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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby sisu » July 13th, 2015, 12:00 pm

Yep, the big loop is dry hill. A bit more downhill in counterclockwise direction, better flow. Plenty of short, punchy climbs to make you earn your turns.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby sisu » July 13th, 2015, 12:02 pm

It gets dark back there, btw. Even at midday. Wear clear lenses.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Brenton » July 13th, 2015, 12:42 pm

Thanks again Sisu! Greatly appreciated.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Nooge » August 9th, 2015, 8:13 am

Great trail! Kudos to the designers. Riding It counterclockwise, it feels like every uphill had been made rolling to tame it easier and every time you get the payoff of a fast, pumptastic downhill. The easy loop is basically a 4 mile pump track to warm up for the climbs on the "hard" loop.

Also, riding it after a rain is great. Turns the sand into hero dirt.

There's a lot of seasonal roads around there that look like they're pretty fun as well.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby turbotoad » August 17th, 2015, 7:31 pm

Excellent time out there today! A tad bit sandy at the very beginning access trail but the rest was awesome. Rode clockwise and it seems like the first few miles has a LOT of uphill grinding. But it then turns into a fun filled rolling twisting roller coaster for most of the remaining ride. With enough climbs thrown in to keep your legs and lungs busy. No trees down or other major obstructions to speak of, but the sides of the trail were getting a little overgrown in some areas. Definitely a must ride trail if your in the North West area of the state.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Josh McCreedy » October 17th, 2015, 9:06 pm

Three trees down--two in the first short loop (the short loop that is part of the Dry Hills loop) and one near the end of the Dry Hills loop. All are at least 8". Sorry, but a local will have to post up more precise locations.
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby poirier » November 9th, 2015, 1:16 pm

Several large trees and smaller debris on the trail. Maybe 6-8 that'll require a chainsaw. They're evenly distributed throughout the entire trail (east side)
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Re: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Exodus » Yesterday, 6:32 pm

Big tree down on the trail right at marker 3. Most of the stuff over the trail could probably be removed with a hand saw, but its base is a good 14"

Very very fun trail. Got to ride it the first time today. Did counter clockwise first and its so nice, fun, and smooth on the rigid. The I did it clockwise, and was a little rougher on me, but could have been the lack of being in shape too.

Definitely a must ride if you havent ridden it.
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