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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?

Thanks guys....and gals
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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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