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    Mr.Secret
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    Cooper Lake to Upper Russian Lake 3-4-07

    Went into Upper Russian Lake Sun. Incredible rollercoaster singletrack once you're off Cooper Lake !!

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    Man,

    The snow riding has been so good everywhere this winter it's going to be a real let down when spring rolls around. Nice pics, glad to see so many winter cyclists out enjoyng the early spring sunshine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildfire
    Man,

    The snow riding has been so good everywhere this winter it's going to be a real let down when spring rolls around. Nice pics, glad to see so many winter cyclists out enjoyng the early spring sunshine.
    Yeah these rides seem a bit faster than summer conditions.No roots,rocks, or that pesky Cow Parsnip.

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    Even Kodiak has lent itself to snow biking this year in a way I have rarely seen (or been able to take advantage of only having owned a real snowbike for two winters now). The past month has been quite consistent and we have been getting out regularly. I dig it.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    If you had to choose

    Hey Rick,
    So far,which of the Kenai Penn winter rides is your favorate. You know, fun factor, trail conditions and scenery. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akdeluxe
    Hey Rick,
    So far,which of the Kenai Penn winter rides is your favorate. You know, fun factor, trail conditions and scenery. Thanks.

    akdeluxe
    Johnson Pass is the easiest approach... We went up the snow machine route ( about 20 yards south of the summer trailhead ) at Resurrection. This route puts you on the trail just above Juneau Falls at the Bean Creek intersection. Nice, fairly low angle traverse.... The beggining of Cooper Lake / Upper Russian starts with a " nice little " 4.5 mi. hillclimb to the top of Snug Harbor Rd....As far as views go, geez, take your pick. As far as the most fun, barring the initial climb and the headwind riding across Cooper Lake, the Russian has the most sustained, speediest roller coaster ( think perfectly banked singletrack corners ) trail through the trees of the three. The whoop-de-doos on the Russian were nonexistent, followed by Johnson Pass, with Res being the bumpiest but kinda' fun with 4.0 tires.....If you want an in your face hillclimb with killer views and a VERY FAST downhill checkout the snowcat trail going up Notch or Sunnyside Mtns. in Girdwood......What's left, Lost Lake ? If the weather stays as it is that's next.

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    this winter has been awesome... alot of great riding and pictures...
    aka: akfreeridemtber; brian_404
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    Attempted Upper Russian on Sun. but the 20+ ins. of snow from the latest snowfall made it a sunny slog..........Went aways past Cooper Lake and called it good.......
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