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    Best trails in Flagstaff?

    Thinking of heading up to flag in a week or so. What trails should I hit up? Ive never been there going up from Prescott solo for the day. Riding
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    Fixgeardan,
    I would not suggest riding Flagstaff for you, as you clearly don't have the requisite Fizik 29'r specific saddle for the riding up there. I would stick with Prescott where it's acceptable to mix saddles and wheel sizes, willy-nilly.

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    Maad is right. It's all 1x11 650B here now. Otherwise, don't bother.
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    What kind of trails or ride are you in the mood for? long climbs followed by long downs?... elevation neutral? Techy or fast and flowy? Lots of options and hard to go wrong up here right now.

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    Suctiongoat is right, it's hard to go wrong but there is quite a bit of variety. Have a look at the sticky.

    There's some good loop suggestions in this thread. Flagstaff Advice

    Forget Little Bear and Little Elden. Those are closed.
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    Climbs are good ,downhill good,fast flowy good. Everytime I think about going riding somewhere else I remember just how good Prescott trails are. I just want to ride single track in trees all day. Easy to follow and find is a plus.

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    AZT from the Schultz Y to FR 418 and back.....

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    One of my faves is to start at Schultz, go up to Chimney, take Chimney to Damper, take Damper back on Moto? to the Fort Valley Trailhead. Once you're at Fort Valley, take FR164B over to Snowbowl and take the connector to the AZT. Take the AZT back to the Sunset TH, and then drop back down on Schultz. Bout 17.5 miles all told, IIRC. Nice and flowy. The only real crappy part is FR164B.

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    Azt ,Schultz sounds great. Im good for 30+ miles or so. Im looking at Friday Nov 8. How
    cold we talking and what are the chances of snow? I don't mind cold just hate wet. If someone could shoot me directions to the trailhead that would be great.

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    If you are good for that kind of mileage, the ride Maad suggested is hard to beat if the weather conditions are good. Anything can happen up here this time of year.

    It could be in the high 60's, or mother nature could go full retard and drop major snow. Chances are though it will be relatively dry and cool but very rideable.

    I like arm and leg warmers this time of year as they are easy to take off and pack away nice and tight.

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    Google direction link to the Y for the start:

    http://goo.gl/maps/KiY00

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    All of them kick arse get Cosmic Rays book and RIDE!!
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    Thanks guys. Now that you mention i do have rays book its pretty old . but should keep
    me busy for the day. Hope the weather holds out.

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    Ride private reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Ride private reserve.
    I can't wait to ride that on my 29er single speed...
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    I dug up my old rays book . I cant wait to come up and spend the day exploring. Is there
    a fee for parking at the schultz trailhead? Where would I find private reserve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    Is there a fee for parking at the schultz trailhead?
    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    Where would I find private reserve?
    it's just to the left of the big rock, up high, next to the cactus that has the flower on it.
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    I hear Ricochet is really fun! Search and you may find a map somewhere on the net....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider View Post
    I hear Ricochet is really fun! Search and you may find a map somewhere on the net....
    That map is getting hard to find. Dude's site got hacked or something. Anyway, Superfly is way more flowy and fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider View Post
    I hear Ricochet is really fun! Search and you may find a map somewhere on the net....
    oh no you dih-int.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicrider View Post
    I hear Ricochet is really fun! Search and you may find a map somewhere on the net....
    Ha ha! YES!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Ha ha! YES!
    Finally, some drama back in the milk toast AZ forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Finally, some drama back in the milk toast AZ forum.
    It's the shoulder season.....give it time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    . Im looking at Friday Nov 8. How
    cold we talking and what are the chances of snow?
    I'd consider Sedona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    I'd consider Sedona.
    You think Sedona will have more snow? I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    You think Sedona will have more snow? I doubt it.
    Haha! This guy.

    We shred the snow too. I can't wait for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixgeardan View Post
    Climbs are good ,downhill good,fast flowy good. Everytime I think about going riding somewhere else I remember just how good Prescott trails are. I just want to ride single track in trees all day. Easy to follow and find is a plus.
    Haha, just remember what Paul used to say: After you ride Flagstaff, there ARE NO trails in Prescott.

    Translation:

    Prescott is fun. Miles of trails. Ability to put together some big rides with big vertical. But Flagstaff has that AND trails that are much more designed for mountain biking with much more vegetation and shade, some trails with fun bermed turns, rocky technical sections, smooth flowy sections, slow steep sections, fast fun sections with jumps, and everything in between. Prescott riding is very homogenius, Flagstaff has much more, while not necessarily having more "miles" of trails.

    Enjoy. You'll want to keep coming back. The vibe is awesome up there.

    Also: Thank god it's not in the 20s in the mornings here in AK yet like it is in Flagstaff .
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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Ride private reserve.
    Only good vid of Private shredding out there, everything else looks like a hack fest.

    Elden helmet cam - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Only good vid of Private shredding out there, everything else looks like a hack fest.

    Elden helmet cam - YouTube
    Up the irons win. Sonota Acrtica has an awesome version of that song BTW, one of the few I like better than the original.
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    I'll be in the area for thanksgiving.... Don't know a lot about it other then that I'm staying on the east side by the mall. What trails are easily accessible.... Looking for flowing fast, drops ect.... That is between 4 and 8 miles...... I can also have the wife drop me off at the top if that's possible... FYI I'm on a 6" bike and I normally ride tech trail and Xc stuff.....l would love to mix it up with something new and challenging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Only good vid of Private shredding out there, everything else looks like a hack fest.

    Elden helmet cam - YouTube
    ain't that the truth. Did not know it was possible for some to ride down that trail below walking speed. Amazing balance
    Make Flagstaff RAD Again.

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    Coming up this Friday. Hows the trail conditions?

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    Good talk......

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Haha! This guy.

    We shred the snow too. I can't wait for it!
    so what's your favorite bourbon to pack while shredding the snow.... come on now its a serious question

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    Quote Originally Posted by piratewake View Post
    I'll be in the area for thanksgiving.... Don't know a lot about it other then that I'm staying on the east side by the mall. What trails are easily accessible.... Looking for flowing fast, drops ect.... That is between 4 and 8 miles...... I can also have the wife drop me off at the top if that's possible... FYI I'm on a 6" bike and I normally ride tech trail and Xc stuff.....l would love to mix it up with something new and challenging.
    Ride Wasabi, the steep Jedi trail is in sweet shape as well but that one ain't easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Ride Wasabi, the steep Jedi trail is in sweet shape as well but that one ain't easy.
    Yeah, covered in a sheet of icy slush will do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    Yeah, covered in a sheet of icy slush will do that.
    Mid 60's this week. No ice, slush, or snow.

    And when it snows.........we shred that too!

    We LOVE the snow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Ride Wasabi, the steep Jedi trail is in sweet shape as well but that one ain't easy.
    For most people I'd say that navigating down through the hobbit forest is plenty of challenge, hitting the newer jedi is a good bonus. Mary Ann is a different kind of trail and not what I'd recommend to most riders, unless they are comfortable on the steep stuff, drops, etc. If they are "that kind" of rider, Flagstaff has plenty more to offer, that's where Wasabi and the others come in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    For most people I'd say that navigating down through the hobbit forest is plenty of challenge, hitting the newer jedi is a good bonus. Mary Ann is a different kind of trail and not what I'd recommend to most riders, unless they are comfortable on the steep stuff, drops, etc. If they are "that kind" of rider, Flagstaff has plenty more to offer, that's where Wasabi and the others come in...
    This is true, we sometimes forget since we are so conditioned. I just took a friend from Jackson down "Mary Ann" and even tho he had ridden trails like Lithium he was kind of taken back by that trail. Flag steeps are different from most I think and we/some of us love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrwhlr View Post
    Yeah, covered in a sheet of icy slush will do that.
    Why oh why Mrwhir do you always have to be... That Guy?

    Piratewake, there are easily accessed trails close to where you are staying. XC type stuff but still fun. Campbell Mesa Loops to AZ trail and Fisher Pt. You can loop back on the new Flag loop trail. http://www.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/b...193110a6676abc

    Across from the Mall you can access Christmas Tree trail, Night Ranger, and others that can take you over to Elden and Dry Lake Hills if you don't have a ride. However, Wasabi is a dish best served shuttled if your limited on time. http://flagstaffbiking.org/wp-conten...ments-46mb.pdf
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