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    Hawes Trail

    Plan on hitting this up over the weekend (maybe in conjunction with Wild Horse) since it's the closest trail system to my house, but I see the description contains open mine pits. Is it suitable for a solo ride the first time, or am I likely to kill myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcj1983 View Post
    Plan on hitting this up over the weekend (maybe in conjunction with Wild Horse) since it's the closest trail system to my house, but I see the description contains open mine pits. Is it suitable for a solo ride the first time, or am I likely to kill myself?
    You are fine.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did." Mark Twain

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    Gracias, muchacho. Sorry for sissy'ing up the forum, everyone!

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    Yeah you'll be fine. Nothing to worry about out there.

    Here is a decent map:
    http://www.globalbikesbikeshop.com/C..._HAWES_MAP.pdf

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    Super helpful. I'm thinking of doing the lollipop with Hawes Loop to Saddle>Twisted Sister>>Wild Horse. Might turn Wild Horse into an out-and-back so I can hit the downhill and finish on Bush Highway. If anyone wants to join, I can't promise I'll be super fast, but I have a shuttle for us wherever we end up and there will probably be some post-ride brews involved. Shoot me a PM.

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    One stupid loop I did once (and yes this was incredibly stupid but pretty fun on most of it) was the following:

    We started on the Hawes Loop segment and went UP Hawes proper (more like hike-a-bike for 30+ mins). We then tore down the uWave tower road, flew down Usery, entered in through the NRA pits and ripped down Wild Horse, did the short climb up Twisted and then flew down the other half and continued down the Saguaro trail to the 4-way, climbed up Ridge and then flew down the backside of that back out to Bush Hwy and then finished off flying down TRW and climbing back out on Thomas.

    Fun day!

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    xmas sales are totally kicking my ass,, i haven't been on my bike in weeks, and i live just across the street from hawes. santa better bring me a warehouse and some employees

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECEGatorTuro View Post
    One stupid loop I did once (and yes this was incredibly stupid but pretty fun on most of it) was the following:

    We started on the Hawes Loop segment and went UP Hawes proper (more like hike-a-bike for 30+ mins). We then tore down the uWave tower road, flew down Usery, entered in through the NRA pits and ripped down Wild Horse, did the short climb up Twisted and then flew down the other half and continued down the Saguaro trail to the 4-way, climbed up Ridge and then flew down the backside of that back out to Bush Hwy and then finished off flying down TRW and climbing back out on Thomas.

    Fun day!
    That actually sounds pretty awesome. I mean, for being stupid and all.
    I may have to give that a go instead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike View Post
    xmas sales are totally kicking my ass,, i haven't been on my bike in weeks, and i live just across the street from hawes. santa better bring me a warehouse and some employees
    Good to hear a local business doing well though. Make sure it doesn't make you too busy for your one liners though. Always entertaining. Also, hawes is great. Too bad it's so far for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECEGatorTuro View Post
    One stupid loop I did once (and yes this was incredibly stupid but pretty fun on most of it) was the following:

    We started on the Hawes Loop segment and went UP Hawes proper (more like hike-a-bike for 30+ mins). We then tore down the uWave tower road, flew down Usery, entered in through the NRA pits and ripped down Wild Horse, did the short climb up Twisted and then flew down the other half and continued down the Saguaro trail to the 4-way, climbed up Ridge and then flew down the backside of that back out to Bush Hwy and then finished off flying down TRW and climbing back out on Thomas.

    Fun day!
    I ended up doing a variation of this, but instead of finishing with TRW, I took Hawes back around to Las Sendas. The climb up Twisted was pretty much hike-a-bike for 75% of it (do people actually clean this uphill?), and I got spanked a few times on Hawes. I will say I'm significantly better at climbs now, though. Thanks again for the route recommendation - the downhill section of Ridge Trail was the highlight of my week, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcj1983 View Post
    I ended up doing a variation of this, but instead of finishing with TRW, I took Hawes back around to Las Sendas. The climb up Twisted was pretty much hike-a-bike for 75% of it (do people actually clean this uphill?), and I got spanked a few times on Hawes. I will say I'm significantly better at climbs now, though. Thanks again for the route recommendation - the downhill section of Ridge Trail was the highlight of my week, for sure.
    The climb up Twisted Sister going southbound isn't so bad. I've never cleaned it fully and I usually get stuck on that white rocky segment that comes up out of the wash. Besides that, the rest isn't too bad with a little more practice.

    The downhill segment from the top of Ridge is one of my favorite parts of the entire trail system (and Secret downhill going northbound is a blast too)!!

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