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    Demostration forest shortcut?

    hey, does anybody know of a shortcut to the top of the demostration forest ride that cuts out riding up the paved road? im not talking about sulfur springs road. i heard there is a single track that is near the parking lot that goes up to the top of ridge trail.

    thanks for any info.

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    private property, please dont do it.

    The land owner has given their final warning already.

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    don't do it. the albino's will get ya.

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    If you've seen where the residents on that property live, you wouldn't want to disturb them.

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    you already drive a car up there, that's enough of a short cut.

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    Just ride up Tractor.
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    plus, according to a few riders I talked to on friday, it's not the greatest shortcut. You save maybe 15 minutes and it's way steeper. The road climb to the fireroad took us about 40 mins to the top of ridge from the lower lot / cars. That was with a break too!

    That's not really that bad, just keep it in middle ring and chat with a buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man
    plus, according to a few riders I talked to on friday, it's not the greatest shortcut. You save maybe 15 minutes and it's way steeper. The road climb to the fireroad took us about 40 mins to the top of ridge from the lower lot / cars. That was with a break too!

    That's not really that bad, just keep it in middle ring and chat with a buddy
    The time it takes is exactly the same as the road. The distance is shorter, but the climb is a slower pace. I once took one route, while a group took the other. I popped out on the fireroad at the exact same time they were cruzing by. These are people I always ride with and know their pace. I was much more tired than usual since it's a more difficult climb. It's not worth doing.

    I would love to see a new legit trail get built that does go to the top.
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    I'm going to have to borrow your bike and try both climbs.


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    Last time I took the shortcut we found a glass tobacco smoking pipe and a bag of a oregano, but I stick to the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baycat
    Last time I took the shortcut we found a glass tobacco smoking pipe and a bag of a oregano, but I stick to the road.
    .......damn, i was there, not oregano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativeson
    .......damn, i was there, not oregano.
    Maybe it was marjoram.
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    Totally not worth seeking alternate route up.

    And when logging starts (post mid-April), the place will be swarming with lumberjacks - ever cross a lumberpack in the AM prior to their coffee and flapjacks - they ain't so friendly.

    On the bright side, I'm looking forward to new spur-trails off Tractor and other parts as a result of their logging.

    The gentle climb to ridge trail is a nice warm up.

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    I second the albino warning....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle
    I second the albino warning....
    Did you hear banjo music playing in the background?
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    Ride down Hihn's Mill and take a left on Sawpit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico
    Did you hear banjo music playing in the background?
    hey now

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_e
    And when logging starts (post mid-April), the place will be swarming with lumberjacks - ever cross a lumberpack in the AM prior to their coffee and flapjacks - they ain't so friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico
    Did you hear banjo music playing in the background?
    No, but I did hear a pig squealing.
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    thanks for the info. i just heard about it. i don't want to ride on it if it is private property. i will just ride up sulfur springs a couple of times. don't want to fall victim to a freak accident of a tweaking owner with a itchy trigger finger and a gun.

    not too worried about the oregano. the oregano guys are melo. its the meth lab guys that are scary.

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