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    Best Ride Ever...

    The Three of us did a little Noble Canyon Shuttle today.

    This was truly a perfect ride, Sticky dirt and clear blue skies, except for a small crash. I was lagging behind a bit; Dan and Eric were waiting for me. For some reason when I caught up I lost my balance and toppled over into some bushes and took Dan along for the ride. (Near photo 5)

    Besides that we had a blast, this will be one of those rides I will never forget. I am new to the sport and this has got to be what mountain biking is all about.
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    Great post until you mentioned 'shuttle.' Sounds like a killer ride.
    Buy a bell, help the trails....

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    I see water

    Was there lots of runoff towards the top half?

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    Listen! Water...

    There was lots of runoff, but nothing major. It was just a bunch of tiny water-crossings.

    There was a couple of super deep river that took a bit of time to cross to keep from getting totally soaked.

    Some day I will ride up noble, until I get better, ill have to start with something for my riding level like ATT first. Riding up noble at my riding ability would be very frustrating
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    riding up

    riding up is no big deal. It'll just take some time. There are LOTS of places to walk. That's just part of mtbing. Unless someone is "above" that or would quit a ride just because they had to hike a little.
    Don't EVER get talked into riding up that road that is crossed during the ride. One, it is boring and two it is much steeper in many more places than on the trail.
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Snakebite
    There was lots of runoff, but nothing major. It was just a bunch of tiny water-crossings.

    There was a couple of super deep river that took a bit of time to cross to keep from getting totally soaked.

    Some day I will ride up noble, until I get better, ill have to start with something for my riding level like ATT first. Riding up noble at my riding ability would be very frustrating

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    Quote Originally Posted by noslogan
    Don't EVER get talked into riding up that road that is crossed during the ride. One, it is boring and two it is much steeper in many more places than on the trail.

    You sure? It doesn't look that steep to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    You sure? It doesn't look that steep to me.
    How do you get to that road?

    Also, how many miles is it to the trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by no-pistons
    How do you get to that road?

    Also, how many miles is it to the trail?
    Riding up that road is much eaiser than up the trail. Yes, it's boring but it's paved and other than being steep in a few spots it's not that bad.

    It's the same road that leads you to the parking area at the bottom of the trail. Instead of turning right into the parking lot just keep going straight. There is a gate just past the parking area that is closed at times but you can bike right around it. Once on the road there are a few options, the eaisest of which is to stay on it until you get to Sunrise Hwy and then hang a right. You'll be at the top of the Noble trail in a mile or so.

    Park at the bottom lot and ride up next time. You'll earn your downhill for sure and be one less shuttle monkey. When you get stronger take the road to the Indian Creek trail for even more singletrack.
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    You sure? It doesn't look that steep to me.
    THAT is a "trick photograph", designed to hide the 20% slope. I also note the liberal use of PhotoShop to delete the dried, bleached bones of cyclists that have been overcome by the waves of heat radiating off the macadam road.

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