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    Centennial Cone CW or CCW

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    Clockwise or Counter Clockwise?

    Elk Range Trail closure gets lifted today

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    Clockwise, every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilburKookmeyer View Post
    well this doesnt make it easier, does it? for me best way has always been out and back from mayhem TH to north parking lot TH(and back). that way you avoid boring service road, do more miles and it is doable even during elk range closure. otherwise i prefer CCW, i think downhills are more fun this direction.
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    Neither. Out and back; mayhem gulch to north lot and back. Nutz to the road.
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    OAB is the way to go. If you must do a loop, I prefer CW as I'd rather descend that super long flowy section to the creek and climb the tight switchbacks (as opposed to descending the switchbacks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcdawg View Post
    OAB is the way to go. If you must do a loop, I prefer CW as I'd rather descend that super long flowy section to the creek and climb the tight switchbacks (as opposed to descending the switchbacks).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
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    Thank you all for the suggestions... and after sampling the suggestions, I'm going to stick with Clockwise...
    The double track on the north side isn't that bad and makes for decent, nearly continuous climb when tacked on to the Mayhem Gulch climb from the parking lot.

    I'm a firm believer in "Friends don't let friends ride out and backs", but I can understand why it is a temptation here...

    thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilburKookmeyer View Post

    "Friends don't let friends ride out and backs",
    why is it so? i am always surprised how scenery and trail look/feel different riding other direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mothra View Post
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    Another vote for CW if you're going to ride it as a loop. I'd much prefer to ride uphill on the double track section. More singletrack going downhill this way.

    I like Cent. Cone because the distance is just about perfect for me (I ride from Mayhem Gulch). If I'm feeling like riding a little less I'll do an out and back the way the others have described, but I'll turn around when I feel like it (usually at the peak with the rocky section if I'm feeling good...or the bridge if I'm feeling not so good).

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    Quote Originally Posted by brankulo View Post
    why is it so? i am always surprised how scenery and trail look/feel different riding other direction
    Just personal preference...
    It's my feeble attempt at maintaining or creating a culture of directional trail usage.

    if we are all heading in the same direction, then I can worry less about having to interrupt someone's ripping downhill experience so I can pedal my phat arse past him and vice-versa.

    I won't judge anyone for riding out and backs, unless of course they are riding with me

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    CW. Do you really need to go 30 MPH on a road down? Go up, take the time to enjoy the beautiful vistas, then get into the sweet single track.

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    Loop > OAB

    CW > CCW

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