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    One day to ride Boston area...

    Whatcha got? Sell me on something. Will be lookng to be passing through on a mini-road trip, early October. Wife and I get up there fairly often, but haven't had a chance to get backw ith a bike.

    Lived around there 2002-2002 and rode Lynn, the Fells, HP, Wompy, Foxboro, the Cape stuff now and again, Nam. A couple rides around the Gloucester area, but...

    I'm sure there is new and better, and trails as well as my riding have changed quite a bit in the last ten years. Looking to check out someplace new to me.
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    You won't recognice Nam. They've built so much stuff in there!

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    Lynn has enough stuff since 2002 that you could easily do a 6ish mile loop without really touching any of the stuff you used to ride. HP has some newer pretty technical but still kind of flowy trails. Fun stuff, but nothing in the way of stuntery.

    If I had one day I'd mix it up with the best of both worlds. Ride Bruce and Tom's in the morning to experience the most technical riding the area has to offer then grab lunch in Ipswich and head down for an afternoon of super buff riding at Willowdale.

    Under 13 miles away from each other:
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsguy View Post
    You won't recognice Nam. They've built so much stuff in there!

    I have actually been back to Nam a couple times since moving back out east, but am looking to hit something different.

    Bruce and Toms seems like a good spot to check out -have heard a lot of good sounding things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    I have actually been back to Nam a couple times since moving back out east, but am looking to hit something different.

    Bruce and Toms seems like a good spot to check out -have heard a lot of good sounding things.
    Bruce and Tom's abuts the Tompson Street Reservation. The reservation is public but Bruce and Tom's is private land and I was told that anyone that wishes to ride there should have permission. Most of the trails are on Tompson but some of the techiest bits (and all of the built stuff) are on B&T.

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    Nothing is really on his property. Maybe the teeter and the high bridge, but that's about it. And I don't think he even lives there anymore.

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    Ah, I thought the dirt road was the property line but looking at the property map it looks like the cut off is right near the teeter totter. So yea, you're right. 99% of the trails are on the Tompson Reservation. So why do people call it Bruce and Tom's?

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    Willowdale is one of my favorite places to ride if you're looking for fast and buff. If you're looking for lots of features and for catching lots of air, it's not the place to go.

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