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    Were to ride a hardtail in MA

    I visit the Boston area once a month and I am looking to ride the area.I travel from Long Island so I plan to take my bike up for some riding,I have seen lots of post on riding but seems like there are alot of full suspension bikes doin the ridin up there.
    Just looking for suggestions on were to ride with a hardtail.

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    it depends, check the nemba site, steve c, rides blue hills daily, in the morn, nice ride and i believe he rides ht, or he could hook u with a few others that ride rigid,......"freaks"(10) they always kick my ass

    check: http://www.bustedspoke.com/Forum/viewforum.php?f=2
    or: http://www.nemba.org/

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    Know any good trails?
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    I ride my Gary Fisher Tassajara HT all over. Second the Blue Hills. What portion of Boston?

    The Fells (http://www.gbnemba.org/nemba_rides.p...47f3e3394e3c1a)
    Lynn Woods is great! (http://www.dieselbikes.com/trails/trails.htm)
    Callahan (Framingham) is sweet, especially when you get farther from the people/pets. (http://www.bvnemba.org/directions.ht...han_State_Park)
    Heard great things about Harold Parker (http://www.nsnemba.org/Trails.htm)
    Me: "You're welcome to sleep over here in the A/C."
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    Run watcha brung

    If it is just XC riding, you will be fine on a HT.
    I would say that alot of the riders doing drops, etc. ride fullies.

    I think YoGreg says it best, "Run watcha brung!"

    Harold Parker has some sweet trails, have fun, and check out the NEMBA.org forum.

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    Well, it's about a 45 min. drive from Boston....but, Bradley Palmer SF is a great place to go on a HT. It is for the most part easy XC which is a lot of fun on a hardtail because you go so fast. There are a few technical trails, lots of roots, and there is horse 5h!t everywhere...but, it's so big, you can spot it from a mile away...I like that place (it's in Topsfield MA).

    Also, Blue Hills is great, I found a few trails there last year, but I don't know it too well b/c it's a 1.5hr drive from my house.

    Lynn Woods in Lynn MA is my favorite place for all-mountain riding and freeriding. But, if you go on the left side of the large lake/ resivour (I suck at spelling) it is super technical XC. I used to ride there all the time on my hardtail, but, now I go right for freeride stuff. I still love to bring my good 'ole hardtail on the left side. Basically, you see lycra, weight weenies, and short travel dudes on the left. On the right, you see 50lbs Specialized Big Hits and Demo 8s and full face people on the right.

    Harold Parker in North Andover is a lot of fun for a hardtail. I stopped going there because I forgot all the trails, but, it is the park where I learned to mountain bike....a lot 'o fun!

    Hope you have a good time up here in MA! How long are you up here for? You may want to do a race or too....right? The one I'm doing is on June 11at Bradley Palmer ... http://www.northshoreclassic.com/index.htm and http://www.efta.com/schedules/races.php and http://root66raceseries.com/
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    there is always urban boston riding
    Just ride.....

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    Um, maybe I'm wrong since I'm such a noob and all, but I thought you could pretty much ride a HT anywhere...unless you were doing like 20 ft drops or something sick like that. All of the terrain I've been over in NE is rideable on a HT...that is what I've got.

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    No kids, sorry you are all wrong. If you want to have the worst time ever, you go to NEMBA. It doesn't matter what bike you have, it is who is in charge of that bike.

    Check out www.dieselbikes.com. Hook up with Frank for some "right side of Lynn Woods" riding and remember: the worst thing on a ride is fear.
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    Know any good trails?
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    ummm, wtf?
    Me: "You're welcome to sleep over here in the A/C."
    Her: "I appreciate the offer, but I will just sleep in the tent."

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