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    Western Mass

    Who wants to ride Skinner? Live close to Mt. Holyoke range.

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    Skinner is a ***** of a ride. Its OK if you hang out on the outside and head towards Lithia Springs. I recommend Lithia Springs area riding, but skinner is a bit steep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom
    Skinner is a ***** of a ride. Its OK if you hang out on the outside and head towards Lithia Springs. I recommend Lithia Springs area riding, but skinner is a bit steep.

    What the heck are you talking about??? This guy is looking to ride Earl's trails-which are a blast, smooth and super flowy trails with some good switchback style climbs and long descents-It's not a **** (what ever that is) ride at all. Actually, it's one of the more pleasant and inviting rides in the valley-hilly, of course, like everywhere else, but pretty accessible.

    You might want to post up and ask someone to take you for a ride up there as well-I think the Ludlow Reservoir might start to steadily drop in your 'favorite places to ride' list shortly thereafter.

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    Really? I never heard of Earl's trails to be honest. Now that you say that, sure, I'd love to see what you are talking about. (*** = bi*tch of a ride lol).

    I parked below skinner Mt. and hit some trails, ended up on a hill overlooking Lithia Springs. It was a hell of a workout, just alot of hiking/biking if you know what I mean.

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    Also - I am not a huge fan of super smooth trails. I like them rocky, technical (IE Ludlow Res), but I'd still like to figure out where Earl's trails are. I live in S. Hadley so it's right in my back yard.

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    Park at the end of military road (across from the notch visitor center.) Earl's start right there along the fence line. Great trails I ride there almost every Sunday a.m.

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    uh, you live in south Hadley and you're driving to ludlow for rocky technical terrain.....you haven't checked out batchelor St?? (The other side of the holyoke range sf).

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    Well the guys I ride with know the trails in Ludlow; to be honest I don't know the trails in my own town! I am going to hit Earl's trail this week somtime. Quite possibly Saturday PM, not sure.

    I guess I have another spot I need to check out!

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    Earl's

    I have yet to ride Earl's Trails. I heard it was awesome and often ride with my 12 year old over off of Bachelor Street. Are there several trails out here, a loop or an out and back? I may get out there later this week. Can you get back to me describing Earl's. I'm up for anything!

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