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    Epic shuttle rides in Oregon?

    Hi all, what trails do you consider must do "shuttle" rides in Oregon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nony
    Hi all, what trails do you consider must do "shuttle" rides in Oregon?
    North Umpqua Trail, especially the Lemalo to Tokatee section (includes Dread and Terror).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nony
    Hi all, what trails do you consider must do "shuttle" rides in Oregon?

    McKenzie River Trail

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    Headwaters trail in Eugene
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch
    Headwaters trail in Eugene
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    Quote Originally Posted by nony
    Hi all, what trails do you consider must do "shuttle" rides in Oregon?
    East Hood:
    Bennett Pass--->Gunsight Ridge--->Lookout Mountain (the other one)--->Knebal Springs--->Dog River

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    +1 Umpqua

    That's IF "epic" and "shuttle" belong in the same sentence. ;-)

    The 100 mile Paulina Peak -> Sisters, ala BBFT 2004, 05, 06 - THAT was epic.
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    middle fork willamette

    Timpanogos Lake (5300 ele)

    Sand Prarie Campground (2000 ele)

    27miles of singletrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    East Hood:
    Bennett Pass--->Gunsight Ridge--->Lookout Mountain (the other one)--->Knebal Springs--->Dog River
    The odd thing about that ride is that it's about as XC as you can get. The only thing that prevents it from being a loop is the highly uncomfortable (or super lame) route back to Bennett from the bottom of Dog. Thus the shuttle requirement.

    If you're looking for more...FR/DH sort of stuff, head north from Bennett pass another ~40 miles until you get to Hood River. Head to Post Canyon, and shuttle the continually expanding system of trails there. You don't NEED anything more than a 6" bike, but for some reason, plenty of people ride full on DH bikes. And I say this as an XC nerd who rarely catches more than 2' of vertical air.

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    Bunchgrass?

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    Mt. Ashland . Shuttles to the top available at Cascade Mountain Bike Adventures and Ashland Mountain Adventures. 16 miles of downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke
    The odd thing about that ride is that it's about as XC as you can get. The only thing that prevents it from being a loop is the highly uncomfortable (or super lame) route back to Bennett from the bottom of Dog. Thus the shuttle requirement.
    I have done it as a loop and it did suck. That was a few years ago. This year I tried it as a solo shuttle using a road bike for the hwy 35 drudgery. Not so bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke
    If you're looking for more...FR/DH sort of stuff, head north from Bennett pass another ~40 miles until you get to Hood River. Head to Post Canyon, and shuttle the continually expanding system of trails there. You don't NEED anything more than a 6" bike, but for some reason, plenty of people ride full on DH bikes. And I say this as an XC nerd who rarely catches more than 2' of vertical air.
    My response was actually tongue -in-cheek as I assume the OP is inquiring more along the lines of the Post Canyon variety of shuttles, as opposed to all of the other XC-oriented responses thus far.

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    Haven't had the opppertunity, but MBO? Epic weekend and shuttles.

    And there is nothing "Epic" about Post Canyon, it's a lot of fun, but not "Epic".
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
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    While not OR, it's not THAT far away:

    Boundary Trail No. 1, between Mt.St. Helens and Mt. Adams in southern WA.

    Far and away the best ride I have ever done. Thousands of feet of climbing, and even more descending. Some of the best and most unique views out there. Guarantee you only a few dozen people a year see what you'll see on this ride.

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    Hmmm

    Epic......shuttle.....being a shuttle type monkey here.....not really usable in the same sentence, I'd agree. Sometimes needed as a necessity, but....hmm. What exactly do you mean by "epic". So many different things to people. Shuttling something 8-10 times in a day....that could be epic....I think an epic shuttle would be something like the Rainbow Trail in Whistler, but I digress. Thinking about Whistler and drinking really good beer and thinking what epic really is. I might have to chime in on the Bunchgrass thought, definitely could get really epic depending.......

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    I think everyone should shuttle Hwy 101, get dropped off in Astoria, get picked up in Brookings, that's pretty epic right there.

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    Bunchgrass ... Paulina-sisters...Waldo-Bend...Shuttlin' Hood is just sad.What makes MRT great is an out and back with a tall gear and no backpack.Bunchgrass is the best of the group.EARN YOUR TURN !
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    Bunchgrass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Muesl
    East Hood:
    Lookout Mountain (the other one)--->Knebal Springs--->Dog River
    +1 not exactly epic but, a lot of fun

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    McKenzie River Trail - my favorite

    This is a great shuttle trail - shuttle offered by McKenzie River Mountain Resort
    Lot's to see on this trail - I love the lush forest and crystal clear river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa#1
    ...Shuttlin' Hood is just sad.
    Really?Have you actually tried it? Every time I do the Timberline to Welches run everybody seems to have huge sh*t-eatin-grins on their mugs. No sadness.
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    I second ALPINE!!!! Must do shuttle of the year for me!

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