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    Matson Questions

    How much climbing is on the loops of Matson? More importantly, Single Speed friendly? I see the Map on the COTA website but also wondering the mileage of these loops as well.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Not much climbing. The outside loop is about 10-ish miles.

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    Rockin would about Grey Butte... do you like that ride better?

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    Although I do not ride a single speed, I can say in confidence that it's SS friendly. Over the past month or so I been riding some very new single track @ Maston (i.e. trails don't have names yet) but I can tell you that I typically ride 10-15 miles (contingent upon line choice) from T.H. to finish and get a couple hundred vert. I've not found anything that's too technical, although there's a cool section that was just finished that parallels the Deschutes River Canyon - super fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttrd View Post
    Rockin would about Grey Butte... do you like that ride better?
    I do like Grey Butte, but you have to hit it right between the incredible mud and the horses tearing it up. It is much more of a workout on the SS with some good climbing. I usually park in Skull Hollow as the Burma Road climb from Smith Rock State Park is not too fun on the SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockin View Post
    I do like Grey Butte, but you have to hit it right between the incredible mud and the horses tearing it up. It is much more of a workout on the SS with some good climbing. I usually park in Skull Hollow as the Burma Road climb from Smith Rock State Park is not too fun on the SS.
    It's not too fun on any bike

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    Maston is very single speed friendly.

    A figure 8 starting clockwise is 17.7 miles And that includes a good climb at the new four way intersection and the rocky rim section going north to south

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    Single speed friendly for sure. Depending on what that means to you. I think you will find you are out-spinning your single speed much of the time.

    Easy peasy.

    Thanks for posting the figure 8 richard. Good to know!

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    BTW - the trail system is MASTON. S before T.

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