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    Old logging roads

    As a youth I spent a bunch of time tooling around the logging roads in Northern Maine. Since then I have been on many in my pursuit of paddling. I have not however gone biking around on them as I am new to mountain biking. I have always thought they would be cool to tool around on.

    Anyone have much experience with this?

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    I've put some miles on some of those roads. ItchyJesus on here has put many more than I have, too. They're fun if you have a sense of adventure and can appreciate the work that was done to create them, and even moreso, the fact that they haven't been developed yet. I don't think I'd have much fun riding my mountain bike on them without some singletrack to break it up, but they're a good time cruising at 20mph on my cyclocross bike for hours on end. Here's a shot from back home.



    Here in Southern Maine where I live now I've found quite a bit of old ATV trails, and the rails-to-trails projects are pretty sweet too.


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    What is the name of that road that goes from Milford to Canada? I forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfab25 View Post
    What is the name of that road that goes from Milford to Canada? I forget.
    Studmill Road. I can hope on it just a short mile up the road from my folks place.

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    As a UMaine Alumni i have logged some miles on the Studmill road but in my 4x4 not on 2 wheels. I don't know if i'd enjoy cruising out Studmill on my mach 5.
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    Thinking more of old low use/abandoned than main roads.

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    I do a considerable amount of riding on old logging roads were I live, but have also done a couple really interesting bike trips farther north in maine. One of the best was a hike, but mostly bike up Mt Redington. It an be reach by a multitude of old disused roads which are reached by the carabasett valley rd. Not a long ride, but a good deal of elevation gain and really interesting I thought.
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    I know that area a bit, but more from thwacking around in winter. This is more in line with what I was thinking about.

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    I want to do a 1-2 nighter up in Pittsburg, NH this summer on their logging roads and trails. I'll be doing it on a Salsa Fargo not a straight up mtn bike. I've been looking for some information on the stuff up there. The best I have found so far is the city's website or chamber of commerce (I forget right now).

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