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    South Paris

    I will be in the area this weekend with my hard tail, wondering if any good XC type stuff in that area? Thanks in advance.

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    Not too familiar with that area but you are not too far from Sunday River. Not sure if they have much XC though. Bradbury state park outside Freeport is nice. Not a lot of vertical but good flow.

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    South Paris is pretty close to Mt. Abrams in Locke Mills. I have not been there but there is supposed to be some decent singletrack there. There is a western ME (or greater Bethel) NEMBA chapter doing work there, maybe you can contact someone via www.nemba.org

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    That's a couple great leads. Thanks!

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    some good riding between singepole and streaked mountain right near where you are. great climbs and lots of open ledge riding. will keep you busy for a bit. also, i used to live in bethel and would ride from bethel to norway via a snomo/atv trail from the base of mt abrahm to round pond in norway. long a$$ ride round trip, but quite the adventure. i'd usually ride there on dirt and crawl my way back on back roads and collapse at my place in bethel. good times! miss that ole prestige steel stump jumper.........

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    I did the ride up streaked mountain on Monday morning. Was quite a climb on loose double track but the ledges and the views from the top were awesome. Thanks for the info. Looking at North Conway area for later this week...

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    your most welcome! north conway, best most awesome sacred riding this side of the pacific!

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    You were not kidding. Rode Red Tail yesterday. I will never forget that ride! The scenery was stunning, and the trail work was incredible. Some of those bermed turns, one in particular (you know the one), were nothing short of masterpieces. Pictures and ride report on my blog. Thank you!

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    there's anuther trail right by red tail (no sign thank god) that's even better imo. gotta love loooong singletrack ascents and descents!

    redtail is best ridden on a rigid singlespeed after climbing the other singletrack or my fave grunt, the cranmore access road to cranmore connector then down redtail.

    glad you liked

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmarketrog View Post
    ....redtail is best ridden on a rigid singlespeed....
    You are really funny, Rog! I'll bet only a small percentage of riders would agree with that statement. I like that circuit though. Sometimes clockwise, sometimes your way. Cranmore access road, not so much. Nothing like grinding up that road in the baking sun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    You are really funny, Rog! I'll bet only a small percentage of riders would agree with that statement. I like that circuit though. Sometimes clockwise, sometimes your way. Cranmore access road, not so much.
    god gave us rocks and roots. we love rocks and roots. there's no better way to experience rocks n roots than in their full glory. suspension masks a great percentage of that glory .may as well just ride the road. rigid. live it, love it, feel it. all of it.


    Nothing like grinding up that road in the baking sun...
    specially on a single at high noon makes everything else encountered later on in the ride, a cake walk.

    rog

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