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    Mt Si

    When the local trails are too muddy and you are one of the (few) people who think that the Tiger road climb is too easy, you might try riding up mt Si. It's 4 miles of a steep rocky road plus a mile of singletrack. The end result is worth it. You are at the base of the Haystack and you got your bike to ride back - only 20 minutes to get back to the car! (the ride up was a little longer

    In case you are curious, the starting point is 114th St on google maps:
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=47.49824...85659&t=p&z=14

    and you'll probably burn a few more calories than what Strava says. It's not exactly a paved road. For extra credit, try riding all the way up without stopping.

    If you keep going up the road towards mt Teneriffe, you might find better views than Si's. It faces East - towards the Cascades.
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    Joking, right? Not clear if bikes are even allowed on Mt Si trail, but it's such a heavily used hiking and running trail (with lots of dogs on leash), that even if it was allowed, I would never even think of riding it. At best it would just piss a lot of people off and set our cause back 10 years. At worst, with any speed on the descent, there would be major carnage and lawsuits.

    With all due respect, dumb idea!

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    He's riding the road, not the trail. Would love to try that sometime!
    Ken B.

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    Mt Si

    Oh. Thanks for clarifying.

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    It is the road up to teneriffe. It starts about a mile or two east of the trailhead. It is a tough ride. To double your fun after, ride down the CCC road and then ride up bessimer.

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    Hey guys,
    I'm still trying to ride up tiger without walking.

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    Mt Si-teneriffsmall.jpg

    If you look close you can see the road up to the top with SI on the way

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    Mt Si

    Looks like a good ride. Apologies to the OP for bagging on him before I actually looked at his map.

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    I rode this ONCE.

    Saw all of the guys winning the xc races up there way back when so kinda funny its the new strava best of the best of the best.

    Over here grand ridge riders!

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    Yeah, it's a tough one. Too bad you couldn't get this climb in THEN down the trail system. Would be awesome. Oh well.... one can dream.
    Today I will gladly share my experience and advice, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so."

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    On the must do list

    Thanks Pinchflat for posting. This is a must-do ride before the snow falls.

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    Wow that sounds great ! I love riding up roads !
    Especially when you get to ride back down them too !

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    Have I got some rides for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Preston View Post
    Wow that sounds great ! I love riding up roads !
    Especially when you get to ride back down them too !

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