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    Which way to ride Loon Lake?

    I've always gone up to the lake and come out on the Secesh river. IIRC it was suggested to ride the river first? Discuss. thanks!!

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    I've done both... I like clockwise (Secesh river first)... I've also ridden it starting from Burgdorf and Chinook... I like the start/end from Chinook better (less dirt road)...

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    I agree wtih Gary, clockwise is my preference.
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    Chinook start is good. I like to do the loop and add in Ruby Meadows singletrack portion as an out and back, skip the road entirely.

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    Yep- my favorite is to start at Chinook and go downstream first to the white bridge, climb up to Loon go out toward Ruby and come back and finish into Chinook crossing the new bridge at the end.

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    thanks, we started on the river and imsho, that is a great way to warm up!! What a fabulous day out there.

    edit, I haven't been there until now, after the fires. Nice work on the reroutes!!!
    Last edited by formica; 08-14-2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    FWIW, the best route is to park at the end of the pavement on WW road, ride in via Ruby Meadows, do the loop (either direction is fun - I've done the loop both ways back to back on the same day), and then back to the road via Ruby. Less driving and more singletrack.

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    that way is not 100% singletrack, however.

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    that boy just can't get enuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    that way is not 100% singletrack, however.
    It's singletrack if you stay on one side of the road, ride single file, use your imagination, keep one eye closed and ride with one hand.

    The piggy is right though (amazingly enough). You get to ride the fun section along the burned meadow between the end of the doubletrack and the junction to Victor Creek twice. Four times if you do the lollipop twice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    that way is not 100% singletrack, however.
    Yeah, but a [email protected] less driving (18 miles) or riding (9 miles) on an inordinately BORING dirt road.

    But some people find dirt road riding VERY social.

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    Here's a couple shots from said ride with Formica. Not exactly "epic" as IMBA says, but a fun ride non the less..


    <img src="https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h31/baxterlongmember/Imgp1884.jpg">

    <img src="https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h31/baxterlongmember/Imgp1930.jpg">

    <img src="https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h31/baxterlongmember/Imgp1899.jpg">

    <img src="https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h31/baxterlongmember/Imgp1926.jpg">

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    Don't forget the aeroplane. Always worth the tourist stop that adds a few miles to the dirt.











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