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    Anyone ever ride at Edmund Hill in Northboro?

    A friend and I go riding there 3 -5 times a week at lunch. I am an advanced beginner to be generous, but this place is nuts. It's rocky as hell, and with the recent rain and leaves, it's downright dangerous on some decents, nothing like taking a sharp turn and having your rear wheel wash out on a couple of inches of fallen leafs.
    Anyway, just curious if anyone else rides this park. It's not big, but I think it's pretty technical. I could be wrong and would love to hear from some 'experienced' riders as to what they think of it.
    There is one monster (to me, anyway) uphill ride and it's rocky as a mother, and the downhill ride is just as rocky in some parts.
    http://www.town.northborough.ma.us/n...edmundhill.htm

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    I used to to ride it about once a week. I used to work in marlboro and we would ride over on the Aquaduct ( before they Put up the fence that stopped you from going across the bridge )

    it was fun and taking the route that goes right up that Hill!! Is brutal ! It doesn't have alot but what there is fun

    Northboro Actually has Tons of great riding

    Edmund Hill is fun ,

    Mt Pishag Northboro/Berlin Is really good , if you like Edmund you will love Pisgah, same type of riding only 10x bigger!
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...ight=northboro
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...ghlight=pisgah

    Or if you go over to the westboro side of town and the Talbolt trail has some of its own tricks to it.

    http://www.nemba.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12232

    http://www.nemba.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9554

    http://www.nemba.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9534
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    I kinda like the technical stuff, but it seems like I do a lot of taking my bike out for a walk kinda stuff. Would like to find places that had more open (less rocky) trails. I've ridden Foxboro, and I really liked that. Some rock is good, but some of those trails at EH are way too rocky/technical for an old goat like me.
    My goal for the end of next season is to make it all the way up that climb. I'm 42, and have had 3 heart operations, so I go slow, take my time and stop when I feel I have to. I get a little embarrased, and wish I could keep up more, but the more I ride, the more I can ride.

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    As far as Edmund Hill goes, I give it a 4 out of 10 for techincal terrain. Mt Pisgah, located nearby has some good terrain and I would give it a 6 out of 10. My definitions are based on 20 yrs of MTB'ing at an advanced level. I have ridden out west on some stuff that gets a 10 and my heart was in need of work afterwards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIV2RYD
    As far as Edmund Hill goes, I give it a 4 out of 10 for techincal terrain. Mt Pisgah, located nearby has some good terrain and I would give it a 6 out of 10. My definitions are based on 20 yrs of MTB'ing at an advanced level. I have ridden out west on some stuff that gets a 10 and my heart was in need of work afterwards!
    I guess my skills are lacking then. I find Edmund hill to be pretty tricky on the rocky areas, especially now with all the wet leaves on them. I know there are MUCH more technical rides out there, I was just thinking for the length of the trail, it's got some pretty tight turns on downhill decents with a nice drop on your left (or right if you're going uphill).
    Like I said, I like Foxboro alot more, only because I can actually ride my bike longer (some places, yea I do have to walk it through the dragons teeth, as I like to call them) and get more confidence. I have a hard time getting rolling on an uphill with large rocks criss-crossing the path.

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    occasionally cut through from fish and game to parking lot

    I'll cut through there on occasion. It's nice scenic byway, but not a place I go exclusively.

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