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    I'll be riding LLF next Tuesday evening. I've printed out a map, and was wondering - are any of the the trails just more fun in one direction than the other? I'm sure you locals have a preferred loop. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    ps what makes a boulder erratic?
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    I tend to ride CCW. Take the Powerline towards Rt3 and take the first right and follow around to the Rt3 overlook and the head north paralleling Rt3.
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    First, geology:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacial_erratic

    Second, thecanoe's map is pretty good. Won't go wrong following that.

    My only advice: It's easy to think of LLF as a north-south oriented (parallel to rte 3) trail system. I was stuck in this mindset for a year and always seemed to ride the yellow perimeter loop with little blue bits thrown in here and there. But don't be afraid to cut east-west and string together some smaller loops. Once I started thinking like this I was able to link the different trails together much more nicely, without doubling back too much.

    And one more thing I guess: I like to ride milk crate trail (strava name) from the top (so you come out by the milk crate, rather going in there). There's a fun drop or two in that direction, plus you hit the rollers with a lot of speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecanoe View Post
    I tend to ride CCW. Take the Powerline towards Rt3 and take the first right and follow around to the Rt3 overlook and the head north paralleling Rt3.
    Here's a route.

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    Thanks man, this is perfect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangur View Post
    First, geology:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacial_erratic

    Second, thecanoe's map is pretty good. Won't go wrong following that.

    My only advice: It's easy to think of LLF as a north-south oriented (parallel to rte 3) trail system. I was stuck in this mindset for a year and always seemed to ride the yellow perimeter loop with little blue bits thrown in here and there. But don't be afraid to cut east-west and string together some smaller loops. Once I started thinking like this I was able to link the different trails together much more nicely, without doubling back too much.

    And one more thing I guess: I like to ride milk crate trail (strava name) from the top (so you come out by the milk crate, rather going in there). There's a fun drop or two in that direction, plus you hit the rollers with a lot of speed.

    Have fun.

    aha, the old glacial boulder. We have a few in Wompy also.

    Thanks for the info.
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    What Dirtyjack said is correct. Don't be afraid to go off the yellow. Most of the inside stuff is awesome. I ride the switchies and Milk crate in both directions and it makes for two different rides. I live close by so it's my go to place. But Mill Pond Res. Is great too.


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    It rides really well any direction you go and it's not huge so don't sweat it if you get off track or find yourself reversing direction.

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    Had a great ride, I think I found most of the good stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangur View Post
    And one more thing I guess: I like to ride milk crate trail (strava name) from the top (so you come out by the milk crate, rather going in there). There's a fun drop or two in that direction, plus you hit the rollers with a lot of speed.
    Hahahaha - love this! I used to ride LLF a lot when I lived in Watertown. When I went back last summer, I saw guys saying it's supposed to be one way... and it was up and in from the Milk Crate. I really thought that was silly -- it's so much more fun going down! But you know what they say about opinions...
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    it ---is--- one way

    1/2 the LLF is a time trial course tested and approved by hard hittin old farts

    doncha know

    you want time recorded it has to be run counterclockwise but now
    with the homogenization it's not the same.
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    you can ride the LLF trails in any direction - many ways to mix it up. everyone has their preferences though. come to our Thursday night social rides if you want a fun tour: GBNEMBA Thursday Night Social Ride | NEMBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitch View Post
    Hahahaha - love this! I used to ride LLF a lot when I lived in Watertown. When I went back last summer, I saw guys saying it's supposed to be one way... and it was up and in from the Milk Crate. I really thought that was silly -- it's so much more fun going down! But you know what they say about opinions...
    We ran into a couple of ladies that helps us find it. We rode it downhill, exiting by the crate. Great trail!
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