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    Underdown trail in Merrill Wi

    What's it like?
    Is it worth trying?

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    Yes...

    ...it's worth trying.

    It's like ice cream on a hot summer day. It's like the kiss you got from your first girlfriend. It's like seeing Angelina Jolie loose her top diving into the pool. It's like finding an unexpected $20 bill in your pocket.

    Seriously, it's a great ride. What more do you need to know? One thing: don't take the "V" trail. It has been logged off and even if all the trees were there, it has lots of hard climbing and slow descents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Dizzy
    ...it's worth trying.

    It's like ice cream on a hot summer day. It's like the kiss you got from your first girlfriend. It's like seeing Angelina Jolie loose her top diving into the pool. It's like finding an unexpected $20 bill in your pocket.

    Seriously, it's a great ride. What more do you need to know? One thing: don't take the "V" trail. It has been logged off and even if all the trees were there, it has lots of hard climbing and slow descents.

    Walt
    A twenty dollar bill in me pocket! yes, that would be swell!
    Next weekend I'll will have to give Underdown a whirl.
    Is the Underdown the kind trail I can ride all day?

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    It depends

    Quote Originally Posted by Roc
    A twenty dollar bill in me pocket! yes, that would be swell!
    Next weekend I'll will have to give Underdown a whirl.
    Is the Underdown the kind trail I can ride all day?
    I don't know how fast you ride, or how long "all day" is for you.

    Fat Tire Guides lists the main loop as 12 miles:

    http://www.fattireguides.com

    so you'd have to be pretty slow for an all day ride. I think that if you try some of the different sub-loops you could make 3-4 hours of it.

    Don't forget that 9-Mile is in the same area.

    Walt

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    Walt, thanks for the help
    I haven't ridden 9-mile in years maybe I will go their instead.

    Thanks again,
    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roc
    Walt, thanks for the help
    I haven't ridden 9-mile in years maybe I will go their instead.

    Thanks again,
    Eric
    Washburn Lake is closer to Underdown than 9 Mile and a smaller place if you wanted to ride two places in one day and have all be close.

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    What A Great Trail!

    Wow! Underdown is a great trail! lot's of fun, especially on the 29er SS, tons of great technical climbs, with screaming descents, a very good around trail.
    I wish I would made more of an effort to take more pictures, maybe next time.

    My only complaint about is Underdown is all the sloppy logging, it made some navigating difficult to impossible, but their is still loads of clean trail to ride.

    I would highly recommend the Underdown trail system to anyone who want's an all day mtb bike challenging ride
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