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    So What Defines the "Perfect SS Single Track?

    Just curious what everyone's thought is toward this question. I have hear this statement before, but wonder what makes the perfect trail. What terrain, rollers, ups, downs, etc....Lets have some fun with this one.
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    all downhill.

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    well how did you get there, and/or how do you get back
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    Quote Originally Posted by 29or6to4
    well how did you get there, and/or how do you get back
    well the perfect ss trail would be very magical so i hope thats answers your question.

    but really
    half climbing but mixed inbetween the trail, some flat, straight rocky dh with some switchbacks in the mix.
    if this was across the street from my house with 20 mile loops i would be in heaven.

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    moar berms!

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    roots everywhere...oh thats a 9r. flat land?
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    Close to my apartment, low traffic, lots of climbs, tech, downhill and twisty rollers. Everything?

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    It's a loop, with out-of-the-saddle climbs and steep descents. There are tight trees and roller jumps, a couple of stream crossings and some roots to sting my hands if I'm not paying attention. The trail is challenging, and I can just barely clean it if I try really hard. Oh, and no bears...

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    monarch crest---->Silver Creek----->Rainbow trail is pretty damn close in my world. Lots of elevation loss with a little climbing, fast, flowy, little techy here and there...roller coaster rainbow trail at the end. Sicko views the whole way.

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    Smooth ground and enough steep hills to challenge yourself and get a ballin workout. I hate technical stuff on my rigid. It really takes away from the workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Close to my apartment, low traffic, lots of climbs, tech, downhill and twisty rollers. Everything?
    What he said
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    Something w/ less frickn roots than I deal with now. Don't mind the climbs wish my trails had some roller jumps in them. Everything is basically just a path through the woods, no woops, jumps...what so ever. Just frickn tree roots! Oh, I wish Schaeffer Farms was closer to my house as the Seneca trail that I can ride to (less than 1.5 miles) is fairly flat and rooted as well.

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    These aren't bad

    Alpine & Tire Mtn Trails near OROR (Oakridge, Oregon).
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    Santa Cruz trails, 401 in Crested Butte without the elevation for me, 18 Roads in Fruita, Valley trail in Whistler

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    fast rocky decents with lots of rocks and ruts to launch over, but not super steep. Just steep enough to carry 20-30mph. mix that up with rocky techy climbs. The type that look almost impossible. The type that actually takes some skill and low speed grunt work, not the kind that can be cleared by the occasional lucky donkey punch. Rock gardens galore.

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    The one I am in at that point in time...

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    boise foothills trails
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