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    Loves to suffer freighttraininguphill's Avatar
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    More MTB fun, this time no crashes and lots of climbing

    Here's yesterday's ride. No crashes this time, but plenty of climbing to make me live up to my username!

    This is the South Fork American River Trail (SFART). The trailhead is right across the road from the Salmon Falls trailhead. It starts off with quite a bit of climbing on technical singletrack with tight switchbacks. Good stuff!

    There's not nearly as much technical stuff as on Salmon Falls though. There's lots of smooth singletrack and doubletrack.

    It ended up being almost a 24 mile round trip ride with 3,442' of climbing.

    South Fork American River Trail by freighttraininguphill at Garmin Connect - Details

    Here's the video. As always, this is 100% natural sound. This means plenty of female cyclist heavy breathing on the climbs, so be forewarned!

    SFART MTB ride 2-19-12 - YouTube


    Nice switchback where I waited for some climbing cyclists before descending.

    switchback on SFART by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    Abandoned structures at the Cronan Ranch trailhead

    abandoned buildings on SFART by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    abandoned buildings on SFART 2 by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    abandoned house on SFART by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    I'm used to seeing "connector", like the trail near Auburn. There were several of these signs along the trail.

    'connecter trail' sign on SFART by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    View of the American River on the way back towards Salmon Falls Road

    view of American River from SFART by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

    A trail that definitely lived up to its name, and made me live up to my username!

    'down and up trail' sign on SFART by freighttraininguphill, on Flickr

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    Nice ride!

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    Thanks! Here's where I think the 29er comes up short. These are all the tight singletrack switchbacks on the descent down to the river near the end of the ride. I felt like I had to crawl around these corners. Maybe it's just me though. After all, this was only my third mtb ride after 15 years of road cycling. I may be a little rusty.

    http://vimeo.com/37180814

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