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Old 11-16-05, 10:17 AM   #1
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Does anyone else look forward to leaf off for riding in the woods. The downside of course is that the trail is sometimes harder to read and the leaves can create some slick spots but I love being able to see off the ridge lines into the valleys. I also find myself stopping a bit more to check out waterfalls and other scenery.

From the sport aspect when yo really want to kick it on the trail you have more visibility and I become less timid. Just cheering a bit for the season!
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Hahaha...well personally, since my riding is now completely done, I will take tight single track any day. I don't like opened up trails Then again I live in the land of pine, no opening up for me in the fall/winter
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That is the nice thing about late spring and summer, everything is dense. But for the temps, fall is the best.
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Oh, I'm still on single track, believe me. It's just that now I can see where it's going! You should pay us a visit this winter. I live in the land of year-round mtbing!
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Oh, I'm still on single track, believe me. It's just that now I can see where it's going! You should pay us a visit this winter. I live in the land of year-round mtbing!
So do I, snow riding is beneficial, if you can handle the snow you can handle mud, and loose conditions.
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The leaves are all just about off now. After riding trails all year I'll start street riding at night now. It kind of shakes things up a little.
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I much prefer riding under leafy trees and in the dark forest. Knowing where I'm going takes the edge off the ride.
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Old 11-16-05, 06:27 PM   #8
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I'm looking forward to taking the tandem out into the snow. Twice the fun, I hope.
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We're moving to Utah, so we'll have plenty of snow to ride in. No need for lifts and DH runs.
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aha. Thought you were talking about riding down the snow at Perisher Blue or something.

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Does anyone else look forward to leaf off for riding in the woods. The downside of course is that the trail is sometimes harder to read and the leaves can create some slick spots but I love being able to see off the ridge lines into the valleys. I also find myself stopping a bit more to check out waterfalls and other scenery.

From the sport aspect when yo really want to kick it on the trail you have more visibility and I become less timid. Just cheering a bit for the season!
We tried a single track,MTB trail we're not familiar with last weekend. The leaves on the ground made it real interesting. Next week we're going to a rails to trails path where they let horses and bikes on the same path. If there are lots of leaves covering the ground and little mounds, it ought to be REAL interesting. We may be forced to actually clean our MTB bikes when we're done. I like this season because the air is cool and it is not humid. I find I have better endurance and recover faster.
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The good thing is that you get a few more minutes of riding time in the evenings because the canopy is open but leaf litter in rain...
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Well the fallen leaves make night riding a bit more difficult.Really tough to pick out the trail And sometimes, you feel like you are riding through a foot of water when the leaves are piled high, other than that it is a nice time of year for riding.
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Man its still sunny in california.
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I like the fact that you can ride the same trails and they seem like the first time. the leaves move around and the roots you knew were there yesterday are somehow in a different spot. makes cornering REAL interesting to say the least. every season has its advantages.
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