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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek 7500FX, Trek 3700, Specialized tricross comp, Cannondale SR500
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I wish I had seen this thread earlier. I'm 45 and not a mountain biker, but took a trip to the FLT through Letchworth this summer also. I was alone on a hot day, I've read about being able to take a trail out to the road and all that. I got about 5 miles into it carrying my bike quite a few times through the ravines, ditches, over the logs, etc, etc...I never saw a way out to the road, I never saw another person. I was half way through my water and knew that it's like 20 miles one way, so I turned around and bailed out.
On the other hand, I have to go back now, I can do the 20 miles even with many carries, I just need more water and maybe a ride at the other end.
The greenway trail on the other hand is smooth, fast, flat, and alot of fun. More fitting for an old fat kid like myself.