Ellicottville Conditions

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10 years 11 months ago #15078 by pro1286
pro1286 replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
rode yesterday (friday) and it was great just alittle damp in some areas but altogether awesome

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10 years 11 months ago #15074 by O D B
O D B replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
The trails are great. Had some rain Wed but not enough to not ride.

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10 years 11 months ago #15069 by krag krasher
krag krasher replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
How are the trails looking. Have they received a lot of rain lately?
John

Is that a flower caught in your pedal, or are you just happy to see me?

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10 years 11 months ago #14865 by killacavs
killacavs replied the topic: Ellicottville Conditions
Rode the Mutton Hollow trail area yesterday. Was very dry and a good ride. Looking to get out Monday evening again

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11 years 4 days ago #14769 by O D B
O D B replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
You can also park some place like Little Rock City if you want to ride the rocky stuff.

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11 years 4 days ago #14757 by skidder
skidder replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
If you get tired of the loop you have been riding just try going the opposite direction. It will seem like a totally different trail.

Also check out Golden Hill, that`s one of the best places around. There is usually a group there on Wed. nights.

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11 years 4 days ago #14754 by outbreak
outbreak replied the topic: Re: ...e-ville continued

krag krasher wrote: Ted,
Quit being so damn cheap and by a map!
:lol:
IMHO, the best trails their are not McCarty Hill Road. Although White,Yukon, Porcupine,Big Merlin isn't a bad loop....Pale Ale(s), Rim, Bent Rim etc are all way more technical and fun (except for Bent...that's just sick! :shock: .)
John


Thanks Krag & everyone else who responded---

I actually have a map (two, in fact) but I was just wondering where people go and if they start at the training center. Based on my three-plus hour experience on the trails I mentioned (Race loop Rain, Sidewinder, Dead Dog, Big Merlin Race loop), I can't imagine continuing further to more trails without passing out. I'll try varying it a bit on the roads so that i can access porucpine rim and pale ale trails. I'm looking forward to trying something new!!!

Hey Krag -- we should meet up for a ride. I haven't gotten stitches in a long time!!! ;-) )

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11 years 5 days ago #14725 by skidder
skidder replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
The new downhill section of the race loop is nice right now but I think it will get pretty bad after it rains. How about this weather!!!

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11 years 5 days ago #14721 by champ
champ replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Jon you're forgetting the best climber on the east coast. . . me!!

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11 years 6 days ago #14705 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Conditions were perfect needless to say.

Just a quick note, although this probably just applies to me and Bill, but going up Bill's Hill is definitely an option again; no more axle deep mud from logging up on the top as Bill reported. The logging is not over, but the road is all gravelled. It is actually better than before when it used to have muddy spots on either side of the periodic berms. Now it is all gravel after the single tracky section ends up at the top.

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11 years 6 days ago #14702 by krag krasher
krag krasher replied the topic: Re: ...e-ville continued

outbreak wrote: Incidentally, what trail loops do you guys do when you go to holiday valley? I've got two loops, but I'd like to vary it a bit.
1. Race loop to Rain Trail, Sidewinder, Dead Dog Loop, Big Merlin, and back across the rest of the race loop and down the hill.

2. Starting at McCarty Hill Forest Road: Same as above but add some of Porcupine Rim.

Where do you park to hit up Yukon's lunch or Pale Ale trail? Do you guys start at the race loop?

Thanks!
-t

Ted,
Quit being so damn cheap and by a map!
:lol:
IMHO, the best trails their are not McCarty Hill Road. Although White,Yukon, Porcupine,Big Merlin isn't a bad loop....Pale Ale(s), Rim, Bent Rim etc are all way more technical and fun (except for Bent...that's just sick! :shock: .)
John

Is that a flower caught in your pedal, or are you just happy to see me?

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11 years 1 week ago #14697 by Justin
Justin replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Good to hear the trails are in great shape. I'm gonna head down Sunday to ride.

Outbreak, if you're only riding the East McCarty hill trails then you are missing out. The Pale Ale trails and Rim trail are awesome and Mutton Hollow / Buzzards breath trails are fun too. Really everything else is good and there are many possibilities for loops. I do something different every time to mix it up, I hate riding the same loop over and over.

You can ride any of the trails from the training center or McCarty parking area, it just depends how far you want to go. You can do a loop using the trails that alxbrsk1 or myself mentioned that is a similar distance to riding all of the East McCarty trails but more interesting and challenging. If you get too far away you can always take the dirt road back instead of the singletrack which is quicker and easier.

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