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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 2 months ago #11298

Jon,
Bring the maps on Saturday and I can deliver them to HV/MSG.
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Ellcottville trip 9 years 2 months ago #11295

We are planning a trip at the end of the month and would like to do the Ellcottville IMBA epic ride, or at least something close to it. I didn’t think it would be hard to find a map of the trails, or at least the names of the trails but the only thing I have found is the two maps, epic-nw.jpg and epic-south.jpg, and they only give a general idea of the route. Is there a map or directions that I am missing?

I have the WNYMBA map from MS&G and can put together an epic route of my own but would like it to somewhat resemble the original. I have read the posts that say "stop in at MS&G", which I plan to do, but that means that we arrive without a plan. I would rather have a general plan and make adjustments when I get there.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 2 months ago #11289

:lol: Krag, I thought that may have been the problem about 10 minutes into the ride, but figured I may as well keep going since I couldn't find another trail.

Jon,
Sent you email concerning the purchase of a map. I'd be more than willing to drop off maps, but I live in Maryland.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 2 months ago #11286

No, I've got a pile of them here at home. Deniss from MS&G and HV have been begging for them Just haven't got a chance to get them to the stores. New ones will be printed soon, but no time, and also my computer disk crashed that had teh files and my backup is from a couple of months ago, so some recent updates need to be redone :evil:

If anyone wants to ferry some maps to the stores, let me know.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 2 months ago #11284

zap602 wrote:
Wow! :D 30) to get a ride. ... I parked by the training center and started to head up the slope directly in front of the Center, but spied what looked like a trail coming out of the slope furthest to the right. I later found out that it was the Race Loop. That was one of the toughest climbs I've had to do.

Is there an easier way to get up to the top?

Yo Man...it sounds like you went "up" the "down" trail.... :shock:

Second time I've heard this so I have to ask....are maps becoming extinct? :o
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 3 months ago #11275

One more thing. Everybody has sold out of maps. How do I purchase one thru WNYMBA?
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 3 months ago #11271

Wow! :D 30) to get a ride. I was not able to get a map in time, but decided to go out and see what I could find. I parked by the training center and started to head up the slope directly in front of the Center, but spied what looked like a trail coming out of the slope furthest to the right. I later found out that it was the Race Loop. That was one of the toughest climbs I've had to do. I made it to the top where I found some other trail signs labeled diffferently. Overall a great layout and lots of challenging terrain.

I plan to be up for the July 4 th Holiday and do some more riding.

Is there an easier way to get up to the top?
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 3 months ago #11217

Better yet checkout this link and meet some great people and ride at any skill level you want and not get lost besides.

http://www.wnymba.org/viewtopic.php?t=1937
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 3 months ago #11216

While most of the Holiday Valley trails are good, the really great riding is actually south of Holiday Valley in the state forest. Go to Mud Sweat and Gears and buy the map. You can start riding at HV at the training center (on the map), go up the service road (race loop), and then duck into the state forest at the top. The Rain trail/Sidewinder/Big Merlin loop is a good start, and then after you are hooked head out Procupine until you get tired, and then realize you have a two-hour ride back. That will make for some great stories while you are eating and drinking at the Ellicottville Brew pub afterward.

That should answer your questions :)
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Weekend Ride 9 years 3 months ago #11215

This will be my first outing to Holiday Valley. I'm coming up from Maryland for the weekend to visit family. Want to get a couple of rides in and have heard HV has some great riding. Any trail tips and suggestions plus a great place to eat afterwards would be appreciated.

Mark
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 3 months ago #11207

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Rode the 6HOP loop & Wed night loop last night. Loop is very solid and very few wet spots. Have to say the climbout to the road by the XMas water station is in the best shape I have ever seen it. The work that was done there a while back cleared that area up significantly compared to what it was for years: overgrown and soaked all of the time. Leaf cover still needs to be blown off from more riding-which will happen very soon due to frequency on most of the trails, but they are dry, solid and built like a brick S house. Great trails that are rock solid! HV Wed night loop rock garden has quite a few standing water spots that aren't draining well however. Will be back for more weekly. Got just over 2-hours in & back to lot by 9pm. Plenty of time for the midweek fun from the city!
Great job on those trails!
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 3 months ago #11173

Wed afternoon rode the top of the Race loop - Very good, only a couple mushy spots
White Trail- Awesome (as it usually is 8) )
Connector - Other than the drain off ditches, real good shape
Yukon- Awesome
Porcupine- Awesome
Big Merlin (tail end)- Awesome

Ride em' hard!

John
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