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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 11 months ago #11217

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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 11 months ago #11097

krag krasher wrote:
The conditions are totally unprecedented period...aside from the fact that it's May 2nd!!! :lol: My bikes still clean....INCREDIBLE!!!!

After further inspection, I'll have to back up Krag's comment. It is getting pretty dang dusty down here in the McCarty Hill/Rock City area, which does make for unusual early-mid May conditions.
Long Live Long Rides
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 9 years 11 months ago #11071

Ahh yes just wait a little more.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 1 day ago #11060

Kevin Preston wrote:
Man I've got to stop reading these trail reports and John it's nice that someone gets to ride a Santa Cruz (is Dudley lurking?) :(

Don't worry Kevin, it's all part of the Santa Cruz Experience! :P

John
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 1 day ago #11059

Actually, a very little known fact is that the conditions we're experiencing down here in McCarty Hill/Rock City are pretty much normal. Trails are usually very dry until the leaves pop out.
Long Live Long Rides
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 1 day ago #11058

Man I've got to stop reading these trail reports and John it's nice that someone gets to ride a Santa Cruz (is Dudley lurking?) :(
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 2 days ago #11050

Today was awesome :D ! Rode Rim, FLT, Bent Rim (well...I rode at least a decent portion of it...) and back over the Rim.

The conditions are totally unprecedented period...aside from the fact that it's May 2nd!!! :lol: My bikes still clean....INCREDIBLE!!!!

Ride man...ride.
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Re: Ellicottville Conditions 10 years 2 days ago #11047

The end of Holiday Valley Rd. is also a great place to park.
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