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TOPIC: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.

Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th. 3 years 6 months ago #39683

Last Sunday wasn't the greatest in ride weather, but we did get a bit of a riding window.. for those who haven't been down, Scandia is about 25 min. south of Jamestown,NY... most sections of the trail are rather impervious to wet weather. a lot of rocks, very gravely and sandy soils. anyway had a great ride, a few took some falls, but good time had by all. This place is in the backyard of NAMBA. so if anyone ever wants to head down.. let me or Fatguy know.

here is the route over in map your ride
www.wnymba.org/index.php?option=com_joom...rack&id=47&Itemid=47

the top loop is just shy of a 10 mile loop... we elected to drop down what Mike calls "an old jeep trail" down to the dam. I call it a hellish descent that made me eat rock and mud. the climb out was offset by some great riding along a stream, hope the image works.
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Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th. 3 years 6 months ago #39688

That looks like an awesome route! Is that singletrack?
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Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th. 3 years 6 months ago #39689

fatguy will chime in, he knows it blindfolded,, but the first .3 miles, is dirt road, then it's single track though and over rocks following an old utility line right of way... then, it's onto a nice twisty, single track, that some atv's have widened, but it's so rocky there is really only one line. you come out to a nice overlook of the kinzua dam and reservoir. about 5 miles in. from there it's again, single track but some atv'd track. and you can ride back out to the utility line (total almost 1 0mile loop)and take your chance on girl scout rock...

or descend the hellish "jeep" trail.... if you do that I would say have Fatguy showing you around.. last year, we actually climbed, more like crawled up the side of the cliff by the dam with our bikes on our backs.. a bit less than fun....

again,, the new way out is a long steady climb back out,, but certainly doable even for a crybaby like me.all told 14.8 miles or something like that....
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Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th. 3 years 6 months ago #39691

That all sounds pretty accurate except for the 'hellish' thing! its a sweet steep old jeep trail that has been reduced to a ribbon-ish of singletrack along its outside edge, but if you loose your mojo close to the edge the next dab can be a lulu, I won't ride it solo. Anybody that took a jeep up or down it way back then must have been pretty confident of their skills, its a long tumble to the river. If I remember right, the first time we discovered it three guys voted on whether we should descend something with no known rideable way back up (and possibly a dead end) and twright voted to descend, so maybe the descent should be renamed Wright Way Down?
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Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th. 3 years 4 months ago #39897

sunday, Dec. 11th ride in scandia 10:30... will be a bit cold, but no real snow to worry about. trail head is at the end of coal bed road. see link at beginning of this thread.
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Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th. 3 years 2 months ago #40164

Possible Scandia ride this coming Sunday, Feb. 5th, our caffeine addicted scout team will be doing a driveby to report back.... stay tuned to this forum if u are considering... will update here friday night
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