Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.

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5 years 9 months ago #40615 by ascarswell
ascarswell replied the topic: Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.
Hi there,

We're a group of 5 guys from Canada with a free place to crash in Ellicottville over our March Break (March 19-23), and have been advised in another forum thread to stay away from E-ville as it'll be a mudfest and wreck the trails. We've been pointed in the direction of Scandia, and were wondering if there'd be someone local who knows the trails interested in joining us for an epic ride sometime that week -- most likely the Wed, Thu or Fri. Maybe our local tour-guide can join us for beers & burgers back in Ellicottville afterwards, too!

Hope to hear from someone...

Cheers,
Adam

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5 years 10 months ago #40198 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.
looking good for a scandia ride, 930am sunday feb 5th , end of coal bed road.

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5 years 10 months ago #40164 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.
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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6 years 5 days ago #39897 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.
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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6 years 1 month ago #39691 by fat guy
fat guy replied the topic: Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.
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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6 years 1 month ago #39689 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: Scandia Ride, Sunday Oct. 16th.
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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