the six pack downhills - TRAIL

the six pack downhills - Trail, Harrisonburg, Virginia

rifle range, west va on route 33 (invitational 1996) the lynn trail, reddish knob (invitational, 1997) big hollow, hone quarry (invitational, 1998) long run, route 33 (mass start 1998) dictum's ridge, route 33 second mountain, route 33 rocky run, route 33 short hone quarry, hone quarry red diamond, flagpole knob (bruised a liver, 1997) mud pond gap, near flagpole knob (mass start 1998) california ridge, reddish knob wolf trail to lynn trail, reddish knob hearthstone ridge, reddish knob lookout mountain, wild oak trail narrow back figure-8, near wild oak trail (broke three collar bones, tacoed a wheel and broke a collar bone, all during the 1998 ride) in 1999 be on the lookout for dowell's draft and the new dyer's knob/high school dropout trail to be added. also, some of you may notice that i've omitted a couple of notable trails in the stokesville area. so go ride them with pride and know that they are a secret and shall always remain a secret. as bike put it, "yokels only."

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yakuzafreerider   Downhiller [Jan 19, 2007]

The Trails within the six packs are awesome for All kinds of riders. Hard work to the top but the reward of a sweet downhill is worth the work...I must say reading the past reviews even though they are from years ago show poor sportsmanship. Everyone has a riding style they prefer...and if they want to they can ride where they like. Bad attitudes seem to come from each side so grow up! This type of BS could cause problems for more growth in the biking industry we all love. Other than that the area is beautiful with so many trails to offer anyone a piece of MTBing bliss. Happy trails-
yakuzafreerider

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all of them

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chittick   [Jul 08, 1999]

oh well.

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sorry, the machine kind of botched the list, making it hard to read.

Similar Products Used: all of 'em.
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Reventazon   [Jul 21, 1999]

Should you ever find Flagpole, be advised that it is one of the best downhills in Virginia. Period. But, be warned that if you lack some huevos, you will either end up walking your bike down or seriously injure yourself on one of the many obstacles in the trail. Do yourself a favor and stay away from trails in the National Forest. They're not meant for you!

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This is a follow up post to Chittick's review of the trails around the 'Burg. First of all, these trails are not intended for yuppie city slickers (you know who you are) who are looking for a trail "away from all the crowds."

Similar Products Used: Stay away!!
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Troublemaker   [Aug 17, 1999]

Collarbone breaking trails. These are them. Not for the beginner rider, or one lacking the balls to go all out. The locals will make you beg for mercy, reminiscent of "Deliverance"...

Similar Products Used: Stay in NOVA or Elk River if you want to not end up with a fractured skull. These trails are not for weekend warriors.
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REZ   [Sep 10, 1999]

I've ridden some of these trails a few times -- including reddish knob, hone quarry, and flagpole and they are fantastic for the more experienced rider looking for a good challenge (check out "Shenandoah Mountain" listing). Make sure to take someone along and get a map --- but I feel it's not the death trap some other have review here. I've ridden tougher stuff in Roanoke, Va and in Pisgah, NC (I would give Pisgah the edge if you looking for epic). But don't miss these!!!!!!!!!!

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Jason Tingle   [Oct 04, 1999]

Flagpole Knob, ReddishKnob and Hone Quarry are great rides. Technical but not impossible to conquer. Pack an extra set of lungs/legs for the ride up. Easiest way to get there is to pack a map and find it. Some of the trail heads are difficult to find.

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Lostradamus   [Oct 07, 1999]

******** Trail was my only six-pack, but I will have to go east again! Cool people, sweet course, nice crashes(especially Jill's!)

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Duh!Try up, then down!

Similar Products Used: Any sixer you can do, do! But if you're a jerk, don't. If I could give these tires purplr hair,I would!
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Brian   [Nov 05, 1999]

I have ridden most of the trails named in the initial review, this place is the best. I go in the spring or fall (the summer must be pukin' hot) and have had some of the best rides of my life. Especially around Little Bald Knob and Reddish Knob. There are so many trails in the area make sure you have a map and know how to use it. This is a place for truly epic rides. The terrain has anything you could wish to ride and the weather is much better than in NY in Oct-May. Go to Harrisonburg, sell your car if you have to, you'll be glad you did.

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See the locals or a local bike shop for info

Similar Products Used: Get a guide book or ask a local, there are too many to list. Little Bald Knob has several trails on it and they're my favourites.
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Andrew   [Dec 14, 1999]

Very cool downhills. Some are short and steep but some are as long as 12 miles of almost all downhill. Very technical and very fast.

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ride up the road and down the trail. Any trail descending reddish knob.

Similar Products Used: Don't drive to the top. If you can't ride up don't go. Not for wussy yuppie scum.
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Tom   [Jan 21, 2000]

Ride past Reddish Knob (don't take the road to the top)on the dirt road to the left(there is basically a three way split here) right goes to Flagpole and left puts you oon FR88 to Shenandoah picnic area. Just before the Picnic area is a double track on your left. Take this. It will lead to a single track which you can take left or right. I've only gone to teh right. What a sweet, sweet all singletrack downhill, you know the kind where you touch the brakes just to scrub some speed every once in a while. some exposure at the top. You will end up at a stream crossing on FR 88. There are good campsites along this road. Check out a map and find it if you can. TRails galore. Multi day rides are possible here. Also check out Massanuten mountain trails. Massanuten Mountain East trail is probably the hardest I've ever done. You can link to Duncan Hollow and Elizabeth Furnace plus everything in between. These trails seem more rocky than those at Reddish Knob.

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ANy of the trails near Hone Quarry or Todd Lake Forest Service Campgrounds. Descending off Reddish KNob is Sick.

Similar Products Used: California Ridge, Chestnut Grooms(Ithink this is the trail I mentioned in the beginning above), Wolf Ridge, Bother Knob, the list is endless
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