Do exactly as you described, but if you feel up to a super special version, start @ Broken Arrow, climb either the jeep road (suggested - its a long ride) or single-track, play at Sub Rock, roll down from Chicken Point, out on Llama, cross the highway @ Circle K, then get on Shade. Llama is so fast now it just rips. It's so neat to be up on Highline, looking across to where you were @ Chicken Pt, tracing your route along the cliffs of Llama...climnron said:Any recommendations on the best direction for a Made in the Shade, High Line, Baldwin, Templeton, and Slim Shady loop?
You're joking right?:skep:Rollin'in'Zona said:I live adjacent to the Broken Arrow TH and did this exact loop from my house at least once a week for about 6 months. After about a dozen times or so it started getting old, but it's the ONLY loop my friends from Flagstaff ever want to do...
Around the butte is preferred, but I can't really suggest that. 5 minutes on the BRP is a cheap price to pay for adding Broken Arrow and Llama to a great loop.rockman said:You're joking right?:skep:
I agree with your Llama recommendation but after Llama the Bell Rock Pathway to the Circle K?
Why? It's a nice warm-up to a great loop.rockman said:And anything that involves Broken Arrow is pretty hard to stomach unless you throw in to the Hogs.
Broken Arrow is RAD.rockman said:You're joking right?:skep:
I agree with your Llama recommendation but after Llama the Bell Rock Pathway to the Circle K? And anything that involves Broken Arrow is pretty hard to stomach unless you throw in to the Hogs.
Yeah, I guess that BA is a very qualified "RAD." Going down broken arrow from chicken point is really fun. All those tight banked turns and doubles are really fun. I can spend hours (well maybe an hour) on subrock's plethora of lines. Climbing BA is kind of terrible. It's good for improving your skills but I wouldn't call it fun. All of the optional lines around BA are rad for sure, maybe even themostrad...rockman said:To each his own I suppose but I find the BA singletrack to be an unsustainable mess. I ride it to get to High on the Hog or Hog Wash. Or to gaze at the white line and wish I was younger.
And my complaint regarding Bell Rock Pathway would be...why recommend that as a downhill when you can cross 179 and drop the vertical to VOC on lower Made in the Shade? I can see starting with Bell Rock Pathway as a warmup to other options of big loops in that area that also tie in HE and the Hogs. It's all good, even BA.
I can get there by 9:45 (maybe a little earlier if I rush the kiddo off to school). I have to leave by 3 to 3:30 to pick him up, unless my wife is able to get him before her night shift at the hospital. If she is able I would still need to leave by 4. If that works for you let me know.motochick said:Climnron, when do plan to start? I will ride it with you if you want. It will be fun and you wont get lost!