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Okay, so while I was riding the 12hr Cowbell Classic on Saturday, I got to thinking about other trails I've ridden that the Catawba Park course on which I was racing reminded me of. Then I got to thinking of other trails that I just really enjoy riding. That mixed in with remembering the names of the sections of trail on the Cowbell course got me thinking about my favorite trail names. ( i really need to get an MP3 player.....)

So I thought why not ask you what yours are! What are your favorite trail names? Why do you like it (i.e. do you like just the name or why do you like THAT trail)?

For example, here are a few of my favorites:

The Money Trail: located at Trumbull Valley trails in CT. Called such because it was believed not long ago that if you could clean that trail you should be gettin' paid!

Rocky Flats: located in north GA, and NOT flat! It's 4 miles up then 4 miles down with lots of water bars. Listed as easiest trail in north GA for beginners -- HA!!!

The Dance: located at Ft Pierce, FL. Called such because it's nothing but palmetto roots going every which way. You gotta keep on the pedals but keep your body flexible and moving. It's quite fun!

Collarbone Alley: I'm sure there's more than one of these, but I almost got to see Ernie Marenchin epitomize this trail name at about 11:00pm at Conyers a few weeks back. Thanks Ernie for the show and not forcing me to have to carry ya' outta there!

Rough Ridge: WARNING: do not attempt any trail that's conceited enough to be called this! This particular version is a hiking only trail in the Cohutta Wilderness of north GA and is so steep and long that my dog collapsed about 2/3's the way up and looked at me like I was crazy! :skep: ( I have a great pyrenees -- no small fry wimpy dog). My hiking friend and I almost got T's made that said "I survived Rough Ridge!"

Okay, so you get the idea? Those are just a few basic favorites of mine. I'm sure we all have some, so let's hear 'em!
 

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I believe there's a trail in North Vancouver...

called Severed Dick.
 

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New Paradigm Trail!

Built in Marin County, CA. by MTB'ers for MTB'ers. :thumbsup:
 

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The John Muir trail, in the south Kettle Moraine, southern, Wisc. Because John Muir was one man truly worthy of naming trails (& park systems around the country) after. Every time I ride that trail, I consider it "borrowing" a ride on his private trail, and I'm thankful for his lifes work as a brilliant naturalist and conservationist.
 

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Local names...
Stubborn Cow
Ugly B!tch
Lithium
Ritalin
SkullfVcker
probation

Whistler:
Anal Inruder
Whip me Beat Me
 

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First Blood
Broken Penis

Both at Fontana NC.

I was never able to clean either of them, I guess that I am a wuss;)
 

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I like NFW at Trumbull, Ct. It may be the same trail as the original poster was talking about, but it got it's name because every couple of feet you look at where the trail is headed and have to shake your head and say..... no ****ing way. Even seeing people ride it just doesn't comprehend.
 

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Fave trail name: Steam Donkey

That captures a certain vibe. Its a legit name too, not a nickname.

Park of the ECDM (aka "Skeggs Pt.") trail system.

And its fun as hell. :thumbsup:
 

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Two local trail names that may be repeated in other

areas of the country. These are in Mountain Top , PA>:
TrainWreck- A trail along an active rail line that has debris from a trainwreck including 2 old twisted/smashed freight cars off in the woods. JailTime- named as a local was taking off from a forest ranger, took a short cut to avoid jailtime.
 

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Windsucker - long, moderately steep
Roadie's Revenge - not exactly sure why. It's long, moderately steep, smooth climb but becomes a steep somewhat tech climb.
 

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Ball Buster- unofficial name of trail in my area (someone fell and had to get his left testicle removed)
 

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Names we came up with for specific trails, all pretty unoffical:

Satan's Penis: because its long and hard

God's Rectum
: because it beats the crap out of you

Ripped Pants Pete's Run
: so named because our friend Pete basically had his lycra ripped off after a minor fall on this trail, and had to ride home with the goods swaying in the breeze.
 

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The trail name Young Lust just several posts below is cool.

Our local trails have names like ___ Canyon or ___ Trail, but the more notable ones in my area are Raptor Ridge, The Luge, Top O' The World, and Rattlesnake.
 

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Griff said:
Armageddon, ... Poopshoot, you get the idea
When you consider that poopshoot is usually spelled "poopchute", and the famous internet story of felchers screaming "Armageddon!", yes we do get some idea, although ours may substantially differ from yours.

Hmmmm.
 

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The North Umpqua Trail section: Dread and Terror

One of our local riding area has different names for trail sections every few hundred meters: Love Connection, Foreplay, Pubic Zone, Tree Prison, Up Yours!, Helpless, Fun Girl, Testicle, Cell Block, Bloody Stump, Burial Ground, Intestinal Tract, Albee Darn, WhyPass, Alien Extraction, Shoulder Blade, Stumps Don't Win...
 
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