...and to be quite honest while Northstar, Downieville, and everything in the Bay Area certainly have their moments, Ashland wins. They've got every type of riding that you could imagine, from dusty and loose rutty DH, to flat out pedal-fest climbs, to straight up All-Mountian/Freeride nuggin'. And the amount of work that these guys put into their Super-D, as well as just general trail maintenance and time spent with the local authorities is unbelievable. Dedication at its finest, that's for sure.
If you haven't been to see Wild Bill up at Ashland Mountain Adventures yet - GO
Thanks to Bill and Sue, and Uncle Cliffy on MTBR here for the shuttle rides and for showing us around all the goodness that exists up there.
Can't wait to go back!