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I'm planning a three day vaca staying in North Conway and would like to know where its good to ride.. XC to light freeride.

I usually goto attitash for a day or ride off bear notch road, but I'd like to try other trails. I'm sure there's some nice ones in the area.

Thanks in advance :)
 

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Theres a few good spots to ride from. One is the Redtail Trail which you can get to a couple ways. It has awesome views and is a blast going down. One of the best rides around. Get there from the top of Hurricane Mountain Road parking lot and the other is to ride up the access road at Cranmore Mtn and catch the connector trail over.

Another good ride is an area called Cedar Creek. Fast singletrack in an old growth pine forest.

A great resource in town is the Red Jersey bike shop. www.redjersey.com

They can give you detailed directions and other ideas as well. Lots to ride.
 

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Even better is to go up Red Tail and down the Black Cap Connector. The BMX-like downhill near the bottom is killer. Then you can combine this with the new & improved sidehill trail across the bottom of The Nature Conservancy land and top it off with a dose of Sticks & Stones. One of my favorite loops.
 

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I agree, but...

While I defer to Radair as he is the guru of the area, my only concern with Redtail is that if you are unfamiliar with the trai and riding up it, be on your toes as some folks tend to ride down it at a pretty good clip. I know I have been heading up it and have had to dive off the trailto avoid getting crashed into.

Sticks & stones is another fun ride, easy to get too.
 

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Well, I don't know if I'm a guru but yeah, some shuttle monkeys haul ass and rip down it. Even more reason to encourage people to go up, IMO. I know the Chairman of the Conservation Commission was hiking and nearly got run over. Not good.

We're trying to keep the brush cut back to maintain sight distances, but it's hard to instill common sense in people who just don't seem to have it.

Hey, when I can ride again, let's go for one.
 

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radair said:
Well, I don't know if I'm a guru but yeah, some shuttle monkeys haul ass and rip down it. Even more reason to encourage people to go up, IMO. I know the Chairman of the Conservation Commission was hiking and nearly got run over. Not good.

We're trying to keep the brush cut back to maintain sight distances, but it's hard to instill common sense in people who just don't seem to have it.

Hey, when I can ride again, let's go for one.
I like hitting the Red Tail at a good clip (and the occasional shuttle as well), but your sentiment rings true. As for descending, an incredibell and a little caution in the high brush in the upper clearings pretty much alleviate(sp?) any problems, IE common sense.
 

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THANKS ALL!

Just got back. I had two solid days of riding (well 3 but the last day was farting around the city on a commuter. My knees said enough). Both days started w/ riding up red trail. That was a great climb on my 40lb bike... and on the way back downhill I was all smiles.

That's really is a fantastic trail. Again, thanks :)

(a few pics to follow soon)
 
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