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Seattle area rides this weekend

Hey everyone,
Here's another one of these "I'm moving to _____, where should I ride?" questions. Well I'm moving to Seattle at the end of the month from Portland and am wondering what the good places to ride during the winter are? I'm looking for technical XC riding.

Also, I'll be up there this Saturday or Sunday to sign my apartment's lease and would like to be able to tie in a ride too, if possible. Something not too far off the I-5 corridor b/w Seattle and Portland. I'm wondering if everything will be covered in snow and frozen? You guys got more snow last night than we did down here. I don't mind frozen, but don't really want to ride in snow. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

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Fort Ebey is great winter riding but I hear there's a bunch of trees down.
Griffin Creek near Carnation is good too. It's been super wet up here
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Technical XC riding =Capitol Forest, Lake Sawyer, Anacortes Forest Community Lands, Galbraith

Hope to see you on the trail.:)
 

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From the looks of it, I'd say Lake Sawyer in Black Diamond is a good choice; the trails are in good shape and you can ride for hours; stop by the Black Diamond Bike and Backcountry shop on Hwy 169 and pick up a map; the guys at the shop are friendly, they'll be happy to give you tips on which tails to ride.

South SeaTac is a smaller area, it's a fun place to ride too; it's got dirt jumps and other ttf's; MTBR Trails and the BBTC website have listings of trails with directions; check out the bbtc calendar for weekend rides.
 

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where in Seattle are you mving too?/

themaninthewoods said:
Hey everyone,
Here's another one of these "I'm moving to _____, where should I ride?" questions. Well I'm moving to Seattle at the end of the month from Portland and am wondering what the good places to ride during the winter are? I'm looking for technical XC riding.

Also, I'll be up there this Saturday or Sunday to sign my apartment's lease and would like to be able to tie in a ride too, if possible. Something not too far off the I-5 corridor b/w Seattle and Portland. I'm wondering if everything will be covered in snow and frozen? You guys got more snow last night than we did down here. I don't mind frozen, but don't really want to ride in snow. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
South SeaTac, St Edwards Park, Tape Worm, are a few of the local rides that are a good mid week rides or if you just want to go for a quick spin on the weekend. I highly recomend you pick up the book Kissing the Trail by John Zilly. It is still the BEST mtb book I own for this area by far.

Also, keep an eye on the post regarding August By The Sound 2007. It's a gathering being hosted by a bunch of local hippies and axe murderes. It should be good fun; interesting at the very least.:D
 

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Mellow Yellow said:
Also, keep an eye on the post regarding August By The Sound 2007....being hosted by a bunch of local hippies and axe murderes..:D
...and attended by at least a few beer drinking, creamed-honey eating Canadian axe-murderers, too! :thumbsup:
 

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Mmmm... Creamed Honey!

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...and attended by at least a few beer drinking, creamed-honey eating Canadian axe-murderers, too! :thumbsup:
That stuff is like crack! so addictive! I need to find a creamed honey company that will be a sponsor of ABS07 :D :thumbsup:
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Thanks everybody! Those are some good options to choose from depending on how much time I have. I think I'll aim for Lake Sawyer, but have SST and St Edwards as shorter backups. You guys have some good riding close in to the city. Here in PDX we usually have to drive 45min to 1.5 hrs (or more) for good riding.

I've got both Zilly's Kissing the Trail NW Oregon and Mountain Biking SW Washinton. Excellent books. I just haven't done any of the Washington rides north of Mt. St. Helens. Does he have a book for NW Washington too?

Looking forward to meeting some of you some time. And yes Mellow Yellow, I already scoped out the ABS07 thread and am getting excited about it. Count me in.

Again, thanks for the great info and good vibes!:thumbsup:
 
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