Three bears in reverse (from the top of Shanes) has some truly difficult, steep and loose climbing sections. I've only ridden 3 bears from that direction once, but definitely NOT on a singlespeed.
It's a nice option and makes a nice addition after riding Orchard Gulch to Five Mile Gulch. But definately ride it from 3Bears to 6 to 5. It's a steep roll down to Curlew Creek from the 6 junction. I haven't lost control of my bodily function on that one yet.laffeaux said:Speaking of Three Bears...
Have any of you ridden the new trail that connects Three Bears to Trail 6? It gives a nice bailout point for anyone that climbs Trail 5, and then starts up Trail 6 (and decided that climbing 6 is not what they really had in mind).
I rode it from Three Bears to the Trail 6 intersection (just to see where it connected), but then turned around and went back the way I'd come.
That likely is a better loop.Earthpig said:However, trail 6 (to the new 3B junction) is a hike-a-bike upill if you ride it from the 5/6 junction, so riding down 6 from the new 3 bears/6 junction is the best way to ride it.
Speaking of freaks, I had my 1x1 on the ridge the other day and I met some guy at the top of Hard Guy who asked me if I was the singlespeeder his mechanic had told him about. Then he asked me if he could touch my bike. I felt so violated.Visicypher said:I guess I am a freak, which y'all knew anyway. I rode the Bullit on that RC to 3B to 5/6 to CR ride.
I got a bunch of weird looks when I hit Bucks 'cause I was wearing 661 elbow pads...it must be the same looks Ian gets