Monday, December 5, 2011

In Search of Singletrack

I was bored the other night and decided to search for youtube videos on mountain biking in Minnesota. I guess I was curious to see if there were any quality ride destinations that might be close by. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a brand new, purpose built 22mile/35km trail system recently opened near Crosby, MN, which is a mere 500km away. Yeah, 500km isn't exactly close, but when you consider that I used to drive that distance in order to race at Thunder Hill in Swan River back in the day, it starts to feel like a possible long weekend destination. Judging by this video, the trail designers value flow in their singletrack.



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This video gives a taste of some of the more technical trail sections...




I'm all for good riding that doesn't require driving all the way to the Maah Dah Hey, or the Rockies. So, who's up for a July long weekend road trip?