May 28th, 2008 11:06 PM
fells, whats in there?
i live near the fells, Arlington to be exact and want to check it out. wont be doing tough techy riding anytime soon because of my dislocated finger but i need to ride some dirt instead of this pavement. taking off the splint tomorrow and hope to get in a mellow ride thurday night maybe. basically what is in the fells? any techy stuff like vietnam? i ride a hardtail if that helps. i think tommorows thurday night ride would probably work better. i just need to pick up some grip tape and wrap my right grip to make it super fat and squishy.
May 29th, 2008 06:36 AM
The trails that are open to mountain biking are actually pretty good - lots of fireroad, but also lots of fun, semi-technical singletrack . Unfortunately, the really technical, challenging singletrack is not open to bikes. There are no man-made stunts like in Nam (as far as I know).
Definitely worth checking out the Thurs night ride. It's a good introduction to the Fells, as I found the trails easy to get lost in my first few times there.
May 29th, 2008 11:08 AM
I just moved to the area this winter, and expected the Fells to be really sanitized and boring, like most urban parks in Southern Cali, but I've been pleasantly surprised. There's some descent riding to be had in there. Not a destination spot, but for a local ride, it rocks.
May 29th, 2008 11:33 AM
In addition to the designated Mt bike loop, there are over 25 miles of dirt road open to mt biking. All other single track is closed to mt biking. Good work out for my SS, most of the hills are climbable(sp). The DCR has a good map that shows this.
SS rule the dirt!
May 29th, 2008 04:52 PM
There's nothing in the Fells except angry abutters, Dog owners who think it's ok to have their dogs off leash but not ok for bikes to even be there, and that naked runner guy. Stay away. You'll hate it.
Wait... I meant to say:
Go check out the NEMBA group ride that meets there at 6:00. You might run into some hikers along the way but everybody is usually pretty friendly and the riding is pretty good. The loop is a challenge. It's not all fire roads. Some of the non-loop roads are pretty overgrown and are singletracky now. Bikes are allowed on all roads and the loop.
EDIT: the roads closest to the reservoirs are closed to all - not just bikers. Winchester drinking water, you see.
Last edited by Aging Wannabee; May 29th, 2008 at 04:57 PM.
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