favourite ride

well I felt like finding out good places to ride if I ever in different places and this sounded like a good way to do that so…

what are your favourite places to ride in your home town or if you have trails post the name of them if they have one those too

p.s mine is any of the northshore trails and the sea wall in vancouver when doin trials:D

Mine is always the same:

My house to my friends house, about 100 meters away

We both ride to the other friend’s house, about .5 miles away

All three of us ride to East City Park, about .5 more miles away, and do some riding there for a bit, climb on top of the stage and spit off the roof

Then we ride to the 1912 Building, about .25 miles away, which has a ton of walls, stairs, etc. so we play there for a bit

Then we go to the Food Co op and see what they have in the free bin, usually a baguette, even though it’s often stale

Then we go to the dumpster behind Good Will, now we have to make it quick because the cops are always telling us to leave when they see us

Then we ride to the U of I campus, call my other friend on one of the free pay phones (yeah), and he’s there in about fifteen minutes

Then we ride around the U of I campus, doing a ton of trials for a few hours

A few hours later, we ride back, the end. Or sometimes call our mommy’s, if it’s cold or we’re tired or injured.

You asked… :smiley:

HERE IS A SITE that lists all of the trails in Nevada.

I plan on checking out the PINENUT TRAIL soo, as it has tons of different tracks and has been reccomended to me by a good friend of mine who also does muni. But the PEAVINE PEAK LOOP and the NORTHGATE trails are my favorite.

P.S. the trails at CMW were pretty awesome. I am hoping toget back in touch with Lloyd so we could ride sometime.

Not local, but Skippers Canyon in Queenstown is the best singeltrack I have ever ridden. Ride/Drive up the road (pictured), then 45min descent (on a bike, not tried it on a unicycle yet) on a singletrack next to the road. It’s a scary drive to the top, as there’s a cliff on one side.

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My favorite ride is the one I’m doing next.

James Potter’s description inspired me to think of stuff other than dirt trails. So here’s a “ride” I used to do, often with Bradley Bradley, way back around 1981:

Start from my house Ride up my dirt street to the Livonia (Michigan) Mall (0.3 mile).

Ride across the front of the mall, using posts in front of one section as a high-speed slalom. In front of Sears, use the wood borders on the flowerbeds as curbs to ride on (0.1).

Continue around the east side of the mall, across the parking lot, and head north on Middlebelt. Ride on curbs and driveways as they come along (0.5).

Turn right at Clarenceville High Shool. Cross the parking lot and enter the track. You have just ridden about a mile, and are warmed up. Do some stretches, break out the stopwatch, and begin the track training regemin:

  • Ride a mile (4 laps) as fast as you possibly can.
  • Don’t stop. Take a lap or two to cool down, and see what the watch said.
  • Then do a lap riding with one foot.
  • Then do a lap with the other foot.
  • Then do a lap backwards.
  • Then, if you’re feeling a little like a masochist, try a lap backwards one-foot, or a lap walking the wheel. Partial laps of these are okay.
  • Then practice the 100m race, with stopwatch, until you get bored.
  • Then practice the short stuff, like one-foot, wheel walk and slow, again as time allows, or until you get bored.
  • Before leaving, time yourself in the 200m race, then head out the gate and back home (morning), or to Savino’s Ice Cream for a cold drink (afternoon).

During the spring of 1981, this fun ride was done before school (not Clarenceville; a different one), at around 6:00am.

NOTE: We actualy raced yards in those days, not meters. The mile has become 1600m, then 1500, and now 800. The 200 has become the 400.