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Ladymountainbiker1

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French lick difficulty level
« on: August 05, 2013, 02:26:17 PM »
I ride almost exclusively at BCSP. I rode french lick yesterday, taking all lefts. I found the blue trail to be highly technical.. . At least as technical as walnut. Is this an advanced trail? There were no markings on the blue trail. I will say, I absolutely loved it!

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Re: French lick difficulty level
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 02:55:10 PM »
The Blue trail is listed as a intermediate trail for French Lick, with the green being listed as beginner or easiest. I also agree with you that there are several sections on the Blue which could make it more of an advance trail, however that is not how they classified them when they built them.
I am sure someone with a little more trail building can explain further, but I hope this helps some.
Traci
PS Glad you had a good time on the trail. it is a great trail system. :)
« Last Edit: August 05, 2013, 05:00:09 PM by Traci's HIFI29 »
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Re: French lick difficulty level
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 09:45:11 PM »
Did you video your ride.  I have seen most of your youtube videos. I enjoy the commentary and popup windows. 
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Re: French lick difficulty level
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 10:50:41 PM »
Did you video your ride.  I have seen most of your youtube videos. I enjoy the commentary and popup windows. 
I did video my ride...I should have it up in a few days :)


The Blue trail is listed as a intermediate trail for French Lick, with the green being listed as beginner or easiest. I also agree with you that there are several sections on the Blue which could make it more of an advance trail, however that is not how they classified them when they built them.
I am sure someone with a little more trail building can explain further, but I hope this helps some.
Traci
PS Glad you had a good time on the trail. it is a great trail system. :)


I plan on going back next weekend.  It was quite a rush!

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Re: French lick difficulty level
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 11:41:50 AM »
Surely the more experience you have with Walnut has desensitized you toward it, or I'm doing it wrong. No day of the week has the Blue trail anywhere close to Walnut in terms of technical difficulty. (IMO of course ;) ) Looking forward to your video!

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Re: French lick difficulty level
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 11:49:14 AM »
blue trail is a nice mix of technical and flow, but nowhere near the dificulty level as walnut.

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Re: French lick difficulty level
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 10:21:09 PM »
I found the blue trail to be kind of a mix between PARTS of Walnut & Hesitation Point at BCSP and Cliffside at VSP (as far as the steepness of the trails in spots).  I think the smaller, loose rocks in areas can make it challenging, especially on some of the climbs, but not as difficult as some of the larger rocks that are on climbs on Walnut.  That's my $0.02 anyway!
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Re: French lick difficulty level
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 04:12:07 PM »
matt_laker, well said!!

Can't wait to get back out and ride... :)

 

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