Rode from the house to the Experimental farm, Dropped the air pressure in the tires &
rode 16 miles of the trials .
27 mile total ride.
Mt Bike, Hardtail 29er
Looped the outside of the area as much as I could & was first time
so I don't know the trails yet.
Was a blast.
Checked out the parking places on the Glenn side, Mat Lake trial head is the best IMO.
Saw about 8 hikers & 1 other biker.
Stay on the main trials & they're pretty good. Get off on the side trials & they get narrow with turns & some steep sections
I had to walk up, kept spinning out.
Some un-marked ones aren't' cleared , down trees & not maintained, but doable .
Lots of narrow interconnecting , less used trials if you want a bit tougher ride.
Nothing like the Mt Bike trials in Palm Springs,
these are doable for my skill level, smoother, wider, no rocks, cactus & 50'
cliffs to falls down & break bones & bikes.
Did the loop & tried to come out at the UAA Mat Su college but ended up back at UAF Farm.
Got the pump out, pumped tires up & rode Trunk & PWH home.
Riding the trails with no road noise was great
Being able to get there on a bike to & from home is nice too.
I think all of them interconnect. Will try going in at the college next time.
I think a hybrid would do OK, front shock is real nice to have.
Lock & unlock my front fork a lot, can see a remote would be nice for trail riding. Seemed to always be in the wrong position when I needed it .
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