Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mast Yard Concord

With the weather being so hot lately I have been trying to get rides in before work to beat the heat.  I did some Oak Hill climbing yesterday afternoon and my legs were feeling it today so I decided to swing over to Mast Yard in West Concord since it is close to work and more importantly - flat.   I have ridden here before but it consists mostly of deer fly infested fireroads and only one singletrack trail to my knowledge (~1 mile), but I heard that they put in a new snowmobile bridge this year and wanted to see what was on the other side. 

I'm glad I did, because there is a bunch of fun, really fast, buff singletrack once you get over the bridge.  There are a bunch of nice sandy beach areas for taking a dip when things are too hot and there were a bunch of side trails that I didn't take so I suspect there is more.  It certainly warrants another trip when I have more time to explore.  All told, I did just over 10 miles with a 50/50 mix of singletrack to fireroad. If you are looking for a non-technical really fast trail system for some tempo training rides or if your a beginner then this would be a great place to go.

3 comments:

  1. I did just about that same ride on Monday to go check it out. The trails aren't too challenging but are super fun and flowy. It seems as though some biker designed them.

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  2. Definitely not the place to go if you want to get banged around (thats what the hospital trails are for), but I really enjoyed that flowy stuff on the other side of the river. I am going to go back early tomorrow to try some of the side trails to see where they go.

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  3. It's a nice, laid back ride. I keep it in my quiver for when I bike with people who aren't interested in being abused while riding (these types are hard to understand but we have to respect them).

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