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    Smile Best parts of the Georgetown Lake trail to ride?

    Gonna ride Lake Georgetown for first time tomorrow morning. Experienced "All Mountain" rider looking for fun 3-4 hour ride.

    Enjoy technical terrain, but open for it all.

    Where to start?

    Live down the street by the HEB @ Shell rd.

    Thnx

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    I can't vouch for too much past Russell, as usually that is my turn around point and I don't usually get too far past there before heading back to the square downtown, but from what I have ridden up to that point (and what I have heard from some Mojos that have gone much farther [and y'all can totally whoop my a$$ if I am inaccurate]), the most technical section is between Hogg & Russell. From the dam at Overlook to Hogg is just plain rocky--not too many climbs, descents, or drops--just grinding. From Hogg to Russell, in my opinion, is much better & more technical. Still rocky, but there are some tough climbs, some good drops, and even some fast, flowing sections. It also seems there are quite a few jumps and fun knick-knacks to ride if you look. Like I said, I'm not too familiar with what is past Russell, but the starting points I have used if I drive in and don't ride from the house are Overlook & Hogg. If you want to start at Hogg, there is a gravel drive just before you get into the park and just after you pass the iron fence on the left side--it's a U-Turn and if you reach the booth @ the check-in you've gone too far. If you live on or near Shell road, you might even be able to leave straight from your house and pick up the trail without driving, but I have never been down Shell & don't know if that is possible. Anyway, hope this helps & have fun.

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    After blowing up a map, I think your best starting point might be Overlook...

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    Agreed, Overlook to Hogg is just a grind over embedded rock - constantly. Little shade as I recall too. Hogg to Russell and back is much better (real nice even), lot more shade and much more technical, but generally not extremely techy. Make sure to try in the log ride (it will be after a creek crossing and 2 uphill switches as I recall) and the big rock alternate route...past the big and little log rides, but don't know of any landmarks to look for, it's give you a nice 3 footer. I haven't venture past Russell yet, but plan too ... though I think I recall there being a longish section that is more jeep trail than single track.

    Let us know how it goes for you. I haven't ridden there is about a year.
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    Soutside about to be open July 4th weekend.

    Wolfbeast,

    I ride LGT a couple of times a week, the north side is very good from Overlook to a mile past Russel park, the next 4-5 miles are all jeep track until you get to Tejas park, it is nothing but a grind. It's a total 26 mile out and back from Overlook.

    The new trail on the south side from Cedar Breaks to Cedar Hollow will be opened next weeked, July 4th. This is going to be a great trail and will have something for everyone. Probably not good for beginners, but it should have something for every other skill level. Eventually, the trail will extend on from Cedar Hollow on to Tejas and complete the full 26 mile loop around the lake. It will take us another year to get the rest of the trail open.

    There are a few of us that are trying to get a regular Saturday morning ride started to get more exposure for the LGT trails. I will post thye ride up as we get it started. hope to see you on the trail.

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    I rode this morning at LGT. I parked at Overlook and turned around a few miles passed Russell on the jeep trails (20 mile ride). It was awesome! From Overlook to Hogg is bumpy but you can still fly through most of it and it's only 3 miles to Hogg. Hogg to Russell is a blast. I saw a little bit of City Park, Rattlesnake, Flat Creek, S16, Thumper, etc... out their. The stuff I like.
    I was very impressed and very excited. Ready to ride more trails out there. LGT is now the closest trail to me after our move to LH (10-15 min away). I'll make it to Tejas next time. Cedar Breaks stuff will be in the near future.

    I rode from Overlook to Tejas a few years ago with Dewayne in the summer and I was baked. I hope to ride with Atari Age and St. Bernardino (sp) and anyone else who know the trails in the near future.

    Cheers,

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    Ride Cedar Breaks Mang.

    Good shade and coolish breeze coming off of the water. ~ 10 miles round trip. Also, you can easily get to Cedar Breaks by road from your house.

    Have a good ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-Ray View Post
    I rode this morning at LGT. I parked at Overlook and turned around a few miles passed Russell on the jeep trails (20 mile ride). It was awesome! From Overlook to Hogg is bumpy but you can still fly through most of it and it's only 3 miles to Hogg. Hogg to Russell is a blast. I saw a little bit of City Park, Rattlesnake, Flat Creek, S16, Thumper, etc... out their. The stuff I like.
    I was very impressed and very excited. Ready to ride more trails out there. LGT is now the closest trail to me after our move to LH (10-15 min away). I'll make it to Tejas next time. Cedar Breaks stuff will be in the near future.

    I rode from Overlook to Tejas a few years ago with Dewayne in the summer and I was baked. I hope to ride with Atari Age and St. Bernardino (sp) and anyone else who know the trails in the near future.

    Cheers,

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    Glad you enjoyed it, Ray. I wish I could've helped with the South Side, but I'm out of state too much now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Bernardo View Post
    Ride Cedar Breaks Mang.

    Good shade and coolish breeze coming off of the water. ~ 10 miles round trip. Also, you can easily get to Cedar Breaks by road from your house.

    Have a good ride.
    Yes sir! Cedar Breaks was a lot of fun. Well done trails and thanks to everyone who work on MTB trails.

    Rugburn and I rode from his house to Cedar Breaks and back. Lots of great lake views and plenty of shade with a nice cool breeze this morning/afternoon. It was cool to ride through the older neighborhoods and downtown. There is a lot of hike and bike stuff out there kinda like Brushy Creek.
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    I will be coming back from Waco tomorrow and want to ride. I am a medium technical rider and have ridden all over the autin SA area. I do ride a fully rigid. Any suggestions? Loking about 2 hours or so.
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    I'd recommend Hogg to Russell. I ride it quite a bit with a hard tail--not full rigid I know, but Cedar Breaks is (in my opinion) a little tougher, and Overlook to Hogg is straight rocks. Hogg to Russell has many more smooth, flowy sections than the other 2 sections. It still has some tough stuff, but should be easier in comparison. That's my 2 cents...

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    Oh and it should be around two hours out & back at a relatively easy pace. Also, the best place to park is right when you get to the iron fence at the Jim Hogg sign on the left in the gravel horseshoe. It will be before you get to the park check-in stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XIBALBA View Post
    I will be coming back from Waco tomorrow and want to ride. I am a medium technical rider and have ridden all over the autin SA area. I do ride a fully rigid. Any suggestions? Loking about 2 hours or so.
    It's all going to be pretty bump on the rigid.

    Hogg to Russell would be your best bet.

    What time are you heading out there?
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    I hope to by there around 3 or so. This is all tentative depending on my clients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XIBALBA View Post
    I hope to by there around 3 or so. This is all tentative depending on my clients.
    Hope you got the ride in. Eokerholm and I were wheels down about 1:30.
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    I had computer issues all day. I also forgot my helmet. Sucks. I was able to pick up a thudbuster for 90.00 though. Hopefully it will take the edge off of those rock gardens.
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    Rode south side for the first time Tuesday morning. I was reminded why I told myself never to ride LGT on a hardtail again! Man, that place is brutal rocky, my rear suspension (legs) were working overtime. South side was nice, but I still feel that Hogg/Russell is the best of LGT.

    Props to those that put the south side together - that comes from me AND from an older couple that was walking the trail with their gigantic poodle. They thanked ME for being a MTBer - since the MTBers were the ones to get the trail into such good shape for them (their words). So, I pass that thanks on to all of you involved.
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