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Over Lode Loop (short)

 4.3 (3)

6.3 Miles 10.1 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

725' 221 m

Ascent

-719' -219 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

1,525' 465 m

High

1,168' 356 m

Low

Shared By Gary Schweisthal

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This ride features Over Lode and the short Mound Loop for a good mix of intermediate singletrack.

Gary Schweisthal

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This is probably the most commonly ridden loop that includes Over Lode and the majority of the Mound Loop (short).

Description

The Over Lode portion is fast, flowy, and less technical but also has some steep climbs that can wear you out for the Mound Loop (short) that follows.

Starting out on Gneiss & Smooth, you get a nice warmup for Over Lode. Take a right at the first gravel crossing, cross the road on the ski trail, then a left at the fork. You'll fly down the ski hill a little ways until you see another turn to the left. Slow down, stay right, and Over Lode begins on the left.

Over Lode contains several ravine crossings, and not surprisingly, an equal number of challenging, steep, but relatively short climbs. There is also quite a bit of sustained descent that follows the contours of the terrain and allows you to go as fast as your wits will let you. After a few rides you get a sense where you can really open the throttle, or rather, let off the brakes.

After two road crossings you join back up with Gneiss & Smooth by hanging a right. Continue onward into Chert Dip, Serpentine Climb, and if you've had enough, Basalty Bail will bring you back to the trailhead. Otherwise you can continue onto Holy Schist which will put you onto the Mound Loop (long).

Contacts

Local Club: Capital Off Road Pathfinders

Oct 11, 2018: The Farm | Caution

Oct 11, 2018: Cross Plains | Open

Oct 11, 2018: Quarry Ridge | Closed

Land Manager: Wisconsin State Parks

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Jul 28, 2018
Scott Wagner
Wow, that was a lot of climbing, rocky, and technical. We all walked at some point. 4.5mi
May 27, 2018
Dave Trumpie
6mi
Nov 1, 2016
Dirk Horne
Leaf covered
Oct 22, 2016
Dirk Horne
Leaf covered 2.6mi
Sep 2, 2016
Diya Tahiliani
Mar 18, 2016
Tim Bugni

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