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Cypress Bend

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

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Latitude
31.4531441
Longitude
-93.6764171
Trail Length
6 mi
Trail Level
intermediate
Trail Type
singletrack
City/County
Many
State/Territory/Province
LA
Zip/Postal Code
71449
Country
US
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 2, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: shaymike2014 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Stayed over the weekend at the resort with my wife for our anniversary.
We ran the Hercules 6 mile trail on foot in the morning then rode a lap of the course after lunch so we knew what to expect.
All in all it was a lot more elevation than I expected. One hill early in the ride is very steep and I bailed after about half or it. Other than that the hills were plenty and plenty steep but nothing I would consider unrideable.
As far a flow goes, I found it really enjoyable with long stretches you could ride both up and down and carry a lot of momentum and speed.
The trail seemed in really good condition to me. They had a race there the week before so I would imagine they worked on it a lot before that. This was my only trip there.
My wife has never ridden on trails before and I ride mainly on the road and we both loved it. I wish it were closer; we'd be back there this weekend.

Recommended Route:
We only ran and rode on the Hercules route. I am not sure what the others were like.



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Review Date
September 25, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: glassjeans ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Well, not sure how to begin this. I am far from a professional rider but not in bad shape.. This trail whooped me. As I entered the trailhead I thought to myself, this is gonna be neat, not knowing that within half a mile I would have done hit the ground a couple times. With the trail being new still, there are no lines to ride, rough as hell. I also didn't know that there is such thing as pedaling up hill for a couple MILES. Downhill was few and far between. I ended up having to walk about a mile total, way too steep for me. Some of the uphill I deemed impossible for me. I broke off at the 4th trail turnoff after a monster uphill about killed me, the downhill started more frequent after the big crest. Now for some of the downhill, there was a couple parts that were fun as hell as you slide around the corners almost making the uphill worth while. One of the downhill parts was so steep that my speedometer said 10 with my back tire locked up. Again the roughness killed it. All in all not a bad place if you are in shape enough to handle it. Nice views of the lake at some points. I think once it gets worked in and some lines established it will be a bit more enjoyable.
P.S. If you are driving a good ways to get there, watch out for the buzzards in the road, they are not as fast as they think getting off the ground.



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Review Date
June 4, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rockass ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
New. Needs grade work. Too hard to get rhythm w/ so many holes. The trail boss has good intentions. I hope he is successful.



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