Just got back from a group ride from The Path/Tustin..actually it was a very small group..just 3 of us (including myself and my bud/co-worker). The group guide took us to the Chutes trail on the right all the way to the top. I have to say that the trail is pretty narrow and steep enough that I was in my granny gear ALOT..I don't think I'll be leaving the 2 X 9 setup anytime soon. Fortunately there weren't too many riders coming down, but we had a few and I had to stop to walk around them. It taught me to make quick gear transitions and learned the proper way to go into the narrow uphill climbs. When we got to the top of Chutes, I was gassed..sucking wind. We took the downhill trail of Chutes (right of the uphill Chutes trail) and to be honest, that first section from the top was a tad much for this first timer and had to walk it down..a feeeeeww feet.. There were actually numerous sections that were above my skill level..being a Floopie, left me unprepared for Chutes..it is steeper and more technical..ALOT more..but an eye-opener. I enjoyed going uphill than downhill..HT was good for climbing, bad for DH..think all the nuts and bolts need to be re-tightened on the bike..and some fillings. I look forward to improved times at the Floop..lol Does anybody know what trail this is..