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This is the worst fall I can remember. Its been raining and/or snowing for what seems like 2 months.
I am really looking forward to going to Charlotte for Thanksgiving week. I am going to try to make up for a lot of lost rides.
Carolina Blue Skies, Baby!
I rode up the boundary trail at Holimont which has pretty much been a distaster since RRR, and the race loop at HV which was pretty sketchy too.
The sun is out today though so there should be a brief drying period.
I just try to stay in the puddles when it is wet instead of going around them so I don`t make them any wider than they already are.
Politically Correct, that`s me.
Well, we had an awesome day on Saturday!
Due to an unfortunate late start (we were riding at around 1:30), we had to remove some two portions.
We started up top at the radio tower, so we took off the initial climb from the training center. We also took a shortcut after Bent Rim and avoided the back loop to save some time. Total ride was 35km (approx. 21 miles). Just got back in time to the car at 7:30!
The trails were a little damp but it added to the 'epicness' of it all
Great call for the lunch drop off. CCC camp was perfect. We spent about an hour there
I have to say my favorite trail was the section of FLT before reaching the CCC camp. Some MAJOR technical rock gardens there! simply awesome. I also loved porcupine, merlins, yukon, etc etc for the miles of buff singletrack!!
We were starved after the ride, but unfortunately everything in Elicottville was packed! We had to settle for the Ponderosa in Springville :shock:
Great map by the way Jon, we were total foreigners to the trails and the map worked like a charm.
here's a link to our ride on motionbased.com for anyone interested:
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/invi ... ue=1380040
this is a cool overlay of the map on Google Earth
Thanks everyone on this board for the help to make this an awesome ride!
Thanks Jon that makes total sense about the map. I'll pick one up at MS&G
About the GPX File, I tried and you're right there's too many points. I'll download the topofusion and try to reduce the number of points.
Fingers crossed for some drying time tomorrow!
I'm in the same boat as you, I've only used my unit so far for collecting data. I figured I'll try to use it as a navigational aid only, accompanied with the paper map.
If it were earlier in the season, I would be more concerned about riding the trails after a week of rain, but usage starts to drop off now and pretty soon they'll be covered with snow and the forst heaves will gives us the annual spring clean slate anyway.
If you have some sticky tires, you'll still have a good time Sat. Hopefully we'll have some drying sun Friday.
no worries, we're good on the slick stuff, we just don't want to ruin your trails...
if anyone can give me an update on Friday evening i'd appreciate it. we're going to head out Saturday early AM
It's been raining since Tuesday. Come ride, but be forewarned that we have lots of roots and rocks that aren't so friendly when wet. Only the hardcore trail junkies ride when things get slick around here.
Long Live Long Rides
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