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    Longest Flow Trail in the Southeast US?

    Kessel Run in Cherokee, NC's Fire Mtn Trail System. Here's a top to bottom run of about 10 minutes at around 20mph average. It's long and flows very well... https://youtu.be/Y-vNTQSsot0

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    I didn't find that trail to be all that exciting to ride. You want a longer downhill flow, try Bomb Dog at Coldwater in Alabama. It's about 3 miles long.

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    I did it in just under 12 parsecs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    I did it in just under 12 parsecs.

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    Pardon me Captain, but that was the Kessel Run out near the Imperial blockade, not the one in NC Fire Mountain. Honestly sir, your memory has ben failing since that last brush with those black holes.
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    A parsec is a measurement of distance, not speed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    I did it in just under 12 parsecs.
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    A parsec is a measurement of distance, not speed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    I didn't find that trail to be all that exciting to ride. You want a longer downhill flow, try Bomb Dog at Coldwater in Alabama. It's about 3 miles long.
    If we are talking about favorites, for me it Big Creek to South Mills River from BRP in Pisgah. 7 mile descent with 3,500 drop. You have to pay for it in a 25 mile loop though which starts with Laurel Mountain.

    It's exciting to have new trails open. A different experience...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zfraysier View Post
    You have to pay for it in a 25 mile loop though which starts with Laurel Mountain.
    A mile is a measurement of distance, not currency...

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    Tell me more about Big Creek. I've been looking for something with a bit longer descent in that area and 7 miles does indeed sound fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrashbarg View Post
    A mile is a measurement of distance, not currency...
    Okay, that's pretty funny.

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    Izzat all ya got? Come to Oregon, home of the 8-12 mile, multi-thousand foot descents. A pound of flesh is indeed a form of payment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Izzat all ya got? Come to Oregon, home of the 8-12 mile, multi-thousand foot descents. A pound of flesh is indeed a form of payment...
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    Mt Hood to Rhodo is probably the longest descent I've done. Oregon is the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrashbarg View Post
    A mile is a measurement of distance, not currency...
    There is a difference between idiom and idiocy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zfraysier View Post
    A parsec is a measurement of distance, not speed...
    I know a shortcut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zfraysier View Post
    A parsec is a measurement of distance, not speed...
    Technically he is correct. The trail is under 12 parsecs long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Tell me more about Big Creek. I've been looking for something with a bit longer descent in that area and 7 miles does indeed sound fun.
    Park at South Mills, ride up yellow gap, ride up Laurel, take Laurel to BRP (not Pilot). Once you are within a quarter mile, carry (not walk) your bike to the BRP pavement. It is illegal to ride off-road here. Ride east on BRP past Mt Pisgah. Turn off onto a grown over trail just before you reach a second tunnel. The trail will be grown over until you get to stairs. From here it is nothing but bliss for about three miles and doesn't stop dropping during this section. Then there will be several technical creek crossings. This section rolls but overall drops. It will end near the reservoir. From here take a short climb to Henderson before descending Lower Trace. The descent is not as technical as Farlow or sections on Bennett or Pilot but is much longer.
    I enjoy the ride on Laurel too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zfraysier View Post
    There is a difference between idiom and idiocy.
    Dude, we have a pop-culture reference there which you missed. If anyone doesn't know the diff between time and distance, well they probably don't care and don't want your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zfraysier View Post
    A parsec is a measurement of distance, not speed...
    Of course it is, and that means he totally took Strava lines to complete the trail in less than 12 parsecs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim c View Post
    Dude, we have a pop-culture reference there which you missed. If anyone doesn't know the diff between time and distance, well they probably don't care and don't want your help.
    Star Wars was not my era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zfraysier View Post
    Star Wars was not my era.
    Wrong. Star Wars is every era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Izzat all ya got? Come to Oregon, home of the 8-12 mile, multi-thousand foot descents. A pound of flesh is indeed a form of payment...
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    It is all we've got. Having grown up in Oregon and currently living in SC, you would have to start atop the tallest mountain on the East coast and ride halfway to the coast to experience a multi-thousand foot descent.

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