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    Rode Chimney Gulch/Lookout Mountain for the first time yesterday!

    I can't believe I never road this trail before! It's quite the climb going up and seemed to work me just as hard as Falcon/WR/etc. It registered about 1,800 vertical feet from the crappy parking area below to the visitors center. I was impressed with the trail and it's quite technical and was tacky from the rain the day before which made it perfect. Like I said, I can't believe I never road this one before.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/52740665

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    How long have you been here??

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    Didn't realize there was any other way to the top of Apex

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    How long have you been here??
    Like I said I couldn't believe I never road that before. I started riding pretty hardcore in 90 on Matthew Winters/HogBack when I got my first Front Suspension Rock Shock on my GT Richter 8.0 bike. Had a great riding posse for a few seasons. Then, took a break for a while and got back into it hardcore in 05. So, yeah been on the FR a long time to not have ridden this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrasher
    Like I said I couldn't believe I never road that before. I started riding pretty hardcore in 90 on Matthew Winters/HogBack when I got my first Front Suspension Rock Shock on my GT Richter 8.0 bike. Had a great riding posse for a few seasons. Then, took a break for a while and got back into it hardcore in 05. So, yeah been on the FR a long time to not have ridden this one!
    Dayum! Glad you "discovered" it! Good ride...

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    Overall, since they sanitized CG the last couple years, I like Castle Trail better. But CG is a nice route. For a good workout I do 2-3 laps.

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    Yea well I do it with only one crank arm.
    Team MOJO Wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldsteele
    Yea well I do it with only one crank arm.
    I use ankle weights....it is too easy otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsnotfour
    Overall, since they sanitized CG the last couple years, I like Castle Trail better. But CG is a nice route. For a good workout I do 2-3 laps.
    Wow, you must be in really good shape. That's pretty hard-core. I plan on putting in some major mileage the next few days. I'm heading up to Buffalo Creek and you know how much riding one can do there!

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    Nah. I'm not in awesome shape. I just pace myself for longer rides. There are XC racers on 29ners who really fly up CG.

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    I never ride that trail, it's way too hard for me, even using two cranks.

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