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    Assault on Pisgah's Pilot Pre-Ride

    Sunday April 24.
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    http://www.meetup.com/__ms77837062/Pisgah-Area-Mountain-Biking-Asheville-Hendersonville-brevard/events/109799312/t/ea1_grp/?rv=ea1&_af_eid=109799312&_af=event&expires=1363785793525&sig=9a501f24df73db2effe4b34cbef2d03594674cd0



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    Is this rain or shine?

    Because this weekend is looking pretty nasty so far.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Patrick McMahon is the "host" for this training ride. I'll check with him and make sure to post the status Saturday night.

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    Sunday's ride is RAIN or SHINE

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    how did this go?

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    Its this coming up sunday

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    I think they mean March 24th. I would love to do this but have a gig this Sunday. And it is supposed to be nasty rainy and cold. Not that that would stop me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    I think they mean March 24th. I would love to do this but have a gig this Sunday. And it is supposed to be nasty rainy and cold. Not that that would stop me.
    Rainy and warm or cold and dry, I am ok with......cold and rainy may just be my kryptonite.
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    The ride is this Sunday, April 24 10 am Fish Hatchery

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    April is next month. We are in March still.
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    Yes, March 24 is the Pre-Ride and April 14 is the race for A-opp. My mistake!

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    I may join yall if the singletrack around is too wet to ride. I am on vacation and would love to get on the bike and meet some new people.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Natio...gah+Forest,+NC

    Can someone clarify that this is the meeting place? Im from out of town and dont necessarily know my way around.

    And is that accurate that 50 miles should take 10 hours? Thats a 5mph average correct? That only makes sense if its extremely technical singletrack or super super steep fire road climbs. Like "waking steep".

    If so, my Ole' Lady wont be happy if I ride that long on vacation. 4-5 hours I could probably get away with.
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    sheep- I did not click your link-y, but 5mph is a pretty standard average for Pisgah proper rides that include group dynamics. If you're a hammer riding with other hammers or by yourself, you can go a little faster, but that's about right...

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    If it is a pre-ride of the actual race course, the web site says that it is about 40 miles and it appears to be about half forest road and half trial. So 10 hours would be slow even for me. I suspect that someone will win this race in about 3 1/2 hours or faster.
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    The Pre-Ride for last Sunday was a wash out...!!!

    Let's try again. March 30 (Saturday) 10am at the Fish Hatchery.

    Patrick McMahon is the host.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisgahcrazy42 View Post
    The Pre-Ride for last Sunday was a wash out...!!!

    Let's try again. March 30 (Saturday) 10am at the Fish Hatchery.

    Patrick McMahon is the host.
    Yeah, Easter weekend is a great weekend to plan an event. lol
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Sounds like fun. I'm in if I can get over a sore back that has been killing me for a week. Getting old is tough. You can throw your back out for no apparent reason.
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    Im vacationing in Brevard [from Michigan] and am interested in this ride. Looking for fun and technical single track. Would this ride fit the bill ?? Thx doug

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    Looks to be 1/2 service road and 1/2 single track from the information posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Im vacationing in Brevard [from Michigan] and am interested in this ride. Looking for fun and technical single track. Would this ride fit the bill ?? Thx doug
    Lots of FS road. FYI I think the wrong map was posted. I think this is the correct one.
    http://www.atrfuntrails.com/uploads/...50791_orig.jpg

    To me it look more like 2/3 FS road 1/3 single track. Granted some of that 2/3 is closed FS road but still double track at the very least.

    If you are looking for single track I don't think this will fit your bill. That said don't under estimate the Pisgah. Some good links in the sticky thread up top. Not sure what day you are looking to ride but i wil probably be riding some single track in Friday and Saturday.
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    I should be arriving to Brevard early Fri am. Plan to catch a nap then would be up for a ride in afternoon. Also up for riding on saturday. Im not picky just want to ride lots of single track / still several feet of snow here in Mi. If u dont mind me tagging along give me a call on fri. thx, I cant wait to head south... 231-420-2277 doug
    I assume cell service is available in these parts ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    I assume cell service is available in these parts ????
    If you have Verizon you should be ok even through pretty much all of DuPont and most of Pisgah.
    Any other carrier can be spotty.

    I always flip my phone to airplane mode though because bouncing from tower to tower kills the battery especially when I have Strava running in the background.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    We would love to have you tag along and I'll give you a call... Have a good trip!

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