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    Green's lick mileage?

    Hey all,
    We'll be driving through Asheville tomorrow and will have time for a ~2 hour ride. From what I've seen Green's lick looks to be the trail to ride, but I am having trouble getting an idea of total mileage, including the climb to the trail head. Also how long should we plan to ride the whole trail?
    Thanks in advance!
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    For me (avg overweight 41 yr old guy), 1:45 ride =
    Park at first lot on right (Rice Pinnacle)- ride Deer Lake Lodge>Wolf Branch>R on gravel road>L on Ingles Field Gap>L on N. Boundary>L on Greens Lick>L on Sidehill (rocky climb to start, but mellows)>str. on Little Hickory Top>R on Ingles Field Gap>R on gravel>L on Wolf Branch and out to car. IMO, gives you best singletrack climbs and descents in Bent Creek. Enjoy.
    Tim

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    "L on N. Boundary" ? T, do you mean at Five Points?

    Friend of mine rode from here Sunday and said they'd done some sort of scraping on the long North Boundary (135) roadbed and it was "soft & sinky". Anyone know about this?

    I live near Rice Pinnacle and usually go up Ingles (150 - T's route) or the IF Connector (145/150A - easiest) to Five Points. Another option - once you get to the bottom of GL, is to turn right, hit 479 to Explorer (337A) and meander around the lake. That usually lands around the 12 mile/2 hour mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdvm
    For me (avg overweight 41 yr old guy), 1:45 ride =
    Park at first lot on right (Rice Pinnacle)- ride Deer Lake Lodge>Wolf Branch>R on gravel road>L on Ingles Field Gap>L on N. Boundary>L on Greens Lick>L on Sidehill (rocky climb to start, but mellows)>str. on Little Hickory Top>R on Ingles Field Gap>R on gravel>L on Wolf Branch and out to car. IMO, gives you best singletrack climbs and descents in Bent Creek. Enjoy.
    Tim
    I 2nd this route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdvm
    For me (avg overweight 41 yr old guy), 1:45 ride =
    Park at first lot on right (Rice Pinnacle)- ride Deer Lake Lodge>Wolf Branch>R on gravel road>L on Ingles Field Gap>L on N. Boundary>L on Greens Lick>L on Sidehill (rocky climb to start, but mellows)>str. on Little Hickory Top>R on Ingles Field Gap>R on gravel>L on Wolf Branch and out to car. IMO, gives you best singletrack climbs and descents in Bent Creek. Enjoy.
    Tim

    Another vote for this route. You get the 2 best downhills in Bent Creek,

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    "L on N. Boundary" ? T, do you mean at Five Points?
    Yep. It's a left if you're looking at the map. Didn't want to say right fork on the left side, confuse him and send him back down the hill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M

    Friend of mine rode from here Sunday and said they'd done some sort of scraping on the long North Boundary (135) roadbed and it was "soft & sinky". Anyone know about this?

    Rode it Sunday morning. The first 1500 feet from 5 Points seems to have had additional crushed gravel put down. It looks like they tried to compact it with some sort of skidder. There are parallel furrows about 1.5-2" deep spaced about 10" apart up the whole length. It was difficult to keep the wheels from dropping into these furrows/ruts. That being said, it's only for a short length of N. Boundary.

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    Thanks for the quick responses guys. Anyone have a preferred place to pick up a map? Fatz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue22
    Thanks for the quick responses guys. Anyone have a preferred place to pick up a map? Fatz?
    yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65
    yep.
    CORPORATE SHILL!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bus_142
    CORPORATE SHILL!!!!
    Youknowme! That's just how I roll. Didn't you break a nail or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65
    Youknowme! That's just how I roll. Didn't you break a nail or something?
    yeah, outta commission for a while. ACL reconstruction last wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    "L on N. Boundary" ? T, do you mean at Five Points?

    Friend of mine rode from here Sunday and said they'd done some sort of scraping on the long North Boundary (135) roadbed and it was "soft & sinky". Anyone know about this?

    I live near Rice Pinnacle and usually go up Ingles (150 - T's route) or the IF Connector (145/150A - easiest) to Five Points. Another option - once you get to the bottom of GL, is to turn right, hit 479 to Explorer (337A) and meander around the lake. That usually lands around the 12 mile/2 hour mark.

    Have fun!
    +1 on the Explorer option. You'll climb a bit to the trailhead, and then a short uphill will spill you out to the downhill to the lake. Hard Times Connector from that direction is super fast and flowy now with the rebuild to get you back to your car.

    Like as not, you'll run into someone out there who can provide directions. And as much as the 780 map is gold around here, the Bent Creek-specific map is probably a bit better for this application.

    North Boundary isn't in too bad of shape -- but bigger tires were better, IMHO. It's a bit on the soft side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdvm
    For me (avg overweight 41 yr old guy), 1:45 ride =
    Park at first lot on right (Rice Pinnacle)- ride Deer Lake Lodge>Wolf Branch>R on gravel road>L on Ingles Field Gap>L on N. Boundary>L on Greens Lick>L on Sidehill (rocky climb to start, but mellows)>str. on Little Hickory Top>R on Ingles Field Gap>R on gravel>L on Wolf Branch and out to car. IMO, gives you best singletrack climbs and descents in Bent Creek. Enjoy.
    Tim

    how would i get to the trial head from chattanooga tn.
    this sounds like a ride i want to do, soon....
    need some good directions please from chattanooga....

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