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    Pilot Cove Loop - Slate Rock

    How does the Pilot Cove-Slate Rock compare with Laurel Mtn and Pilot Rock? I'm trying to decide if I should definitely do it, or skip that section to have time to grab a couple beers at the Hub and save my legs for the following two days of riding.

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    If you are talking about doing Laurel>Pilot and then Pilot Cove>Slate Rock, most people I know call that "Outer-Inner." It's one of my mostests favoritests rides ever. The view from Slate Rock, IMHO, is the best singletrack-by-bike view in Pisgah District. The woods are beautiful and the trails are excellente.

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    Both require going up something. Your downhill interests would be the deciding factor. Heck, just go to the Hub.
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    Since we are both flat landers, I would say that it's definitely a great route. Laurel is great, you have some hike a bike near the top and Pilot going down is obviously well worth the hike.

    Pilot Cove\Slate Rock, you have that initial steepness, the lookout point and then a really awesome long down hill.

    I really like this combo, I was definitely tired being just a normal flat lander that's done a moderate to reasonable amount of Pisgah riding.

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