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    Pisgah Epic 11/26/2006

    Ok everybody. The moderately paced and distanced ride is for the 24th.

    This thread is the ride for those seeking a painful adventure.

    PisgahProductions mentioned something about doing part of the Assault course. That would be Heartbreak and Kitszuma. I was wondering if there are any other trails in the area that we could connect up to? I don't know that area as well as the ranger district.

    I am open to suggestions right now. I am thinking that we can get started pretty early in the morning and ride all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extrmtao
    Ok everybody. The moderately paced and distanced ride is for the 24th.

    This thread is the ride for those seeking a painful adventure.

    PisgahProductions mentioned something about doing part of the Assault course. That would be Heartbreak and Kitszuma. I was wondering if there are any other trails in the area that we could connect up to? I don't know that area as well as the ranger district.

    I am open to suggestions right now. I am thinking that we can get started pretty early in the morning and ride all day.
    Isn't it still Bear Season till Jan 01 there on Heartbreak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    Isn't it still Bear Season till Jan 01 there on Heartbreak?

    I remember seeing that. E and I may not have thought that one all the way through. DOH!

    I guess we will be hittin the Ranger district up. Maybe a Trace/Bent creek kind of thing. . . So many options. . .
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    Late edit. I really can't spell and thanks for the info Brad.
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    The toll road is closed but Heartbreak is not.
    My suggested route (Anyone let me know if there's a no-no in here):
    Starting at Old Fort Picnic area or Andrews Guyser to the church and the bottom of Heartbreak. Up Heartbreak to Star Gap, down to the grassy road of death all the way to Curtis Creek Rd. Curtis Creek to the Parkway. Parkway to Heartbreak. Heartbreak back to the church. Gravel Road to Old 70. Kitsuma back to the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisgahproductions
    The toll road is closed but Heartbreak is not.
    My suggested route (Anyone let me know if there's a no-no in here):
    Starting at Old Fort Picnic area or Andrews Guyser to the church and the bottom of Heartbreak. Up Heartbreak to Star Gap, down to the grassy road of death all the way to Curtis Creek Rd. Curtis Creek to the Parkway. Parkway to Heartbreak. Heartbreak back to the church. Gravel Road to Old 70. Kitsuma back to the car.
    If all those trails/roads are open, I am down for sure. Maybe we can find the closures online somewhere? I will do some googling and see what I can find.
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    As far as the Bear season goes I found this:

    WESTERN BEAR SEASON:
    Oct. 16-Nov. 18, 2006
    Dec. 11, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007

    Looks like there is a closure from the 19th to the 11th. That would mean we are good to go right?
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    My understanding is that the Toll Road is closed from Oct 1 to Jan 1, becuase the bear hunters (land owners) say so, not neccessarily because of bear season being from Oct 1 to Jan 1. Anyway, if we stay off the private land we're good. As a bonus the 26th is a Sunday and hunting is not allowed on Sundays! (yet)
    Again, if anyone has info to contradict this, please let me know!
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    E- your information is correct.
    I should hopefully be down for this, although I've got an injury right now (not MTB related) that I may or may not be recovered from by then. If I am down, I would personally promote parking at Kitsuma down Kitsuma, up Star Gap, grassy road , up CC, Parkway, HB/Star Gap , back up Mill Creek. Flows better for me and less driving.
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    hmmmm.....this sounds inviting. I'll keep you-uns posted on my participation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2biker
    hmmmm.....this sounds inviting. I'll keep you-uns posted on my participation.
    WHOA! We are pulling the out of towner's now. Reminds me of outkast and the ATL'iens.
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    Sounds Good

    I think I've finally kicked a long and nasty sinus infection and am ready to go out, stress by body in the cold and pick up another one.

    This ride's on my calendar.
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    Hey yo,
    Keep this thread current if you don't mind. Some CLT slackers may be in. I'll have to track this ride from a far away place, but I could be back in time to make it jive.
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    We haven't really discussed what times or exactly where we are meeting yet.

    I think E is our main guide for the day. Anybody have suggestions on time?
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    9:30 meet, 10 a.m. on the bikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisgahproductions
    9:30 meet, 10 a.m. on the bikes?

    That works for me. Meeting at the Geyser or the Old Fort Picnic area? I need directions from I-40 too since I am not familiar with this area.
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    Rich,
    Does a 10am ride time work for you?
    Anybody else?
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    You guys can make the call. I can be anywhere at anytime if I can make it happen. Can you (you meaning we/us/them/they) pull off a ride that long in seven hours of daylight?
    What meeting spot??
    Black tie or casual?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    You guys can make the call. I can be anywhere at anytime if I can make it happen. Can you (you meaning we/us/them/they) pull off a ride that long in seven hours of daylight?
    What meeting spot??
    Black tie or casual?
    Bring pretzel lights and sweater vests. . . E will have to cover the rest.
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    A'ville carpool?

    Anybody wanna carpool from Asheville? I'm in on the ubertrendy Eastsiiieeeddd and on the way.
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    G-vegas car pool as well.

    Just like the S.Pig there I am leaving from Greenville and I am willing to carpool as well.

    Any lurkers from G-ville/spartanburgh area?
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    Allrightythen... If I'm making the plans then here goes with a slight change that I hope everyone will be O.K. with.

    Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the KITSUMA parking lot
    Ride at 10 starting with the Kistuma singletrack

    This way, if we're racing against dark we'll be on the gravel/Old 70, not wondering if we have time for Kitsuma.

    Bring Petzel headlamps J.I.C.

    Erinna and I will be in the Jeep, maybe Wode too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by extrmtao
    Just like the S.Pig there I am leaving from Greenville and I am willing to carpool as well.

    Any lurkers from G-ville/spartanburgh area?

    i'm out

    Bastards, the lot of ya! i wanna go, but it is my wife 40th B-Day. Damn, i'm torn! wanna ride, wanna be a good hubby

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisgahproductions
    Allrightythen... If I'm making the plans then here goes with a slight change that I hope everyone will be O.K. with.

    Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the KITSUMA parking lot
    Ride at 10 starting with the Kistuma singletrack

    This way, if we're racing against dark we'll be on the gravel/Old 70, not wondering if we have time for Kitsuma.

    Bring Petzel headlamps J.I.C.

    Erinna and I will be in the Jeep, maybe Wode too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Uhhhh... duuuuuhhh.... Is that the Black Mountain exit??
    It's Exit 66 on i40(coming from Asheville) , turn left, cross the bridge, and then right, come to stop, go straight to dead end Kitsuma parking lot.

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    Count me in for thursday AM and keep us posted on any updates to the plan.

    I'm interested in car pooling from somewhere in Asheville. I live in Woodfin and can drive to meet up.

    This ride is a grate excuse for loading up on carbs thursday, extra stuffing.
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    damn I am confused now, I think I can find the black mountain exit, but what ride is on Thursday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack22
    Count me in for thursday AM and keep us posted on any updates to the plan.

    I'm interested in car pooling from somewhere in Asheville. I live in Woodfin and can drive to meet up.

    This ride is a grate excuse for loading up on carbs thursday, extra stuffing.
    No ride on Thursday. Ride on Friday at Dupont.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgestone14
    damn I am confused now, I think I can find the black mountain exit, but what ride is on Thursday?
    I think Jack22 just accidentally refered to the post turkey day ride as Thursday. That ride is on Friday and this ride is on Sunday.
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    Dupont Friday
    Epic Sunday

    Right?

    Is the ride sunday still starting at Kitsuma?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    i'm out

    Bastards, the lot of ya! i wanna go, but it is my wife 40th B-Day. Damn, i'm torn! wanna ride, wanna be a good hubby
    I'm out as well. Taking my daughter on her 1st trip to Disney World and we're leaving Sunday.
    Brad, a few riders will be riding Wilson's Saturday including myself. Send me a email if ya want in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    I'm out as well. Taking my daughter on her 1st trip to Disney World and we're leaving Sunday.
    Brad, a few riders will be riding Wilson's Saturday including myself. Send me a email if ya want in.

    Jeremy
    A bit young for such commercialization don't ya think

    BradO, I'd recommend something with travel to fully enjoy the experience if you join in on that Sat ride.

    Jeremy, see ya Sat.

    To All, have a good eat'n tomorrow and enjoy this Epic ride, wish I could be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob
    A bit young for such commercialization don't ya think

    BradO, I'd recommend something with travel to fully enjoy the experience if you join in on that Sat ride.

    Jeremy, see ya Sat.

    To All, have a good eat'n tomorrow and enjoy this Epic ride, wish I could be there.

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    Great Ride! 43.5 Miles

    Thanks to everyone that showed up!
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    looks good. wish I were there. I'll make up for it today though!

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    Maybe next time

    Looks outstanding.

    Wish I'd been there!

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