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    Greenville, SC

    I'm up in Greenville (actually Marietta) on Mondays and Tuesdays for the next month or two. If there's a ride I shouldn't be missing I'd love to hear about it. Or a hook up. Or maybe even a nice dirt road climb I can use for training. I've been thinking of riding up Persimmon Ridge from Highway 11 for example.

    Anybody have any thoughts? I can even bring a road bike although 5 o'clock traffic isn't my idea of a good time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    I'm up in Greenville (actually Marietta) on Mondays and Tuesdays for the next month or two. If there's a ride I shouldn't be missing I'd love to hear about it. Or a hook up. Or maybe even a nice dirt road climb I can use for training. I've been thinking of riding up Persimmon Ridge from Highway 11 for example.

    Anybody have any thoughts? I can even bring a road bike although 5 o'clock traffic isn't my idea of a good time.
    Marietta's not to far from Dupont 15-20mins , Jeremy (Mtngoatepics) has a Tuesday Night ride they hit Dupont quite a bit. Have you been over to Paris Mtn...They've got some good trail and working on another +/- 6miles to open soon. No night riding yet, but they're workin on it. a good road ride is 276 up Caesar's Head... every now and then we pass Hincapie going up.

    Issaqueena over at Clemson has a Tuesday Night ride... that's probably a 40 min drive from where your staying.

    Give me a shout if you need more info or a guide.

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    Howdy,

    I typically go out to Issaqueena on Tuesday nights. If interested, you can drop me an email at wrtaylo@hotmail.com

    I may start hitting southside, that is a great trail system. If paris mountain was open to night ridiing, that would be the place to go. I would gladly pay to ride there at night.....

    RT

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    Wooglin, shoot me a PM if you want to hook up on Tuesday nights. We usually start at 7:30 at Dupont but I might be able to start at 6 if that helps ya out. I'm not riding tonight. I've had 3 straight hard days on the bike and last night my legs felt like lead trying to keep up with the singlespeeders. I knew better then to ride.
    Gotta get the legs fresh again for the Icycle this weekend.

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    Doesn't sound like any of those are going to work. Saw Hincapie training yesterday and it looked like he needs some speed work if he's gonna win a spring classic this year. So I guess I'll just bring the roadie and show him how its done.

    Thanks for all the suggestions though.
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    I'd be up for a Tues. ride at Paris, Camp Croft, or Isaqueena. If it's still wet you don't want to ride at Croft, though.
    Pretty much morning or after 3 is best for me.
    If you're still in the area at daylight savings time then you gotta do the road rides at Donaldson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    I'm up in Greenville (actually Marietta) on Mondays and Tuesdays for the next month or two. If there's a ride I shouldn't be missing I'd love to hear about it. Or a hook up. Or maybe even a nice dirt road climb I can use for training. I've been thinking of riding up Persimmon Ridge from Highway 11 for example.

    Anybody have any thoughts? I can even bring a road bike although 5 o'clock traffic isn't my idea of a good time.
    Ever heard of Oil Camp Creek or the Ashemore Heritage Perserve? It's close to Persimmon Ridge. And you can actually make a loop going up OCC then down 276 to Persimmon Ridge. Down PR not to far is a gated trail (double track) on the left that will take you back to OCC. It has been 10 years since I have done this loop. My son and I went up PR this past weekend (hiking) to find the cut through trail bacause I couldn't remember which one it was. Next time I have the oppurtunity I'm going back with my bike. OCC is just an old logging road that hunters use now. I definitely wouldn't go there during season.
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    The Heritage preserve is closed to bikes. But if its avoidable I'd be up for that loop with some more specifics. Sounds perfect.

    Upstate--I'm up in the air on logistics, but I'm going to try and bring a bike on Tuesday next week. I'll PM you if I think I can pull it off. I usually quit work for the day about 3 up there, so it should be doable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    The Heritage preserve is closed to bikes. But if its avoidable I'd be up for that loop with some more specifics. Sounds perfect.

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    How do you know it's closed? I didn't see any signs neccesarily banning bikes. It's just says closed to motorized vehicles. Worst case scenario I think OCC could at least be done legally. Then you could take PR back to 11 or just turn around on OCC for a sweet 4-5mi DH.
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