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    Snake Creek Gap TT Series

    Has anyone done the Snake Gap Time Trial series. Its about 4 hrs from Asheville, NC but I'd think about doing it for the $50 bucks SORBA member price for three 32 mile races.



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    Yes, I did this series last year.
    Granted, I'm a member of the NWGA SORBA chapter that hosts it, so I'm a tad biased.

    For unbiased localized opinions, check out:
    http://www.sorba.org/modules.php?name=Forums

    There will be a couple of organized prerides of the course coming up soon.
    http://www.nwgasorba.org/chewdafat/i...hp?topic=505.0
    Come check it out and see what you're getting into.

    Also, check out some of the pics from last year's series on the NWGA SORBA site (http://www.nwgasorba.org/). I was really amazed by all of the types riders that came out for this event...tandem mtn bike, 29er-Singlespeed, & everything in between.

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    I haven't done the TT series but I rode the second half of the course last winter and it was stellar.

    I plan to ride the first half tomorrow. Look for pics next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    I haven't done the TT series but I rode the second half of the course last winter and it was stellar.

    I plan to ride the first half tomorrow. Look for pics next week.
    If you want some company, I think James and a few others from the NWGA chapter are riding there tomorrow, too.
    http://www.nwgasorba.org/chewdafat/i...hp?topic=511.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by justridinalong
    If you want some company, I think James and a few others from the NWGA chapter are riding there tomorrow, too.
    http://www.nwgasorba.org/chewdafat/i...hp?topic=511.0
    Thanks for the info, but I can't make it up there that early. Got other things going on, so my plan is to hit the trail about 10:30 from Snake Creek Gap. I'll probably see them out there though.
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    You should do this ride. Good rough trail, the antithesis of buff. Nowhere near the verticality of Pisgah, but don't underestimate it either. Your bike and body will take a beating and at the end of the day you'll know you've been for a ride. Good stuff.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/passion/crunchy-good-ketchup-144233.html#post1339011
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    I did 3 of the 5 last year, and it's my favorite race, and my favorite trail. Very challenging while being fun. Rock gardens for miles. Literally.
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    Jeremy....

    Its been a while, but I'm planning on riding this next year, at least two of the three dates. Since you're a pretty nice guy, we could carpool and you could tell me how the race was several minutes ahead of me on the ride back to Asheville :-).
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    I've ridden it a few times. It is basically a 7 mile rock garden with some dirt sections thrown in for variety. Momentum and speed are hard to find and you had better bring the Full SUspension bike.

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    Anyone planning to do any pre-rides of the 17mile course soon (before Jan 2. 2010 race)?
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    We are all meeting at the Convention Center at 8 ~ am some doing 17 and some 37. Tomorrow morning!!! Should be some snow I hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    We are all meeting at the Convention Center at 8 ~ am some doing 17 and some 37. Tomorrow morning!!! Should be some snow I hope
    was hoping to get out for the snow ride tomorrow but my 2 year old just volcanoed his dinner back up all in the car, so it looks like it's virus weekend for me. enjoy the ride, and if/when I pre-ride, I'll post again to see if anyone's going.
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    Just got home from the ride and it was a blast!! The trails were not that bad and the views were breathtaking. It was awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    Just got home from the ride and it was a blast!! The trails were not that bad and the views were breathtaking. It was awesome
    nice, I hope to get out there soon. riding Raccoon Mtn today around 2 if anyone's looking to go.
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    Love this event, it's on my calendar every year. Looking forward to January!!!

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    Yeah, this is one of my favorite events. Somebody posted this video over on the SORBA board;

    http://vimeo.com/3527210

    The start of the last 8 miles of the 34 is really the half way point. It's so rocky that I often find myself going as hard as I can on a flat section & making a good 5 mph!
    The standing eight count & three knockdown rules are in effect on this trail.

    http://compvelo.com/content/

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    Quote Originally Posted by xray_ed
    Yeah, this is one of my favorite events. Somebody posted this video over on the SORBA board;

    http://vimeo.com/3527210

    The start of the last 8 miles of the 34 is really the half way point. It's so rocky that I often find myself going as hard as I can on a flat section & making a good 5 mph!
    registered last week, and I know 2 others I ride with are doing it. looking to preride next Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday. Anybody else riding those days?
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    I am going to race it. Should I go for the 34, I did Black Bear Rampage so i think I can handle 34. The last few miles are really the hardest part, do I want to go into it with 17 extra miles on my legs. How is the first 17 of the 34?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    I am going to race it. Should I go for the 34, I did Black Bear Rampage so i think I can handle 34. The last few miles are really the hardest part, do I want to go into it with 17 extra miles on my legs. How is the first 17 of the 34?
    when in doubt, go 34. never ridden it, so know nothing about the 17 or 34. when you rode last week, which did you ride? and is the 17 ending at the convention center, right? start point is Snake Creek Gap parking area right? looks like it according to the map

    http://www.nwgasorba.org/DugGap_To_SnakeCreek.pdf
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    yeah, I started at Snake Creek Gap parking lot and rode the last 17.
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    I just registered for the 34 mile, what the hell. Plus one of my buddies is doing it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidNeiles
    I am going to race it. Should I go for the 34, I did Black Bear Rampage so i think I can handle 34. The last few miles are really the hardest part, do I want to go into it with 17 extra miles on my legs. How is the first 17 of the 34?
    The 17 miler is the second half of the 34. Most of the decent sport class riders can go around 4 - 4.5 hours for the 34 while the good experts are around 3.5 hours. This is of course, if it's not very muddy!
    The standing eight count & three knockdown rules are in effect on this trail.

    http://compvelo.com/content/

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    what tires are you guys riding for this one...any and all input is welcomed. I'm needing to replace my summer tires and yet to make a decision on what to use for the TT.
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    I love my wtb wolverines 2.2 in the rear and 2.3 wtb prowler SS up front.
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    Getting close, this is Saturday. Can't say enough good things about what NWGA Sorba does with this race! Always a top notch event.

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