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    Fairfax Area Mtbrs

    I recently hit my 1 year mark and have worked my way up from LH - Wakefield to Accotink & recently Fountainhead. Solo riding has its place, but I like riding with folks around my level which adds to the fun and learning aspect of mtb for me. I try to ride FH and Accotink 3 to 4 days a week. I can get through FH in about 1:25 to 1:40 range.

    I'm not out there to race. It's the fun, conditioning and challenge that keeps me going.

    Looking for a steady partner(s) to ride with. Message me if anyone is interested. I live in Fairfax Station area.

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    I would check with the folks who visit MORE.. Rides - MORE Forums

    Bikenetic and TheBikeLane host group rides, that would probably be a good place to meet up with other MTBrs.

    Ride On!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZTallboy View Post
    I recently hit my 1 year mark and have worked my way up from LH - Wakefield to Accotink & recently Fountainhead. Solo riding has its place, but I like riding with folks around my level which adds to the fun and learning aspect of mtb for me. I try to ride FH and Accotink 3 to 4 days a week. I can get through FH in about 1:25 to 1:40 range.

    I'm not out there to race. It's the fun, conditioning and challenge that keeps me going.

    Looking for a steady partner(s) to ride with. Message me if anyone is interested. I live in Fairfax Station area.

    Cheers!


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    I'm down...1:25 was my fastest time at Fountainhead. So you're doing pretty good. I don't think i'll ever be any faster due to my lower back. I can only ride once per week so unfortunately I can't train and build up my cardio. Which is why I'm always riding solo most of the time. My friends ride 3-4x a week and I just can't keep up. Some even smoke and I can't hang.

    If you're down for riding and not into big ego's and racing then I'm down for hitting the trails together some time.

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    1:25 for a full loop at FH is faster than 95% of the riders out there. Heck, most people stop at the picnic tables and skip the black loop entirely from what it seems like.

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    Yeah, hit up the MORE site for posted group rides.
    ALL 6 Fh loops with breaks & hitting the skinny's takes me 1:45 - 2:00, so I too largely ride there solo.
    If it weren't closed so frickin' often I'd go more, but now that IMBA made it sustainable (sic) better options exist.
    The best is the one you want to ride most often..

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    Fairfax Area Mtbrs

    Thx guys. At the end of the day, it's all about the fun and getting a good workout. FH always takes its toll on me...specially the back end which kills my lower back. Still love riding the full loop. It always feels like a great accomplishment even if it takes me 1:40+ sometimes.

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    anybody willing to do a casual lap sometime this week if weather holds up?

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    Re: Fairfax Area Mtbrs

    If you get out early on the weekends, I'd also recommend Rosaryville State Park (next to Andrews AFB). It only takes me about 25 minutes to get there from Springfield, and it's a pretty fast 9-mile loop with only one or two short climbs. My friends and I usually do two fast laps there to build up endurance. We're not pro racers, and can usually do the 18 total miles in two hours. (My normal FH times are roughly 1:30)

    Schaefer Farms (in Germantown) and Shenandoah River State Park (Bare Bottom Trail or Alan Mountain Trail) are each worth the drives, as well.

    I live next to Accotink, so shoot me a pm whenever you hit it on a weekend -- I'll be glad to join ya at any of the above!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbonKid View Post
    anybody willing to do a casual lap sometime this week if weather holds up?
    I'd be down for sure but unfortunately I'm on medication for a stomach virus. Last weekend the weather was so perfect and yet I was stuck at home sick

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    any takers for FH this evening at 6:30?

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    I'm in for Fountainhead runs! PM me - I'm definitely looking for people to ride with. Its not looking good for this week with all the rain. My best was a 1:12 but I was really pissed that day and just cranked my guts out and DILLIGAFed the downhills. I usually turn in a 1:25-1:35 on the full loop.

    I've also got a 10mi route in the Lake Fairfax/Reston area starting at the trailhead off Michael Faraday Dr that can be doubled back for longer rides. I'll be doing a lot of that to train for the MOCO Epic

    I've heard Wakefield and Lake Accotink single tracks are pretty tame but I haven't taken the time to explore. I'm also interested if you're willing to show me those trails.

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    I need to get down and check out Fountainhead and other area trails. I only really ride two different trails (Third Battle in Winchester, Rocky Gap State Park in Cumberland, MD, and Davis, WV) with a third thrown in on rare occasion. I ride alone 99.9% of the time because all my friends are too lazy to ride a bike so I stay with what I know. I'd rather explore new stuff with others just in case something happens.

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    haven't rode my bike in like three weeks...when i actually have time, it rains

    i feel out of shape

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    anybody up for a ride at FH?

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    I'm headed out to Fountainhead this morning. Planning to be there around 9:30. PM me if you want to meet up!
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    FH is Awesome for being within an hour from me. I went for the first time with a friend who had not been there for 2-3 years. He said it changed a lot! we did the entire loop(green,blue, black) in 1:45. Just this past saturday we went again, did the green, blue loop, and hit the green loop one more time before we had to leave. Would have done the blue loop again, we were running out of daylight. Kinda got a late start.

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