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    Middle Mountain Mama Race Sunday May 5

    A plug for the race Sunday. I have no financial interest in it but I do like to see people ride trails I have put a fair amount of work into. I have worked mostly on the XXC part, but get out and enjoy them all.

    Somewhat random pics from earlier races

    2011 Race









    Emergency repairs take some ingenuity


    DirtyD in 2008





    Riding the Lasso Loop




    Some trail pics from the main XC course
    2009
    Blue Suck Falls climb


    Locust Gap Trail

    Stony Run Cimb


    Middle Mountain




    Salt Stump


    Ross Camp


    Mountain Top


    Brushy Hollow

    Bottom of Stony


    I hope some of you can make it. If so I may see you out there.
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    Where is this? I definitely want to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bos View Post
    Where is this? I definitely want to check it out.
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    Douthat State Park, Clifton Forge Virginia right off of I-64

    Great area to ride just bring your climbing legs
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    This was easily the most fun course I've ever raced, but I missed two turns due to some poor course markings which was pretty frustrating (both were turn-offs of fire road on the XXC portion). I went in with podium expectations (I've beaten the 2nd & 3rd place finishes already at other races this past year) but ended up DFL. That being said, the trails were so fun I'll 100% be back next year!
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    I had a great time out there this year, my first time to Douthat.

    It is fun to see some familiar EVMA faces in the pix you posted.

    (Fueledbymetal - my bf tacked on an extra 5 mi to the XXC too.)

    Next year we may do the Wintergreen hill climb the day before as a warm-up :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev2ride View Post
    I had a great time out there this year, my first time to Douthat.

    It is fun to see some familiar EVMA faces in the pix you posted.

    (Fueledbymetal - my bf tacked on an extra 5 mi to the XXC too.)

    Next year we may do the Wintergreen hill climb the day before as a warm-up :-)
    I got to go to Douthat for the first time recently. OMG it was so much fun!!! Made me remember why I liked riding the trails so much. Even the climb at the beginning was enjoyable. I can't remember trail names, but I think the first was up Blue Suck to Stony Run to the Overlook then down a screaming fast downhill Blue Suck.... It was fantastic - I can't wait to go back!!!
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    Now I am itching to get back over there Jen. Sounds like you had a good ride there.

    As far as the course marking, I think it is done pretty well. It's different when you know the territory versus racing through unfamiliar country as fast as you can. If there is a particular spot that is confusing I can pass that along to NMan. It is roughly a 40 mile course so there is a lot of country to cover and a lot of potential wrong turns. Usually the most confusion is the second time on Middle Mountain where you turn right on Salt Stump versus going straight down the ridge the first time. Pre-riding the course is always a good idea if it is feasible.
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    Heading to Douthat for the first time in a few weeks. Can't wait!
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