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    Roanoke area riders: come ride some new(old) singletrack!

    Roanoke area riders: Want to ride some newly re-opened singletrack?

    CraigCreekRider and I are hosting a Roanoke IMBA ride on Price Mountain trail this Sunday (11/4). Anyone is welcome to join us. The trail is about 6.6 miles long, with about 2,000 - 2,500 ft climbing, but it is really steep. We can either do a point-to point, or finish the loop with about 6.5 miles of very nice FS roads and a mile or two of pavement. We could also hi the section of Helms Trail featured in another thread on this board. PM me or go to the Roanoke IMBA Facebook page and leave a comment in the thread about this if you would like to join.

    This is part of the Price / Patterson Mt Trail system that RIMBA members have been working on for the past season. The following is a link to some info on the project and a maps of the trails:

    Price Patterson Mountain Bike Ride
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    10-27-2012 ride pictures by CraigCreekRider - Photobucket
    Some pics from the short loop ride I did there Saturday


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    Some more pics

    Some really fun stuff up on top, ride what you want - walk the rest

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    Lots of great through the trees views if its clear


    As you get towards the north end things smooth out

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    Time? Directions to the "meeting spot" please - I'll confirm later in the week.
    Enjoying the trails one pedal stroke at a time...

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    I don't wish that God-awful death march of a 'ride' on anyone........

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    Just kidding......

    The up portion is kinda tough but the juice is worth the squeeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsomtb View Post
    Just kidding......

    The up portion is kinda tough but the juice is worth the squeeze!
    You've ridden there?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    The first 2 pics of my last post are gsomtb. He's paid suffer-age there a couple of times.

    Maybe he can join us and get the ride out the other end - the kinder gentler Price Mountain.
    Last edited by CraigCreekRider; 10-31-2012 at 12:31 PM.

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    Time and Place

    Time and place: 10:00 AM at the top of the pass on Rt 606 / Grove Hill Rd (by the trailhead for Price Mt Trail).

    https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=3...p=0&sz=15&z=15

    Looks like we are doing this as a point to point. Please let us know by the night before if you are coming so we can make plans for dropping a vehicle or two off at the other end.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    going to FATS this weekend with WonderBread.

    He's wanting to get up there and ride so maybe in a weekend or 2.

    What is the other end that you're speaking of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsomtb View Post
    going to FATS this weekend with WonderBread.

    Have Fun - Keep your wheels close to the ground:

    He's wanting to get up there and ride so maybe in a weekend or 2.

    Sounds good. New place for WB to HAB Sunday only in November, that place has more armed men than Dodge City in black powder and rifle season.



    What is the other end that you're speaking of?
    Between Kelly Trail and Patterson Creek road. Its where we have been working the last 6 months or so. Rolling ridge ride followed by 2+ mile descent. Smooth mostly, almost Douthat-ey. The short loop post I did above has some pics from that end. Pics 6-21 on 10-27-2012 ride.
    Last edited by CraigCreekRider; 11-01-2012 at 05:46 AM.

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    Bump. Kapusta had something come up and can't make it, but I still plan on doing the ride. 10 AM at the top of the pass locally known as Caldwell Mountain. From US 220 in Fincastle turn onto Rt 606 beside the Dollar Store and go 7 miles west following "Camp on Craig" signs. Meeting spot is at the top of the pass on the right.
    Last edited by CraigCreekRider; 11-03-2012 at 04:47 PM. Reason: Correct miles from Rt 220

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    How'd the ride go?
    Am I all zipped up?

    Escaping the Dreary Confines

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    It was just a few of us, but the ride went well. Foggy and in the clouds but no rain. Rocks and leaves were slick. I'll try and put some pics up later on here.

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    Sunday's Price Mountain Ride Report

    Sundays weather forecast was not so great. Cold rain through Saturday night followed by clouds and mid 40s. So there were only 3 of us, and Sioux, trail dog extraordinaire. We did a shuttle, but still had a mile of very steep hike-a-bike right off the start. Some of my pictures came out kinda fuzzy, sorry about that.



    of the way off, the outer clothes were coming off.


    A little break, and then it was on again



    Some fun on top


    Lots of the ride was in the clouds





    It was fairly slippery, rocky, and full of new leaves


    A few obstacles along the way




    Token old guy

    Synchronized off camber pedaling, it is quite popular in this part of the state


    On north of Kelly Trail, the mountain gets tamer



    By this point we were coming down and out of the clouds



    A fun downhill, then we rode some stuff on the lower part of Patterson Mountain

    Some doubletrack


    Another mile or so of Helms trail singletrack

    It was a hard, but fun ride.

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