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    Am I going to die?

    A friend and I are heading to Dupont and Pisgah for the weekend. I am only used to XC trails in Michigan and Mid-TN. Will I die this weekend?

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    Dead

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    Will it at least be a good ride...you know...before the dead part?

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    Death will be slow and very painful. If your lucky death will average 5 MPH

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    Watch out for the badgers. Those suckers are mean and all over the trails this time of year.

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    Probably just air lifted out. I mean, yes we will all die at some point but you might make it this weekend. I hope you have good maps. Dupont is well marked but there are a LOT of trails and turns. Pisgah, not so well marked depending on where you are.

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    You will have the time of your life. Rode there last weekend for the first time. Did 60 miles. Can't wait to go back. Pay the money for the expensive little maps though.

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    Can I have your bike?
    Now you're cast of steel and cast aside. Broken dreams maybe, but you haven't died

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    Lisa: Do you think we're going to die?
    Bart: We're all going to die, Lisa.
    Lisa: I meant tonight.
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    Read my quote under my Avatar, I'm referring to the easy trails in Pisgah.

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    I had to get hauled out of Dupont in an ambulance 3 months ago, but that only happens occasionally. Nothing like paying $600 for a 15 minute ride.
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    What Michigan trails are you used to?

    If you think you're gonna die remember that pisgah has very poor, if any, cell coverage. Better call your mom now and get some things off your chest. Most first time visitors don't live to make the "Don't worry moma most of the bleeding has stopped, and the helicopter is on its way..." call.
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    Death will be slow and very painful. If your lucky death will average 5 MPH
    5mph is actually quite fast for Pisgah. I'd plan on a much, much slower death
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    Heck, even Rob V knows where its safe to ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftwood
    5mph is actually quite fast for Pisgah. I'd plan on a much, much slower death

    The key word was lucky. Or maybe it was painful or death

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    Sorry
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    I'm alive.
    Great place to ride. The uphills are only going to be difficult if you are carrying around too much redundant tissue. Dupont was a cute place. I can see how people might try to write up Pisgah as a great place to ride, but the thing is it wasn't made for bikers. So...yeah...it's difficult to bike up a trail that was not designed to be ridden up - just like it would be hard to drive a sports car down a jeep trail.

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    Cheese with that whine? You analogy is gay.

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    Cheese with that whine? You analogy is gay.
    You must be a local.

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    Cheese with that whine? You analogy is gay.

    You must be a local.
    ...er...I mean So is your face!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NashVis
    ...er...I mean So is your face!
    I'll attribute your silliness and whining to the fact that you are 12. Have a nice day. And please, come back soon.

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    Pisgah.

    Pisgah sucks.
    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    Congrats on your lack of death! Fate owes you one.

    I lost $5 in the NashVis pool, but that's cool. Serves me right for betting on your demise. (in Broussard dollars, that's 11.3 PBR$)

    And double props (the first time I've ever used the term 'props') for the shot at the locals on the way out. Nice job! They deserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NashVis
    I'm alive.
    Great place to ride. The uphills are only going to be difficult if you are carrying around too much redundant tissue. Dupont was a cute place. I can see how people might try to write up Pisgah as a great place to ride, but the thing is it wasn't made for bikers. So...yeah...it's difficult to bike up a trail that was not designed to be ridden up - just like it would be hard to drive a sports car down a jeep trail.
    Get stronger. That's, like, what this is like all about and stuff.
    My one says BRAP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    Pisgah sucks.
    I wouldn't say it sucks, it's just so dang hard.

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    Pisgah Trails

    Some of the trails in Pisgah are bumpy and some of them make me get off my bicycle and walk

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    I saw a momma bear with 3 cubs at Pisgah. Only then did I think I was going to die.
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    3 cubs? come on. deer ticks ftw

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    Bring spare parts (e.g., derailleur hanger, brake pads, etc.) and recite the crash mantra, "roll, roll, roll".

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    Quote Originally Posted by NashVis
    I'm alive.
    Great place to ride. The uphills are only going to be difficult if you are carrying around too much redundant tissue. Dupont was a cute place. I can see how people might try to write up Pisgah as a great place to ride, but the thing is it wasn't made for bikers. So...yeah...it's difficult to bike up a trail that was not designed to be ridden up - just like it would be hard to drive a sports car down a jeep trail.
    Sorry you couldn't handle it...you're welcome to come back and try again some time!
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    You want the Pisgah? You can't handle the Pisgah!

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    Just start out easy . . . like with Turkey Pen trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostbear51
    3 cubs? come on. deer ticks ftw
    Yeppers. 3 cubs. And I have 4 witnesses who saw them too, and one was a local.
    If we'd have been riding faster, we would have passed right in between momma bear and the cubs, and that would probably not have ended pretty.
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man
    Yeppers. 3 cubs. And I have 4 witnesses who saw them too, and one was a local.
    If we'd have been riding faster, we would have passed right in between momma bear and the cubs, and that would probably not have ended pretty.
    naaw, black bears are pretty mellow. if momma had just nipped at you and ran off, i would consider this an aggresive bear. of course, there are acceptions, Muhahahha!

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    I'm alive.
    Great place to ride. The uphills are only going to be difficult if you are carrying around too much redundant tissue. Dupont was a cute place. I can see how people might try to write up Pisgah as a great place to ride, but the thing is it wasn't made for bikers. So...yeah...it's difficult to bike up a trail that was not designed to be ridden up - just like it would be hard to drive a sports car down a jeep trail.

    Get stronger. That's, like, what this is like all about and stuff.
    I was more than fit for the physicality of the trail. I was whining about the bike-ability of the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NashVis
    I was more than fit for the physicality of the trail. I was whining about the bike-ability of the trail.
    I think there might be some "huckleberries" lurking around that could prove the bike-ability of the trail to be a mute point.https://forums.mtbr.com/images/icons/icon12.gif

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    Hiking my bike up and down Pisgah trails makes me giggle with glee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NashVis
    I was more than fit for the physicality of the trail. I was whining about the bike-ability of the trail.
    If you were fit/skilled enough, the "bike-ability" becomes a non-issue. As Maida said "You can't handle the Pisgah" You ain't got no "Pisgahbility"! Plus you whine a lot.

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    Are you joking?

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    People here are too serious for mtb'rs

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    Heading there in the morning, I'm looking forward to it. I just got stationed at Ft Jackson for a bit (nothing to brag about as far as trails) but Pisgah looks like fun. My BIL lives near there and is taking me out.

    And for the cheese with wine comment...what type of cheese? I'm from up nort WI hey!

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    We take it very seriously here

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    People here are too serious for mtb'rs
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    I need to know if I'm gonna die in Pisgah or Dupont if the greenbelt in Austin is my daily special? I am heading to Asheville in the fall and will be looking to suffer with pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMainiac
    I need to know if I'm gonna die in Pisgah or Dupont if the greenbelt in Austin is my daily special? I am heading to Asheville in the fall and will be looking to suffer with pleasure.
    if you have to ask...


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    If you do even a small amount of research, you will find that Asheville has an earth-bound, cycling Angel named Maida7. His sole purpose here on Earth is to keep out-of-towners happy and safe. Without him, every single person who entered Pisgah would meet a vicious, violent, agonizing, and protracted death.

    But, unfortunately for him, Angel pay is crap. Actually, despite what A.M. radio would lead you to believe, God isn't a Capitalist and She doesn't believe in money. Maida gets nothing for his good works. He has to work a crummy mortal job, but is compelled by a higher power to take WAY too much time off, guiding and keeping ignorant visitors safe (and happy). If you've seen The Flintstones and are familiar with the Fred/Mr. Slate relationship, you'll know what I mean.

    He's your only chance of survival with suffering with pleasure... but I think he charges extra for that sort of pleasure.

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    I have only almost died 2 times in Pisgah....

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    The only thing I dont love about Pisgah is it takes me 12 hours to get there.
    The trails, the people, Asheville, breweries, yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.F.L.
    If you do even a small amount of research, you will find that Asheville has an earth-bound, cycling Angel named Maida7. His sole purpose here on Earth is to keep out-of-towners happy and safe. Without him, every single person who entered Pisgah would meet a vicious, violent, agonizing, and protracted death.

    But, unfortunately for him, Angel pay is crap. Actually, despite what A.M. radio would lead you to believe, God isn't a Capitalist and She doesn't believe in money. Maida gets nothing for his good works. He has to work a crummy mortal job, but is compelled by a higher power to take WAY too much time off, guiding and keeping ignorant visitors safe (and happy). If you've seen The Flintstones and are familiar with the Fred/Mr. Slate relationship, you'll know what I mean.

    He's your only chance of survival with suffering with pleasure... but I think he charges extra for that sort of pleasure.
    Pimping ain't easy! Even when you have a heavenly body. Happy ending costs extra.

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