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    DuPont Big Rock

    Planning on coming up from Columbia this Saturday. Only rode around DuPont once and didn't get to do Big and a few others. Anyone want to meet up and show me around? Or just ride if you're like me and it's a first. Last time I did ridge, air strip, and a hand full of others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksolid View Post
    Planning on coming up from Columbia this Saturday. Only rode around DuPont once and didn't get to do Big and a few others. Anyone want to meet up and show me around? Or just ride if you're like me and it's a first. Last time I did ridge, air strip, and a hand full of others.
    Big rock, cedar rock and burnt mountain are my fave out there, I won't be able to make it but have fun!

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    Thanks I'll loop them together. I don't think I've ridden any of those

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    They're all in the same southwest corner of the forest, take burnt clockwise for a longer easy climb and a more techy descent or go counter clockwise for a steep initial climb and a longer flow style decent.

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    Thanks, I like the techy descents. Looking for around 4 hrs saddle time will this fit the bill or should I look at adding trail?

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    I'm not sure of your pace but you'll most likely need much more trail than that for 4 hrs. That's a relatively low mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wytemike21 View Post
    I'm not sure of your pace but you'll most likely need much more trail than that for 4 hrs. That's a relatively low mileage.

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    Yeah, assuming 6-7 Mph average, 25 to 35 miles possible in Dupont in 4 hours. Get there early. Parking will be nil late morning into afternoon.

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    You'll need to add trail. Pine tree is a sweet trail, it is right there as well. Even then, you'll probably need to add more trail to get 4 hours.
    I like doing big rock to cedar and then turn around and head back up cedar and down big rock. I'll usually hike back up and do the tech part of burnt a few times. Even then it is like 1:30hr or maybe 2 if I redo more parts of BR or cedar. Plus I'm really slow on the ups. Strava is down at the moment (amazon ec2 outage) or I'd quote you the mileage and time.

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    Good to know. I should be around a 7 pace unless I'm with faster riders that I can follow

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    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/5343103

    On the Burnt Mountain side, add Longside, Cascade, Pine Tree, for more. You can do the water crossing at Corn Mill Shoals to connect that best of ride with it. About 20-25 miles.

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    Sounds perfect thanks

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    Our usual/favorite DuPont loop.
    From Corn Mill Shoals, ride Burnt Mtn clockwise. Take Little River to the second Cedar Rock entrance. Climb up and come down Big Rock. At the bottom of Big Rock, take Longside, right on Pine Tree, cross the paved road and continue on Pine Tree. Cross Sheep Mtn to take Cascade. Turn left back onto Pine Tree and follow it to a right on Longside. Turn right onto Twixt, cross the paved road and take Rock Quary Rd to the second Micajah turn. Descend Micajah and Wilkie to the road and you're back to the trailhead.
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    I'll be doing my next favorite thing up till Saturday. Looking at maps 🕵

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    Lol. Half your time at DuPont will be spent looking at your map.

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    Hopefully I find someone to show me around. Worst case I'm riding my bike in the mountains. Working in Beaufort SC for the last 8 weeks and no riding untill weekends sucks. But to be able to make a trip upstate is priceless. I'm trying hard to make a trip up at least once a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Lol. Half your time at DuPont will be spent looking at your map.
    Aint that the truth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksolid View Post
    Hopefully I find someone to show me around. Worst case I'm riding my bike in the mountains. Working in Beaufort SC for the last 8 weeks and no riding untill weekends sucks. But to be able to make a trip upstate is priceless. I'm trying hard to make a trip up at least once a month.
    What time you expect to arrive?

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    Plan on leaving Columbia at 7:00, so thinking around 9:00. But nothing is set in stone. What time are you thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksolid View Post
    Plan on leaving Columbia at 7:00, so thinking around 9:00. But nothing is set in stone. What time are you thinking?
    I may be able to do 9 AM. I'll follow up as weekend approaches. 9 AM would be a great time.

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    It will probably take you 2.5 hours. 9:30 would be OK as well.

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    Yeah I just googled it probably 9:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksolid View Post
    Yeah I just googled it probably 9:30.
    99% sure I can make it. I have a friend who wants to ride as well, so last night we planned for it. I'll PM you my info on Friday.

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    Right on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksolid View Post
    Right on!
    PM'd.

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    Would you guys mind a 3rd, or is it 6th wheel?
    I'm due for some miles and would love to ride DSF tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by upstateSC-rider View Post
    Would you guys mind a 3rd, or is it 6th wheel?
    I'm due for some miles and would love to ride DSF tomorrow
    PM'd. You can ignore half of the message. It had directions and some notes for non-locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    PM'd. You can ignore half of the message. It had directions and some notes for non-locals.

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    Thank you.
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    Guys,
    Had an excellent day, thanks for letting me tag along, can't beat riding with a good group.

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly_hank View Post
    Our usual/favorite DuPont loop.
    From Corn Mill Shoals, ride Burnt Mtn clockwise. Take Little River to the second Cedar Rock entrance. Climb up and come down Big Rock. At the bottom of Big Rock, take Longside, right on Pine Tree, cross the paved road and continue on Pine Tree. Cross Sheep Mtn to take Cascade. Turn left back onto Pine Tree and follow it to a right on Longside. Turn right onto Twixt, cross the paved road and take Rock Quary Rd to the second Micajah turn. Descend Micajah and Wilkie to the road and you're back to the trailhead.
    Besides the part at the end with turning at the 2nd Micajah intersection, isn't this what we did?
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    Quote Originally Posted by upstateSC-rider View Post
    Guys,
    Had an excellent day, thanks for letting me tag along, can't beat riding with a good group.



    Besides the part at the end with turning at the 2nd Micajah intersection, isn't this what we did?
    It was awesome. Glad you could join. The above is close; we added Rock Quarry to Buckhorn Road to Cannon Creek to Rich Mountain Road back to Rock Quarry to Buck Ridge Road to Micajah to Wilkie to car.

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    Great Ride!!

    Thanks for leading the ride Timothy.
    You guys are some real mountain goats
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