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    DuPont on wed. 12/31

    Anyone want to get in a ride around 9:00? This will be my first trip to DuPont so I haven't picked a route. Looking to ride around 4 hrs. I would like to hit some good downhill and don't mind the climbs.
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    I can't join you due to injury but could suggest some stuff if nobody else can.
    How many miles do you think you can you cover in 4 hours?
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I Would think anywhere from 15 to 20 miles.
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    Biking injury?
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    Here are 2 loops that I enjoy doing:

    ~15 mi
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

    15-25mi
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    Yup, little accident in Pisgah
    Dislocated should and fracture in the glenoid.
    Get to find out Monday if I need screws.

    If you want the climbs and little more tech then park at Cornmill Shoals. You can start of the Wilkie/micaja loop. It is sort of a lollipop and you should do it counter clockwise.
    Some people skip that but it is a decent warm up and fun. Plus it brings you back to the car quickly where you can shed layers this time of the year.

    Anyways from there I would ride down Cornmill Shoals down to Burnt Mtn. Do Burnt Clockwise for a technical down and counterclockwise for flowy down. It is fun in both directions. From there you can go up Cedar Rock. I usually take the 2nd entrance up. If I am going to do it twice I then come down the other side of Cedar rock and the go back the same way I went the first time and then down Big Rock. After your done with all that if you have more there is Pine Tree. Fun trail. When you get to the road you can cross it and go to Cascade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksolid View Post
    Anyone want to get in a ride around 9:00? This will be my first trip to DuPont so I haven't picked a route. Looking to ride around 4 hrs. I would like to hit some good downhill and don't mind the climbs.
    Wish I could but I'll be out of town next week.
    I'll PM you the Strava link that KJ, myself, Hpiguy did a few weeks ago. Pretty awesome route but I suggest getting one of those good DSF trail maps if you go alone.
    The trails are marked great but being able to get the "birds-eye" view anytime you need is awesome.
    You'll have a blast.
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    The map he is referring to is probably the Western NC Trailguid for DuPont printed by Pisgah Map Company. Well worth the $15 they cost and can be picked up at any local bike shop.

    The route we did though was cut short and we took paved road back due to time. Still was 25 miles if I remeber right so it may be a little much. I would have added more single track and left out the paved road if we had more time to get back.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I might be able to make that. Heading up to Hendo tomorrow through the 1st. I'll let you know Sun or Mon once I talk to the babysitt..er I mean family about watching the little ones. I could probably only get away and can stand (nursing an ankle) a 2 to maybe 3 hour run, but I can point you to additional mileage if you still want more. We usually ride a JB, Hickory Mtn, Ridgeline loop, a few runs at Corn Mill Shoals (Burnt/BR/Cedar) or something with airstrip. We did reasonover, airstrip, mm last time, so probably on of the other two this time. My guess would be Ridgeline bc of my ankle.

    Although if I only have one chance to get out I might be hitting up Kitsuma. Haven't done that yet.

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    There's a new digital map available from Friends of Dupont, I believe. $5, or around there. You use an app and it will locate you on the map by GPS. Much better than a physical map in my opinion. I'll see if I can locate the info...

    http://www.dupontforest.com

    Right there on the front page. I haven't tried it personally, but others rave about it.

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    Thanks everyone for the input. Hey Matty if you decide on hitting DuPont let me know I've put the Du trails on the back burner long enough. Kitsuma isn't far from where I stay during the week so it's on my regular rotation. That app sounds cool for 5$ worth a shot. I hit trails off 181 pretty regular on night rides if anyone's close enough and would want to get together. The knob trail, upper barkhouse, ripshin, upper headly.
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    God speed on your recovery Kjlued,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocksolid View Post
    God speed on your recovery Kjlued,
    Thanks

    I am pretty hopeful and things will be fine.
    I will just come back stronger than ever and ready to crash some more.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I would be up for a ride that day. pack some food and we can make it 4-5 hours if youŕe game! I have ridden there quite a bit so Im well versed on all the trails.
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    My favorite Dupont route. In summary, it's Burnt Mountain, Laurel Ridge, Mine Mountain, Reasonover, Airstrip, and Cedar Rock:

    1. Park Corn Mill Shoals.
    2. Ride Corn Mill Shoals trail to Burnt Mountain.
    3. Ride Burnt Mountain loop clockwise (very fun descent!!!) back to Corn Mill Shoals trail.
    4. Ride Corn Mill Shoals to Laurel Ridge to Mine Mountain (all fun flowy stuff)
    5. Head to Fawn Lake parking area and pick up Reasonover Trail. Nice steady climb to a fun flow descent.
    6. End up at the picnic area at Lake Julia. Take the dirt road a short ways to Airstrip trail (actually ride down the airstrip to get there)
    7. Descend Airstrip (another VERY fun descent) back to Corn Mill Shoals...the fun part of Corn Mill! Very fun descent with a nice granite climb.
    8. Now's when the ride goes from great to...er...greater? Take a right onto Little River trail to Cedar Rock and then descend Big Rock back to the Corn Mill parking area. This section is almost all solid granite. Best part of the ride!

    I think this puts you at about 17 miles. If you're up for it, you can do two different "laps" on Cedar Rock. Descend Cedar Rock first (think massive granite stairs) then climb Little River again to descend Big Rock back to the parking area.

    I'm not expert on Dupont but that is one helluva good ride.
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    I'm up for it I'll PM you my number.
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    I'm out. Wife got the flu so we didn't make it up. Hope to be up there this weekend if everyone is feeling better.

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    Good luck with that matty22c fingers crossed I stay clear of the bug
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    Damn, I would totally love to be out there but I haven't ridden for almost 2 months so I'm not in the kind of shape I need to be in for another DuPont trip.

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    Any ride reports or are you guys still out there?
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    Ride was great! I've been down with a bug the last few days though. Ride-beer was a patient guide saved a lot of time I would've been looking down at a map. We ended up doing around 20 miles with three fun DHs. I'm wanting to go back in a few weeks when things are drier so I can ride the other side.
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