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    How Far from Outer Banks to Find a Hill?

    I am spending next week with my family in the Outer Banks. Incidentally this will be two weeks before my first bike race of the season, so I should be spending the week grinding hills, not lounging on the beach. How far would I need to drive to find some decent singletrack riding? I just need to get my heart rate up a little. If I have to I'll rope a cinder block to my bike and ride around the beach, but that is really lacking in fun factor.
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    Um, I've been to the OBX a few times, and honestly, the place is just a giant sandbar... I don't think (please chime in if I'm wrong) you'll find ANY single track (or an off road trails, for that matter) anywhere on the Banks. You'd need to drive hours back to the mainland.

    I'd bring a pair of running shoes with you, or a road bike...

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    maybe corolla or some place inland over the sound. find a bike shop....

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    bring your surfboard instead... that's the most topo you'll get!


    ...depending on exactly where you are, prolly the raleigh area...
    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    There is a nice trail in Greenville, NC (Bicycle Post trails). It does not have much climbing, but tends to be very anaerobic for a flat trail. Raleigh and Chapel Hill would be the closest place to get any climbing in at all. Probably 2 hours to Greenville, 3-1/2 to Raleigh.
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    Sounds like a cinder block is in order, or a road bike rental but I don't expect there's much available other than beach cruisers. Who knows, maybe after a few days of beachin' it the 2 hour drive to Bicycle Post Trails won't seem so bad. I presume it would be a good place for a single speed...
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    10-4, it's a really fun single speed trail. You'll get a good workout if you push it.
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    The Outer Banks is quite a stretch...where in the outer banks?

    Used to be some trails out near Havelock, but not sure if they are still in existence. Closest may be Greenville.

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    Both areas are kick ass..Bicycle post trails in greenville and the piranha pit in Havelock..you won't be disappointed with either one..

    Greenville has 9 miles of single track with alot aggressive up hill climbs, with alot of technical rolling terrian, few root sections, alot of single track thru hardwoods. definately worth the drive IMHO..

    Pirahna Pit is very similar..both worth the drive

    BTW- If you go to greenville get a daily pass or pay the riding fee at the trailhead cause the property is leased and it's posted so you may get arrested for poaching..
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    The piranha pit is the trail I was thinking of. It is could be much closer than BPT...depends on where you are staying.

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    pedaling against an outer banks headwind can be quite a work out. if that fails you can do hill sprints on kill devil hills dunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by standingindian
    pedaling against an outer banks headwind can be quite a work out. if that fails you can do hill sprints on kill devil hills dunes.
    That's great for the drivetrain...

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