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    Kitsuma

    Anyone riding Kitsuma Saturday? I'd like to see it before ORAMM if I can.

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    Not Saturday. Sunday we are working out the details for an ORAMM preride with one Kitsuma included. I should have the details posted by tomorrow.
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    I wish I could Sunday. No babysitter

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    Have you ridden heartbreak yet? I wouldn't want to have to ride HB for the first time at ORAMM. I'd put that higher priority over riding Kitsuma if you only can choose one downhill to check out. HB has more switchbacks on the downhill which you want to be aware of than Kitsuma does.
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    I"m not preriding any of it!!

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    I rode HB a few weekends ago. It was a LOT of fun and yes, it is good to know what those switchbacks at the bottom are like. I heard there was a part of Kitsuma that you needed to know what line or you better walk it so I was hoping to see what they meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjanes
    I"m not preriding any of it!!
    With your skills you don't need to. Un like yourself I think this thread is more for mere mortals. I thought you were one of the Carmichael trainers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asheville YetiRider
    Not Saturday. Sunday we are working out the details for an ORAMM preride with one Kitsuma included. I should have the details posted by tomorrow.
    Not being familiar with these trails can you post a description and length of the route you are taking Sunday? The only trail in the area I am familiar with is Laurel Mtn > Pilot rock which I did last weekend. It was hot as hades with lots of hike a bike and coming Pilot during a thunderstorm was interesting also being the first time on clipless No spills amazingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_US_E30
    Not being familiar with these trails can you post a description and length of the route you are taking Sunday? The only trail in the area I am familiar with is Laurel Mtn > Pilot rock which I did last weekend. It was hot as hades with lots of hike a bike and coming Pilot during a thunderstorm was interesting also being the first time on clipless No spills amazingly.

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    I find that Pilot is a halfway decent approximation of HB -- at least enough that you won't be completely out of your element if you've done Pilot. Of course, HB is faster and waaaaay longer!

    I've heard Kitsuma is all hike-a-bike the first time up, except for the top 20. So follow sjanes and attack through the neutral roll-out in order to be on the front up Old 70 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_US_E30
    Not being familiar with these trails can you post a description and length of the route you are taking Sunday? The only trail in the area I am familiar with is Laurel Mtn > Pilot rock which I did last weekend. It was hot as hades with lots of hike a bike and coming Pilot during a thunderstorm was interesting also being the first time on clipless No spills amazingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossboy
    I find that Pilot is a halfway decent approximation of HB -- at least enough that you won't be completely out of your element if you've done Pilot. Of course, HB is faster and waaaaay longer!

    I've heard Kitsuma is all hike-a-bike the first time up, except for the top 20. So follow sjanes and attack through the neutral roll-out in order to be on the front up Old 70 ...

    I always attack in the neutral zone and feed zones.......and if there is a crash!!

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    Old Fort to Parkway?

    Quote Originally Posted by brownieinSC
    Anyone riding Kitsuma Saturday? I'd like to see it before ORAMM if I can.
    I would like to ride the course: Start @ Old Fort ride the course to the pwy back down Curtis Creek?
    I'm in greenville, sc

    let me know..

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    I didn't think I had anyone to ride with so I didn't bother booking my babysitter long enough for Pisgah. I will just be at Dupont tomorrow for more like a three hour ride instead. You are welcome to join me if you like. I'll be starting around 9:15/9:30from Reasonover.
    By the time I drove to Pisgah it would only leave about 2 hours to ride. I don't think that would leave near enough time to cover any serious ground. or at least not at my pace!
    I am also in G'ville

    Had to edit and put the right time on there!
    Quote Originally Posted by msmbike
    I would like to ride the course: Start @ Old Fort ride the course to the pwy back down Curtis Creek?
    I'm in greenville, sc

    let me know..

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    Rode it last nite

    We did 1 1/2 times around and it was somewhat bumpy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownieinSC
    I didn't think I had anyone to ride with so I didn't bother booking my babysitter long enough for Pisgah. I will just be at Dupont tomorrow for more like a three hour ride instead. You are welcome to join me if you like. I'll be starting around 9:15/9:30from Reasonover.
    By the time I drove to Pisgah it would only leave about 2 hours to ride. I don't think that would leave near enough time to cover any serious ground. or at least not at my pace!
    I am also in G'ville

    Had to edit and put the right time on there!
    I should be there to ride with you. I'll be in a Red M5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_US_E30
    I should be there to ride with you. I'll be in a Red M5.

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    I will be in my dark blue Toyota Sienna and my jersey will say Nuvox

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    Thanks,

    I have a funeral to go to Saturday morning.
    I may just go to Old Fort Sunday morning.

    Thanks for the invite!! We have two weeks and counting.......

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