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    Laurel Creek to Pilot Rock

    Greetings all,

    I will be doing a epic ride on Saturday starting in South Mills River and riding Laurel Creek to Laurel Mtn then Pilot Rock to Horse Cove to Cantrell Creek and South Mills River. Laurel Creek is the only legal trail in Pisgah that I have yet to ride and I plan to conquer it this weekend. Check out the message board on my site for more info and keep in mind this ride will be over 30 miles with one short hike a bike on Laurel Mtn. Going down Pilot Rock makes it all worth it though.

    Jeremy

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    I've heard

    A buddy told me that Laurel Creek is Super Sonic from Squirrel Gap down to the Bradley Creek intersection with a big fork/rider breaker of a log/rock move at the bottom. Sounds like a winner. I'm stoked about my big ride tomorrow! The whole ride is gonna be around 28-32 miles est. I'll be at the Turkey Pen Parking area at 9am Saturday(tomorrow) morning.

    Jeremy

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    You missed a great ride

    Hey Everyone,

    No one showed for the Epic this morning. I went and did it anyway. Time on the ride was 5 and a half hrs at a moderate pace. Laurel Creek and Horse Cove Gap were both over grown and showed little use other then the occasional horse track. I met Bill C and his group on the upper end of Laurel Mtn. who were up for the weekend from Raliegh. I actually would have finished the ride in 4 and a half hrs but I hung out with his gang for about a hour. This was a great day for riding. I hope everyone was as lucky as me a got to hit the dirt this weekend. Next weekend I may do the Dupont Epic for anyone interested.


    Jeremy

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    Epic...as in All Alone at

    Buckhorn Gap at 1:18pm, had finished the climb up Buckhorn Gap..
    (in the back of my mind I'm still trying to catch up
    to a ride that left the horse stables "5 Minutes Ago")
    My rear tire decided to flat before hitting the juicy DH section.
    Less than a minute or two (ok...maybe 3-4)
    the new tube went in & I reached for my trusty pump (3 yrs old).
    The pump decided to try life as a vacuum...it literally sucked the air out!!!
    I waited in vain for SOMEBODY!!!
    30 minutes later...I'm still at the Avery Creek, Buckhorn Gap, Club Trail intersection,
    I decided to take the Club Trail down to the Craddle of Forestry.
    Bad News there...sign says the building doesnt open to the public until April 10th,
    Good News...the Forest Rangers types were having a meeting...
    I slipped thru a side door & bummed a ride with some office chicka back to the Davidson River Camp

    I met some of the cool Small Brown Dog dudes (yum...Redbull & Vodka)
    & heard rumors of the Triangle MTB crowd (MUM found them)

    Hollis (the Forest Ranger Shuttle Service Rocks...Thanks Amy)
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    Good meeting you Jeremy. I was with Bill C and group. I was the guy on the red Enduro that threaded the switchback between you and a big ugly drop-off on Laurel, only to clean all the way to the rock field and come unclipped for my first dab. (I don't care what you all say, "wardrobe malfunction" does not count as a dab ).

    Seriously, that is one of my favorite descents in Pisgah, you really have to work to stay on the bike on some of those switchbacks...

    Awesome three days of riding in Pisgah. Great to meet you Jeremy, and to ride an excellent variety of singletrack.

    Tell next time.......

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    big ride this weekend ?

    Hey Jeremy....

    What's the ride this weekend? Are you settled on Dupont or might you
    go to Pisgah? If you're doing one in Pisgah, I'm in. I did 60 in Dupont a
    few weeks ago, and the best I can say is "meh...." Maybe I didn't find
    all the good trails. Going behind Bridal Veil Falls made the whole thing
    worth it, though.

    Anyhow, weather permitting I'll be camping at Davidson Friday and
    Saturday. Hope to get to meet and ride w/ you this weekend.

    ZB

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    always up for Pisgah

    Quote Originally Posted by brewSSard
    Hey Jeremy....

    What's the ride this weekend? Are you settled on Dupont or might you
    go to Pisgah? If you're doing one in Pisgah, I'm in. I did 60 in Dupont a
    few weeks ago, and the best I can say is "meh...." Maybe I didn't find
    all the good trails. Going behind Bridal Veil Falls made the whole thing
    worth it, though.

    Anyhow, weather permitting I'll be camping at Davidson Friday and
    Saturday. Hope to get to meet and ride w/ you this weekend.

    ZB

    Brew,

    I'm always up for Pisgah. I've got a route in mind that I actually meant to do a week and a half ago. Start at the Fish Hatchery, up 475B, Lower Senaird Ridge to 225 to Caney Bottoms to Daniel Ridge from there we could do either the Sumney Cove loop or Farlow Gap then hit Butter Gap and lower Cat Gap back to the Hatchery. Give me a email at [email protected] . I'm up for other ideas as well, just thought I'd throw that out there.

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    Dupont Good trail

    Zak
    Dude you probably hit all the good trails at dupont (both of them) but blinked.

    Once you’ve done Pisgah, most of Dupont is sort of well "meh...."

    I dig Cedar Rock it's a fun place and great to teach the kids bike skills, and great in the winter, but with your legs you could ride the rock from all 3 directions in about 45 min without breaking a sweat.
    The rest of the park is pretty much a fire road fest dotted with a few potentially nice trails largely ruined by heavy unrestricted horse traffic. (nice waterfalls though)

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