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    Looking for Heartbreak

    Not the kind they sing about, but the trail. I did it a few years ago from the Black Mtn side and want to do an ORAMM preview ride sometime in the next week or 2 to figure out if entering would just be stupid (which I can deal with) or suicide (which I would prefer to avoid). If you go up Curtis Creek Rd. and turn left on the BRP, is the entrance to Heartbreak marked at all? Anybody have any pics of the trailhead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike
    Not the kind they sing about, but the trail. I did it a few years ago from the Black Mtn side and want to do an ORAMM preview ride sometime in the next week or 2 to figure out if entering would just be stupid (which I can deal with) or suicide (which I would prefer to avoid). If you go up Curtis Creek Rd. and turn left on the BRP, is the entrance to Heartbreak marked at all? Anybody have any pics of the trailhead?
    There is a trailsign for Heartbreak on the parkway AND it's right past a mile marker. Anyone remember the number?

    Just remember to not miss the right after the left after you get to the field.... I love heartbreaker. I h8 giving directions for heartbreaker.
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    I've used this map before with success. YMMV. And I *think* the mile marker is 353.
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    The trail does start right after milepost 353. If you want to make the descent a little longer, you can continue climbing on the BRP to a gravel road on the left. The beginning of the descent from this area (old toll road) is rocky/steep/sketchy....but fun

    When are you planning on going? If you would like someone to ride with as a guide I'd be glad to show you around. Let me know....

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    I was actually thinking about going this Saturday. I should be recovered from the other Assault by then. Haven't touched a bike since last Monday, but plan on doing a couple of short rides this week. I have a couple of other guys who are thinking about riding it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike
    I was actually thinking about going this Saturday. I should be recovered from the other Assault by then. Haven't touched a bike since last Monday, but plan on doing a couple of short rides this week. I have a couple of other guys who are thinking about riding it as well.
    Does anyone know the total mileage and elevation for this loop (Curtis Creek - Parkway - Heartbreak) starting from the Geyser or Picnic Area?

    We're riding Heartbreak fri (weather dependent) via the toll rd if anyone is interested..

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    I did the ride a few weeks ago from the picnic area, here is the blog entry with GPS stats

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    Quote Originally Posted by froth14
    I did the ride a few weeks ago from the picnic area, here is the blog entry with GPS stats

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    Wow, 43 miles! That's twice the distance of the other route

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    when doing the ride, we wandered around a bit up on the BRP looking for the hike-a-bike entrance to Heartbreak. We ended up riding over to the top of the toll road to start at the very top of heartbreak. Realistically, the ride would be about maybe 38 or so miles.

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