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    Seeking Skilled Riding Partner

    Wanting a regular riding partner for Rocky Knob and possibly Warrior Creek. Someone as fast as I am or faster...and also not afraid to jump or go fast in rock gardens. I ride PBJ and Boat Rock often.

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    Go to RNP, or wherever, find the fast boys and girls, and ask if you can ride with them. Simple and done.

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    Not that easy. I mostly have encountered slow recreational riders or father/son groups that are clearly scared of the gravel return on Rocky Branch and are going literally 5-8 mph. Hence why I posted on here. Theres only two or three people I know that are as fast or faster. Brad has not been at RKP in months....havent heard or seen Kreg either. While there may be more just as fast or faster here on MTBR.....I have yet to meet them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Not that easy. I mostly have encountered slow recreational riders or father/son groups that are clearly scared of the gravel return on Rocky Branch and are going literally 5-8 mph. Hence why I posted on here. Theres only two or three people I know that are as fast or faster. Brad has not been at RKP in months....havent heard or seen Kreg either. While there may be more just as fast or faster here on MTBR.....I have yet to meet them.
    Lots of fast folks around there. You just gotta catch ‘em. What about the parks? Full of fast.

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    I agree that riding with faster people is the best way to get faster. Doesn't Magic or some other shop near you have group rides? That's how, far too many years ago, I found folks to ride with- organized group rides through either Blue Ridge Bicycle Club (yes, they had organized group mtb rides- Ken and JT helped me learn both how to ride fast and to expect myself to still be riding fast at my current age) or a couple different shops. Also, I've heard, no experience, that MeetUp has a lot of group rides on it.

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    Talk to Zod. He just moved to town.

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    Hey, I thought 5 mph was fast!
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    Not on MTB. 20-50 mph is fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Not on MTB. 20-50 mph is fast.
    50? Dang! You are fast.

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    Ya 50 is really moving. I hit 46 last night on gravel fire road and its sketchy


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    Quote Originally Posted by boots View Post
    Ya 50 is really moving. I hit 46 last night on gravel fire road and its sketchy


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    46mph on a road bike is sketchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamatt View Post
    46mph on a road bike is sketchy.

    Yes^ even on a smooth straight road, spun out in your 53/11.
    I brake for stinkbugs

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    Have not hit 50 yet. 48.0 downhill is my fastest so far.

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    what trail was that on?

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    How do you keep track of your fastest speeds if you wont bring your tablet?

    Do you just look at your speed sensor when you're blazing down a trail at 48mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Brown View Post
    what trail was that on?

    I doubt it was Rocky Branch.
    I brake for stinkbugs

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    yeah...I've been there and agree. Honestly, outside of something like a ski slope I don't know where you'd get going that fast offroad.

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    You just make it up and post to the interwebz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Have not hit 50 yet. 48.0 downhill is my fastest so far.
    I'm glad you're wearing a full face then.

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    Max speed on any app/device that uses gps data (strava included) will be off a good bit. Unless you are able to hold the same speed for around 1 minute. Average calculations, being what they are and how they are calculated, are much more accurate.

    If y'all are reading the speed on a bike computer with wheel sensor and still getting north of 35mph (even on roads), you probably need to calibrate your wheel size. Unless you are on a really long and mostly straight downhill roadway. And/or a bad MFer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Have not hit 50 yet. 48.0 downhill is my fastest so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    Have not hit 50 yet. 48.0 downhill is my fastest so far.
    Dreaming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjglass535 View Post
    Dreaming...
    He didn’t say if it was mph or kph......lol


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    Right, but I've ridden rocky knob with him and going balls out as fast as I could on pbj was not even close to 48 mph

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    I just realized the OP sounds like something you would find in a dating personals ad (like in the newspaper before dating apps were a thing) ‘seeking skilled riding partner’ lol


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    Hey Brendan let's calibrate your computer next time you are up riding. Keep in mind that without Strava or a Garmin etc it's impossible to tell where you hit your top speed for the day.

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    Excellent job at Beech today Brendan! Your balance, positioning, braking, and cornering have really improved! I'm glad that you were able to come up for a lesson.

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    It was down Beech mountain. Coming home one day. 5500 ft of descent and alot of leaning and taking a chance by using the inside lane around corners helps alot. I would have hit 50 today...but someone was nice enough from mtbr to stop and give me a ride back to Magic.

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    Still looking for someone to join me at RKP. Riding likely after lunch. Magic is mostly too busy working....dont often see them on trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer88 View Post
    It was down Beech mountain. Coming home one day. 5500 ft of descent and alot of leaning and taking a chance by using the inside lane around corners helps alot. I would have hit 50 today...but someone was nice enough from mtbr to stop and give me a ride back to Magic.
    My wife and I were more than happy to give you a ride to Boone last night. Thats a long haul fully suited up...

    I have seen the section of road that Brendon says he hit 48 mph on going back to Boone. It is certainly steep enough... There's no way I would attempt it.

    It was great finally meeting you and Brad. Hope to see you both again real soon.

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    Depending on work schedule, I may end up doing the super d in Hendersonville....but unless I meet someone heading that way, I'd have to think about whether or not I want to pay a driver 100 to 150 dollars.

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