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    Anyone riding the Creature at Carvin's Cove?

    https://www.facebook.com/xxcva/?hc_r...MELINE&fref=nf

    If so, say hello (early). I will be pulling up the rear.

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    CCR, looking forward to riding this with you and catching up! Do you know of a link to the actual course map? Also, self-supported or aid stations?
    If you Google "Judy Butter" to reminisce on the good ole days, do NOT click on images...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneSlowBusa View Post
    CCR, looking forward to riding this with you and catching up! Do you know of a link to the actual course map? Also, self-supported or aid stations?
    Creature from Carvins Cove XXC XC Mountain Bike RaceRoanoke Parks and Recreation
    Some information in the link above. I think I have the loop pretty well figured out. The only trail I do not know well there is Araminta, I have only been there once.

    The written description might be worthwhile to print out, I don't know if maps are going to be available or not. I think the finish on Rattling Run might be brutal about that time of the day.

    I look forward to it as well.

    Also, it looks like the aid stations are at Timberview and Bennett Springs parking lots.

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    I just decided last minute that I might race the xxc tomorrow. Any idea how wet the trails are after all the rain this week?

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    I saw a FB post this morning that said the trails were in excellent shape. My guess is the uppers are all great, the lowers probably may still be wet (they usually are).

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    I saw a FB post this morning that said the trails were in excellent shape. My guess is the uppers are all great, the lowers may still be wet (they usually are).

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    Thanks. The trails were in great shape except one small section that was tight and slick. Don't know the name of it. What a great day, and tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmal View Post
    Thanks. The trails were in great shape except one small section that was tight and slick. Don't know the name of it. What a great day, and tough.
    The trails were in great shape. I think the tight slick trail was the second section of Enchanted Forest that we did. I was fully expecting to get soaked on the creek crossings but they were low too. The course is physically difficult, it might be a while before I do another one. Hiking the Rattling Run rock gardens after 30 or so miles was hard on this old guy. All in all it was a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigCreekRider View Post
    The trails were in great shape. I think the tight slick trail was the second section of Enchanted Forest that we did. I was fully expecting to get soaked on the creek crossings but they were low too. The course is physically difficult, it might be a while before I do another one. Hiking the Rattling Run rock gardens after 30 or so miles was hard on this old guy. All in all it was a lot of fun.
    Rattlin Run was rough. I've ridden it once before, but in the other direction. I walked a lot more of it yesterday than previously. It's truly technical and has consequences for mistakes.

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