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Gravity in Pisgah

Discussion in 'The South' started by Eyedfy, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Eyedfy

    Eyedfy Chimp

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    Anybody got the wurd on some good gravity runs, maybe a shuttle situation either in Pisgah or DuPont? We'll be riding 6" bikes, so we're not looking for the major gnarr. Just some good tech and flow.

    Thanks:D
     

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  2. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    The ranger station in Brevard runs a shuttle service, just give them a call. They love DH'rs.
     
  3. OB1

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    Ask for Ranger Olive Kok.

     
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    Wilsons Creek is usually a good call...and a good chance of finding partners in crime.
     
  5. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    contact Bizutch on here. he'll give ya all the info you will need.
     
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    It's real hard for you to poach trails with no bike eh? :rofl:
     
  7. Eyedfy

    Eyedfy Chimp

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    OB1, Ranger Olive Kok has been replaced by Amanda Hugginkiss, and their shuttle's been turned into a Pride float last seen in the vicinity of midtown Atlanta.

    Any other thots, Bizutch?

    lol
     
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    LOOnatic Turbo Monkey

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    Hucking Race lines at WindRock while i wait for jo
    He has access to all my bikes so its not holding him down any.
    At least he came out and did some runs at WindRock last weekend!
    ...:weee:
     
  9. biggins

    biggins Rump Junkie

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    dont make fun of the bikeless guy......


    i have been bikeless waaaay too long.
     
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    give me a shout if you come to wilson's.
     
  11. FloridaFish

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    Pedal yer ass up to Farlow Gap Trail
     
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    if you make it up to wilsons i could be trying to get a shuttle situation going on, depends on when though...
     
  13. steve owens

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    That's the truth. One of the best downhills in Pisgah. I guess you could shuttle farlow, but you would still have a bit of climbing and pushing in between downhill sections. Possibly Bennett Gap, but the last time out there(last week) the fireroad was still closed due to a landslide.Probably the easiest trail to shuttle in all of pisgah.
     
  14. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    You can reach to the top of Bennet with an easy climb off of 276, but then the "Shuttle" becomes longer.

    It is much better if you just do the point to point of Bennet to Black to Sycamore

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/15053694
     
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    If you're newbie, right about now is your last change to shuttle Heartbreak. It's not burly, but it's lots of gravity for a long time. :thumb:
     
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    Sounds about what we're looking for. Last time, I brought the Stinky up and pretty much pushed up Black Mtn. Looking to bring the Heckler and do a bit more all-mtn that favors the downhillz.

    Thanks for all the responses.:thumb:

    Would Heartbreak be do-able, say, Nov. 21st weekend?
     
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    Not sure if it will be open then, but I highly doubt it. They close it for the year at the first signs of ice.
     
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    If anyone wants to try to get this shuttle in on a Friday or Saturday I'd be down. Just need a few days notice. Never did this route but looks cool.
     
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    Anyone doing any Pisgah shuttling Sunday-Tuesday? I've got a Jeep Cherokee that can fit a few bikes. Otherwise I've got $ for gas.
     
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    Can someone briefly explain how to get to the shuttle drop off for bennet gap?
    and is it worth the shuttle? i always pass the lower trail head before i pedal up clawhammer to BLMTN but ive never gone up it before.
     
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    As of Sunday that road was closed due to washouts from heavy rain in the area lately.
     
  22. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Not in my opinion. You spend more time in a truck on a crappy gravel road than you do riding your bike.
    It is fun to do as a point to point ride though. If you leave a car at the bottom of black mountain trail and drive on the pavement to the top of the gravel road that Bennet is on. Then pedal to the start of Bennet Gap.
    At the bottom, climb up from the horse stables and hit Black Mountain back to your car. Or if you want to ride a little longer, you can hit up Sycamore Cove after Black Mountain.
     
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    From the pics in the NC forum on MTBR.com, access to the top of Bennett via the horse stables won't be happening at all this year. I can't see the Forest Service getting that one done before spring.

    As for Heartbreak, to make sure that section of the parkway is open, google the Ranger Station in McDowell County (Woodlawn/Marion) and ask during weekdays. I'd like to do Heartbreak this Sunday if anybody else wants.
     
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    Sycamore is the beez neez! Such an awesome finish to a trip down Black Mountain.....assuming a person's head isn't swimming likes ours were that first time we tried it after BM & Thrift Cove. Rode it shortly after that first try thinking "that's one burly trail" and realized maybe I was just wiped out from an epic ride. :lazy2:
     
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    Try a point to point from the guaging station on FS 476 near pink beds to the bottom of Coontree trail on hwy 276. From the car pedal out S. Mills River Trail, turn on buckhorn gap trail which will take you to the top of clawhammer rd. Bear right up steps on Black mtn trail, go straight through 4-way intersection, and you will soon find yourself at the top of Bennett. Hit either Bennett all the way down or right on Coontree for a bit longer ride. This is a massive descent with only one real climb.
     
  26. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    behind you, don't wait up.
    I camped out there over the Summer and did this route a few times with friends.
    It was awesome, and I cant wait to get back there to do it all again.

    BIG :thumb:
     
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    IF you ever get a GPS to track the amount of vert you've done, it will astonish most. Do you buy brake pads in a bulk?
     
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    avery creek is more bang for your buck than bennett gap. its all downhill and fast as ****. bennett has two climbs in it. or do an out and back on pilot rock or heartbreak. its all rideable. dupont has some good stuff thats not well ridden but has more downhill than anything else in the park, so a guide is necessary.
     
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    I need to....I seem to coincidentally glaze a set every time I go visit my folks;)
     
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    Avery Creek has a marshy Lord of the Rings bog to push up and out of.:think:
     
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    go left across the log instead of going through the swamp. why would you ever go that way?