Introductions - From King, NC
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12-20-05, 05:51 PM
No longer lurking here. I ride in the Stokes/Forsyth/Surry County area. Just 12 miles from the foot of Pilot Mountain.
12-21-05, 07:10 PM
I ride in the Asheville area! Welcome another NC rider!
12-22-05, 10:58 AM
Just down the road from you in W-S.
Welcome to the forums!!
12-27-05, 06:57 AM
Welcome from High Point.
Which do you think is a harder climb? Pilot or Hanging Rock?
12-28-05, 07:01 PM
Hi wanders. Pilot is definitely harder. HR has only one spot over 10% grade, and the turns are wide and gradual. Pilot has several 15%+ pitches, and lots of leg-crushing switchbacks. HR is a BLAST to ride back down, though.
12-28-05, 07:23 PM
I agree. The reason I asked is I have never climbed HR fresh. I have always ridden up from High Point, so I have only climbed it with 40+ miles under me and wondered if it was the grind getting there or the climb that made it seem harder. I usually drive somewhere close to Pilot and climb it a couple of times. I put on a compact last spring and it has helped quite a bit. Last time I was at Pilot Mt., the guy Iwas riding with was so heavy on the brake that his back rim became overheated and he melted/blew out the sidewall about 200 yards from the bottom. And somehow managed not to wreck! Lucky.
* jack *
12-29-05, 07:21 AM
My favorite sign on HWY 52 is the one that says "King Tobaccoville"... lol :D
Hi, welcome to the forums. I'm from Mt. Airy, my brother lives in King. :beer:
I've spent many many years in your neck-o-the-woods.
Sauratown is a great place. I've climbed Moore's Wall a few times.
Pilot is great too, or "Nature's Nipple" as I like to call it... :D
12-29-05, 08:17 AM
Hey from Hickory! welcome to the forums!
12-29-05, 08:28 AM
Im from winston-salem and go to school at App. State, Im home on break and want to do some riding up there, i've never climbed Pilot.
12-31-05, 08:01 AM
Howdy from Winston Salem. Great riding up in your neck of the woods.
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