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    Charleston this weekend?

    I'm up here in Asheville and thinking of heading south for a three day weekend of flat, warmer (if only slightly) riding. Right now my tentative plan is to head down Saturday morning, ride that...
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    I don't know if it is "allowed" according to the...

    I don't know if it is "allowed" according to the park regulations but if it isn't, the rule is definitely not enforced. Night riding is quite common in Bent Creek. I live in the Bent Creek...
  3. A little late with the response.. just seeing...

    A little late with the response.. just seeing this topic. When I ride that area I always do one "triangle" or the other: Neel's/Wolf Pen/Woody or Unicoi/Jack's/Hogpen. I usually choose the latter,...
  4. Interesting. I just signed up for Six Gap - it...

    Interesting. I just signed up for Six Gap - it only took me five years and a move to NC for my schedule to work out right - and I plan to go up Brasstown as a little "kicker" to the route. No ride...
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  6. I've ridden over the same nickle, dime, etc. on...

    I've ridden over the same nickle, dime, etc. on various routes dozens of times without stopping. To answer the question... it would probably have to be quite a bit. I'm usually in a zone of some kind...
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    There's a Tuesday night ride from Motion Makers...

    There's a Tuesday night ride from Motion Makers in Sylva at 6pm. Visitors welcome. 24 mile out 'n back from Sylva up about 1500' to Balsam. Format is a neutral group ride to about halfway up, then a...
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    I didn't know what was going on until I got...

    I didn't know what was going on until I got there, but I pulled into that rest stop at Richland-Balsam just a couple minutes after the rider who had hypothermia got there. As I was starting to get...
  9. Thread: Six Gap

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    I'm planning on doing this, but if I do, I'm...

    I'm planning on doing this, but if I do, I'm gonna add a trip up Brasstown Bald onto Jacks Gap. I just can't imagine riding past the entrance and not going up.
  10. Thread: ruby ride

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    A bit late on the reply here, but I did the Ruby...

    A bit late on the reply here, but I did the Ruby 100 route. I thought it was a great ride and event, even though it is fairly new. I would agree about the two sections, coming out of Nantahala Gorge...
  11. Thread: tour de tuck

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    Hmm... from the description of the climbs, it...

    Hmm... from the description of the climbs, it appears I was visualizing it backwards. Does it run clockwise, meaning the Parkway part starts from the end/Cherokee? I've been up to Waterrock from that...
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    So... anybody done this ride before? I just moved...

    So... anybody done this ride before? I just moved to the area (the road I live on is towards the end of the route) and have heard only a little about it so far. I'm doing the 100. Wondering how it...
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    http://asheville.craigslist.org/apa/ A lot of...

    http://asheville.craigslist.org/apa/

    A lot of the entries are for houses and majority include pics.
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    I've actually got a lot of time.. Ironman Florida...

    I've actually got a lot of time.. Ironman Florida isn't until November. I'm probably going to convert one of my road bikes and go fully integrated. I can't use clipons with my current bars...
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    You mean like the Ironman and 100 mile Time...

    You mean like the Ironman and 100 mile Time Trials (Calvin's Challenge) I am doing this year? CC is only 2 weeks away and I'll be riding my standard road bike, but by this time next year I'll be...
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    Hmm... that's a bit more complex than I thought....

    Hmm... that's a bit more complex than I thought. My plan was to order the bars, then have a friend with lots of TT experience help set me up and get fitted. I have a borrowed TT bike right now and...
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    Aero Bar Length

    I am looking at Vision Tech Trimax Integrated aero bars. They come in four lengths:

    90/230=320
    90/250=340
    90/270=360
    100/290=390

    This may be incredibly obvious and I'm really stupid, but...
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    I gotta wait one more year to do that 300k. Can't...

    I gotta wait one more year to do that 300k. Can't do it this year, but in 2010 I'm headin' northwest. Gotta see what all the fuss is about.
  19. Thread: Tosrv

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    I love seeing people taunt the weather gods. Nice...

    I love seeing people taunt the weather gods. Nice try with the reverse psychology, but it won't work.
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    OK, since it was OK for juggleadict (whatever...

    OK, since it was OK for juggleadict (whatever that is) to call another forum member a "dick" for their obviously baiting and flame-inducing responses, I'm gonna go ahead and turn the tables on you....
  21. Thread: Tosrv

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    Hey Frank... yep. Vince and I are registered, and...

    Hey Frank... yep. Vince and I are registered, and as far as I know we have Don Brown and Chuck, plus Jim, a buddy of mine from last year's RAINSTORM week. You gonna get back into it this year?
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    My bike is offended that you would ask such a...

    My bike is offended that you would ask such a personal question.
  23. Thread: Tosrv

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    I fail to see the problem with any of this! I've...

    I fail to see the problem with any of this! I've done it 5 years in a row (plus once in 1985 when I was a young lad), and I love it for all the reasons leinad hates it. It's TOSRV! :lol:
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    I hear ya. They also need to realize that you...

    I hear ya. They also need to realize that you can't exercise just to eat. Working out hard doesn't serve much purpose if ya just burned 1000 calories and then follow it up by eating a 2000 calorie...
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    Been cycling for years, 10,000+ miles / year....

    Been cycling for years, 10,000+ miles / year. Started running last October and I'm new to triathlon, but going big. These are my key events:

    April: Xenia OH 1/2 Marathon (ORRRC)
    July: Muncie...
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