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Croom Club Ride?
« on: August 21, 2008, 06:24:37 PM »
Thinking about participating in the Croom club ride this Sunday (figure all this rain will keep the sand fairly nice).  What is the average mileage for someone riding in a C or B- group?  How do the trails at Croom compare to the other trails in the area?

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 09:30:12 PM »
That group usually does the yellow loop, I think that would be about 14 miles give or take. The conditions at Croom are probably as good as they ever get, with all of the rain. There are miles and miles of single track there. Very little technical stuff, and that is primarily on the blue loop.

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 11:04:51 PM »
Thinking about participating in the Croom club ride this Sunday (figure all this rain will keep the sand fairly nice).  What is the average mileage for someone riding in a C or B- group?  How do the trails at Croom compare to the other trails in the area?

The C-Group will probably do 12 to 14 miles.  The way I have it laid out the B-Groups will do about 20 to 22 miles.  The B-Groups usually break up into 3 different B's, but we are bringing back the A-Groups so there will likely be A, B and B-, and the C-Group.  The trails are in good shape, so it should be easy pedaling and fun.

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 09:19:57 AM »
I know I won't be on the A group.  But what sort of qualifications do you have to have to be on that elite group?   :o

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 09:37:05 AM »
Gears! Lungs and Legs! :)
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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 09:55:00 AM »
I know I won't be on the A group.  But what sort of qualifications do you have to have to be on that elite group?   :o
Copied from more-mtb "A mastery of fundamental MTB skills is required along with good fitness. Slow riding or "trials" skills may be required to "clean" some sections. Areas of trail may be "exposed" (i.e. large dropoffs to one or both sides). Even the most skilled and fit rider should expect to portage their bike through sections."

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 12:05:23 PM »
Don't read too much into it and get skeered.  Croom is in it's best condition for riding during or after a rain.  In the dry season climbs are long and sandy.  In the wet season climbs are long and packed.  There are a few lower sections that are best stayed off of because of slick clay and mud, but not that many and very easy to avoid - except the South side of Tucker Hill, but it doesn't last long.

Do plan on bringing enough water for your ride because the only place to refill is at the Tucker Hill restrooms area.  Croom can be a tough one, but once you get used to it then it's pretty nice. 

Never been there before and ride alone?  Good chance you'll get lost and wander around for days.  Okay, maybe a tad exaggerated, but you can easily get lost if you don't know your way around.

It's a cross country trail system with a few technical sections tossed in where possible; but you'll always find an easier/harder path.

Just hop on and enjoy the ride.   :)

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 12:41:47 PM »
I know I won't be on the A group.  But what sort of qualifications do you have to have to be on that elite group?   :o


Gears! Lungs and Legs! :)


He has got the legs and the lungs, but only one gear!

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 12:45:19 PM »
I know I won't be on the A group.  But what sort of qualifications do you have to have to be on that elite group?   :o


Gears! Lungs and Legs! :)


He has got the legs and the lungs, but only one gear!

SS are in the right gear 80% of the ride if they made the right choice

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2008, 12:48:10 PM »

Do plan on bringing enough water for your ride because the only place to refill is at the Tucker Hill restrooms area.
I say bring as much as you possibly can and bring map.

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2008, 12:50:45 PM »

Do plan on bringing enough water for your ride because the only place to refill is at the Tucker Hill restrooms area.
I say bring as much as you possibly can and bring map.


and don't follow either treadlight or factorE, they both got lost the last time I was there with each of them.

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008, 12:51:38 PM »

Do plan on bringing enough water for your ride because the only place to refill is at the Tucker Hill restrooms area.
I say bring as much as you possibly can and bring map.


and don't follow either treadlight or factorE, they both got lost the last time I was there with each of them.

that place always gets me turned around

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2008, 12:53:55 PM »

Do plan on bringing enough water for your ride because the only place to refill is at the Tucker Hill restrooms area.
I say bring as much as you possibly can and bring map.


and don't follow either treadlight or factorE, they both got lost the last time I was there with each of them.
We had different agenda that day.....routing was confusing.

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2008, 01:12:39 PM »

Do plan on bringing enough water for your ride because the only place to refill is at the Tucker Hill restrooms area.
I say bring as much as you possibly can and bring map.


and don't follow either treadlight or factorE, they both got lost the last time I was there with each of them.



that place always gets me turned around



True!

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Re: Croom Club Ride?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2008, 01:13:02 PM »

Do plan on bringing enough water for your ride because the only place to refill is at the Tucker Hill restrooms area.
I say bring as much as you possibly can and bring map.


and don't follow either treadlight or factorE, they both got lost the last time I was there with each of them.
We had different agenda that day.....routing was confusing.


True!

 

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