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Squiggy Race
« on: December 07, 2006, 08:13:58 PM »
Can anyone tell me the course route for the squiggy race. I dont know the wilderness trail system that well..  I really want to race it this year.

Also what are the best trails through there if your looking for a 15 mile spin?

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 10:40:37 PM »
Can anyone tell me the course route for the squiggy race. I dont know the wilderness trail system that well..  I really want to race it this year.

Also what are the best trails through there if your looking for a 15 mile spin?

Thanks ???

Generally the Squiggy is a 10 mile loop that includes Heartbreak Ridge, Washboard, Indian, Enchanted, Techno Pig, Hog Wild.  A 15 mile Spin, well if you do all of the main trail through the three parks you can burn about 16 to 18 miles.

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2006, 09:11:21 AM »
Ok. Where is the best spot to start....to get to heartbreak ridge, washboard indian, etc... I have only been on this trail once about two months ago. 

I went to the parking lot off of bruce b downs.. and on to a trail that way, but I was with someone who really did not know the trail. 

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 05:19:28 PM »
Bob,

From the spot you are parking at BBD, you can reach it from either direction. You can follow the main trail as the numbers decrease until you eventually get to the shell covered road over by the river. Take the Shell road until you can either go right on the main trail or straight on to Hearbrak Ridge. I believe that is the #18 sign post. You will also see a yellow sign for Hearbreak Ridge. If you follow Heartbreak Ridge you will dump into Washboard. At the end of Washboard you will be at the power lines. You have several options at that junction. You can go left and go down to Indian. Right will take you to Grandpa, or "the pig trials" as I call them (techno pig, piglet, hogwild, you get the point) or you could go on to the main trail. any of those will eventually get you back to the main trail.   Once you get across the street you can either take the levee back, or there is some single track that follows part way (47-41 in descending order).

If you follow this general route from BBD you will spin in the neighborhood of 18-19 miles.

Or.....You could park in the parking that is on the south side of the street on Morris Bridge Road. And hop into the trails at trail #5 ( this is called the hole in the fence) . From there you only have a mile or so before you reach some of the more (slightly) challenging trails.

Hope that helps, Gregg 

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 05:46:42 PM »
gregg, that helps out alot thanks for the directions I think I am going to try out the trail on monday I dont want to miss the club ride on sunday if I can convince my wife to let me go. ;D

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 07:15:21 PM »
If you are looking for a guide on monday, let me know. Depending on the time and the weather, I might be up for a ride.

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2006, 08:32:51 PM »
I think I might take you up on that one...I am off all week for vacation.  Thanks for the offer.

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2006, 09:11:27 PM »
Good! I look forward to hearing from you.

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2006, 11:47:42 PM »
Hey if you guys could handle a third I would like to tag along.
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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2006, 08:57:21 AM »
What time on Monday is good for you guys???  I am ok with anything.

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2006, 06:06:57 PM »
Probably 3 ish would be good, that will give mean some time to get a few things done and give us a couple of hours of day light to do a good loop.

Email me at mrirving at lycos.com, and we can arrange som more specifics.

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2007, 11:27:01 AM »
SO as we get closer to the race, who is racing in what categories?????   :o

Anyone want to get a little smack talk going... ;D ;D ;D

I am in the under 120 category with my brother, another yankee, and myself..  "the flying monkeys" I think we should be competative but who knows.... 8)


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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2007, 03:08:00 PM »
I went in the Beginner class -- Solo.   I am a sucka for pain.  I should get at least 1 lap in  ;D
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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2007, 03:14:41 PM »
right on right on...  sounds like you want to leave me on this 100 mile race..  unacceptable!!! 

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Re: Squiggy Race
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2007, 08:12:29 AM »
Me and the kids in the beginner, 120 and under class. Still trying to think of a team name.
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