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Offline perchman

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Squiggy Course
« on: February 27, 2007, 12:39:18 PM »
Hello folks.  I'm a new SWAMP member after having been out of the sport for several years.  Been riding for about a year now and can't say enough about SWAMP's efforts locally.  Excellent work everybody!  Now to the reason for this post- a buddy and I are going to participate in the Squiggy race, for fun, and we would like to know what trails at Morris Bridge the course uses.  I've heard that it will start with Hearbreak Ridge but from there, no one's given me detail. I've tried looking around in other posts and have talked to guys at my LBS and everyone seems rather hush-hush about it.  Is this question taboo?  thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 01:40:07 PM »
Welcome Perchman,

The Squiggy course will be a secret until the night before the race. It will be about 10 miles or so long and will incorporate most of the trails in the Morris Bridge section of the Wilderness Trail system. Heartbreak ridge will probably be on the return leg of the race, as it was last year.

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 01:52:45 PM »
it would be nice if it was the last leg.. awfull hard to pass in there!!

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 02:17:04 PM »
Now to the reason for this post- a buddy and I are going to participate in the Squiggy race, for fun, and we would like to know what trails at Morris Bridge the course uses.  I've heard that it will start with Hearbreak Ridge but from there, no one's given me detail. I've tried looking around in other posts and have talked to guys at my LBS and everyone seems rather hush-hush about it.

See this thread http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,340.0.html
and this http://www.swampclub.org/smf/index.php/topic,520.msg2390.html#new
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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 02:29:16 PM »
it would be nice if it was the last leg.. awfull hard to pass in there!!

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It would be nice if it was not included at all :)  For some strange reason that is my least favorite trail, including all trails at Boyette and Alafia.
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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 02:57:22 PM »
Really? I like that trail. It is the only trial in the whole Wilderness Trail system that really keeps you on your toes. Techno Pig comes close.

That one clump of roots can really take your breath away....really take it away.


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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 03:47:32 PM »
I guess it is because for me it does not flow well.  I do not mind roots and other challenges, but I hate obstacles that stop me dead.  That happens to me often on HBR.  I guess if it is in the race I will have lots of time to practice my technique on it.  :P
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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 04:16:47 PM »
There is Heart Break on that thar Ridge!  ;)

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 07:28:43 PM »
the faster you go...  the easier it is..  plain and simple..


.... sean you have plenty of technique...  just blast through it.  pick one line and stick with it..  dont try and get too fancy.

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 07:36:16 PM »
Yeah,
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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2007, 10:24:18 PM »
Well, picking the right line can make a huge difference too.... ::)

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2007, 10:40:15 PM »
yep i thought i mentioned that..   8)

line is important..  but if you get bumped off dont try to muscle back into it...  just go where the bike wants to and ride it out...

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007, 09:29:05 AM »
Gives a whole new meaning to "point and shoot"! ;D
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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2007, 09:56:12 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  If Heartbreak Ridge will be used on the return leg, I'll need to ride it that direction for change.  I always start at MB and hit that trail first heading out to Indian or Grandpa or the pigs.  Those roots before and after the bridge can be real momentum killers.  Can't imagine it on a single speed fully rigid bike like I've heard some friends of mine are running.  Good luck to all. I'll be the Clyde at the back of the pack watching everyone else's technique!

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Re: Squiggy Course
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2007, 04:44:14 PM »
Perchman,
You definitely will want to ride it a few times in that direction. It is harder that way.

 

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