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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 08:55:48 PM »
Hmmmm...

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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 11:45:57 PM »
This is a MUst do item for any budding enduro adventurer/racer.

I got things to do that day!

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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 06:53:40 AM »
I thought about doing this for a 4th time, haven't decided. Apparently, it is 75% full so register soon!  Should be a little different* this year with the trail work they did on Kitsuma.

*it will probably still hurt as hell and make you cry the second time you climb it...
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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 07:05:25 AM »
$110!  It does sound badass.
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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 07:10:01 AM »
that $110 price tag make the Singletrack Samurai events look pretty sweet, huh??!!

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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 08:29:26 AM »
Definitely.  They were nice enough to post the course map, so we could technically go assault this beeotch on our own.
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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 09:00:58 AM »
Expensive way to get the T-Shirt.  I figure the money goes to the local mtb club so hopefully put to good use.  Besides EMS will be there and there is a chance I might need them :)
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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 09:44:21 AM »
looks like a cool and interesting race. $110 is a lot, though, plus trip expenses.
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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 10:07:17 AM »
it's a great event. don't ge me wrong, i've done it.

sags, shirts, lot's of other like minded cyclists. all good. don't be fooled - Blue Ridge Adventures is not a club. they are for profit.

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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 12:20:07 PM »
the roadie version looks interesting too. 102 miles of climbing from Spartanburg, NC to the top of Mount Mitchell.
 
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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 02:51:07 PM »
it's a great event. don't ge me wrong, i've done it.

sags, shirts, lot's of other like minded cyclists. all good. don't be fooled - Blue Ridge Adventures is not a club. they are for profit.

Yeah I realized it was for profit after I posted that.  Oh well, I guess its good to keep those guys in business also.

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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 03:31:33 PM »
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Re: The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2011, 03:32:06 PM »
Maybe next year...

 

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