Sorry, you must be logged in to use the shoutbox!

Author Topic: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6  (Read 1171 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Orion_134

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 347
  • Karma: +14/-59
  • Gender: Male
  • Man up
  • My Bike: 29er fadness
Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« on: September 25, 2011, 02:46:21 PM »
Plan is to drive up to Mulberry Gap on Saturday and stay there for the evening.  Sunday morning, MG will shuttle us up to the northern trail origin and we will ride about 80 miles and camp on the trail. Monday we will ride another 80ish to the AL border where the fine folks at MG will pick us and take us back to our cars.  Shower, camp, leave Tuesday morning.

Bring it if you can hang.  You will need cold-weather clothes, sleeping kit, h2o carrying ability, repair kit, and the like.

So far:
Me
Scott
SS
Murf?
Jonesy?
'10 Epic 29er (shred machine)
'08 Gary Fisher Montare (urban/CX commuter)
'10 Rockhopper Comp 29er (SS soul-ridah pain cave)
Semper Fidelis
02-10 SSGT of Marines
(Most) always down for a ride in the Gainesville area

Offline $irWattZZZZ

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1647
  • Karma: +47/-276
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Ibis Mojo HDR, WaltWorks 29er,Devinci Atlas, Cannondale EVO
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 02:47:53 PM »
Epic shredzzzz

Offline Jonesy

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 293
  • Karma: +23/-41
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 02:48:25 PM »
I am in. Could be cold

Offline $irWattZZZZ

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1647
  • Karma: +47/-276
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Ibis Mojo HDR, WaltWorks 29er,Devinci Atlas, Cannondale EVO
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 02:49:52 PM »

Offline Singletrack Samurai

  • Ninja Master Cyclist
  • ****
  • Posts: 505
  • Karma: +11/-40
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Salsa Mamasita & Fixie War Machine
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 04:34:32 PM »
I am in 100%.

What I need to know is where exactly does the Pinhoti start on the map in relation to the route so I can look at scout at the refuel options to maximize our effort and insure we carry the lightest loads possible. 

Two 80 mile days sounds hard, but when your riding all day long its not that bad, considering that once we get past snake creek gap and we clear a couple of more peaks the riding is not anything we cant handle.

Dont listen to the naysayers if I can do it anyone can do it.

Offline Orion_134

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 347
  • Karma: +14/-59
  • Gender: Male
  • Man up
  • My Bike: 29er fadness
'10 Epic 29er (shred machine)
'08 Gary Fisher Montare (urban/CX commuter)
'10 Rockhopper Comp 29er (SS soul-ridah pain cave)
Semper Fidelis
02-10 SSGT of Marines
(Most) always down for a ride in the Gainesville area

Offline Orion_134

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 347
  • Karma: +14/-59
  • Gender: Male
  • Man up
  • My Bike: 29er fadness
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 09:38:20 PM »
I'm thinking leave Saturday and stay at MG, shuttle to the start Sunday morning, MG for hot lunch and resupply, then another 20-30 for the day. Then two more days, one more night camping. Pick up at the end on Tuesday afternoon. Stay at MG Monday night and drive back Wednesday morning. Three 50ish days, plenty of time at the campsites.

Or leave Friday evening, arrive eaaaarly Sat morning and sleep in. Then continue as above. This puts us driving back Tuesday morning.
'10 Epic 29er (shred machine)
'08 Gary Fisher Montare (urban/CX commuter)
'10 Rockhopper Comp 29er (SS soul-ridah pain cave)
Semper Fidelis
02-10 SSGT of Marines
(Most) always down for a ride in the Gainesville area

Offline Singletrack Samurai

  • Ninja Master Cyclist
  • ****
  • Posts: 505
  • Karma: +11/-40
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Salsa Mamasita & Fixie War Machine
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 12:13:11 AM »
What day or time we start is fine.

But yes, that would be my recommended plan.

night 1.  Sleep somewhere on Tatums lead or further.

Night 2. Sleep past Dalton.

Midday Three done.

Hot meal at MG, Restock.
Hot meal at Dalton, Restock. Last Restock.
Water from Dalton to the end is the real test and we will have to filter.
End at the border.

Remember these 50 mile days will be ridiculously epic with gigantic vistas and lots of climbing.  Not 5 hour florida flatland days.

and I seriously hope there is no snow.




Offline chisel

  • Yellow Jersey
  • *****
  • Posts: 1738
  • Karma: +140/-86
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 07:00:28 AM »
PAIINNNN ;)

Offline $irWattZZZZ

  • SWAMP Club Member
  • Yellow Jersey
  • ****
  • Posts: 1647
  • Karma: +47/-276
  • Gender: Male
  • My Bike: Ibis Mojo HDR, WaltWorks 29er,Devinci Atlas, Cannondale EVO
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 07:16:49 AM »

Offline Orion_134

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 347
  • Karma: +14/-59
  • Gender: Male
  • Man up
  • My Bike: 29er fadness
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2011, 07:18:34 AM »
Settled.
'10 Epic 29er (shred machine)
'08 Gary Fisher Montare (urban/CX commuter)
'10 Rockhopper Comp 29er (SS soul-ridah pain cave)
Semper Fidelis
02-10 SSGT of Marines
(Most) always down for a ride in the Gainesville area

Offline Orion_134

  • Cycling Sherpa
  • ***
  • Posts: 347
  • Karma: +14/-59
  • Gender: Male
  • Man up
  • My Bike: 29er fadness
Re: Bikepacking Pinhoti Trail NGA Mar 3-6
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011, 07:32:59 AM »
This forum is dumb to not allow editing after a certain time. 
'10 Epic 29er (shred machine)
'08 Gary Fisher Montare (urban/CX commuter)
'10 Rockhopper Comp 29er (SS soul-ridah pain cave)
Semper Fidelis
02-10 SSGT of Marines
(Most) always down for a ride in the Gainesville area

 

Advertisement: