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Offline Singletrack Samurai

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Event Conceptualization Feedback
« on: September 29, 2011, 10:12:18 AM »
I am thinking of creating a very fun and unique cycling event and need your opinion on croom.

What is the best time of year to ride it and bottom line why do you love it.


I would appreciate receiving feedback from people who like the park, dont want to start a debate.


thanks ahead of time,

Karlos

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 10:17:18 AM »
late spring... I like north blue from parking area 1 to 14 mile bail out.. other sections are OK, but that section is the most diverse


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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 10:18:46 AM »
I ride Croom anytime of the year with the exception of big game hunting season.  I love Croom because she is both grueling and rewarding.

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 11:29:33 AM »
I'm with Alan. Avoid big game hunting season. Other than that, it's a good ride, especially after a little rain. Of the SWAMP maintained trails, it gives me the most "wow, I'm in the middle of nowhere" feeling. I can't wait to hear about the "new" event.

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 02:38:39 PM »
Agreed Darrinw.  That section and the pit are the only interesting sections of croom really. 
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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 04:57:37 PM »
love it = big miles, lost of room to explore, holes in the ground (including those way on the south end that only the motorcycles get to see). Connects to Richloam really easily via the 'Coochee rail trail for mega big miles!!!!

time to go= anytime. when it's dry you just work harder. i've been in the middle of hunting season... them gun toaters don't ever look too happy to see me.....

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 06:21:33 PM »
time to go= anytime. when it's dry you just work harder. i've been in the middle of hunting season... them gun toaters don't ever look too happy to see me.....

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 06:37:16 PM »
I like it year round , few places around here where you can enjoy long downhills, tight high speed turns, and pump track style whoops all in the same section.

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 07:44:07 PM »
What i love most about Croom.   

1) you have the entire place by yourself
2) Pitts area/drunken monkey are awesome. Lots of technical sections to enjoy.
3) just miles and miles of open in the middle of no were single track.
4) real hills to go down... (and up too)
5) I like the woops and those little jumps past the 14 mile bailout (that is a fast little section)

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2011, 09:02:33 AM »
5) I like the woops and those little jumps past the 14 mile bailout (that is a fast little section)

Those are a lot of fun if you're hauling ass.

On the mountain bike my favorite is Blue from 1 to 14.

My usual Croom ride is Parking #1, blue ccw, sugar mt loop, more blue, red connector, yellow ccw, skip the bypass, yellow on to parking 3, refill water, yellow ccw, red connector, blue back to parking #1 (maybe all of south blue if I'm feeling it but in the summer it's usually cut short and follow the blue north of the road back using the green connector).

In the summer that can be a real challenge though. In the summer I'll usually drop a lunchbox with a gallon of cold water and some granola bars in the bushes at the 14mi bailout before driving back to to parking 1.

On my cyclocross bike my favorite is the NW section of yellow. It rolls so fast and almost all the corners have enough of a groove to hook a wheel in and rail it even if it's sandy.

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 09:04:58 PM »
Its a real forest not a park. That's all I need
wherever you go.....there you are.
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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2011, 02:02:02 PM »
Its a real forest not a park. That's all I need

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 07:21:06 AM »

So what type of event are you conceptualizing?  If is a secret i'll understand  ;)

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2011, 09:56:55 AM »
My truck window was smashed sometime saturday between noon and 6 at parking#1, keep that in mind for future events

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Re: Event Conceptualization Feedback
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2011, 11:54:31 AM »
My truck window was smashed sometime saturday between noon and 6 at parking#1, keep that in mind for future events

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As individuals find love for my events, so do volunteers, I will make sure to position a guard, if I ever do.

 

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