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Offline yellowotto

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FATS Trail Adivce
« on: December 13, 2012, 07:38:40 PM »
Looking for some tips and hints about a potential trip to the FATS trail system in SC:
Best time of year to make the trip?
Is two full days of riding enough to enjoy what the area has to offer?
Any other tips and hints would be helpful.  Thanks much!

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Re: FATS Trail Adivce
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 09:14:05 PM »
I did it all in 2 days.  The trail system has a lower and upper section.  I did all four bottom trails the first day, starting with Deep Step, going counter clockwise, and the next day, went out Deep Step to the connector to Big Rock and Tower. It was awesome.  It is not hard at all, but pure fun.  The miles seem like nothing.  Best sections are definitely Deep Step and Tower, but there were parts of Great Wall that were fun as well.

I would actually take 3 days if I were you, and do as much as you can at a moderate pace the first two days. It's easy to get going too fast on these super-flowy unfamiliar trails.  It is not hard, but just unfamiliar at speed.  Then after getting used to it, take the last day to redo your favorite route at an even faster pace!

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Re: FATS Trail Adivce
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 09:46:26 PM »
Thank you very much for the response!
Is there a better time of year than another to go?

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Re: FATS Trail Adivce
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 07:27:35 AM »
peddle fast, NO BRAKES, peddle faster


best advise.
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Re: FATS Trail Adivce
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 11:02:55 AM »
Roger that!

 

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