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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2013, 03:50:55 PM »
The route is not a secret. It is posted on the Gravel Grovel website, titled "The Route".  I rode all of the route except the out and back on Tower Ridge and the out and back to Story (I parked at the Nebo Ridge trailhead.
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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2013, 04:05:33 PM »
The route is not a secret. It is posted on the Gravel Grovel website, titled "The Route".  I rode all of the route except the out and back on Tower Ridge and the out and back to Story (I parked at the Nebo Ridge trailhead.


That's the 2012 route that is currently posted...  you've missed the part (and posts) about us waiting on the HNF so we can do a brand NEW route!  ;-)
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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2013, 04:10:51 PM »
All the reports of fresh gravel I think are changing my plans a little.  Don't think I'll even try to do it on my Vaya.  Just have to decide which route I want to do. 

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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2013, 05:00:12 PM »
oh the fresh gravel is just part of the fun!


(says the girl who stays all warm and cozy at the horse camp while ya'll are out suffering on the course.. hehehe)
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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2013, 05:02:55 PM »
That's the 2012 route that is currently posted...  you've missed the part (and posts) about us waiting on the HNF so we can do a brand NEW route!  ;-)
Apparently I did miss that. I think you know that I would be all for a little more singletrack.  I will have both the rigid Superfly and XO2 cross bike ready for the event.
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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2013, 05:03:57 PM »
That's the 2012 route that is currently posted...  you've missed the part (and posts) about us waiting on the HNF so we can do a brand NEW route!  ;-)
Apparently I did miss that. I think you know that I would be all for a little more singletrack.  I will have both the rigid Superfly and XO2 cross bike ready for the event.


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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2013, 05:11:24 PM »
Bring on the singletrack! ;D

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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2013, 09:15:24 PM »
Since I don't own a cross bike I agree with Mike!

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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2013, 09:00:36 AM »
If I were a betting man, I would guess that any new singletrack route would include the Nebo Ridge singletrack in the out and back to Story.
It would be interesting to see if would be just halfway and jump back onto Combs Rd, or jump up onto Berry Ridge Rd (which  I think would include too much pavement) or if we would take it all the way to end for a short pavement section to the Maumee Bridge (which would be awesome)
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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2013, 09:11:49 AM »
I will be calling the National Forest a little later today (if I don't hear anything by lunch-time).  Fingers crossed we have an answer!



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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2013, 10:01:50 AM »
If I were a betting man, I would guess that any new singletrack route would include the Nebo Ridge singletrack in the out and back to Story.
It would be interesting to see if would be just halfway and jump back onto Combs Rd, or jump up onto Berry Ridge Rd (which  I think would include too much pavement) or if we would take it all the way to end for a short pavement section to the Maumee Bridge (which would be awesome)
Nebo would be cool. Maybe climb up Combs, cut across on the access trail to Nebo and then down to the Nebo parking lot? Neato.

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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2013, 10:11:10 AM »
Any elimination of 2 way traffic especially in the narrowest part of the race course is a good thing.
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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2013, 10:12:06 AM »
Amen to that, Fett!!!!

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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2013, 10:20:46 AM »
Any elimination of 2 way traffic especially in the narrowest part of the race course is a good thing.


That is the goal... called the forest, they haven't even started processing my event permit yet. GOOD TIMES!  Hopefully my call will push things along so we will get an answer in the next few days.


Just a heads up - if we DO go with this new route everyone will need to purchase a one-day HNF pass ($5 - not included in registration fee).  Since I added the chip timing and had not initially planned to use the national forest the one-day passes were not included in my budget for this year.   
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Re: 2013 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2013, 12:57:44 PM »
I rode in the 2011 race on my super fly with a rigid fork. For me it was good with mtb gears on Elkins ville Rd coming and going also combs rd. Although I have never ridden a x bike, I sure did like having that 2.4 up front on those fast gravel decents. And with gun season opening this weekend ,all those trucks will surely help smooth things out.

 

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