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Doe

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Schoen Creek soul riding
« on: August 29, 2011, 04:17:08 PM »
Didn't clock my first several laps (good thing, first one probably would've been 45 minutes or more :o ) but the last 4 or so times I've been consistently around 30 minutes.  As a cautious MTB beginner but long time roadie, just curious how that compares to the more (or less) experienced out there.
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Re: Schoen Creek timed laps
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 05:16:15 PM »
Ive done it consistently at 20 minutes... I am sure there are some that can do it faster but the layout of the trail is such to promote technical skills and not  raw speed.
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Re: Schoen Creek timed laps
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 05:47:52 PM »
Timed laps are not allowed at Fort Harrison.  We're Soul Riders, not racers.

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Re: Schoen Creek timed laps
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 06:12:40 PM »
I can dig it!  ;D

Didn't really time it...just checked the time when I started, then checked it again when I finished.  :D

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Re: Schoen Creek timed laps
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 08:27:48 PM »
Timed laps are not allowed at Fort Harrison.  We're Soul Riders, not racers.

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Re: Schoen Creek timed laps
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 09:21:07 PM »
Don't measure the lap...let the lap measure you.
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Doe

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Re: Schoen Creek timed laps
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2011, 11:32:11 PM »
lol...now I feel bad for asking!  ;D

Soul rider through and through...not racing...just trying to improve! 
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Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011, 09:20:17 AM »
No worries...Jeff's point is that Schoen Creek is not a racetrack, but rather a technical trail on which to connect with nature.
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Doe

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Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2011, 09:36:41 AM »
As a competitive person, yet one who has never raced bicycles of any type, connecting with nature to me has always been one of the key elements of cycling to me, even on the pavement.  :)

I feel very fortunate to have this trail so close to me since my technical skills are what I need most to focus on for improvement! 

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Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2011, 12:05:53 PM »
I've encountered hikers, runners, and deer on the trail here... There are also still occasionally riders who ride the wrong way. I think it goes without saying, but i'll say it anyway... Use caution when hauling azz on shared trails!
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Re: Schoen Creek timed laps
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2011, 12:16:08 PM »
lol...now I feel bad for asking!  ;D

Soul rider through and through...not racing...just trying to improve! 

I feel ya, Doe, and I do usually pay attention to my lap times, but only for my own entertainment.  I just don't want to see a thread like this devolve into what we've seen in the Town Run forum.

And I connected with nature a little too much last week.  I ended up picking up a rock (while riding on a trail that isn't really a trail yet) and bending my rear wheel.

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Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2011, 09:15:34 PM »
funny thing happened today. I came face to face with a cc running group (happens nearly every afternoon around 430-5 o'clock) they stepped aside and said "good job". This happened both times I met them on the trail. I thought to myself this is what a lot of spectators say at races.

FYI I don't carry any sort of "computer" or timing device with me so I can't tell you how fast I go......I just like to ride ;D

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Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 11:00:51 PM »
Quite a few people spent a lot of time designing, pin flagging and cutting trails in with the views in mind.... it's pretty sad if you're so worried about how fast you can go that you miss the sights....which is really why you're out there.... and please remember that if you gotta measure your ride by how quick you can make it end that you do your fast laps during the week and leave all the trails Family Friendly on the weekends...

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Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011, 06:26:18 AM »
Yeah, forget it tablair....I don't ride for any reason other than what you tell me and I threw away any time devices and was so busy looking at the views that I ran off the switchback...but I love it and can't wait to do it again!

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Re: Schoen Creek soul riding
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2011, 03:27:34 PM »
Don't want to come off like a rocket, but I've completed some laps in about an hour or so on some days just by meandering. I'll meander down the trail a bit... stop...  hang out a bit....  then meander down the trail a little more... stop......


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