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    Snake 2014.who's going?

    I'm looking forward to it. All ready getting jittery thinking about Saturday morning. Hoping the first creek won't be too deep.

    Who else is going?
    It's not that bad

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    My SCG career is temporarily on hold. But I'll be cheering for you!

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    Snake 2014.who's going?

    I'll be there with busted knee and all we'll see how it goes those hills are gonna hurt as stairs kill me right now but oh well gonna give it all I got as always. See ya down there Jim.
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    I was planning on it now I'm planning on house hunting Saturday instead. Bummer.

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    I'm going. (to see if i can survive)

    My roadie racer pals chickened out.

    Anybody want to rideshare? We can meet up at Manchester exit 110.
    All days are good, some are even better. -Hank (cyclist)

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    We'll be down the street at Pinhoti. Y'all have a safe ride!

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    Snake 2014.who's going?

    Great day to be in NGA. Good to see some old friends and make some new ones. Jeff is driving us home and I'm already thinking about the next one.

    It's a great course to test your skills,fitness and bike.
    It's not that bad

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    Snake 2014.who's going?

    It's not that bad

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    That was fun. SCG is hard as hell. But I had a really good time. It's been two years since I've rode the snake. And it was as hard as i remembered it.
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    Congrats to all of you. I love Jeff's sign off line. Awesome.

    One other thing. Next Snake, you might want to stay and ride the Dry Creek Trail System the next day unless the creek crossing was deep. I rode there today and the flow in that system is the best I have ever ridden. I know the trails but still get a little confused on the purple and red trails. I rode multiple loops today and it is great. Not techy but it feels like a floom zoom in the woods and on a SS it is crazy fun. The climbs are deceptive. It's nothing like the Snake but your start line is right next to the trail that takes you to Green, Yellow, Pink and Orange. The red and purple are on the other side of East Armuchee Creek. When you hit the first single track snake that takes you around that gate but before the creek crossing, the pink will be on your left and after you cross the creek the purple comes in on your right at two different points. Here is a map of the trail system. http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5311236.pdf It is 2 hour and 45 minute drive from Nashville. Google map or mapquest Villanow, Ga because that gets you to East Armuchee road and it is another 12 miles to the Dry Creek parking area. If you don't want to pay the $5.00 per vehicle fee then park on the right just before the last big hill. I use that Creek crossing to access the red and purple trails. It was not that deep today but my feet still got soaked. Who cares? Not me. Trail signs are at every intersection but sometimes you miss them because of speed. My .02 I wish it was closer to Nashville. It's on my top 5 fun trails to ride. I like it better than 5 points and PWP, heresy. 26 miles of total trail not counting the double track to connect them. Sorry for the long post. Just wanted to let you know how to make two days of it.
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    If my feet getting soaked didn't mean I would be in misery with numb toes, I guess I wouldn't mind. My hands never get cold, I just wear regular MTB gloves that I would wear in summer. My feet just don't stay warm. Part of it I think is that the cleat and pedal are so cold, and the dissipation of heat just goes right out of the pedal making it really hard to keep your feet warm.

    The climbs are hard - and long. I remember thinking I was climbing pretty well then PTJ came by me at twice my speed, standing up and cranking it out. What a boss!

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    your problem is your feet are so far from your heart.. us shorter guys feet stay warmer


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    Quote Originally Posted by pump track jim View Post
    That looks **** cold and wet to me. You guys are bad ass.
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    Btw-PTJ laid down the second fastest time in his age class on Sat. 1 min off top spot.
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    Thanks for the info about Jim. He is an outstanding athlete that has serious perseverance. Great job, Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddlechris View Post
    your problem is your feet are so far from your heart.. us shorter guys feet stay warmer
    there may be something to this! I'm not as tall as Uzzi, but I am 6'1" and I have big problems keeping my toes warm...I'm sitting on the couch next to a fire with socks on right now and my toes are almost numb now!!

    BTW, great job Jim and errbody who raced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndicate View Post
    there may be something to this! I'm not as tall as Uzzi, but I am 6'1" and I have big problems keeping my toes warm...I'm sitting on the couch next to a fire with socks on right now and my toes are almost numb now!!

    BTW, great job Jim and errbody who raced!
    I'm not tall. But I have the same problem. I have long legs. Everyone comments about my seat height. I can ride in about any weather. I have always had a problem with my feet going numb. I actually wear wool socks in the summer. And it's not about getting wet. My feet were dry at Snake #1 but were still numb all day. I wore thin wool with a water proof sock, toasty toes and specialized winter shoes. I have tried everything over the years. Nothing works. I don't like it. But I just accept if I ride in temp below 40 degrees I'm gonna have numb toes. Starts in the right foot and then left.

    I know for a fact it's circulation for me. I ran last week when the Temps were in the single digits. Never had cold feet. I actually got hot during the run. When you run. Your feet take a beating and need a lot of blood flow. When you bike. Your feet don't really do much work. All your blood flow it's going to legs, lungs and heart.
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    I'm convinced it has something to do with the metal cleat attached to a metal pedal sucking all of the heat out of your shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    I'm convinced it has something to do with the metal cleat attached to a metal pedal sucking all of the heat out of your shoes.
    or it could be time to change your tampon.

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    Or my dress! Boom! Good one.

    The first time I did Snake, my feet were numb for 3 weeks. The February race, the creek crossing was waist high, I was borderline hypothermic by the time I got to the halfway point. March race I finished with all my extremities but it was like a 60 degree day.

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    I haven't laughed that hard all day. I love the fact that we can have fun on this forum.

    I'm telling you, I know it sounds ghetto, but tear the corner off a plastic shopping bag and cover your toes and an additional two inches of your foot with it over your wool socks, before you put your shoes on. It really does help.

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    Drew - we can't have fun on this forum. I'm surprised mods didn't delete that post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uzzi View Post
    Drew - we can't have fun on this forum. I'm surprised mods didn't delete that post.
    Someone hurry and thank Uzzi. He currently has 666 total thanks on his profile. LOL ... He's the Devil

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    No one thanks me for my posts. Sort of creeped out though that you are checking up on my stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dook of Moots View Post
    I'm not tall. But I have the same problem. I have long legs. Everyone comments about my seat height. I can ride in about any weather. I have always had a problem with my feet going numb. I actually wear wool socks in the summer. And it's not about getting wet. My feet were dry at Snake #1 but were still numb all day. I wore thin wool with a water proof sock, toasty toes and specialized winter shoes. I have tried everything over the years. Nothing works. I don't like it. But I just accept if I ride in temp below 40 degrees I'm gonna have numb toes. Starts in the right foot and then left.

    I know for a fact it's circulation for me. I ran last week when the Temps were in the single digits. Never had cold feet. I actually got hot during the run. When you run. Your feet take a beating and need a lot of blood flow. When you bike. Your feet don't really do much work. All your blood flow it's going to legs, lungs and heart.
    I think it's actually poor circulation for me too, and what you said about your feet not doing anything while riding. I too wear wool socks, toasty toes, shoe covers, and sometimes sock liners, I've even worn toasties toes on the top and bottom of my toes at the same time, tried it all....but still numb toes. Haven't lost any toes yet so I just accept it too since otherwise I'm fine with riding in the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper58 View Post
    Someone hurry and thank Uzzi. He currently has 666 total thanks on his profile. LOL ... He's the Devil
    That's pretty funny. We should make a pact to never thank any post by Uzzi. Let's see how long it will stay at 666.
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    Being Uzzi is a thankless job.

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    Punny guy. I almost thanked you for that.

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    If it goes past 666 then just keep removing thanks to keep it at 666.
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    Hey, I'm always excited to be the center of attention. Thank me! All I have to do is go to some other thread, put up something gay about how much trail work I do, or how bad I think mud riders are and I'll get like 20 "thanks."

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