Elizabeth Furnace ride

Darwin will be leading us to a fire road warm UP before hitting mud hole gap single track. As soon as we hit the spring water refill, we will decide if we'll do hike-a-bike then a sweeet downhill OR proceed to wood stock tower for a sweeetererrr ridge single track.

GPS track below
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/184824500

Everyone is welcome, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. There will be a 4 mile fire road climb. Then single track w/ 6 streams crossing. 5 miles dirt road + .5 steep DR climb b4 we hit woodstock tower. Then sweet single track.

2. There will be technical sections on this trail, which means that you should have some experience on a mountain bike. There are all levels of riders who come out, so it's very likely you'll find someone at your speed and skill level

3. A pair of socks in your camelbak is not a bad idea since we will cross 6 streams.

4. A helmet is REQUIRED, and we strongly encourage you to bring a cell phone and water.

5. You SHOULD have a "bike tool", "pump" and "spare tubes" — and of course know how to use them.

See ya at this coordinates[masked],[masked] at 9:00.

Roll out by 9:30.

Also if you want hang out for after ride festivities please bring hot dogs or hamburgers and maybe a dish. Whatever is fine.

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  • christie t.

    A fantastic epic ride with a good bunch of people!!! F8 of Hate...miles and miles of fire road at the beginning, going to woodstock tower and back to the orange/blue trail was brutal....rocks, boulders, unforgiving hike-a-bike portions, also got rained at some point so it was slippery.....Overall, everyone made it to the finish line with a big smile in their faces :D Post ride potluck was awesome!!! Got to meet new cool peeps too :) One big group (32 bikers) doing the F8 of Hate in one day is truly epic! Great job everyone!!!

    August 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good weather, nice challenge for noobz, ideal weather mostly, and more importantly, a terrific bunch of folks to ride and chill with, hands down!

    August 20, 2012

  • JT

    Good ride, or brutal depending how you look at it. And good people. Lot's of fun.

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Crap. Over slept. Still going to head out there though!

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone able to carpool from Reston/Fairfax area? I can drive or hop in with you. I have a pickup and can take 2 others in my cab if I drive. Since it's so late, can you text if you wanna carpool? I live in Reston at South Lakes and Sunrise VAlley. - Garrett[masked]

    August 18, 2012

  • christie t.

    Hey guys, just thought of sharing a video of JoeyL, son Noah and some other friends at EF last February...We were in a separate group that day but all got together at the parking lot for some chow...Just to give peeps an idea of how it'll be tomorrow :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA8AObp4kwE&feature=player_embedded
    Elizabeth Furnace Mountain Bike Ride, Front Royal VA Jan 2012
    www.youtube.com
    The usual climbs of pain and endless downhills at the Furnace, Front Royal VA. 24 miles of pure rocky endurance. Tyler, Justin, Tom, Dan, Joey,

    August 18, 2012

  • Christine B.

    And beer!!!!

    1 · August 18, 2012

  • christie t.

    OK folks....no more announcements re. EF after this....

    Lizzy Foo is a go tomorrow!!! Signal Knob parking lot. Wheel out at 9:30am!

    Water, food, spare tube, tools and helmet please :) See y'all there!

    August 18, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Maybe i wont hate on Wakefield so much anymore, that was a good ride

    August 18, 2012

  • Aaron

    Cancel that. Now hitting Wakefield at 2. I'm riding a pumpkin-colored Santa Cruz.

    August 18, 2012

  • Laurie J.

    Leisa that would be awesome! What's your email and i'll give you my address.

    August 18, 2012

  • Aaron

    I know it's heresy, but I'm road riding w a friend starting from 4 mile run and mr Vernon by dca at 3 pm. Go About 20-30 miles, mellow pace around 15-20 mph

    August 18, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Looks like were attacking the gnarliness that is Wakefield today. 2pm at the skate park lot if you want to join

    August 18, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Ill ride where ever

    August 18, 2012

  • Joey G.

    FH has a hotline to call in case of rain. They generally update around 6am and Noon so im gonna call again then. Got any other ideas?

    August 18, 2012

    • BRIAN

      I think all the trails are gonna be a mess, possibly Quantico may be ok except for a few normally muddy spots.

      August 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey I am driving out of Bristow VA. Any one looking to car pool? I can take one extra bike.

    August 15, 2012

    • Laurie J.

      I'm in centreville and would like to carpool if you are still looking.

      August 18, 2012

  • Joey G.

    As of 11, FH still closed

    August 18, 2012

    • Ed

      Well if FH falls through the climbing comp starts at 1530 at the sportrock in alexandria, all bouldering

      August 18, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Closed right now. Try again in a couple hours

    August 18, 2012

  • BRIAN

    Pouring rain in PW county at the moment, and I live only about 10 miles from FH. The trail may not be open in the morning?

    August 18, 2012

  • JT

    Wish I could join at the FH ride. Check the status line or FB and make sure the trail is open before wasting a drive. Raining in Fairfax.

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Make it a tri and add beer drinking as an event

    August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    Yep how awesome is that...ha. Oh and we all have to dress up for the event. I will be wonder woman

    August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    Hash run it is whitest Korean ever!!! Ha. We need to do a hash ride too

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Ha twice? I need to be able to move for EF Sunday. But 1030 sounds good Leisa ill see you there. I drive a dark blue VW golf with a Superfly on top

    August 17, 2012

  • BRIAN

    If I ride at 3, Ill be on the slow side also :)

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Ha yeah but after 10ish ive got nothing going on, so time doesnt matter much

    August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    Joey you just need to put a hard time because everyone will want to go when they want.

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Shoot me an email. [masked]

    August 17, 2012

  • BRIAN

    Ok lemme see how Im feeling tomorrow, and Ill let you know.

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Thats fine too

    August 17, 2012

  • BRIAN

    I was possibly thinking around 3 tomorrow.

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Alright so...anyone in for FH between 1030/11? Lol

    August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    Liquid carb loading is good for running...ha
    Hey Khalid you like how I turned this into a running thing????haha

    August 17, 2012

  • Khalid

    Lol, this thread is funny!

    August 17, 2012

    • Ed

      Probably the first time I've had a full conversation on a message board... oh, and Chris, 0830 is a touch early after liquid carbo loading.

      August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    830 that is really late...haha

    August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    No I wouldn't give me a chance....hahaha

    August 17, 2012

    • Ed

      Hmm, what time? I do have a climbing comp to go to later

      August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    10 is too early.....haha. Ed you need to run with me.

    August 17, 2012

    • Ed

      You would destroy me! :)

      August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    My knees cant handle running very long lol

    August 17, 2012

  • Ed

    Might go climbing, FH at 10 is too damn early

    August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    What no running!!!!

    August 17, 2012

  • Khalid

    115 is about my time too. Can we possibly move it to 10 if that works for everybody?

    August 17, 2012

  • Christine B.

    I'm running Sugarloaf mountain Saturday morning for my warm up! Anyone want to join me

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    At FH? About 1:15ish. Ive gotta run some errands in the morning, maybe around 11?

    August 17, 2012

  • Khalid

    I'm down. What's your lap time?

    August 17, 2012

  • Joey G.

    Anyone up for a warmup ride at fountainhead tomorrow? Just installed a tubeless system in the wheels and id like to test it out

    August 17, 2012

    • BRIAN

      Joey,

      August 17, 2012

    • BRIAN

      Whoops, If Im feeling ok tomorrow, I might be up for a ride at FH. What time were you thinking?

      August 17, 2012

  • Khalid

    Anybody interested in car pooling from the Fairfax area?

    August 14, 2012

  • Christine B.

    Make you bring helmets because it is mandatory. No helmets no ridey!!!!!

    August 13, 2012

  • christie t.

    August 12, 2012

  • christie t.

    For those who will be bringing "grillables" several people shall bring portable grills so no worries! IN CASE OF HEAVY DOWNPOUR SATURDAY NITE WE SHALL POST IF WE NEED TO CANCEL ON SUNDAY MORNING....SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.....CHECK YOUR EMAIL ON SUNDAY AT 7:30am! And yes, there will be hike-a-bike portions! We will take the Figure 8 of Hate so that pretty much explains it...... And always be on the safer side - load up on 5 hours of water if you could!

    August 12, 2012

  • Christine B.

    Hey make sure to bring hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookies or what ever you want to eat after the ride.

    1 · August 12, 2012

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