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Fountainhead Intermediate/Fast Ride

  • Jan 18, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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I will like to complete 2 full loops, may end-up doing 1 for about 11 miles but we should see.

Due to the pace your Skill level should be between 5&6, Fitness level maybe a 3. Use the link below as a TOOL to match your skill level and fitness.
http://sacredrides.com/skill-and-fitness-ratings

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What: Intermediate/Fast Pace at Fountainhead Regional Park

Directions: 10875 Hampton Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Where: We will meet in the parking lot directly in front of the trail entrance. I have pin pointed the area.

Pace: Approx. 8.5 to 10 mph. Good for most skill riders, not so much for beginners. This is a no-drop ride, you may feel that you are drop but we will regroup at intersections and make stops as needed to enjoy the park.

Terrain: Ranges from easy to difficult. Some of the trails are fairly smooth, and there are a few steep climbs, and some technical sections, and 1 stream crossing, just be advised that the terrain can be difficult in places.

Distance: Approx. 11-22 miles and at least half of it is down hill (ha-ha!).

Duration: Approx. 1.5–2 hours for the 1st loop, depending on group dynamics, trail conditions, wait-ups, mechanicals and/or number of breaks (we will take at least one 10–15 min. break if needed).

Bring: Helmet (required), water, spare tube/patch kit, multi-tool, I.D., emergency contact info where it can be easily located on your person.

Weather: Shine Only, the trails will be close if wet at FH.  Check the trail conditions before heading out, call (703)[masked] or at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fountainhead-Regional-Park/207150099413259.

BACKUP: Laurel Hill see upcoming Meetup, please signin on both.

Ride Leader: Jose ,[masked]ThreeFourone. Slot is vacant due to level of fitness, LOL.

Call/text ride leader if you have any questions.

Note: Please read the document "Meetup Ride Waiver" (found under menu: More > Files > Meetup Ride Waiver) before attending this event. Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, and by attending this ride, you acknowledge and have read, agree to and fully understand the aforementioned waiver.

Hope to see you there!

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  • Victor B.

    What a trail! Very demanding but worth it! I need to get in better shape to enjoy it even more. Speed is king here I need more of that too. Thanks for waiting for me, I had a blast. I can't wait to go back when it is a bit warmer!

    2 · January 18, 2014

  • Jose T.

    I had a great time today cramps and all. Thank you for coming out.

    2 · January 18, 2014

  • Warren

    Sounds like Jose put down the hammer

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Rene R.

    l sorry guys next time I will try to be in better shape.

    January 18, 2014

    • Kem C.

      Hasta la proxima!

      January 18, 2014

  • Kem C.

    I really enjoyed today's ride, I'm glad I finally got to ride after 2 weeks lol.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Robert B.

    Hey this trail is awesome. Sorry I got separated. I'll see everyone again sometime soon.

    January 18, 2014

  • Kem C.

    I'm gonna be 15 mins late D:

    January 18, 2014

  • Gunner

    Turns out to be a great day for a ride, but I have to bail out due to last-minute parenting requirements.
    I may do a ride out there later today. Enjoy!

    January 18, 2014

  • Jose T.

    FH is OPEN!!!!!!

    3 · January 18, 2014

  • Jose T.

    it will be below freezing in the AM fingers crossed

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Gunner

    Tried calling today. They won't make a decision about whether to open the trails until tomorrow. As of now still closed.

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    These Fountainhead rides always seem to get scheduled early in the morning when it's cold as balls, and at high noon when it's hot and humid as hell.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Victor B.

    FYI FH is closed today.

    January 17, 2014

  • Kem C.

    I don't mind taking a slower paced group, I haven't ridden in 10 days! Enough to get me outta shape haha.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Larry F.

    I will be slow but I really just want to see some friendly faces. I am new here from San Diego, new job.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • fred

    'Fighting' a particularly nasty case of.tennis elbow. Very frustrating since sometimes the treatment seems to be working, but the stingy, burny and just plain old OUCH!!! always returns.

    January 17, 2014

  • Victor B.

    No way I can keep that pace for 11 miles!

    1 · January 16, 2014

    • Joan David Santos F.

      Right, moving pace would not average too far off 8 for most, when you add the stops it drops a bit. Lets do it! I haven't ridden for a month so I'll be out of shape and probably wheezing if too cold.

      January 16, 2014

    • Victor B.

      Ok Ok ... I am working on my spousal authorization ;-) I WILL be slow though but I want to go to FH. I will also probably do just one loop since I have other commitments later in the day.

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Gunner

    I plan to attend but I doubt I can / will keep a fast pace the entire time. If anyone else wants to do a not-as-fast-as-the-rest-but-faster­­-than-beginner, feel free to join me. I will be doing green and blue trails only.

    1 · January 16, 2014

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