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Timber Logjam V3 (OMTM)
March 10, 2018 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
[Photo by David Wilcox]
Radically updated and upgraded for 2018, this year’s Timber Logjam V3 includes quite a bit of new terrain and we’re not gonna lie, we’re pretty pumped to share the route! It follows the same basic outline as previous years but opts for more interesting lines between Stub, Timber and Wildcat Mountain. Get stoked for such soon-to-be classics as Pitfall Road, lower Ridge Road through Timber and Dober zone’s ‘Reign in Mud’ downhill line! Additionally the extremely dry conditions this winter have enabled us to include Gales and Step Creek singletrack for 2018. This year’s routing also reimagines some of the HotNP hits in reverse order!
ROUTE FORMAT: LOOP
SURFACE: 80%GRAVEL/DIRT/LOAM // 15%SINGLETRACK // 5%PAVED
TIRES: 38C PLUS – 40C PLUS RECOMMENDED
A FEW NOTES ABOUT THE COURSE:
* From mile 21.1 to 22, the so-called ‘Pitfall Road’ has been aggressively decommissioned and features MASSIVE DEEP GNARLY PITS. Riders will need to be extremely careful and keep to the left line through this section. The ledges are narrow and the craters deep. Be warned. These aren’t funny-haha-mess-around ditches. These are fall-in-and-break-your-collarbone-pits. Know what you’re getting into.
** At mile 39.7 we veer right into the ‘Reign in Mud’ singletrack connector. Look for the log chutes. This section is a short but very steep line (-15% to -18%) through roots, rocks, ruts, soft clay, logs, stumps, berms, hillocks, craters and mounds. There is a worn line through this section which requires moderate-advanced handling chops on a drop-bar bike. If at any point you don’t feel comfortable, feel free to walk it and of course heckle your overconfident mates who have totally ‘got this’ as they endo into the bushes.
*** As with previous years, we ask that riders keep to the posted route through Stub Stewart State Park. Please stay out of the MTB-specific trails. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of singletrack later on the TLJV3…cool your jets and just stick to the main trail down to BV.
**** Post-ride refreshments for those who chose to partake will be at Banks Billiards, just south of the BV trailhead on Main Street. Be mindful that BB tends to be a deep local scene…ie…lots of camo, huge pickups…so be aware. Not saying it’s the biker bar from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, but…