Plantation Trail Canaan Valley West Virginia

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Plantation Trail When I approached the West Virginia Mountain Biking Forums to find out what the "Best" trails were,the Plantation Trail was way on the top of the list. After having so much trouble finding up to date trail info, I was lucky that this trail is pretty easy and straight forward to ride. So, it was time to hit the Plantation, and see for myself if it deserves a spot in the "Big League" Trail Info: Nearby City: Davis Length: 19.7 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill … [Read more...]

Understanding a Mountain Biker – Mountain Biker Slang

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  - A - acro-brat n. little kids who use their bikes like pogo sticks, with pegs coming out of the front axle. Should be confined to the circus or other freak show reviews. air n. space between the tires and the ground. (Both tires must be off the ground or it isn't "air".) Said to be caught or gotten. See sky. anchor n. your child, or children (anchors) that keep(s) you from riding. "Wait till you anchors grow up, you'll have road rash for breakfast and prunes for dinner!" To be used as … [Read more...]

Mountain Bike Mayhem’s Pisgah Epic

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>> South Mills River >> Cantrell Creek >> Squirrel Gap >> South Mills River >> Buckhorn Gap >> Black Mountain >> Avery Creek >> South Mills River Trail : For the second time in a week, I was dropped off on SH 280 at the beginning of TurkeyPen Road, I then cycled to the South Mills Trail head to start my Pisgah Epic. Started the ride at 9.am, and reached the South Mills Trail head about 20 min later. There were already numerous horse trailors at … [Read more...]

Club Gap Black Mountain and a Black Bear

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Club Gap >> Black Mountain Got an early start just off Highway 276 about half a mile up 477 was the start to Club Gap. This single track starts with an immediate but easy climb, this however is just a teaser, 'cos it soon gets a lot harder. Although it is not really a steep climb, the baby heads make it a lot harder than it looks. After about 20 min. you reach the the cross trails of Buckwheat knob >> Avery Creek >> Club Gap and Black Mountain. I took a left onto "Black … [Read more...]

Mountain Bike Mayem 2009 kicks off in North Carolina

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Today I rode my first trail of my Mountain Bike Mayhem Tour 2009. The first trail I rode was actually a mix of small loops, just to get myself accumulated to the almost 100% humidity!!.. well that's what it feels like. The trails I did today are in the DuPont State Forest. With what it seems like 100's of short trails in this forest it was very easy to put a loop together. Yesterday I drove to the starting point, and was lucky to catch a very friendly local Mountain biker named Steve, who … [Read more...]