May Valley and Hurkey Creek Trails Epic

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  My first attempt to ride the "24 hour loop" went a bit pear shaped, and I missed the turn off to Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of Love. While getting my steed fixed up, I got a lot of useful trail intel from the shop owner. The trails he marked for me on a very basic map were some local secrets, and there is no way I would have been able to ride them without this inside intel. The good thing was, I managed to map a loop that included the Rage through the Sage and Tunnel of Love.. I … [Read more...]

Dyke Trail Crested Butte

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Another one of Crested Butte's favorite trails, the Dyke Trail. I woke up this morning to rain!!, I waited until 11 o clock, and decided to go ahead with the ride. Did the Dyke trail live up to her reputation? Trail Stats & Information Nearby City: Crested Butte Length: 14.1 total miles Trail Type: Loop Skill Level: Aerobically: moderate to strenuous, with a fair amount of climbing at altitude. Technically: easiest-difficult Duration: 2 to 4 hours Trailhead Elev: 9000 … [Read more...]

Black Mountain Trail Pisgah State Forest

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The notorious Black Mountain Trail in the Pisgah state Forest North Carolina. Ask any mountain biker what is the "must do trail " in NC and they will all say "Black Mountain" with a smile on their face, I didn't know if it is an evil smile, like wrapping up a Pork Chop and giving it to a vegetarian for a gift kinda smile, or a Oooh yeah that brings back fond memories kinda smile! So it was time to find out what all the fuss is about, and the only way to do that was to put the rubber to the … [Read more...]

Big Rock, Cedar Rock, Little River and Burnt Mountain Mayhem

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Yesterday, I picked up my bike, that has had a new crank set, chain and cogs fitted, a big thanks to the Guys at bike shop  The Hub, they did an excellent job. I had planned to do the "Black Mountain" Trail in the Pisgah State Forest. I set the alarm for 6 o clock to get an early start, on the way to the Trail, just as I entered Brevard it started pissing down. I hate turning my back on a trail, especially when I'm actually at the trail head, so I waited another 20 minutes, and decided that … [Read more...]