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...]

Daniel Ridge Loop Pisgah North Carolina

Daniel Ridge Loop. I did this loop both clock and counter, but would recommend doing it clockwise, unless you really like mean rocky and bumpy descents, if this is the case then do it counter clock. The trail is well marked and starts from a parking, just go around the closed gate and follow the gravel road over a bridge. At this point the decission¬† is yours for a clock or a counter. i did both, and prefered the clock. The first 10 min. is an easy breeze along a graveled path that will … [Read more...]

Turkey Pen Gap – Black Mountain and a Rattlesnake with anger issues

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Turkey Pen Gap >> Black Mountain Of all the trails I have ever rode, and all the (minor) accidents I have had, I have never been as scared as I was on this trail, and it had nothing to do with steep downhills, or jumps or baby heads, dragons teeth, nope, it was all due to a massive beefy rattlesnake with anger issues!!! I was dropped off on SH 280 at the beginning of TurkeyPen Road, I then cycled to the trail head to start my Turkey Pen Gap and down Black Mountain Adventure..¬† As I … [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...]

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...]