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...]

Black Mountain Trail Pisgah State Forest

bmth

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...]