Trails I've Ridden
What My Wife Calls My Bragging Wall:
Ohio: The Biggest Little Mountain Bike Trail (Camp Tuscazoar) 2 Ton Falls, Medina Reagan, Royalview, Bedford, West Branch, Mohican, *Vulture’s Knob, Lake Hope, the shit in Columbus, Dillon, The Wilds, AEP Lands, Wayne National Forest/Marietta, Findley Michigan Island Lake, Highland, Proud Lake, Hickory Glen, Novi Tree Farm, Addison Oaks, Merrill, Luton, Pontiac Lake, ***Potowatomi, Brighton, Yankee Springs, Fort Custer, **Big M, North Country Trail segments, *Copper Harbor, Boyne Highlands, High Country Pathway, Bass River, Stoney Creek, Hungerford, Florida Hannah State Park, Jacksonville West Virginia **Cooper’s Rock, **Davis, Slatyfork, Watters Smith, Two track to Wonder Falls/Big Sandy River Gorge, Big Bear, Mountwood, Kanawha, North Bend, Spruce Knob Pennsylvania Moraine, Brady’s Run, Laurel Mountain, Tomlinson Run, Quebec Run, *Apollo/Roaring Run, Northpark, Bavington, Allegrippis, Blue Knob, 2 Mile Run, Tussey Mountain, Rothrock/Cooper's Gap Virginia **Carvin’s Cove, Massanutten, Harrisonburg/Reddish Knob New York Ellicottville Maryland *Gambrill/Frederick Watershed North Carolina Dupont, Pisgah, Rocky Knob, *Dark Mountain, that trail with all the berms in Wilksboro Arizona Sedona California *Sequel Demo South Dakota *Storm Mountain, Tinton Trail
* My favorites
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Rode VK last night on a piece-of-shit ss fat bike and had a great time. I felt awesome afterward mostly because: the first ride at VK always sucks, and last night it didn't.
Got me thinking:
TRICKED-OUT FAT BIKE
FULL-SUSPENSION AM BIKE
Fat bike less maintenance
Fat bike greatly extended my riding time thru the winter and spring
Except: already have a fat bike.
That I can ride at VK and have a great time.
Some might say I don't need another bike.
They might be right.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
BRAGGING ALERT: I figured that since next week's trip to St. George/Gooseberry Mesa is gonna be All-Time, I'd better get back into the groove and ride some dirt. Which is ironic since I never really think of dirt when I'm in WV as much as I do rock and mud, and we'll be riding quite a bit of rock in Utah.
I finally cleaned one of my nemeses: a rock garden/creek crossing that had me bamboozled for quite a while. Then I rode the first section of Scott Run for the first time in awhile and was feeling pretty cheeky. Stopped, checked the pressure in the rear tire - the one I've been having trouble setting up tubeless. Of course, it was squishy. Spent the next 20 minutes installing a tube.
The rest of the ride was downright awesome.
Made it down to Wonder Falls, kicked back in the 65 degree blue sky sunshine, drank me a brew, then spot some kayakers coming downstream. Hot damn!! Never saw somebody run Wonder Falls in person. Headed back to Morgantown for a Black Bear Burrito, and got into a cool conversation with a guy who did the production for the 2014 World WW Championship in Deep Creek/Savage River, and who also is a mountain biker, and who also crews for a Race Across America team. Made it back to Ohio around 10:00, a bit worse for wear and tear, but happy.