Articles in the Passion Category
Written by: Chuck Ramsey
When riding DSRF’s Burnt Mountain Trail the next few days, hum a few bars of “Happy Birthday” as you approach the steep west side of the loop–that segment turns twenty Sunday, August 18th!
Before there was a Dupont State Recreational Forest, the property was part of the 14,000+ acres owned by E I Dupont Co and surrounding their X-Ray film production plant. (The remains of that plant, mostly concrete slabs and asphalt pads, are on the 450 acres still shown as private property in the center of DSRF. …
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Turning Dirt in Pisgah
Written by: Chris Coney, co-owner of Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures
Click here for article on Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventures Blog.
One of the most rewarding things I have ever done with biking was to volunteer today building the new Trace Ridge Trail re-route in Pisgah National Forest. First off, hats off to all the trail builders out there nationwide who put in the many thousands of hours needed to maintain and build trails. Trail building is VERY HARD WORK.
I knew it was going to be tough day, but after working only …
This pedalin’ version adapted by: Christopher Neubert
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the home
Not a creature was stirring, not even a gnome.
The Woolie Boolies were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of single track danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘wind proof vest, and I in my bike cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose …
Climb, descend, repeat
By: Dean Yobbi – Click here for Blog
With only one previous Off-Road Assault on Mount Mitchell in my legs, perhaps I’m not the most qualified to give advice on surviving/conquering this unique challenge.
However, that event two years ago left such an impression, along with a few deep emotional scars, that I still want to pass along 10 tips to “enjoying” ORAMM on July 22. If you’re racing or riding it, I think they’ll be useful.
1) Our thing doesn’t begin until you reach the nine-mile Curtis Creek climb. Repeat: The starting line might be in …
Posted on April 18, 2012
Written by: Chris Coney from the Voice of the Blue Ridge
I have finally completed a goal I have been working on for a while now. Yesterday, I finished my first mountain bike ride of 50 miles in 5 hours and twenty minutes, with an average speed of 9.3 mph. My great friend, Patrick, accompanied me on the ride, and we had an incredible day biking in the woods. We linked up all the classic trails in Bent Creek and Mills River in Pisgah Forest near Asheville, NC for a sweet epic ride. …