28 October 2011

A few days touring with SMT

I was able to steal a few days to ride with the folk of Shenandoah Mountain Touring on a leg of their mountain bike tour of Virginia on the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail route. They spent 14 amazing days on the trail. I was lucky enough to tack on for a few myself. It was amazing to spend some solid time on the bike basking in the full splendor of Fall in Virginia. The color was amazing, and it was great to spend some time riding with friends. 

The sunrise at Stokesville Campground

Lucas and Chris chatting during the early morning departure



Single track of the Wild Oak Trail heading towards Dowells Draft

You can see Elliot's Knob off in the distance


Onto rt 250 up to the Shenandoah Mountain Trail




The Shenandoah Mountain Trail is beautiful this time of year

Singletrack for miles



A road section connecting the nights camp to the march up Little Mare Mountain...


Some gravel to prepare for some climbing...

The color on Little Mare was in fine form





Two amazing days on the bike. We finished it off from Little Mare to Brushy and on into Douthat. Can't wait for some more.

Thanks to SMT for hooking us up on such a sweet ride!

Here's some video from SMT of the ride on Brushy Ridge Trail, leading us towards Middle Mountain Trail, which leads straight on the Douthat State Park.



02 October 2011

Fall!

Fall is upon us and the riding as of late has been perfect. I look forward to this part of the year so much, and I've been making the most of it!














Kevin rolls the deep creek!


Took the cross bike out on a Chatahoochee National Forest exploration ride today!


That's Fort Mountain State Park off in the distance...