Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shooting video for the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival Oct. 9-11th - sign up now! www.svbcoalition.org

Thomas Jenkins rolls the new trail at Massanutten Resort with a great view
of the Shenandoah Valley and the mountains beyond to the west.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

O' Yea! Adam Childers

Soooooooo excited to see Adam and Kristin get married today!
Great things do happen to good people!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Bird Knob Loop has some sweet ROCKS!

Kyle and Nick were nailing everything
What a challenging ride!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rolling out for Kyle's Birthday RIDE!

Kyle on his way into a brushing session on the Wilderness 101 course
Yes, this is the day after the Stoopid 50
He must of been hurtin!

SVBC Wednesday Road Ride

Kari - Thanks for rolling on the storyline!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cross bike is up and running - Blue Ridge Cyclocross Cup in Hburg on Tues 9/29

The course at Westover Park in Harrisonburg is coming together nicely
We need a few more good long fast sections so i can sit on some

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Trail Dynamics hooked Douthat up!

this old trail is now closed
this is where the old trail used to come up the creek from the main road
looks very nice
this is a re-route of a bad alignment just above the previous section
the northermost top of Mountain Top Trail
you can't really see the trail going off to the left
you can just see the 30 foot dead end trail straight ahead

Misty struggles on one of the tight switchbacks on Mountain Top Trail heading south
Trail Dynamics did a great job fixing Beards Gap Trail
a great trail prior and post work
it just didn't look like it was going to be as easy to solve the issues
Ed and the crew are masters of doing it right - thanks!!

this is a State Park boundary marker that was much further east of Beards Gap then I thought the boundary could be.. room for trail in the park that could connect too....
This is the upper reaches of the Claylick Draft road bed
It vanishes after this point
Turns into an faint animal path as it climbs to the gap
Its a very cool open mountain side on this slope
Huge old growth trees create a dreamy canopy
Hitchers from the bushwhack
Yes, they started to drive me nuts after an hour of poking me with every movement
Trail Dynamics really solved some troubles on the trail system at Douthat State Park. Still some things to do - like connect the east side of Beards Gap with Claylick Draft so you can get back into the park to use the first rate camping and cabin facilities after riding Beards Mountain North out of the park. There is an old road bed that gets very high up Claylick Draft about 200 vertical before Beards Gap - good stuff!!

Todd Bauer is amazed as he rides the scenic Beards Mtn. Trail above the Cowpasture River just north of Douthat State Park

Todd Rolls the ridge

Jonathan Wheaton is digging the pristine singletrack

Larry Cautilli deep in the remote backcountry

Rich Cobb in the high meadows along Beards Mountain

Jason Stoner tends to his sheep from the river bank

A beautiful post ride swim!
Under this cool bridge

Misty in the deep clear cool water

MORE el Presidente' Jason Stoner brought his pals out for a sweet ride into the Beards Mountain Potential Wilderness Area. They rode from Douthat State Park north into the George Washington National Forest and along Beards Mountain before dropping off the east side to the swinging bridge over the Cowpasture River on the Walton Tract. What a great place to finish a ride!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Heading out to do the Beards Mtn. Shuttle - what a great place to be!

The Bridge over the Cowpasture River down on the Walton Track is such an amazing "trail"

Friday, September 18, 2009

A SVBC Six Pack on Camp Todd brings out some amazing passion amongst friends- the man is rollin!

Dowells Draft is blowing up with amazing fall color already!

The Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival Oct. 9-11 is going to be amazing this year!

Marshall's new Gary Fisher Super Fly 100 - the sweetest 29er dualie rolling!

Look how fast Marshall is now that he has his new Super Fly 100 - Gary Fisher's latest and greatest

Camp Todd SVBC 6 Pack Today - Check out the view from the top!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rode up Wolf and down Lynn - Sweetness!

Thomas, Tyler, and I got out to the woods to ride the sections that SVBC re-worked last weekend on Lynn Trail. We were also looking for SM100 trash that had ejected on the Wolf Ridge downhill 2 multi tools and a flatted tube was all we could find, not counting the regular trash we picked up like soda bottles and tin cans. The new sections on lower Wolf Ridge are riding really well. You can't even tell that 500 + riders had been on that section of trail 2 weeks ago. The upper pitches of Wolf are going to be a chore to maintain over the next few years because of all the dead trees.