Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Tony B came out from Richmond and brought his "guns" to sherpa the saw on Beards Mountain Trail - the SDS Route is about ready!
the George Washington National Forest. Beards Mountain and Beards Mountain
Spur Trails are riding great all the way down to the swinging bridge!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Check out the video as Chris jumps in behind Sam Koerber (Gary Fisher 29 Crew) on the last bit of ridge on Ferrier Trail just before he flats allowing Tim Mosher (Champion Systems/Cannondale) to pass 1:30 into the video! Chris rolls the last of the ridge with Tim and 5 minutes in, the clip starts rocking as Tim rolls a sweet downhill section! See it HERE!
After hitting the downhill with Tim, Chris catches up with second place David Wood (Gary Fisher 29 Crew) heading up the last short climb before rocking the last fast downhill before the short road section to the finish. Check out David's solid climb HERE!
With the last climb over, the excitement continues as David Wood obliterates the downhill with his smooth, flowing, action! Check it HERE!
Now in third place, and not wanting to give in after his flat, Sam Koerber really turns it on and puts in a HUGE effort on the last section of road leading to the finish. Chris jumps in to film all the action, speeding his way to the finish with Sam. See Sam's effort HERE!
Cycling News has a great report on the Dragon's Tale!
The Dragon's Tale was great, thanks to all the racers for coming out, and the volunteers helping us get the trails ready and put on the event!
SDS singletrack tour is coming in May! Check it out and contact me us Shenandoah.Mountain.Touring@gmail.com if you are interested in joining us. Its going to be awesome!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Jerry's Creek Trail is lush and green
Tight singletrack with a steep exciting sidehill
The trail has a 10 x 6 ft. divot missing from the tread
A huge tree borrowed some soil for a while
We are going to harvest the soil off the roots
And return it to the tread so we make it though there again
A few rolling grade dips need to be refreshed
We have to keep the water flowing across the trail and not down it
The only place the water needs to be running
Is in the beautiful creek far down below
We only made it a 1/4 of the way there was sooo much deadfall
I had to stash the saw on the mountain for another day next week
Alex hooked me up and carried the saw up the mountain
I put it on once we hit the trail and got to work
It was fun using that 14 inch bar on those huge trees
Getting creative and using a lever to roll the HUGE sections
When you are running a small saw deep in the backcountry
You have to get in the zen of the fewer cuts the better
Each and every cut is a big part of your strategy
One wrong move and the operation could be over
Chess like moves is a great way to illustrate what needs to be done