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Bicycle Post Trail - Today's Ride Photos

(updated: Mar 29, 2009)

A lot of rain in Wilmington this weekend so Steve, Ed, Michael and myself carpooled up to Greenville, NC to the Bicycle Post Trail. These trails drain super fast. There were a few muddy spots, and one water crossing, but over the course of the day the sun and wind dried everything out - amazing. Folks from Raleigh had the same idea because everything is shut down there.

We did the 10.2 mile lap twice, and took time to play around on the fun stuff. My favorite of course is the long skinny to linked teeters. There's also a good sort of half pipe to drop into and fly out the other side. And a bunch of drops to hit.

I just put on a replacement rear triangle to replace the broken one so I can go out and break it again. I'll never learn.

This is a log at the start of the trail.


Same skinny. Other end.


Lots of short steep climbs and descents wear you out over the course of the day. Rider: Mike.


Numerous bridges everywhere.


This was new. First time I did it I went way too fast and cleared the landing.


Here I am landing. Note the bike is nearly fully compressed. It's amazing because if I try to compress the fork by pushing down on the bars, I cannot get it to go this far.


Mike hits it.


Then Ed. It's got a nice wide lander, and you don't need to go very fast.


Another nice little drop.


Even Steve gets in on the action.


The original teeter. Rider: Mike.


Half-pipe section. There is a 6ft drop on the other side that looks like it hasn't been used for a while.


Mike on the Drunk Monkey (series of connected teeters - a name originally coined by Dangerous Dan I believe).


Ed on the long approach to the drunk monkey.


Note the chains.






And now we come to the series of drops along the hills toward the end of the trail.


Ready for takeoff. The key here is loads of speed coming down the hill. Flying may save you the 2 hour car ride back to Wilmington.




- SBA



Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Greenville



10 COMMENTS:

1. sir btk said...

wish i could of come since BC was closed

and this weekend being my first clipped in and riding UNCW isnt really learning with them

Mar 30, 2009 @ 6:26 AM


2. sam said...

Do they ever close Bicycle Post??????????/

Mar 30, 2009 @ 1:21 PM


3. dovecom said...

no. Back sections occasionally get closed for logging but that's rare. We trucked in all this sand just for you guys....
Actually, the trail was muddier than its been in years. We'll need to bridge that one puddle, and the other spots near that new gap jump will need a couple more days to completely dry up. In the summer you could play sand volleyball in the corners.

Mar 30, 2009 @ 6:41 PM


4. Michael said...

dovecom.....Enjoyed the trails yesterday! Nicely built teeters, bridges and stuff. Amazing how rideable it was after all that rain.

Mar 30, 2009 @ 7:32 PM


5. dovecom said...

thanks. we like them.

Mar 30, 2009 @ 10:18 PM


6. bowen said...

what does it take to ride the trails there? i think i remember being told or reading you have to pay? or get a pass of some sort?

Mar 31, 2009 @ 10:08 AM


7. vtry said...

You need to either be a EC Velo member or pay $3 per car for parking. This fee helps us pay the lease that we have on the land where the trails are (it is private land). You also need to sign a waiver. All of this is at the trail head, so you can just drive up and take care of it. You can get all the info at www.ecvelo.org.

Mar 31, 2009 @ 9:38 PM


8. dovecom said...

The trails are on private land. The Mtbing portion of the ECVelo club leases the land (and it ain't cheap), ECVelo pays a portion of the lease and we riders make up the difference (sometimes $100's out of own pockets) and the Bicycle Post provides the insurance that covers riders and events. So, to recoup that cost, we require that people who use the trails pay (and to fulfill the insurance obligation, sign a waiver). Membership in the club gives access, or you can pay a $3 day fee. See ECVelo.org
Basically, $20 is a season's pass to a trail that never closes.

Mar 31, 2009 @ 9:39 PM


9. dovecom said...

I guess you type faster than me. that was weird.

Mar 31, 2009 @ 9:40 PM


10. Sir Glide Bikes said...

I enjoyed them very much but not as much as my dog commet in all the pictures. thanks for all your hard work. Ed
www.glidebikes.com

Apr 1, 2009 @ 7:08 PM


 

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