Beaver Dam ride
(updated: Feb 19, 2011)
Friday I had to go to Raleigh, so naturally I brought my bike. It was such a nice day that not riding was not an option. I chose Beaver Dam because I hadn't ridden here in a while and the XC terrain matched my tool of choice - the superlight rigid Air 9 Carbon.
Conditions were surprisingly very dry - a little too dry and with the leaves still on the trail made for some slower cornering. Roots on a downhill are probably the most challenging thing for this bike - you have to pay attention and you just can't go as fast. At 19lbs, however, climbing feels like floating uphill.
Ran into some really cool folks that build trails. I told them about the new trails we're working on in Brunswick, so when they make it down this way there will be a great new place to ride.
Here's some shots I took:
The Drop Zone
No trail is complete without a rusty old car part
Many bridges here
Very scenic lake views this time of year before the leaves grow back
Google Earth (.kml) files and GPS eXchange (.gpx) files.
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1. sir snogs-a-lot said...
your bike is epic! thanks for the trip report, will check out those trails next time i visit the triangle.
Feb 20, 2011 @ 4:02 PM
2. Stephen said...
Rode these 3 trails (and the little jump track loop) on the 18th of Feb. First time for me too and I had a blast. I hear the New Light trails just up the road are even more fun.
Mar 1, 2011 @ 2:39 AM
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