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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

Falls Lake

Very scenic lake views this time of year before the leaves grow back

Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Raleigh

Google Earth (.kml) files and GPS eXchange (.gpx) files.


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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