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New Light ~ a new video ~

(updated: Mar 22, 2011)

Here is a video I made of the New Light trails in Raleigh, NC. I hadn't ridden these in about three years. Hard to believe. But there is lots of new good stuff out there - nice technical goodies made up of rocks. Lots of rocks. And there are the staples as well, like the Gauntlet, which you can recognize in the video and stills. We spent a fair amount of time playing around here, cleaning it and not cleaning it, taking different lines, both up and down.

But probably the best thing was we ran into the trail builder, Will. He showed us all the cool lines and features that we would have surely overlooked had we not met him. Nice to ride with the guy who actually built the stuff. Great guy, too. I believe I have good mountain biking Karma. Something I can't really articulate but it's there. Pays to go riding with me.


New Light Trails from Sir Bikes on Vimeo.

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Photo stills

Ed going up The Gauntlet.


Awesome rock waterfall. Entrance.

You are committed at this point.

Nice scenery at this time of year. Not so great for filming the trails however.

Me going up the Gauntlet.

New Light kicks ass.

Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Raleigh


1. Roy said...

Looks like fun! We have several nice trails here in central Florida as well. I was particularly interested in your "snow bike" from an earlier post. I couldn't imagine biking in the snow... lol

Mar 25, 2011 @ 11:35 AM

2. Michael said...

This was taken from the Triangle MTB site:
"This trail is a beautiful mix of tech and flow. The hilly terraine is littered with roots, rocks, logs, and dips. There are several rock gardens to hone your skills on."

The "mix" is what made this trail fun and challenging... something to keep in mind locally. Save the logs!

Mar 25, 2011 @ 9:41 PM

3. peter said...

brunswick nature park mtb trail when completed will have all the stuff,albeit,rocks to make it a superb technical trail...we don't have to follow the bogus regulations that new hanover county is imposing, brunswick county officials want it that is progressive thinking

Mar 27, 2011 @ 11:34 AM


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