Sunday, November 30, 2014

11/29/14 23 mile MTB Ride Starting from the Brown Mountain Beach Resort

After a nice dirt road warm up along Wilson Creek, I started with the small Spike aka Lower Wilson Ridge. After that short but very fun out and back, there was quite a bit of dirt road riding until I got to the Yellow Buck trail-head. 

This particular bridge over Wilson Creek always reminds me of going on family vacations every year to WV as a kid. I was always amazed by the back country mountain roads, bridges, rivers, etc since we mostly lived in the flatlands during my childhood. I was lucky to have gotten to experience both living close to the ocean and also to have roots in the mountains of WV.
Yellow Buck Mtn Spring. Animal skull and all
 Finally the trail head after a long dirt road pedal.
After some incredible downhill there is some serious hike-a-bike, Next time if day-light and energy levels allow, I am going to do the down hill section more than once to make up for the impending up hill trudge.
There is some really steep sections on Yellow Buck, both up and down hill. Be prepared for some hike-a-bike.
Random scenic spot along Wilson Creek on my long dirt road bike ride back to the pavement.