Sunday, May 8, 2016

Triple-Header Weekend!

As evidenced by the calendar at the bottom of the blog, some weekends become "double-booked" with too many fun options. Once in awhile, I attempt to combine these trips into one, such as the MTB Double-Header weekend, the Just Friends' Day / US Open weekend, and the Blacksburg/Snowshoe weekend. It's a logistical challenge, but usually pays off with an extraordinary weekend.

This time around the three events were:
     - Riding the new motorcycle on- and off-road.
     - XC riding at Preddy Creek Trail Park.
     - DH riding at Bryce.

In order to pull this off, Rebecca drove the Fiesta [loaded with dogs and two XC bikes] while I rode the motorcycle [loaded with camping and DH gear]. Meanwhile, Joey and Chris drove with three DH bikes. Rebecca and I left town on Saturday around 1pm and were in the Preddy Creek lot around 3pm. One lap around the Preddy Creek loop, including detours on intersecting trails and the advanced mtb loop had us back in the lot by 6pm. Once we'd repacked bikes and dogs we headed for the rendezvous point - a campsite within the George Washington National Forest just south of the West Virginia border.

When we arrived at the campsite, the boys had a fire roaring. We let the dogs explore while we downed some cold ones and relaxed before the rain set in.

The next morning we made breakfast and broke camp before heading to our respective destinations. Rebecca drove to Winchester to visit her brother while Joey, Chris, and I headed to Bryce for the day.

This was Chris' first time at a lift-assisted park. He'd grown up riding BMX and still spends a portion of his week delivering for Quickness, so adapting to Bryce was an easy task for him. We warned him of the stark contrast between Bryce and our usual destination - Snowshoe ;-)

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