After learning about the AMBC Fall Festival, I've been looking forward to riding at Baker Creek Preserve. Just weeks before the trip, Singletrack Sampler put out a video on the park, which REALLY got me interested!
A recent snow had left the trails relatively wet, but there seemed to be plenty of locals riding, so I didn't feel bad about riding in such conditions.
The trail network is short, but there are three main jump lines that make up for the lack of distance with their well-sculpted features.
Rebecca and I used our holiday vacation days to visit friends near Knoxville, TN and do some riding in Asheville, NC. I found a ride to break up the haul to Knoxville just off of Interstate 81. We were both pleasantly surprised to happen upon the Warrior's Path trails. The trails were fast and fun, with well-marked signage and some technically challenging routes.
Upgrading to a newer bike has really motivated me to ride more often. Over the past few weeks I've been logging short rides within the length of 5-10 miles, with the goal of increasing my endurance in preparation for a rather ambitious goal - the RockStar VA. It's a 265-mile race/ride from Harrisonburg to Roanoke!
On Saturday I decided to do a "Richmond Epic" - tying together the majority of the trails available in the city into one giant loop. I was pleasantly surprised to find some serious mileage at the end of my ride - nearly 30 miles in total!