Wednesday, October 28, 2009

6 hours of Warroir Creek and Burn24Hour

Just got a great email:

One of 2009's most talked about and exciting events is back for 2010. Mark your calendars for April 3, 2010 and plan to spend your weekend in the Moonshine Capital of the World on some of the most popular trails in the Southeast. Online registration on is now open and we’ve got a treat for you. Register through Halloween, that’s October 31st, and get in for $31 each. If you’re racing solo, use coupon code HALLOWEEN1. If you’re a duo racer, use promotion code HALLOWEEN2. It’s that simple, sign up and save. Race details can be found here. Click on over and check it out. While you’re clicking, follow us on Twitter! And don’t forget…

The BURN 24 Hour Challenge presented by is back for its 10th consecutive year! We want you to help us celebrate. We’ll drop the rag at noon on May 29, 2010 for 24 hours of non-stop action on the sunny shores of W Kerr Scott. Online registration can be found at and we’ve got a treat for you too. Use coupon code HALLOWEEN and save $31 off your total registration. The promotion code expires on Halloween. All the fine details can be found at the official race website. We’re getting it updated as new details come in. And by the way, Tweet-Tweet!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gone for a ride

Sean, Darrell, Cameron and I headed down to Charlotte for some riding Friday which found us at Sherman Branch and then up to an old favorite at Poplar Tent

If you have not been to either one I would highly recommend either one.

Sherman Branch was a really cool trail that features lots of small bridges and jumps. They have really made the trail flow well with the terrain that they have out there. I will definitely go back to SB and it cannot come soon enough
Sean on one of the jumps

Cameron in the rocks


One of my favorite shots of the day, Sean in the rocks

Cam on the tree ride

We even helped a snake off the trail while waiting on Sean

Cameron shot a video of me on the tree ride

Dubwatch at a local convenience store for snack break

I first rode Poplar Tent some 11 years ago and am always glad to get back there. The trail is amazingly tight and twisty and rewards you with lots of fun trail especially Gravity Cavity. The $3 cover at PT is worth every penny and I can't wait to go back.

Sean on his Phil Wood Kiss Off that we just built

Cam in Gravity Cavity


Sean on an alternate route in GC

then back on the normal route


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Signal HIll Praise

Been hearing more and more people getting out to Signal Hill lately. Here is what one rider put on a local forum.
LNSP was closed @ noon today so I decided to head up to signal hill, 10 min away from LNSP. Rode it about 4 years ago I think. HOLY S#$T this place is incredible,not even close to what I remember very very very fun. Good tech section short to medium punchy steep climbs ( i.e capet trail ,goat trail @ wwc ) needless to say I will be replacing a lot of LNSP rides with signal hill, great place to ride and train. I was the only one there! Trail must drain well because only a few slick spots, leaves are coming down but still in good shape. Anyway rode three laps I guess around 5-6 miles per lap If I had to compare it to the trails down south I would say 1/2 Renni 1/2 WWC mixed together with some cool hand built bridges and skinnies this is my new training spot for technical courses and climbing maybe I will use LNSP for recovery rides Cheesy

Thanks Wes and Crew nice trail

Tim has been out working on a new reroute to get us into the "Circuit City" loop which will keep us out of the field that confuses anyone who is new to the trail. I did GPS the trail Tuesday and came up with 3.75 miles for the entire trail. I will re-map it when that is complete and post an official map.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Some GoPro pics

been playing a little more with my GoPro camera and have taken it on the last few rides. Here are some pics from the rides. I am going to play around with more angles and mounting in coming rides, seatpost mount is next!!!


Following Jeff

you get some interesting pictures

Following Cameron

Darrell on a night ride

Jeff again