June 25, 2014
OK fellow MTB riders. Took the Trek out to Rocky Gap (ATV trails, bikes welcomed and allowed). Apparently I didn't ride hard enough cause nothing broke (me or the bike, "knock-on-wood"), went down a couple times, luckily just a nice bang on the forearm from a rock. Rode the outer loop in approx. 1:45, I have no idea of the total distance. The last marker I saw read "mile 21". Trail conditions are definitely for intermediate (if taken easy) and advanced. It's becoming a bit rutty from the motor vehicles, lot's of worked up loose rock also. Watch and choose your lines carefully if you go out. One good thing from the ATV's and dirt bikes, they are really working in the banked turns (Nice!!!). there's also a decent amount of mud for those of us that like getting dirty. Prior to heading out, make sure your derailleurs and shifters are working smoothly, because you will be working throughout the gear ranges.