Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Mulberry Gap Check In

The internet connection here is not quite as fast as I'd like, but that is about the only thing I can think of to complain about. Aside from that, everything about this place is like a little slice of mountain bike heaven (if there is such a thing, let's hope so) here on earth. The cabin is wonderful and cozy. The food has been great. The lodge is perfect for relaxing and hanging out with other like minded folks. Oh yeah, the riding has been top notch. For my first ride on monday I did a good 40 minute climb up FS Road 68 in order to ride down Pinhoti # 2, and it was a blast. The climb was a bit of a b**ch, but it was well worth it for the sweet singletrack downhill. Yesterday morning, despite a steady drizzle, I set off for a longer adventure. My first climb on FS road 68 clocked in at just under an hour with 1462 ft. of elevation gain. From there I rode the Bear Creek trail to Pinhoti # 1 and then onto Pinhoti # 2. I got in almost three hours of fun in the saddle, complete with great singletrack, creek crossings, and wildlife sightings (I saw my first wild hogs yesterday). There was a steady rain all night, and it's still raining now so today's ride might be confined to FS roads. The connection is too slow to upload GPS data to MotionBased, so that's all I have to report for now. I leave you with a couple of parting shots. Thanks for reading.





Big a** tree.



Bear Creek Falls Overlook.

2 comments:

StrickyBobby said...

Hope you are having fun. I just arrived back home in Florida. Wish I could still be there. Jim (the guy who makes the hats) Strickland

WPG said...

Jim.
It was really nice meeting you. I wish we could have gotten a chance to ride/hang out more. If you wouldn't mind, email me your info. as I may be interested in a small (12 or so) order of hats. Hope all is well in FLA.
Pete.