Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: colonial heights Va
Bikes: Devinci Guzzler, 04 Canadian version
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Originally Posted by gattm99
Are you exagerating... I hope your exagerating.
forest service road 274 in Luray Va. it was part of a 23+ mile outing called Duncan Hollow ride that I got from a book called MtBikeVa.
the road had a very high crown and big rocks for gravel. it was a 9 mile fire road . the first 2 miles gained almost 1k feet and the next 7 dropped 1100 feet. some of the drops were huge and some were almost flat. I averaged 45.something mph on that stretch. it led to the BEST singletrack Ive ever ridden including 1 stretch that was 5 miles of nothing but rock gardens with creek crossings thrown in for fun( I stopped counting at 12) that gained 1600feet and the ride ended up with a 2 mile downhill that was so steep they S turned most of it for the forest service 4 wheelers to be able to navigate( lost 1700feet with tons of rocks), a large creek crossing and then back to first 2 miles of the forest road 274 for a nice paved downhill.
I told my wife Id call in 3 hours when I got back to where cell service was available( she dropped me off at 945am. almost 6 hours later I finally hit reception. it was the best ride Ive ever done although I was exhausted and out of water, in July, during Tropical storm Cindy( started raining about 11).
the tires laughed at all the boulders and water and the 35psi was perfect for the conditions.
its a lot easier to lower the pressure on the trails than to raise it so start high and go down
Last edited by iamthetas; 01-13-06 at 08:03 PM.
Reason: corrections of facts