Wednesday, November 26, 2008

KC biking adventure

Who knew KC mountain biking could be so fun? Seriously, there are some fantastic single track trails around KC. I hit up Blue Ridge Parkway and Landahl. The great thing about these trails is that they are marked - green, blue, and black - just like on the slopes. So, you can pick and choose your desired trail. I found myself enjoying the blues the most. Trail highlights from the weekend included Oxbow Run, Basement Trail, and Bo Ho Ca at Blue Ridge Parkway; Tasty Goodness, Wills Wanderer and Rim Job at Landahl. Recommendation: Print out the trail maps from before venturing to the trails (unless you've done these before). Between the two trail systems, there are miles and miles of endless singletrack - both fast-flowing, smooth dirt and the more technical limestone rock sections. The rock sections can get tricky in areas; believe me, I have the bruises and cuts to prove it. Finally, yes, I was rocking the Fisher 29'er!