Back In The Blue Ridge Mountains
I couldn’t ask for a better first outing in the north Georgia mountains than yesterday. After taking most of the Summer off after the Pisgah Enduro to enjoy Lake Lanier and my boating family, it was super nice to be back in the mountains.
Usually the first ride back up in the mountains, I would be riding solo but not this time. Got to spend the afternoon with a bunch of local riders that ride at Big Creek all the time (Big Creek is my home stomping grounds for weekday training).
Most of the riders were up pre riding several stages of the upcoming Stanley Gap enduro put on by 3rd Coast Productions, that’s happening in a couple weeks.
The enduro consists of downhill sections on Stanley Gap, Flat Creek, and Green Mountain. There’s not a ton technical terrain here but it’s one helluva time. You’re only limited on how fast you want to take it, it’s wide open, zigging and zagging through the trees.
We had a gorgeous afternoon with temps in temps in the low 80’s, bright sunny blue skies and no humidity. You couldn’t ask for a better day to be on the mountain with friends and getting back used to ripping it downhill.
You can check out Stanley Gap on Trailforks at: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/stanley-gap/