December Ride on Price Mountain
Sunny and 70-ish, one half day of vacation left. I have been riding over in the Price Mountain area for a bit, but Kapusta has only come over there for trailwork. It didn’t seem fair and it wasn’t too hard to talk him into a ride there.
We opted to shuttle since we were short on daylight. 7 miles west of Fincastle on Rt 606 at the top of the pass we started. The “ride” starts with about 45 minutes of mostly hike-a-bike.
A few of the less steep sections were ride-able
Several false summits
Shadow man was following Kapusta around.
A quick break at the Sulphur Ridge trail intersection. Another good ride for another day.
Past Sulphur Ridge, the trail gets narrow and chunky.
Some un-rideable stuff, but most is rideable at least in one direction or the other
Back on two wheels
Kapusta checking out the “Stairway to Heaven”, not really ride-able in this direction by mortals
An earlier pic from the same spot
Kapusta riding some off camber leafy stuff
As far as physical exertion, the first 3 or so miles of this ride ranks pretty high. Similar to Dragons Back, maybe a little harder than most sections of DB.
2 off-camber stretches require a lot of mental attention
After 3 miles or so the heart-rate goes down a bit
One spot has a view to die for
On past Kelly Trail, most of the hard work has already been done
I was there too :)
Kapusta entering the ”luge” section of Price Mountain trail, it is a blast
Price Mountain Ride 6-2-13
Got a chance to go out and do a proper ride here yesterday. While the Sulphur Ridge ride is great if your short on time you dont really get the big mountain feel unless you ride/walk the whole 6.6 mile Price Mountain trail. A few new pics to show the summer growth (and one really cheezy self shot). Super high sweat factor in yesterday's heat