Weather for the Dragon’s Tale race was quite beautiful, but maybe a little warm for many. Lots of folks out of water by the time they reached the Stone Coal Gap aid station set up by East Coasters Bike shop. I think I missed seeing the fastest riders as they came by before I got there. I took as many pics as I could of riders as they came in.
By this point, Grouse Trail had been climbed twice and that brutal stretch of North Mountain around the powerlines had been conquered – or not.
Coming off the mountain
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Onward – for most
Jeff – Fat Biking it
McGuyver award. After the first creek crossings, this guy’s shoes delaminated. The whole front end of his one shoe came apart – to be replaced with a glove. The thought of those nasty hike-a-bike sections on Dragons Back with just one shoe puts tears in my eyes.
The Sweepers sweeping, myself included
Rocky ridge on Ferrier Trail
Some skinny off camber stuff, a Jefferson National Forest staple
Interesting creek crossing
Some sweet buff sections of trail on out the New Castle end of Ferrier Trail.
Out the bottom
"Wildlife" Craig County style
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