Last weekend was another adventure on dirt and water. I hit the Bent Creek trails in Asheville for the first time with great friends (2 from high school). Had 2 separate rides on the trails. The first ride was about 12.5 miles. The first 4.5 miles of it was a big climb straight up a mountain, then the rest mostly bombing downhillers with some steep banked turns and smooth jumps. Our second ride was about 6 miles with more fun downhillers.
We hit downtown Asheville for the evening to enjoy some of the local brew and pizza at Barleys, one of my favorites. Several publications have written that Asheville has overtaken Portland as the #1 beer town in the country. Besides the many local breweries (which are very good), Sierra Nevada and New Belgium are both expanding their brewery facilities in the Asheville area.
Back home, it was time on the water with the family and friends with some boating and SUP. Rob, Matt and his two sons, and I had to make our own waves again with some SUP wake surfing.
|Waterturtle, Derrick, Rick, Mike and his boy Luke. Luke is 7 yrs old and was crushing it with us on our second ride.|
|a portion of the tough climb up|
|Fun in the woods. Bent Creek trails were a blast.|
|Lake Surf Alert - small but fun. Enjoy the short videos below - we were kookin' & goofing off.|