10-4 Roger

I loaded up the ol’ Ranger with my Raleigh, a camelback, some ratty gloves. My clipless shoes and Giro helmet, two hours before I had to turn back. I was ALONE in seventh heaven, going riding in the wild outdoors…

If it sounds like The Best Day song by George Strait, it should…except my version’s better because I’m the luckiest human alive.

The leaves were changing, the air was cool and I had no idea where I was going. I followed the road to the first parking area – ‘lo and behold’ – a TRAIL MAP!

Nearly 13-THOUSAND acres

 

The leaves are changing!

 

The arrows pointed me to a roadside trail deep into the woods, where I went I have no idea, just down the hill into darkness. The sun disappeared behind the mountain and I heard nothing other than my chain clanking in terrain-related angst. Pretty soon, I was hurtling down the road at astonishing speeds, my brakes squealing and tires skidding over rocks to avoid mud holes – this wasn’t the trail I wanted. Where was the single-track? I raced to the bottom of the mountain, knowing I had to pedal back up – this would be where my workout came in.


Pictionary

 


The dark side

It took me all of ten minutes to get down the mountain because I got scared and turned back around. Then it took a good thirty minutes to get back up barely pedaling in the lowest gear. I figured out I had explored this place backwards, as I ended my ride at the outlook, where most people begin, I still captured the most spectacular sunset over Morgantown.


Coopers Rock


this River is wild…

 


Killer.

Here’s hoping for more seat time next time!

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5 thoughts on “10-4 Roger

  1. Very, very, very nice. I told you it was beautiful up there. I drove to Cooper’s Rock the first month I lived here and that’s when I knew I made the right choice to move to West Virginia.

  2. Jenn, the Numba 1 stunna! hah how have you been!? i’ve read a few articles that you wrote in RacerX! Props Props!! And these are some killer photos!! So scenic up there! Thanks for linking me to ur site :]

    P.S. i will never forget who put me on the cover back in the day!!

    Take Care!

    J-RO

  3. Hey Jenn I love the photos! I’m glad you are so happy but we all still miss you . love ya POPA BIGGZ

    P.S.Quinton said hi

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