I finally made it out to the mythical Pisgah Forrest. It's a long drive, which doesn't serve well as a day trip area. Hopefully a few overnighter's are in the future.
I planned doing a loop of Laural Mountain, for a total of 14 miles of difficult riding. Unfortunately I got a bit mixed up and just wound up doing and out and back. I'll have to try again perhaps with some more planning, and maybe I'll figure out how to use my fancy pants GPS to help.
Way too much walking.
They changed up the course; added more single track(a welcome addition for many).
The first 30 miles or so I had sore arms due to the single track and the stiffy fork.
After that it was ok, but I had to walk up that long climb as you might have noticed.
I don't think the ridged fork slowed me down too much, but I'm still on the fence.
I will not be running it on the 24hrs of Burn though.
In other news I'm in Charlotte with the Mrs'.
And I'm in for the 2012 TD, June 30th.