• A day at the office....

    Got up this AM, answered the half a million e-mails in my inbox, checked the weather, then quickly packed up the rental van with the gear needed to get in a ride on some technical trail at Cooper's Rock State Forest. The reason for heading here....other than to get my daily riding fix....was to test the stability of the BD pack on my back on terrain that requires the body to float all over the bike. As you'll see from the pics, the trail didn't disappoint. The pack worked awesome! The shifting weight of the pack had no effect on me trying to control the bike. There were many times where I was off the back of the bike, or hanging to the right/left of the bike to clear some techy sections of trail. It was like the pack was not even there. I can't wait till I get a bunch of these for folks to demo. It will blow your mind!


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    Just a sampling of the almost 50 miles of trail that twists thru the forest.



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    I am really starting to dig these LAKE shoes. The are excellent for those all day epics. Stiff enough for good pedaling efficiency....but yet soft enough to let you do some hike-a-bikes.



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    Late yesterday till about midnight, it rained here in Morgantown, WV. The forecast was for more of the same....so that is the reason I headed out early. The trails were still a bit damp. Just enough to make body to forest floor a likely senario if you are not careful. Lucky for me, I cleaned everything I rode.



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    Believe it or not this is ridable....as long as you have some speed. Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but you are looking up hill.



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    Yep, there is a rock at Cooper's Rock State Forest. I am standing on it to take this picture looking to the East.



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    Rotwild and BD1 pack. Picture taken about 20 miles into the ride.



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    This is the Henry Clay Iron Furnace. It was used for producing iron in the 1800's. Look at its size....think back to the 1800's....think you could build such a thing? Didn't think so.



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    Focused.

    A batch of photos posted here from the 3 hours spent in the woods. Yeah, I said 3 hours. That's all I was good for with sluggish legs and some saddle sores from the Mohican.

    This post goes out to local Waterloo/Cedar Falls rider Casey Dean...cause he really likes rocks. And to D. Musto cause she can't get enough of these rocks either! Enjoy.