Sunday, March 11, 2012

Terrible Week, Good Weekend

Had a pretty rough week with a friend and colleague passing away unexpectedly. I was also fighting a cold, and the stress of the situation made that a losing battle. I needed some forest time in a bad way, and luckily I was feeling well enough to ride by the weekend.

Saturday was a gorgeous day, and I was able to spend about 3.5 hours of ride time in Dupont. I started on Reasonover, and did Turkey Gap and the Poplar Loop as a lollipop out and back, then made my way over to the Corn Mill Shoals area via Airstrip, Shelter Rock, Conservation Road, Buck Forest, Pine Tree, Sheep Mtn, and Cascade. Rode Rock Quarry, Micajah, Wilkie, Burnt Mtn., Cedar/Big Rock, and then started back the way I came back to Buck Forest, Conservation, Pitch Pine, 3 Lakes, Conservation, Bridal Veil, Corn Mill, Shoals, Laurel Ridge, Mine Mtn, Car. I was happy to be able to last that long considering the week I had. It was a great ride.

Some Scenery Pics:

Lake Julia Gulia

Does two make a gaggle?

Break Time

Top of High Falls

Lake Alford

Today was a lazy Sunday with a short ride to work the funk out of my legs. I started late and just beat the sun. Not a very exciting loop, but really enjoyable. Hatchery, 475B, 225, Connector, Cove Creek, Davidson River, Hatchery. It was a perfect evening for a ride.


Hopefully this will be a better week.

Friday, March 2, 2012



March 2, 2012

Forest Service Seeks Suspects for Questioning

PISGAH FOREST, N.C. - U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officials are encouraging people to stay away from the Bradley Creek and Turkey Pen areas of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. People should avoid Turkey Pen Road near NC Hwy 280.

The Forest Service is seeking two men for questioning involving alleged threats made to another group of forest visitors. The alleged incident occurred last evening in the Bradley Creek/Turkey Pen areas. The two men may be armed. No injuries were reported.

The Forest Service is seeking two white males. One is said to be in his late 20s to early 30s and wearing dark clothing. The other male is said to be in his late 40s to early 50s and wearing a red and gray plaid shirt. The men may be on horseback and have large bags.

The two individuals should not be approached. Anyone with information should call the Pisgah Ranger Station at 828-877-3265.

The case is still under investigation.

Hopefully I'll see these two idiots in court soon.