- Jun 7, 2016
- The Granite State
It seemed rougher than when I was there just 7 years ago too. But I also feel like I must've blocked certain sections of the trail out of my mind...haha. I hadn't ridden Hazard County before, so that was a new experience that I really enjoyed. But I could see that it has been ridden hard over the years.It seemed rougher, and I didn’t honestly find it that “epic” of an experience. Hazard County, in particular, has been pounded to smithereens since I rode it in the fall of its first or second year of existence.
I know which one you're talking about. Not a chance I could clean that one (re: I thrive on gravity fed trails ). Technical uphills are not my strong suit. But I did clean the techy downhill right before it...which I was pretty pumped about.And I still can’t quite make that big, rocky “up” move coming out of the canyon about a half mile from the end. The fun thing is that a local came along and told me “you can’t pedal, if you have to pedal you’ll fail, you need to go faster” and proceeded to show me how. Still, a bit much for me. But I cleaned the pedaly part after that, and he couldn’t, so there, youngster!
But I did clean the techy downhill right before it...which I was pretty pumped about.