Greensboro

2 Aug

After a couple days in the outer banks we headed west to meet up my family in Greensboro, NC. I had never been before so I checked out a few sites to see what the riding in that area was like. There ended up being an extensive amount of trails (~50mi) called the Greensboro Watershed Trail System close by with a 15mi paved greenway that headed south to downtown Greensboro. I didn’t have my mtb or cross bike with me but I wanted to check out the trails for next time. We ended up doing a quick trail run to check out the park/lake/trails. We did a 5mi loop on one of the more ‘technical’ trails called Owl’s Roost. The trail was pretty fun to run, mostly flat, with little to no rocks, and a few roots here and there. Nothing too wild. It would be really fun to rip around on the cross bike for sure.

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Lake action.

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Fast single track.

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The rest of the time was relaxing, eating, and checking out the downtown.  I didn’t know this but antiquing is HUGE down there.  The main street downtown was filled with small antique stores.  It was wild.

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Mellow Mushroom = pizza and local beer!

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They had tons of bike racks but i only saw a bike or two cruising around.  Maybe its more lively on the weekends?

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We eventually left and cruised home and back to reality.  It was great taking some time off from work, riding a bit, and seeing friends and family.  Next goal up is to get in shape for cyclocross…

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