Mountain Biking the Black Mountain trail in Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, North Carolina

Mountain Biking the Black Mountain trail in Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, North Carolina


Alright, woke up in Asheville, time to head to Pisgah. First stop before the ride, The Hub bike shop just outside of Pisgah. I picked up a couple bar ends because I’ve knocked off both of my bar ends on my Wolf Tooth grips and I also got a cool little sticker so, a little memento for the trip. Now let’s get to climbing. Alright the bar plugs are plugged in, I’ve got MTBProject fired up here, Strava is running so I’ll try to remember to put a link in description to this particular ride. I think I’ve got everything ready to go. Riding alone today so I’ll turn on my DeLorme, do a little tracking and share it with my family back home so if they happen to be awake they could check out what I’m doing. A lot of you guys suggested that I get a Spot or a DeLorme and finally did and I think it’s worth it for your safety. Going to head up the road a little bit keep this close at hand. I’m really bummed that Alexander couldn’t make it out. Shoulder’s still hurt. This is what the entire road trip has been building towards getting to Asheville, riding Pisgah, DuPont and what other else great stuff is out here. Turn right it’s going to be a big day today so as usual I overpacked lots of water, four bars. I try to eat once an hour or if I get more hungry I’ll eat before then. I think this is us. Nope. A little bit further. Here we go. Stables are empty Just me and my bike. We got the pain today and hopefully in a little while here we’ll have the pleasure. “No shave November” can kiss my ass this sad excuse for a beard I’ve got needs to go. It shoulda came in by now. It shoulda been looking looking good. Alexander’s got me beat on that. So this route on MTBProject has some good ratings but one of the comments says that there’s a two-mile hike-a-bike involved. That’ll be interesting. Getting up there now. Gettin’ close. I can feel it OK Any second now. There’s a right turn let’s go back just in case Oh i see it. I missed it Hidin’ out. Black Mountain, alright. About an hour and 10 in. Seven miles, 1,500 ascent another 1,500 to go I believe feeling good out here Perfect time to thank my sponsors and my sponsors are you guys on Patreon that pay that extra little three bucks a month to see this video way earlier than the normal YouTube crowd and I said in my last video when I was talking about Joey Trek and all that stuff if you guys decide to take action we can do it right now, like, that’s it. It’s over. This thing is sustainable and I grow it and I do all the videos I want. But there’s something abou, something very hard about taking action and I know that so I’ll keep working on you guys. Black Mountain Trail all the way back down. What do we have in store I think we’ve got two miles of this in store always up for an adventure a lot hiding underneath the leaves look at that already lost my bar end and the other one is starting to come out too Ohhhh I was in a rhythm. Many more stairs to go I’m sure somebody’s cleaned this craziness In the trenches I love these kinds of ridges. So cool The camera can’t really capture how cool it is. You’re gonna have to get out here. Get your ass off the computer and come out here yourself Live a little! And that is what this channel is all about I go ride the best trails in the world, so I can give you guys ideas where to go ride and get you inspired about mountain biking It’s a big wide world out there and I’ve only scratched the surface Man! Bound to happen. Alright, got that out of the way. This is like the ugliest feature. Perfect bar stopper. Gonna be a dangerous day. I’m staying way back on the bike Ooo I like these kinds of rocks oh yeah Not a problem Little smoky. I don’t feel it, I smell it just a bit not too worried about it Mongster! what an adventure If you’re doing this route you need some good shoes and these Mavic, these Mavic shoes are doing pretty good pretty comfortable for walking around i do clip in so they got SPD clips on there there’s always a link in the description to my stuff check it out pushing my way up pisgah no place I’d rather be what a landscape haha oh my you know i would rather it be leaf even when i do have to say that full workout haha boom boom boom bad lines time to get myself who freakin bobby lated here adventure on haha goofy as hell alright two hours in took a little snack break it’s time to get back at it haha wild as straight through yeah haha my-my-my scary stuff ok haha haha Black Mountain High so I think you guys were right about pisgah pretty good shit super smooth now haha I find this enjoyable haha left and rides Wow some artists created this trail is this is a thing of beauty put it on the bucket list friends smokes getting thicker now I can start to smell it that’s alright because this ride is almost over check the map huh oh alright let’s go finish up thanks for watching you guys I’ll see on the trail