I posted this over at CATVR as a kind of a Brimstone versus Pickett trail question so if im just gonna cut and paste it - we can ride red trails only at the start of the red spectrum - we cant do sick hard red trails . Ive heard i can ride pretty sick stuff but ive met trails at Brimstone that shut me down .
Read this if you will and tell me what yall think a good plan would be . Im ditching the east to west plan so basically im lkking for shady trails and trails that have water near by because its hot - i love powerline trails - we got alot of umm at home at AETNA buti would not go near that place right now - to hot fer me .
Weve been up here at Pickett riding alot and finding new stuff to - well stuff not on any maps weve seen .Anyhow this place is super hard to leave because its just so good .
WE keep saying we are gonna drive over to Brimstone and ride - ive only done 2 days in there and im proably up to about 10 total days or more here at Pickett but i have never been disapointed - no where near .
We keep found some new to us stuff out past dry hollow . Harder riding as well .
So if i was to drive from Pickett state park to the closest brimstone entrance i could unload at i figure that would be about one hour right
What we had in mind was parking down near little bull bridge where that trail 27 goes down the new river - im pretty sure i rode that along time ago and it was good . But mostly the idea is we would be right in the middle of Brimstone and could ride the south end and the north side and use the roads to get back to our truck if needed .Also another big reason fer parking down there would be to go east on into the windrock territory past the eternal flame which i have never seen , i know its just a novelty but i want to see it . I also have the idea of riding - on a seperate day -from there as far east as we can.
Was wanting you guys to comment on trail quality in brimstone versus trail quality in Pickett .
We have been doing well in this heat , i just soak my shirt at every stream crossing and its been pretty good .Pickett has alot of good creek crossings and alot of cool dark caves to get in .
I remember getting pretty sun burned at Brimstone and i remember some long woodsy areas but i remember alot of clear cut stuff to and alot of wide sunny trails .We got in some of the woodsy area and rode real steep stuff - I proably missed most of the good stuff ....
We need long shady trails since its 90 F Pickett has alot of those
So could anyone recomend a good trail compilation of somewhat shady stuff i could ride over the next few days