04 April 2010

The Top 10 Things I've Learned About Pisgah (so far)

10. Maps are guides, and rough guides at that.

9. Forest Service roads do, in fact, just end.

8. At some point, the trail will go up (even if you're headed down).

7. It's a lot further than you think (see No. 10).

6. Any trail named "Gap," "Cove," "Mountain," "Creek," "River," "Loop," "Rock," "Fork," or "Branch" means you will get wet.

5. Every trail is named "Gap," "Cove," "Mountain," "Creek," "River," "Loop," "Rock," "Fork," or "Branch."

4. The difference between "riding Pisgah well" and just "riding Pisgah" could be very painful.

3. Always pack more than you think you need.

2. "Epic" isn't an adjective, it's a way of life.

1. Always bring dry socks.


Mad Trix said...

Word Chris! Gotta thank you for the tour Friday and I believe you'll be seeing me there again!

joeyTWOwheels said...

Fantastic. I hope to see those trails some day.

Kurt said...

What about deicer for frozen derailleur pulleys?

Emily said...

LOL. After 2 years living here I would add #11: If you start the ride after noon, and you plan on riding for 3 or 4 hours, bring a lightweight headlamp just in case. Learned that one the hard way!