Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Anyone tryna shred something monumental this Friday? If you are join my trip to the Sherando advanced loop! I am a little hesitant to make this our destination because it is a physically difficult trial, but I think the single track in the back half of the ride and the beautiful views on the ridge definitely make the climb definitely worth the struggle. Before joining this trip one thing you need to consider is whether or not you are prepared for it physically. The trip is open to everyone, but bear in mind this ride is 19 miles long with 3,200 ft of elevation gain in the first 8 or so. I don’t have anywhere near as much cardio endurance as I did the last time I rode this my first year so we will most definitely be walking some of the switchbacks on the way up. So no worries if you’re not currently an elite athlete or fitness guru, I just wanted to mention that the trail is strenuous and sometimes technical as fair warning. 🙂
If more people want to join than my car bike rack can accommodate, I will try to see if I can find another driver and up the number of attendees.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Not sure exactly when we will get back to Charlottesville. really just depends on our pace and if we decide to chill at the top of the mountain for some recovery/snack time, but I don’t think we will be there for more than a couple of hours. I set the return time to 4:00 because I don’t think we will take more than about four hours to finish the ride.
What to Bring:
– Mountain Bike
– 3-4L of Water
– Lunch + Snacks
– Bikes (if needed)
– Helmets (if needed)